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[Video] Brazen HCMC Dog Thieves Strike In Broad Daylight

So, in today’s WTF section, here’s a video from Binh Tan District of a guy shooting and stealing a dog in broad daylight. This problem seems to be all too common these days, and with Vietnam consuming...

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Hydrofoil Service Between HCMC And Vung Tau To Resume After Year-Long Ban

HCMC’s Hydrofoils are set to resume service to Vung Tau by the end of the month following a year-long ban.

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Work Begins On Underground Section Of Saigon’s First Metro Station

Work has officially kicked off on the underground portion on Saigon’s first underground metro station at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets.

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Expect Organized Chaos On Saigon’s Streets Tonight

Tonight, Vietnam will match up again against Malaysia in the 2014 Suzuki Cup. The city’s football-crazed fans will be out in full force as a win or a draw would propel the national team into a final w...

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Inside HCMC’s Taxi Battles

For anyone living in Saigon, Vinasun and Mai Linh are ubiquitous when it comes to grabbing a cab. Granted, there is a smattering of other providers, but the heavyweights are the ones we all rely on a ...

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British Man Dies After Fall From Hostel Balcony In Phạm Ngũ Lão

A 33-year-old British National died on Monday when he allegedly fell from a Phạm Ngũ Lão hostel’s forth floor balcony, reports Thanh Nien.

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Authorities Debate Whether To Save One Of Saigon’s Oldest Buildings

Built in 1876, the former Cercle des Officiers building which currently houses the District 1 People’s Committee is one of the oldest French colonial buildings left in the city. Not rec...

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Hagupit Likely To Hit HCMC This Week

Tropical storm Hagupit hit the Philippines today bringing heavy flooding to some regions and claiming at least three lives. If the storm stays on its current course, it will hit Ho Chi Minh City later...

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HCMC Announces $570 Million Infrastructure Project For Thu Thiem

The Thu Thiem Urban Area has been stalled for over a decade. Even though the land has been cleared at a cost of nearly $1 billion, developers have been hesitant to invest in the project until the prop...

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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.