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[Photos] Saigon Streets Underwater After Massive Downpour

It looks like Saigon’s rainy season has officially arrived in town, and it made quite an entrance last night with two hours’ worth of torrential rain that left many thoroughfares paralyzed.

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Saigon to Turn Largest Cemetery Into Park, Residential Area

In an effort to tackle Saigon’s overpopulation, municipal authorities recently approved a plan to convert the city’s largest cemetery into a residential area.

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Saigon Demolishes Co Giang Apartment Complex to Make Room for 30-Story Building

Residents of an apartment complex in District 1 were forced to leave their homes last Wednesday when the building was demolished to make room for another project.

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Saigon Districts Struggle to Pay for Garbage Collection, Transport Services

Several sanitation companies in Saigon are struggling to pay their workers due to an absence of funds. 

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Bui Vien Walking Street Opening Delayed Indefinitely

Government officials have announced that Bui Vien's "walking street" will not open this Saturday as originally planned.

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Saigon Begins Search for Suspected Mass Grave Near Tan Son Nhat Runways

Local experts have begun excavating a possible mass grave on the grounds of Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

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Saigon to Remove 258 Trees Along Ton Duc Thang for Thu Thiem 2 Bridge Construction

A plethora of trees along District 1's Ton Duc Thang Street are set to be cut down or relocated to make way for the construction of a new bridge.

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[Photos] Painting Pigeons: The Story Behind the Notre-Dame Cathedral's Colorful Birds

As the city's iconic Notre-Dame Basilica prepares to undergo a major renovation, the pigeons that reside nearby are now donning feathers of vibrant shades to keep up with the times.

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Major Saigon Anti-Flooding Project in Trouble After World Bank Axes Funding

The future of a huge anti-flooding project in Saigon is in doubt after the World Bank ended funding for the work.

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Saigon Officials Approve Bridge Between Thu Thiem and District 7

Saigon’s Thu Thiem Peninsula is getting another bridge.

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Saigon Restaurant Manager in Hot Water for Charging Australian Tourist $30,000 for Meal

The manager of a restaurant in Saigon is under investigation after charging an Australian tourist over US$30,000 for a meal last August.

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