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HCMC Taxi Driver Returns Bag With $8,000, iPhone, iPad

On Monday, a Vietnamese-American woman left a bag full of seemingly everything she owned  - $8,000 in cash, an iPad, an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy 3 and her identity papers - in a Vinasun taxi.

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Major Security Drills Taking Place In Saigon This Week

You may see columns of fire engines, police and military personnel around downtown Saigon this week. These security drills are neither related to a zombie apocalypse, nor filming for Vietnam’s next bi...

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HCMC Begins To Crack Down On “Illegal” Uber Taxis

 Could this be the beginning of the end for Uber in Vietnam?

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Nguyen Hue Street Promenade To Block Traffic With "Smart Pillars," Reopen By Tet

Nguyen Hue Street, currently closed down for the constriction of a pedestrian promenade, will not be completely closed to traffic when it opens next year, according to city authorities.

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Lovers’ Feud Causes Delay Of Vietnam Airlines Flight

After a week of major safety hiccups at Tan Son Nhat Airport, a slightly less serious disturbance took place last Friday night when two female passengers engaged in a soap opera-like brawl over a male...

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Civilian And Military Aircraft Nearly Collide Over Tan Son Nhat

Authorities met yesterday to discus an incident in which a military helicopter and civilian passenger jet “narrowly missed” colliding over HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on October 29.

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HCMC Authorities Scrap Plan For Helipad, Tunnels At New Admin. Center

Plans for a helipad and tunnels within HCMC’s new administrative center have been omitted from the latest proposal.

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Saigonese Take To The Streets, Web To Protest Removal Of Tôn Đức Thắng Trees

After 51 old trees in front of the Saigon Opera House were felled back in July, 84 mahogany trees on Tôn Đức Thắng Street are encountering a similar fate. Refusing to stay silent about what they perce...

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[Video] Woman Narrowly Escapes Death By Truck With Acrobatics

For those who haven’t had one, it’s hard to imagine the feelings of terror followed by euphoria after a near-death experience. For this Saigon woman, the later must have been particularly satisfying a...

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HCMC To Build 100 More “5-Star” Toilets

HCMC is stepping up its toilet game with plans to add 100 more “5-Star” public lavatories around the city.

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New Saigon Bikewash Offers Customers Free WIFI, AC And Massages

VietWash, a new, high-end carwash chain has just launched in Saigon and offers both customers and their motorbikes some pretty nifty amenities.

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$100,000 Diamond Allegedly Vanishes From Woman’s Finger In HCMC Hotel

A Hanoi woman claims that she was drugged at a HCMC hotel last weekend and awoke to find that a $100,000 diamond had been pried from her ring.

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International Fashion Week Coming To HCMC Next Month

Prep your wardrobes. Fashion Week is coming to HCMC next month.

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HSBC, ANZ To Close HCMC Branches Ahead Of New Operating Model

7 foreign banks, including the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp (HSBC) and the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) “finalizing procedures to close their branches in two biggest cities...

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[Photos] Saigon Restaurant Buys "Critically Endangered," 230KG Mekong Giant Catfish Worth $16,000

Last month, a local fisherman pulled a 130kg Giant Barb from the Dong Nai River, netting him $10,000. Not to be outdone, on Monday a Cambodian trader sold a 230kg Mekong Giant Catfish to a restaurant ...

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[Photos] The Saigon Post Office Is Getting A Makeover

If you’ve passed by the Saigon Post Office in recent days, you’ve probably noticed work being done. The iconic building is getting a makeover, trading in its dull pink façade for a fresh coat of colon...

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Dragons Move On Despite Feisty Effort From Heat

“Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

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After Tour Company Complaints, HCMC Police Stop Distributing Tourist Safety Leaflets

Last week, HCMC police began to hand out leaflets to tourists in District 1 with a list of safety tips to keep themselves and their belongings safe during their stay in the city. But after complaints ...

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Cost of Long Thanh Airport Balloons to $18.7bn

Like many large-scale infrastructure projects in Vietnam, the cost of HCMC’s long-anticipated Long Thanh International Airport has exceeded original estimates, according to the Transport Ministry.

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HCMC Police Distribute Leaflets With Safety Tips For Tourists

Last week, HCMC police began to hand out leaflets to tourists in District 1 with a list of safety tips to keep themselves and their belongings safe during their stay in the city.