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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Japanese mega-drill ready to grind out Saigon’s first metro line International

Ho Chi Minh City is looking to kickstart the construction of  Metro Line No.1 this week with the help of a 300-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) from Japan that will dig the tunnel connecting the line’s first two underground stations. The giant drill is expected to begin digging the 781-meter-long tunnel from the city’s Opera […]