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Bus full of plush toys stands out in Saigon

Bus 146 adorned with cute stuffed animals has lightened passengers' moods for over the past year in Saigon.

The last old-book restorer in Saigon

Nestled in a small alley on Ly Chinh Thang Street in District 3 is the book restoration shop of Mr. Vo Van Rang, 60, who has worked here for more than 40 years.

Tet Holidays: Four reasons for a shopping staycation in Saigon

Tet is coming. Where is the best accommodation for shopping trips on the year’s biggest sales season in Saigon?

Digitalization at Saigon's oldest market

Many traders at HCM City's Ben Thanh Market have started to sell online as the number of customers has sharply decreased due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Who dares to say Saigon has no autumn?

Saigon is a typical tropical city with two distinctive seasons, the dry and the rainy seasons. It definitely has no autumn as such. However, to some romantic Saigonese, their hometown does have fall in a sense.

Special policy for new Thu Duc City suggested

The idea of establishing Thu Duc City has been supported by experts and voters, but they want a special policy and better name for the city suited to the current epoch and future as well.

HBSO to stage concert of Liszt and Dvorak

The HCMC Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will perform a concert of music by Liszt and Dvorak on Saturday, October 3 in the Saigon Opera House.

Challenges for the new city

The HCMC leadership has been determined to develop the eastern innovative city, temporarily named Thu Duc, hoping it will be a city of knowledge and an innovative and creative center. 

New drama for children to open at Saigon's Gia Dinh Park

Theatre director Hoang Duan and young actors of Phuong Nam Theatre will stage a new play aimed at young audiences to celebrate the Mid-autumn Full Moon Festival, which begins on October 1.

Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City

Numerous colourful lanterns can be seen lighting up Luong Nhu Hoc Street in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City during the night, serving to attract plenty of visitors ahead of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

84-year-old woman has sold soup on Saigon’s pavement for 50 years

When she was young, she carried her porridge pot on the shoulders, and walked through alleys to make a living. 

Saigon covered with dense fog

On the morning of September 14, Saigon was covered with dense fog, which caused residential areas and high-rise buildings to be hidden behind an opaque white layer.

Saigon roads deeply flooded after downpours

Until last night many roads in HCM City's eastern part were flooded deeply, causing traffic paralysis. For year, flooding has been remained a big problem for the city.

“Korean Streets” in Saigon reeling from new coronavirus outbreak

Many stores along the so-called “Korean Streets” in Ho Chi Minh City have been dealt a severe blow by the new outbreak of the coronavirus, closing down en-masse because of a dearth of customers.

New thinking about sidewalk use

About to come to a decision, the HCMC government is poised to adopt a new thinking on how the sidewalk and roadways can be used aside from being for traffic. 

Brilliant beauty of HCM City

Visitors coming to HCMC these days will have a chance to enjoy images of culture, history and the development of the city over the past 320 years.

HCM City still has 22 flood-prone areas

HCMC has spent more than VND25 trillion on anti-flooding projects over the past five years but the city still has 22 flood-prone areas, 

Southern region thrives after 45 years of reunification

After 45 years of national reunification and three decades of the Doi Moi (renewal) process, under the leadership of the Party, southern provinces and cities’ economy have thrived dramatically.