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Another Plane Damaged After Stair Car Collision at Tan Son Nhat

If you think the streets of Saigon are dangerous, just be thankful you're not driving at the airport. In the latest of a series of vehicle collisions, a stair car drove into the left wing of a Jetstar...

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[Photos] Man Falls From Overpass After Bus Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic

A Phuong Trang (FUTA) bus crashed this morning on District 11's Cay Go overpass, injuring eight motorists after it crossed the median barrier and drove into oncoming traffic.

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Ben Thanh Market Is Getting Fancy Air Conditioned Toilets

The hot and muggy toilets at Ben Thanh Market will soon be a thing of the past as the city has ordered that air conditioners be installed to appease tourists.

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Saigon-Vung Tau Hydrofoil Service To Resume In November

Hydrofoil service between Saigon and Vung Tau will resume in November with a fleet of new boats.

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[Photos] Hanoi Launches 'Friendly' Bicycle Police Force

Nguyen Hue Street’s rollerblading security guards have been getting a ton of press over the past week for their unique mode of transportation. Not to be outdone, last Wednesday, a squad of police in H...

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7,200 Saigonese Share The Same ID Card Numbers

Due to mistakes by local police departments, as many as 7,200 Saigon residents have identical identity card numbers, making it hard for them to get passports, bank accounts and tax codes.

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[Photos] 3 Rare White Tiger Cubs Born at Saigon Zoo

Last month, two rare Bengal white tigers at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens became the proud parents of three healthy cubs.

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Police Fine Women Who Scheduled Nguyen Hue Street Fight

The two women responsible for drawing hundreds of spectators to a Nguyen Hue street fight last Monday have been fined VND750,000 each.

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[Video] Saigon Unleashes Rollerblade Security Force on Nguyen Hue Promenade

The security guards patrolling the Nguyen Hue pedestrian promenade just got an interesting addition to their green uniforms – rollerblades.

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[Video] Nguyen Hue Promenade Descends Into Chaos As Scheduled Street Fight Draws Hundreds

When city officials said they were looking for ways to enliven the Nguyen Hue pedestrian promenade, I don’t think this is what they had in mind.

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Don’t Panic: The Phu My Bridge Is Not Falling Apart

A picture on Facebook showing a one-meter crack in Saigon’s largest cable-stayed Bridge has raised safety concerns among local residents even as city authorities say not to worry.

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Saigon Bans Pets, Picnics on Nguyen Hue Promenade

Saigon authorities are clamping down on a number of activities that have been taking place on the city’s new pedestrian promenade.

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Saigon To Get $5.9m River Bus System

Saigon has long neglected the potential of its waterways for public transportation, a trend that the city’s Department of Transportation hopes to reverse with river busses.

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Vietnam Breaks Ground on Country’s Highest Bridge in Saigon

Work on Phuoc Khanh Bridge began in Saigon last Saturday, which, once completed, will have the highest vertical clearance of any bridge in Vietnam.

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Saigon Embarks On Slum Demolishing Spree

Saigon has come a long way when it comes to removing the slums that once lined nearly every intercity waterway, but tens of thousands of dwellings still remain. As the city pushes ahead with moderniza...

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Saigon’s 130-Year-Old People's Law Court to Get $15m Renovation

Saigon has given many of its stately colonial buildings some love in recent months. The latest to join this list is one of the city’s most impressive historical gems – the 130-year-old People's Law Co...

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18,600 Trees to Be Cut for Tourist Road Through Can Gio

Saigon authorities have given the go-ahead for a US$8.7 million road through the UNESCO recognized Can Gio biosphere reserve that will necessitate the felling of 18,600 trees.

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Lightning Strike Forces Closure Of Tan Son Nhat Runway

One of Tan Son Nhat Airport’s two runways will be closed for four days after being damaged by lightning on June 30.

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[Photos] Bridge Collapses In Saigon After Being Struck By Barge

On the morning of July 12, a barge struck the Cai Tam Bridge in Saigon’s Binh Chanh District, causing its spans to fall into the Cho Dem River below.

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[Photos] 15 Incredible Images Of Yesterday’s Storm In Saigon

Yesterday evening, a large storm passed through Saigon just as the sun began to set, resulting in some spectacular photos captured by Facebook users (top photo by Masahiro Ura from Vincom Center)...