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[Photos] Deadly Explosion Tears Through D12 Neighborhood

At around 4pm on October 17, an explosion at a fertilizer company in District 12 leveled nearly a dozen homes, killing 3 and injuring four others.

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Heat Come Out Swinging Against Slingers

With their backs against the proverbial wall, it was put-up-or-shut-up time for the Saigon Heat with their playoff hopes on the line.

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[Photos] Saigon Man Catches 130kg Giant Barb In D9, Immediately Sells It For $10,000

Believe it or not, there are still some large fish left in Saigon’s waterways.

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New Era For Downtown Saigon As Work Begins On Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Square

While much of the construction going on in downtown Saigon is metro related, much of the scaffolding along Nguyen Hue Street is linked to work on the city’s first pedestrian only area.

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Truck Flips After Breaking Through D1 Sidewalk Sewer, Kills Nearby Street Vendor

On Tuesday afternoon, an ice delivery truck flipped over after one of its wheels broke through a sewer cover, killing a nearby street vendor.

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Completion of HCMC’s First Metro Line Delayed 2 Years

While construction seems to be in full swing on Saigon’s first metro line, city officials have announced that completion of the project has been pushed back by two years. Oh, and costs have nearly dou...

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[Updated] Foreign Woman Killed In D1 Hostel Fire

[Update Below] At 12:45 this afternoon, café-goers in front of the 5-story Budget Hostel on Nguyễn Văn Tráng Street in District 1 noticed a fire but struggled to put it out.

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HCMC Moves To Replace Historic Bình Lợi Railway Bridge

The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department has put plans in place to replace the 112-year-old Bình Lợi Railway Bridge on Phạm Văn Đồng Street, which links Bình Thạnh and Thủ Đức Districts, re...

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[Photos] HCMC Streets Flooded After Heavy Rains

According to the HCM City Flood Control Center, flooding in HCMC has been getting worse in recent years since many of the city's sewers are blocked with mud and sand from construction projec...

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Demolition Of Tân Bình Market Put On Hold After Protests From Traders

After protests from traders, Tân Bình District authorities have delayed plans to replace the 50-year-old Tân Bình Market with “a six-story traditional, civilized market,” and 17-story shopping center,...

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A Week After Expat’s Deadly Accident, A Different Story Emerges

In the early morning hours of September 21, a foreign man was killed at the intersection of Điện Biên Phủ and Đinh Tiên Hoàng Streets in District 1. A week after the accident, new ...

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Quán Ụt Ụt’s Play On Controversial VietJet Photo “Leak”

It looks like VietJet’s “unofficial” photos of lingerie-clad models that were leaked and went viral late last week have already inspired a parody from one of Saigon’s most popular restaurants.

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This Beautiful, Century-Old Saigon Villa May Soon Be Demolished

The gorgeous, century-old villa, which fronts Võ Văn Tần, Bà Huyện Thanh Quan and Nguyễn Thị Diệu Streets in District 3, may not be long for this world, reports Vietnam Net.

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Saigon’s Tax Center to Close Today, 5 Days Earlier Than Planned

You have about 2 hours to say your last goodbyes to the interior of Saigon’s historic Tax Center.

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American Coach Of Saigon Heat Dies After Accident

Jason Rabedeaux, coach of the Saigon Heat, Vietnam’s first professional basketball team, passed away on Monday, just a day after his team took fourth place at the Asian Basketball League Championship....

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Foreigner Killed After Driving Motorbike Into Wall In HCMC

On Sunday morning, a foreign man was killed at the intersection of Điện Biên Phủ and Đinh Tiên Hoàng Streets in District 1, reports Thanh Nien.

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HCMC Approves $7.5 Million Plan To Save Cu Chi Tunnels

HCMC city authorities have approved a $7.5 million plan to build embankments around the Cu Chi Tunnels in order to stop erosion from destroying the historic underground relic, reports DTI News.

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Facebook Threatens To Sue HCMC Restaurant For Using Its Name

In a rare example of intellectual property protection in Vietnam, Facebook has threatened to sue a HCMC restaurant for using the social network’s name in their slogan.

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Heineken Launches Bottles Exclusively Designed For HCMC

For years Heineken has been stepping up its marketing game in Vietnam to take advantage of the country’s love affair with beer. While it’s already made major inroads into the local market, the Dutch c...

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Starting Next Year, HCMC Bikers May Be Required To Pay Road Fees

Following in the steps of most other Vietnamese provinces and cities, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has recommended that the city start collecting road maintenance fees from its 5.8 mil...