Walk this way: Saigon to pedestrianize backpacker street on weekend nights International

June 8, 2017 | 06:05 pm GMT+7 Bui Vien backpacker street is saved for pedestrians only from July 15. Photo by VnExpress/Van Trai Revel in vehicle-free bliss and party into the night in the city’s most popular tourist district. Saigon’s famous backpacker enclave around Bui Vien Street in District 1 will be reserved exclusively for […]

Vietnam province celebrates heritage week with free entry to popular ancient town International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 8, 2017 | 05:00 pm GMT+7 Hoi An Ancient Town sparkles in late evening. Photo by VnExpress Take in a world biosphere reserve, ancient Hindu temples and the old town itself all free of charge. Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam will be offering free tickets to the popular tourist town of […]

Facebook users face $2,200 fine for posting ‘harmful’ content in Vietnam International

Vietnam’s communications ministry has proposed fines of up to VND50 million ($2,200) for those using social media to spread distorted information or to expose other people’s secrets. Le Quang Tu Do, a senior broadcasting official at the Ministry of Information and Communications, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the proposal has been made following the rapid […]

Vietnam suspends sending laborers to Qatar amid sudden diplomatic crisis International

Vietnam’s Department of Overseas Labor (DoLAB) has urged local labor export companies to temporarily stop sending workers to Qatar. The move come in the wake of a sudden and tense diplomatic crisis that has led some Gulf states to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspend Doha-bound flights. The blockade will remain in place until […]

Experts suspect water source caused 8 dialysis deaths at Vietnam hospital International

By Nam Phuong  &nbspJune 8, 2017 | 10:34 am GMT+7 ‘Chemical residue could have built up from the water filtration process.’ A council of doctors and health experts has suggested that water used for dialysis procedures at Hoa Binh Province General Hospital was to blame for an incident that left eight people dead last week. […]