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Construction Begins On HCMC’s First Aboveground Metro Station

Less than a week after work started on the underground metro station in front of the Opera House, ground has been broken on the HCMC’s first aboveground station.

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[Photos] Lê Lợi Street Undergoing Massive Changes For Metro Line Construction

Saigon is getting ready to join the subway club, starting with the Bến Thành Market - Suối Tiên line which is set to open in 2018.

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Saigon Zoo Gets 3 New Giraffes

Last Thursday the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens welcomed some new additions – 3 giraffes imported from Thailand, reports Tuoi Tre.

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The World’s Oldest Woman Lives In Saigon

The Vietnam Records Organization (VRO) is planning to ask the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize 121-year-old Saigon resident Nguyen Thi Tru as the world’s oldest living person, reports DTI N...

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Future Saigon: The Bến Thành Market Metro Station

News about the start of construction of Saigon’s first metro terminal in front of the Saigon Opera House has been making the rounds this week, but there’s another large station set to be built in fron...

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100-Year-Old Trees In Front Of Opera House Cut Down To Make Way For Metro

Flower Street and the statues in front of Bến Thành Market aren’t the only sacrifices being made to accommodate the construction of Saigon’s first metro line.

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Statues In Front Of Bến Thành Market To Be Permanently Removed

As the Trần Nguyên Hãn an Quách Thị Trang statues that sit in front of Bến Thành Market continue their slow deterioration, the HCMC People’s Committee has agreed to remove, repair and relocate the pie...

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High-Speed Boats To Replace Hydrofoils Between HCMC – Vung Tau

A new fleet of tourist boats is set to replace the notorious, soviet-era hydrofoils that ran between HCMC and Vung Tau before being banned earlier this year after a series of breakdowns and fires.

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[Map] New “HCMC Region” To Include Vung Tau, Long An, Others

HCMC is about to get a whole lot bigger. Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to create the Ho Chi Minh City Region by 2030 that will better integrate key economically areas into the ur...

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Saigon’s Flower Street To Be Relocated For 2015

To accommodate renovations to Nguyen Hue Street, Saigon’s popular “Flower Street” will be moved to Ham Nghi Street next year.

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Bus Advertisements Are Finally Coming To Saigon

After years of delays, bus advertisements are coming to Saigon. The pilot project, which will take place on 10 routes, was supposed to have launched 2 years ago but never made it past the planning sta...

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[Video] Sewer Fishing In District 12

Dan Tri recently posted a video of District 2 man, Nguyen Tuan Hai, who has found fishing paradise in a District 12 storm drain.

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Police Uproot Marijuana Plants In HCMC Graveyard

You might not know it walking down Bui Vien, but marijuana is illegal in Vietnam and police are keeping an eye out for it. A 55-year-old Thu Duc man learned this the hard way when on June 11, police c...

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Fleeing Scene, Dog Thieves Shoot and Kill 3 in HCMC

As if electrocuting, stealing and selling dogs weren’t bad enough, dog thieves allegedly shot and killed 3 pursuers on Saturday night in Cu Chi District.

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[Video] Kids Use Taxi To Water Ski Down Bui Vien

While recent storms have caused serious damage in Hanoi and Saigon over the past week, some kids on Bui Vien took the opportunity to make up an extreme sport – Taxi water skiing.

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HCMC University to Start Teaching All Courses in English

One of Vietnam’s major universities, the HCMC University of Social Sciences, has announced that it will start to teach some majors in English, effective immediately.

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HCMC Has Stopped Extending Work Permits for Foreign Workers

In yet another blow to foreign workers in HCMC, the city’s labor authority has announced that it will stop issuing work permit extensions.

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[Photos] Cars Crushed by Trees in Yesterday’s Storm

Yesterday’s downpour not only caused massive flooding in Saigon but also managed to destroy 4 cars in the heart of District 1.

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Authorities: Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Front of Reunification Palace to Protest Chinese Oil Rig

According to Le Hieu Truong Hai, District 1's Vice Chairman, a 67-year-old woman from Binh Thanh District set her self on fire in front of Reunification Palace at 6am this morning to protest the Chine...

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Saigon’s Caravelle Hotel Set to Undergo Major Renovations

The Caravelle Hotel is about to undergo a major facelift starting this summer as it begins its most significant renovation in 15 years, according to AmCham Vietnam.