High rents and poor sales, a double-whammy for Vietnam retailers

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High rents and poor sales, a double-whammy for Vietnam retailers

Empty shops at Lucky Plaza on Nguyen Hue Street, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Design picked for new President Ho statue

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Design picked for new President Ho statue

The Ho Chi Minh City government has decided on the final design for the new statue of late President Ho Chi Minh and is looking to complete its construction by Feb 2015, a Feb 20 meeting heard.

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2015 may be moved

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2015 may be moved

Nguyen Hue Flower Street, the annual flower show, may not be organized on Nguyen Hue Street in next year, said Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan at the concluding ceremony of the event on February 10.

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In Photos: Nguyen Hue Flower Street by night

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In Photos: Nguyen Hue Flower Street by night

Nguyen Hue Flower Street, a famous annual destination for the Tet festivities in Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown area, has been closed after being to open to visitors for one week, attracting over 1 million visitors.

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Over 2 million visits to HCMC flower, book streets on Tet

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Over 2 million visits to HCMC flower, book streets on Tet

The flower and book streets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City each received more than 1 million visitors, including a large number of foreigners, during their seven-day Tet operation starting Jan 28.

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HCMC flower fests ready for Tet

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HCMC flower fests ready for Tet

Ho Chi Minh City has become more colorful thanks to a number of flower festivals organized to bring the atmosphere of Tet (Vietnam's Lunar New Year) to both local people and foreign tourists.

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What Tet was like in Saigon a century ago (photos)

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What Tet was like in Saigon a century ago (photos)

Vietnam is set to celebrate Tet, or the country’s Lunar New Year, on January 31 (the first day of the lunar calendar). Tet is the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. In the run-up to this celebration, let us take a look at how Tet was observed in Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, about a century ago.

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Falling glass from posh Vietnam hotel sends tourist to hospital

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Falling glass from posh Vietnam hotel sends tourist to hospital

Broken glass amid decorative banners waiting to be hanged outside the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City January 11. The glass fell onto a tourist's head, sending her to hospital. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Downtown HCMC flower street ready to bloom for Tet

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Downtown HCMC flower street ready to bloom for Tet

With finishing touches being made, the Nguyen Hue Tet Flower Street in downtown district 1 is almost ready to open on Jan 28 and run for the next seven days during Tet, the country’s biggest festival, which kicks off on Jan 31.

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Downtown HCMC pedestrians only for Tet

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Downtown HCMC pedestrians only for Tet

This year's Nguyen Hue Flower Street will be led by "a heard of horses" made of flower

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People celebrate New Year's Eve all over the city

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People celebrate New Year's Eve all over the city

Millions of local residents and visitors enjoyed a fun and exciting New Year's Eve in Ho Chi Minh City on December 31.
People enjoy New Year on Nguyen Hue Street in District 1.

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Countdown party to be held in Vietnam's southern hub

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A major outdoor countdown party to welcome the new year will be held on Tuesday night in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7, instead of District 1 as in previous years.

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Australian, Brazilian teens arrested for snatching iPhone in Vietnamese city

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The Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested two foreign teenagers for allegedly snatching an iPhone from a local woman on the street.

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HCMC to hold firework shows on New Year’s Eve

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HCMC to hold firework shows on New Year’s Eve

Ho Chi Minh City is set to hold high-range firework shows at midnight on New Year’s Eve, Dec 31, to celebrate the new year 2014.

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2 foreigners arrested for stealing phone in HCMC

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2 foreigners arrested for stealing phone in HCMC

Police in Ho Chi Minh City are handling a case in which two foreigners were caught after stealing an iPhone from a local woman in Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown area.

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