A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

This is a unique market in Tan Binh District. Every year, from the 20th to 28th of the final lunar month, sellers of dong leaves and bamboo strings would gather along Cach Mang Thang Street. The leaves are used to wrap a traditional cake called banh chung. Photos credit: Thanh Hoa/Saigon Times Online

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Vietnam preparing for extreme weather conditions

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Vietnam preparing for extreme weather conditions

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked relevant agencies to bolster their preparations against extreme weather like typhoons, prolonged drought and massive floods, as they are forecast to hit Viet Nam heavily in the next five years.

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Major haul of cocaine at HCMC airport from inside decorative statues

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Major haul of cocaine at HCMC airport from inside decorative statues

The police have arrested a woman who was doing the paperwork at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport to receive a consignment of statues from Brazil with a large amount of cocaine hidden inside them.

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VND5 billion drug trafficking detected at Tan Son Nhat Int’l Airport

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VND5 billion drug trafficking detected at Tan Son Nhat Int’l Airport

The Customs Sub-Department at Tan Son Nhat International Airport yesterday said they had worked with drug fighting police agencies and arrested a 48 year old Vietnamese woman for importing 1.84 kilogram cocaine worth VND5 billion (US$224,000) from Brazil to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Many flights delayed due to congestion at takeoff runways

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Many flights delayed due to congestion at takeoff runways

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the international airport of Tan Son Nhat, from 7am to 11pm on February 3, up to 33 flights had to land from 15 to 50 minutes late and 44 others had to take off 15 minutes to 1 hour late.

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Yet another food safety scare as fake beef discovered at Saigon butcher shop

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Yet another food safety scare as fake beef discovered at Saigon butcher shop

Officers of the HCMC Department of Animal Health inspect the butcher shop in District 3. Photo: Ma Phong

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Lang Son province strives to prevent cross-border disease transmission

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Lang Son province strives to prevent cross-border disease transmission

The northern province of Lang Son is taking various measures to prevent the cross-border transmission of diseases amidst different epidemics being reported around the world.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 5

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 5

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, February 5, 2016. Today is the 27th day of the 12th month of the lunar calendar, which is only three days ahead of the Lunar New Year.

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Volunteers help passengers at Tan Son Nhat Airport during busy travel season

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Volunteers help passengers at Tan Son Nhat Airport during busy travel season

There are 240 volunteers working every day at Ho Chi Minh City's international airport, assisting a large number of passengers who are rushing to go home for the Lunar New Year holiday next week.

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77 flights delayed at Tan Son Nhat Airport as holiday travel peaks

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77 flights delayed at Tan Son Nhat Airport as holiday travel peaks

Dozens of flights to and from Tan Son Nhat were delayed on Wednesday and the holiday travel reached its peak, putting the airport's runways under unprecedented strain that can last through this weekend.

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Families, eager to see their beloved’s return, blamed for overloading Vietnam’s busiest airport

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Families, eager to see their beloved’s return, blamed for overloading Vietnam’s busiest airport

If you walk out of the international arrivals terminal at Tan Son Nhat International Airport these days, chances are you will be surrounded by a sea of people waiting outside.

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Vietnamese man arrested for illegal Korea entry

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Vietnamese man arrested for illegal Korea entry

A Vietnamese man who entered South Korea illegally was arrested yesterday, the South Korean police have announced.

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Tan Son Nhat Airport in chaos due to massive Tet migration

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Tan Son Nhat Airport in chaos due to massive Tet migration

Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport is severely over-crowded in the run-up to Tet.

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Saigon leaves market opened for Tet

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Saigon leaves market opened for Tet

Once a year, the leaves market is opened on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street in HCMC’s Tan Binh District on the 20th of the last lunar month to sell dong (Phrynium placentarium) and banana leaves for wrapping banh chung and banh tet, the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) sticky rice cakes of Vietnam.

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Vietnam vows not to open more coal power plants

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Vietnam vows not to open more coal power plants

VietNamNet Bridge - After Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that Vietnam will not develop more coal hydropower plants, environmental organizations released statements lauding the decision.

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