Private toilets open their doors to tourists for free in central Vietnam International

Office buildings, government agencies, cafés and hotels in Vietnam’s former capital Hue are being encouraged to open their toilet doors to tourists and locals in response to complaints that there aren’t enough public facilities. In response to the plan, many office buildings, hotels, restaurants and cafés in the city have started displaying “free toilet” signs […]

Bulgarian duo jailed for bank card fraud in Vietnam International

A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced two Bulgarians to prison on Tuesday for appropriation of property using computer networks or digital devices. Hristov Dimitar Tsankov, 30, was given a 7-year sentence, while his accomplice Kolev Kolin Karasimirov, 26, received a 5-year sentence. Hristov claimed he committed the crime because he needed money to […]

Nature gets steamrollered by Vietnam’s endless pursuit of tourist money International

The otherwise placid, impoverished Phu Yen was catapulted into becoming the country’s tourism hotspot last year after being featured in one of the biggest Vietnamese films of all time. Just recently, the coastal central province has grabbed headlines again. In what appears to be a helter-skelter rush to boost tourism, Phu Yen authorities have given […]

One in five Vietnamese adults suffers from high blood pressure International

It is estimated that around 12 million people in Vietnam currently suffer from high blood pressure, meaning that one in every five Vietnamese adults has a condition that can cause a number of serious health problems, Vietnamplus reported. The warning was announced at a conference on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension held on […]

Dead girl’s family crashes media event after Vietnamese man cleared of murder International

A ceremony held by Vietnam’s Supreme Court to issue an official apology to a man who was wrongfully sentenced to death for child rape and murder was disrupted on Tuesday when the victim’s family burst in demanding that authorities find the real killer. A large crowd gathered at a commune government office in the northern […]

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents trembling after river swallows houses International

A commune in Vietnam’s southern province of An Giang believes it will need a lot of time to recover after erosion pulled 16 houses into a river last weekend and is threatening to destroy around 100 others. “I can still see them shaking and falling into the river every time I close my eyes,” one […]

Thais, Cambodians caught smuggling diesel oil in Vietnam’s waters International

By Phuc Hung  &nbspApril 25, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7 The crews of 26 people from Cambodia and Thailand aboard three boats were caught last week for transferring diesel oil off Vietnam’s southern coast. Coast guard officials in southern Vietnam have seized more than 1.2 million liters of diesel oil that three foreign boats with […]

Saigon is sinking: Land subsidence an alarming issue in southern Vietnam – expert International

Ho Chi Minh City has been sinking for decades, posing a serious risk to the local economy and livelihoods, experts warned. Alarming numbers regarding subsidence in Ho Chi Minh City have been published recently in a study by a group of scientists at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, led by Le Van […]