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Saigon to Turn Lam Son Square Into a Park

Saigon’s Lam Son Square has been through countless rounds of empty promises and mismanagement - will this finally be its big break?

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Saigon's Air Pollution Is 4 Times Deadlier Than Traffic Accidents: Expert

The smog currently engulfing Saigon reflects increasingly dangerous air pollution levels.

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Saigon Leadership Orders Temporary Closure of All Sidewalk Parking Lots by April

In a surprising move, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has ordered district leaders to temporarily close all local sidewalk parking lots by the end of March.

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Saigon University Halves Tuition Fees for Female Students to Boost Presence in STEM Fields

In an effort to encourage female students to enroll in science and technology-related programs, a university in Saigon recently announced that it would reduce the tuition fees for female undergrads.

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Drivers Go on Strike to Protest Grab's Increase in Commission Rate to 23.6%

One of Vietnam’s most popular ride-hailing applications, Grab, is facing criticism after it announced an increase in commission rates not long ago.

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Saigon Requests $685m to Host SEA Games 31 in 2021

Saigon is upgrading the majority of its sport infrastructure to prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.

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D1 Officials Arrest 'Spider-Man' for Illegally Selling Snacks on Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Vietnam authorities don’t kid around when it comes to making arrests as they have shown that not even superheroes are above reproach.

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Doan Ngoc Hai Resigns, Effectively Ending Saigon's Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign

For what it’s worth, his presence has been a breath of fresh air in Saigon’s stuffy political climate.

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Homegrown Veggies as Tet Gifts Is a Thing in Saigon Thanks to Urban Farmers

Fears about contaminated and pesticide-laden produce is leading Vietnam's city dwellers to take matters into their own hands and start growing vegetables at home.

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Saigon Starts Removing 7 War-Era Water Towers

After months of planning, Saigon is finally taking down the city’s collection of cement water towers.

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The Saigoneer Podcast Is Here!

Just in time for Christmas, Saigoneer is excited to announce the launch of the Saigoneer Podcast!

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