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[Video] Tết Decorations On Majestic Hotel's Façade Catch Fire

Tết decorations hung on the façade of District 1’s Majestic Hotel caught fire yesterday evening. Though hotel staff quickly extinguished the fire, the ensuing rush of emergency services resulted in he...

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[Video] Tornado Tears Roofs Off Homes In District 7

When you think of inclement weather in Saigon, tornados are about the last thing that comes to mind. But residents of District 7’s Tan Thuan Tay Ward may want to add some extra nails to their roofs af...

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New Nguyen Hue Walking Street To Be Vehicle Free On Weekend, Holiday Nights

The Nguyen Hue phase of the $20.2 million promenade that will eventually connect downtown Saigon to Thu Thiem will be closed to vehicle traffic on nights, weekends and holidays when it opens later thi...

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[Video] 11 Injured After Car Crashes Into Crowd at Tan Son Nhat

Last night at 7:15pm, a black Audi A8L crashed into a crowd in front of the international terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport, injuring at least 11 and damaging nearby cars and billboards.

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Numerous Streets In Downtown Saigon To Close For Tết Festivities

As if it weren’t challenging enough navigating downtown Saigon with the construction of the pedestrian promenade and metro station, numerous streets in the area will have been or will soon be closed t...

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Check Out Where Saigon Ranks In The Latest Safe City Index

The Economist recently released its Safe Cities Index in which 50 cities around the world are ranked according to levels of safety. While many of these types of lists come out every year based on murd...

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Crew Feared Dead After Military Helicopter Crashes In HCMC

[Update Below] A military helicopter crashed in HCMC’s Bình Chánh District this morning after departing from Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and its four crew members are feared dead.

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Authorities Move To Ban Fishing In HCMC Canals

A proposal to prohibit fishing in all canals and lakes in HCMC is being discussed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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The “Wolf of Wall Street” To Host Workshop In HCMC

Billionaire Jordan Belfort, the subject of the hit film Wolf of Wall Street, will travel to HCMC in March to hold a workshop where he will “share his secrets to success.”

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Temperatures In Saigon Reach 21-Year Low?

If you’re a Hanoi native, you’ve probably felt right at home on your commute to work in recent days.

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Saigon Post Office To Be Repainted Yet Again Following Complaints

Following public outcry and criticism from street vendors, historians, artists and tourists, Saigon Central Post Office officials have announced that they will repaint the iconic building after consul...

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HCMC Seeks To Set Limits On Cars, Motorbikes

To combat the mind-numbingly horrible gridlock and worsening pollution in the city, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation is seeking the government’s approval to limit the flow of personal...

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Masterchef Christine Ha Is Eating And Drinking Her Way Through Saigon

Vietnamese-American Masterchef, Christine Ha, is back in Saigon and seems to be eating and drinking her way through the city.

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Everyone Seems To Be Unhappy With The Saigon Post Office’s Makeover

Over the past few months, one of Saigon’s most beloved old buildings has been undergoing a serious makeover, trading in its subdued, light pink paint for a bright, golden yellow coat.

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Phạm Ngũ Lão Pickpocketing Ring Busted

After weeks of investigation, HCMC police have arrested 12 suspects who allegedly targeted tourists in the city’s backpacker area.

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Drone Video And Photos Of Saigon’s New Years Celebration

Thousands of people flocked to the streets of downtown Saigon on New Year’s Eve, jockeying for position to catch a glimpse of the elaborate fireworks displays.

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Massive Fire In District 3 Kills 1, Destroys At Least 5 Buildings

Last night just after 9pm, a deadly fire broke out at a District 3 karaoke parlor and quickly spread to neighboring buildings.  

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2 Men Arrested In HCMC For Trying To Ship Gun and Grenade In Guitar Case

Two local men were arrested last Tuesday after attempting to ship a rifle, grenade and 5 bullets to Hanoi in a guitar case. Surprisingly, neither of the men were Antonio Banderas.

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HCMC To Welcome 2015 With Epic Bitexco Fireworks Display

HCMC’s 2015 New Year’s Countdown promises to be pretty epic based on details released at a press conference last week.

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Flower Street 2015 To Feature Floral Metro Line

Saigon’s Flower Street will take on a decidedly modern twist this year. In addition to the typical natural landscapes and traditional Vietnamese cultural symbols, the 2015 edition will also feature a ...