Meet the Saigon cabbie who stopped bag snatcher with controlled crash

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

The driver in a viral Internet video showing a taxi deliberately crashing into a bag snatcher escaping on a motorbike has been identified as a 50-year-old man who has done a good deed more than once.

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Company agrees to pay foreigner tripping over Saigon ‘sidewalk trap’ $1,000 in damages

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

A company that failed to clear iron hooks buried in sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City following a street decoration project, which led to an incident involving a foreign visitor last week, has agreed to apologize to and compensate the victim.

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Foreign tourist hurt by ‘sidewalk traps’ in Ho Chi Minh City to receive apology

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

A foreign visitor who was hurt after stumbling on a street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City after her foot caught a U-shaped iron hook buried onto the sidewalk earlier this week will receive apology and compensate from the company responsible for those ‘traps.’

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Ambulance found carrying tiger carcass after police chase in northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Police in northern Vietnam have chased after a suspicious ambulance and discovered the vehicle as carrying a large frozen tiger carcass.

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Saigon sidewalks both gritty and humanizing: professor

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Annette M. Kim, associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, has shared her thoughts about sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ho Chi Minh City will persist in sidewalk clearance: chairman

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

The chairman of Ho Chi Minh City has called for local authorities to stay persistent in citywide efforts to clear its sidewalks and reestablish order on them during a recent meeting.

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Car flips over after crashing into 2 motorbikes in central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

A four-seater car turned upside down after hitting two motorbikes in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An on Saturday.

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Green trees fall victims to ‘sidewalk clearing’ drive in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

The removal of healthy green trees along Ho Chi Minh City’s promenades might be a sign that the ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign underway in several districts is being taken a bit too literally.

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Hanoi International Queer Film Festival 2017

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Hanoi International Queer Film Festival (HIQFF) 2017 will be held at the August Theater in Hanoi from April 3-7.

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‘No sidewalk’ streets a hard-to-solve issue in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Multiple streets across Ho Chi Minh City do not have the luxury of sidewalks as local homes were built close to the road, creating immense challenges for pedestrians.

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Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 opens Facebook page for street vendors

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

The Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 administration has turned a suggestion to having local street vendors meet their customers on the internet, rather than the sidewalks, into a reality.

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Starbucks, New World Saigon Hotel latest offenders in ongoing ‘sidewalk clearing’ battle

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A five-star hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City and its next-door Starbucks outlet had their concrete steps and flower boxes destroyed for blocking the pavement in Wednesday’s latest ‘sidewalk reclamation’ crackdown.

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Man summoned for threatening 'sidewalk invaders' with knife in Saigon

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A man has been summoned by Ho Chi Minh City police for threatening people with a knife along a section of the sidewalk he claimed to own.

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Ho Chi Minh City plans vendor-friendly sidewalks

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Street vendors will no longer have to run away from road inspectors as Ho Chi Minh City authorities are going to allow them to run their business on designated sidewalks.

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Sidewalks publicly ‘owned’ and ‘sold’ by Ho Chi Minh City vendors

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City are still being occupied by business operators, with some openly ‘sold’ between vendors, despite the local authorities’ recent efforts to reclaim the public space.

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