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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.

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[Photos] Violent Storm Uproots Trees, Floods Streets, Destroys Vehicles In HCMC

Last Friday afternoon, a heavy downpour uprooted trees, flooded streets and destroyed hundreds of vehicles across the city, reports Thanh Nien.

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Heat Provide Little Resistance Against Bangkok As Both Teams Eye Playoffs

“The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you.” – Steve Nash After Friday’s season finale against HiTech Bangkok City, the Saigon Heat may be glad they don’t have to face t...

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VietJetAir Crew In Hot Water After Landing On Wrong Runway At Cam Ranh Airport

They may be marketing pros, but when it comes to operations, VietJetAir doesn’t have the best track record.

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[Photos] Heavy Fog Lingers In HCMC

When you were driving to work late last week, you probably found yourself in a shroud of dense fog (OK, it was more like smog).

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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.