Saigon to give public access to monitor polluting landfill sites International

Ho Chi Minh City has ordered authorities that manage its four biggest landfill sites to allow the public access to the sites in a bid to increase transparency following suspicions that at least one of the landfills is responsible for a stench that has been covering the south of the city. Announced during a meeting […]

4 new things to do in Saigon International

Tradition Medicine District Bags of medicine on display at the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine in District 10. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen Several streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5, home to over a hundred traditional medicine businesses, are now assuming a new role as a tourist attraction, following an initiative launched in February […]

Da Nang tops administrative reform index for 5th year International

Hanoi jumps to the top three while Ho Chi Minh City takes a big slide down the ranking. Da Nang, the poster city of central Vietnam, has once again topped the Public Administration Reform Index, a national ranking that monitors the performance of ministries and provincial governments. The index, released by the Ministry of Home […]

HCMC customs seize 1.2-ton roulette machine en route to Cambodia International

By Quoc Thang  &nbspMay 30, 2017 | 03:28 pm GMT+7 The shipping company lied on its import documents and failed to obtain a license to ship the gaming machine to Cambodia. Vietnamese customs officials thwarted an attempt to smuggle a 1.2-ton roulette machine that arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Monday on its […]

Southern Land Cuisine Festival at Dam Sen Park, Ho Chi Minh City International

May 23, 2017 | 02:16 pm GMT+7 Opening: 12:00 am, Wed 24 May 2017 Dam Sen Park, 3 Hoa Binh, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City The festival, which is expected to attract 100,000 visitors, will feature some 60 food stands, cultural activities and art performances to serve visitors all day. Famous dishes of Vietnam’s […]

Saigon looking to get smart with renewed environment drive International

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have backed up a commitment to focus on environmental issues as part of their efforts to transform the southern metropolis into a smart city. Vietnam’s largest city is currently among the 10 cities globally most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Ho Chi Minh City’s […]