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[Photos] Binh Thanh Woman Gives Free Bread to Poor Workers

Perhaps you've seen the handful of free trà đá tanks around town for thirsty workers, or the less-popular complimentary roadside medicine cabinets to help those in need. Now adding to the range of com...

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Hackers Break Into Tan Son Nhat Computer System

Poor Tan Son Nhat. Try as it may to get on the straight and narrow, something always seems to go awry at the country's largest airport.

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Up to 8.5 Million Motorbikes Flood Saigon’s Streets Each Day

While cars seem to be taking over the streets these days, Saigon is without a doubt a city of motorbikes...and it's getting out of hand.

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These D1 Streets Will Be Closed Tonight

In case you haven't already figured this out, tonight's traffic is going to be a shitstorm. Driving in District 1? Good luck with that.

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[Photos] Saigon's 3km Traffic Jam From Hell Lasts 7 Hours

Even by Saigon's extremely specific definition, motorists traveling the Hanoi Highway yesterday morning officially experienced a traffic jam.

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Saigon-Bound Jetstar Plane Lands in Can Tho Due to Airport Overload

Last week, passengers on one Saigon-bound Jetstar flight received a Christmas surprise, as their plane was forced to temporarily land in Can Tho due to overloading at Tan Son Nhat International Airpor...

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Nguyen Hue Traded a Colonial Shophouse for a McDonald's

As Saigon's one and only motorbike-free, picnic-free, pet-free walking street protected by rollerblading police, Nguyen Hue is already a popular gathering spot. But starting today, the good people of ...

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Saigon Is Experiencing Its Coldest Weather of the Year

If you felt a little chillier than usual on your ride to work this morning, you're not alone. It turns out Saigon – and the rest of southern Vietnam – is currently experiencing its coldest weather so ...

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Saigon Has Failed at Food Safety Management: Official

They say you are what you eat. If this is true, Saigon is in the midst of an identity crisis.

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Saigon's Power Lines Are Going Underground

You may have noticed on your morning commute that Saigon's power lines are slowly disappearing from overhead.

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HCMC Is Getting a New Mayor

Beginning in 2016, Saigon will have a new mayor.

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[Video] Crowdfunding Page Helps Families Affected by Vo Van Kiet Fire

In an effort to assist those affected by the Vo Van Kiet fire which destroyed dozens of homes earlier this month, one Saigon resident has started a Go Fund Me page requesting donations for f...

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[Video] Locals Flock to Saigon Police Office for New 12-Digit ID Cards

Last Tuesday, hundreds of Saigonese turned up at the office of the police's administrative management division to apply for new 12-digit identification (ID) cards, which are set to replace the old nin...

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[Video] Cop Hugs Suspect’s Leg to Prevent Escape

Given the disrespect that some Vietnamese cops have experienced in the past, it makes sense that police refine their tactics, especially in the face of drunk and stubborn drivers.

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Major D1 Streets to be Closed Off for Fire Drill This Weekend

It will be a bit harder than usual to navigate District 1 Saturday morning as Saigon will be holding a major fire drill necessitating the closure of a number of major streets.

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Saigon Diners Allegedly Find Dead Rat in Their Seafood Hot Pot

When enjoying a hot pot there are plenty of ingredients one can expect to pull from its murky broth. A rat, however, is not one of them.

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Saigon to Layoff 14,000 City Employees

It looks like Vietnam’s state-owned enterprises aren’t the only ones feeling the effects of efficiency-focused reforms as Saigon has announced that it plans to lay off 13,927 employees between now and...

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Saigon Restaurant Buys Up Endangered Carps Weighing 240kg

To satiation the gargantuan appetites of its customers, a Saigon restaurant recently bought two endangered giant carps that weighed in at 240kg.

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Saigon Unveils Lotus-Shaped Metro System Logo

The lotus flower has long been an inspiration for everything from logos to skyscrapers in Vietnam. It serves as the country’s national flower, Vietnam Airlines’ emblem and inspiration for the sha...

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Tet Flower Street Will Return to Nguyen Hue Next Year

Nguyen Hue Street will be decked out in full holiday regalia this year, as city officials have confirmed 2016's Tet Flower Street will return to Saigon's pedestrian-only thoroughfare.