The places to come at night in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 23/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Nightlife in HCM City means very different things depending where you are in the city. 

Saigon’s best live music bars

Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment in Saigon. But move a few kilmoetres west into District 3 and the backpacker street of Pham Ngu Lao, with its boisterous street bars, cheap eats and good time vibe, is certainly the place to be when night falls.

Here are some places for you to try.

Lush Nightclub

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Lush Nightclub is a premier nightlife hotspot in the city. It is the place to see the young and beautiful of Saigon, dressed to impress and not afraid to spend a little cash. Tiếp tục đọc

Saigon’s best live music bars

Last update 15:20 | 22/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Live music in HCM City is never far away. Whether you are looking for relaxing background melody or a rip roaring rock session, Vietnam’s largest city has a place for you. And here are the best live music bars in the city.

Acoustic Bar

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The Acoustic Bar is the venue of choice for Vietnam’s up and coming rock musicians. This is the place where legends never die and you can hear amazing renditions of – amongst others – Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and John Lennon. But it’s not limited to the classics; the international roster of musicians is free to rock on with anthems from any era. Tiếp tục đọc

As number of students rises, HCM City hurries to recruit teachers

Last update 08:06 | 22/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The number of students in the 2017-2018 academic year will reach a record high, especially at preschool and primary education, raising concerns about the lack of teachers and classrooms.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, MOET, high school students, school violence

According to the HCM Education Department, HCMC will have 19,833 more students at preschools, 20,199 at primary schools, 12,741 at secondary schools and 6,319 at high schools. Go Vap, Binh Tan and 12 are the districts with the sharpest increases in the number of students. Tiếp tục đọc

HCM City calls for private investment in waste water treatment

Last update 08:20 | 22/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – As state and local budgets are limited, calling for private investment in waste water treatment is considered the most feasible solution for now. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, waste water, mekong, private investment

Experts participating in a workshop on water drainage and waste water treatment management in mid-June agreed that investment in the sector is coming in dribs and drabs.

Nguyen Kim Hoang from the Can Tho City Construction Department said except for the KfW-funded concentrated waste water treatment plant with capacity of 30,000 cubic meters per day, which is under execution, other waste water treatment projects in the city still have not received capital. Tiếp tục đọc

Tháng 6, nhớ “Cơn lốc màu hoa hồng” trên cầu Thị Nghè

Tháng 6 hằng năm, cứ đáo lệ có cách quãng luân phiên là mùa Euro Cup hay World Cup. Vào mùa Euro Cup 2008, về đội bóng tôi thích nhất, kỳ vọng nhất là đội Hà Lan, đội bóng của “đất nước hoa tulip”, thì chỉ đến hết vòng tứ kết là những “cơn lốc màu da cam” không còn cuồn cuộn trên các sân đấu nữa. Tôi còn nhớ năm đó, trước cái đêm oan nghiệt 21 tháng 6, Hà Lan bị Nga loại với tỷ số thê thảm 3 – 1, tôi vẫn tràn trề lạc quan về đội bóng thần tượng của mình. Khi ấy tôi hào hứng đến nổi, từ hình ảnh “cơn lốc màu da cam” của các cầu thủ Hà Lan, tôi đã thiết tha nghĩ ra luôn danh hiệu “những cơn lốc màu hoa hồng” thật kỳ mỹ đặt cho những chị em bán hoa chạy rất dễ mến trên cầu Thị Nghè cũng vào thời gian ấy. Tiếp tục đọc

Travel around Saigon on a weekend afternoon

Last update 13:00 | 13/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Sitting on the corner of Turtle Lake and chatting with friends, eating snacks, taking a stroll in 30/4 park, and looking at the old church under the sunshine will add interest to your weekend in Saigon. 

HCM City is known for the busy pace of life, but behind those scenes are peaceful corners. At Notre Dame Cathedral, where cars surround the area, you can stand or sit at any corner to experience the atmosphere.

Opposite the church, more than 100 meters is the City’s Post Office, which attracts many foreign tourists visiting each day. Tiếp tục đọc

Five antique streets you should not miss in HCM City

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Le Cong Kieu, No Trang Long, and Tran Nhan Ton antique streets are must-see destinations in Ho Chi Minh City which attract many domestic and foreign tourists.

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Le Cong Kieu St is a good suggestion where antique collectors can buy rare objects. Tiếp tục đọc

Kẻ lai vãng cửa chùa

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Sài Gòn thập niên 1990

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Những hình ảnh hết sức sinh động và chân thực về cuộc sống ở Sài Gòn thập niên 1990 sẽ khiến nhiều người cảm thấy bồi hồi xúc động.Một góc phố Sài Gòn với hàng sửa chữa đồ điện và quán giải khát, 1994.
Một góc phố Sài Gòn với hàng sửa chữa đồ điện và quán giải khát, 1994. Hình ảnh nằm trong loạt ảnh Sài Gòn thập niên 1990 do nhiếp ảnh gia người Mỹ Mike Huddleston đăng tải trên trang web Huddlestongallery.com. Tiếp tục đọc

Ho Chi Minh City mulls over sidewalk rental plan after ‘clearing campaign’ ends

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Updated : 06/07/2017 16:17 GMT + 7

Residents of Ho Chi Minh City may be able to operate their businesses on local sidewalks for a fee, as part of a new proposal.

The municipal Department of Transport is gathering feedback from local experts and citizens on a proposal to rent the city’s sidewalks.

According to the agency, leasing local sidewalks for a fee will contribute to the city’s budget, which will then be used to upgrading streets and other traffic infrastructure. Tiếp tục đọc

Five most nostalgic coffee shops in Saigon

Last update 13:07 | 02/06/2017

Radio Coffee, Goc Hanoi, Lao Hac Quan, Nha Minh 80s and Café 81 in HCM City are known as nice places for groups, couples or anyone who like savouring a cup of coffee and indulging themselves in a nostalgic space full of items that date back decades.

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Radio Coffee on Hoa Sua St, Phu Nhuan Dist. Tiếp tục đọc

HCM City set to clear canals

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Update: May, 25/2017 – 06:00

Heavy flood on Phan Huy Ích Street, Gò Vấp District after a heavy rain on May 20. VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh
HCM CITY The HCM City People’s Committee has asked district authorities to work with agencies to crack down on illegal encroachment on rivers, canals and the drainage system in an aim to prevent flooding.

Lê Văn Khoa, vice chairman of the People’s Committee, said that illegal encroachment on rivers and canals was one of the main causes of serious flooding. Tiếp tục đọc

HCM City pushes for use of eco-friendly bags

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HCM City has urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to strengthen promotion of eco-friendly plastic bag usage, to limit the impact of nylon bags on the environment.

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All supermarkets in HCM City have committed to using eco-friendly bags. Retailers and traders in traditional markets are being encouraged to commit to using eco-friendly plastic bags instead of nylon bags. 

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Painted manhole covers in Saigon hoped to increase environmental awareness

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A painted manhole covers in Saigon

Around 30 manhole covers in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City have been turned from cement and metal eyesores to exquisite paintings by a group of young people hoping to raise awareness of the city’s battle against litter.

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Old, hideous manhole covers on Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Tan Da, and Trieu Quang Phuc Streets have become relics of the past, replaced by scenes of fish ponds and nature’s beauty.

The project was initiated by Youth Union members from the district’s Ward 10, with fine art students from Saigon University serving as the primary artists for the campaign.

“We have ask private businesses and individual donors to sponsor the paintings,” said  Nguyen Ngoc Uyen Phuong, deputy secretary of the ward Youth Union,

“If we are able to raise more funds, we can expand the program to other streets in District 5.”

It is not uncommon for manhole covers to double as dumpsters in districts throughout the city.

“Since the covers were changed to art, people have stopped littering on them,” Nguyen Phuong Hoa, a 54-year-old street vendor on Tan Da, said.

“It is also relaxing to look at the paintings while I sell here every day.”

Architect Ngo Viet Nam Son said artwork and its contribution to the urban landscape should be respected.

Vo Thi Minh Hue, a psychological expert, believes the beautiful manhole covers, as well as walls featuring colorful murals, will encourage more walking amongst local residents.

“Residents will also feel the need to keep the street clean,” she said.

However, some are concerned that the paintings will do more harm than good.

“Many Vietnamese like to stop and watch anything unusual they see on the street.  These people will cause traffic jams if they’re distracted by these exquisite manhole covers,” one Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reader said.

Another reader believes that it is more important to have clean sewages and safe manholes than beautiful covers.

Below are some pictures of the new artwork.

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Saigon underground market

Last update 10:53 | 22/05/2017

In District 1, away from all the upscale restaurants and swanky bars of the financial and entertainment districts is the first underground market of Saigon, where authentic Vietnamese food is crafted and enjoyed daily.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 1Sense Market is located at the centre of District 1, B Park 23/9 and below Sen Hong Stage. The market opened January 7.

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The entry road to the Sense Market is lush with green vegetation bordering it.  It is just a short 10-minute walk to the popular Ben Thanh Market. Tiếp tục đọc