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

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 hour(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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French Consulate General promotes French cooking courses in Saigon

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 18 hour(s) ago

Around 60 high school students studying French in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at an education session held by the French Consulate General on Tuesday to promote French cooking courses in Ho Chi Minh City and France.

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Vietnam attends international maritime, aerospace exhibition

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Báo Dân Trí English 21 hour(s) ago

Vietnam has joined other 35 countries in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 (LIMA 217), which opened at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi, Malaysia on March 21.

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

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 day(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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Young artists reimagine Saigon’s iconic food, drink

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 day(s) ago

From a glass of iced coffee to a plate of broken rice served with grilled pork chops, the most iconic food and drinks in Ho Chi Minh City have become the subject for a group of young Vietnamese painters.

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Vietnam doubles presence on Forbes Billionaires List

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 day(s) ago

Vietnam has had two representatives on the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List for the first time, with the female CEO of a budget airline joining a realty mogul who has been among the world’s richest for the last five years.

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Vietnam border overwhelmed by surge of Chinese tourists

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

The Vietnam-China border gate in Quang Ninh was overloaded when thousands of Chinese holidaymakers flocked to the Vietnamese province home to the famed Ha Long Bay to spend the weekend.

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Vietnamese farmer uses weaver ants as ‘pesticide’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

A cocoa farmer in Vietnam has been using weaver ants rather than traditional pesticides to kill off pests and bugs on his land.

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Dozens of Vietnamese Facebook pages with large fan bases mysteriously removed

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

Vietnamese Facebook users, advertisers and marketers were stunned after a number of Pages each with more than one million likes suddenly disappeared from the world’s largest social network on the weekend.

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Stairs of state-owned building destroyed in Saigon’s ‘sidewalk reclamation’ campaign

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

A building owned by a state-run company whose concrete steps had blocked the sidewalk on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, had them removed on Sunday as the city’s highly publicized 'sidewalk reclamation' campaign resumed.

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Vietnamese expat strives to promote home country’s traditional music

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

A revered Vietnamese-French composer and internationally recognized jazz guitarist is single-handedly bridging the gap between traditional Vietnamese music and its modern Western counterparts.

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Remember this mural village in Vietnam? Its residents now offer homestay service

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 day(s) ago

Residents of the central Vietnamese fishing village of Tam Thanh, which has gained popularity since a 2016 makeover that turned the entire locale into a giant canvas for mural paintings, are now running homestay service to host visitors.

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3 dead, 15 injured as school bus hits truck in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 day(s) ago

Three people were killed and 15 others injured after a bus carrying high school students collided with a truck in Gia Lai Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, on Saturday.

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24-seater bus turned into noodle eatery in Hanoi

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

A unique eatery in Hanoi where customers enjoy pho or bun cha not inside the house but on a renovated 24-seater bus has caused a stir on social media, but police were unhappy with the innovation.

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Vietnam releases official code of conduct for tourists

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has issued a code of conduct for the tourism industry, with recommendations for both local and international tourists, as well as tourism service providers.

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