​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City

The parade is part of a month-long series of nationwide events

By Tuoi Tre News September 25, 2017, 11:58 GMT+7

 
A giant six-band rainbow flag is seen at the pride parade on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, September 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s LGBT community took to downtown Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Sunday for a pride parade to demonstrate love and campaign for equality.

The parade was part of the 2017 VietPride series of events, which include multiple parades throughout Vietnam to show support and campaign for equality for Vietnam’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The annual VietPride was first organized in Hanoi in 2012, before growing to become a nationwide event joined by tens of thousands every year. Continue reading “​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City”

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Seven new river tours launched in Saigon

A brand new fleet of high-speed canoes will ferry tourists through the city’s canals

By Tuoi Tre News

September 29, 2017, 13:46 GMT+7

​Seven new river tours launched in Saigon
People are seen on a high-speed canoe in this photo posted on Saigontourist Facebook.
Saigontourist inaugurated a fleet of five brand new high-speed canoes on Thursday as it launched seven new river tourism routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring areas.

Each canoe is capable of carrying 20 passengers at maximum speeds of 50kph, Saigontourist said at the launch ceremony at the city’s Tan Cang tourism area. Continue reading “Seven new river tours launched in Saigon”

Groundwater use continues in HCM City

Update: September, 22/2017 – 08:00

Workers at Thủ Đức Water Company check the operation system. In addition to clean water supplied by companies like this, people in many residential areas use groundwater for their daily activities due to a shortage of tap water. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.- Continue reading “Groundwater use continues in HCM City”

Dĩa cơm trên tường, chuyện kể…

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Ngày tất bật phục vụ bệnh nhân ở các bệnh viện. Tối về ăn uống qua loa rồi chạy đến các điểm hẹn nhập vai ca sĩ kiếm tiền mua cơm. Cứ thế, nhóm Blouse Trắng Buôn Ma Thuột với sự tích cực hỗ trợ của nhiều “áo bông” một năm qua đã quyên được hơn 40 nghìn đĩa cơm ngon lành cho nhiều người cùng khổ trong các bệnh viện. Và không chỉ có thế …

Phát phiếu Dĩa cơm trên tường cho bệnh nhân khoa Ung Bướu ở BVĐK Đắk Lắk

Continue reading “Dĩa cơm trên tường, chuyện kể…”

Early Mid-Autumn colors at District 5’s lantern street

Last update 17:09 | 20/09/2017

Although the Mid-Autumn Festival is still half a month from now, thousands of local and foreign tourists are rushing to the lantern quarter on Luong Nhu Hoc and Phu Dinh streets in HCMC’s District 5 during the weekend to admire the beauty of sparkling lanterns in different shapes and vibrant colors, pose for stunning photos and immerse themselves in the joyful and jubilant atmosphere.  Continue reading “Early Mid-Autumn colors at District 5’s lantern street”

City district steps up connection with citizens

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Update: September, 14/2017 – 09:00

A woman uses the application Bình Thạnh trực tuyến.—VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
HCM CITY — A district in HCM City has stepped up its efforts to respond to residents’ complaints within five seconds via a newly-launched mobile application.At 9.36am last Friday morning, a message popped up on the computer screen of the Deputy Head of Bình Thạnh District’s Urban Management Division, Vũ Thị Hội Diễm. A photo attached to the message showed a motorbike parked illegally on the pavement on Điện Biên Phủ Street. Continue reading “City district steps up connection with citizens”

HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 09:00

Pre-treatment garbage classification in HCM City. — Photo ecc-hcm.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Every commune or ward in HCM City will be allocated VNĐ500 million (US$22,000) this year towards addressing a funding shortage for sorting waste before it is treated.

The municipal Department of Finance has said the allocation will be increased to VNĐ1 billion at the beginning of next year. Continue reading “HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish”

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam

Thieves have even stolen a bowl of pork bones and a chopping knife

By Tuoi Tre News

September 03,2017, 14:15 GMT+7

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam
Rooms rented by low-income workers and peddlers in Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City are often ‘visited’ by thieves, even in broad daylight. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An increase in theft, muggings and robberies have worried neighborhoods around industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, despite law enforcers’ best efforts to reduce them.

Tan Tao Industrial Park and Pou Yuen Factory, both in the city’s Binh Tan District, are among the identified ‘hotpots.’ Continue reading “Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam”

“Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen

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(TN&MT) – Trên địa bàn quận Bình Thạnh (TP.HCM) vẫn tồn tại những con rạch đen, ô nhiễm môi trường ở mức nghiêm trọng suốt một thời gian dài, gây nhiều bức xúc cho người dân. Trước tình trạng này, Sở TN&MT TP.HCM đã đề xuất thực hiện một loạt các giải pháp để cải tạo những dòng kênh đen, trả lại môi trường sống cho người dân.

Ô nhiễm nghiêm trọng

Từ lâu, rạch Bùi Hiếu Nghĩa, Cầu Bông, Cầu Sơn, Long Vân Tự…đã mặc định trong suy nghĩ của người dân quận Bình Thạnh là những con rạch ô nhiễm, mong muốn được cải tạo sớm ngày nào tốt ngày ấy. rạch Lăng, rạch cầu Sơn, rạch Long Vân Tự Continue reading ““Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen”

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City

 

The general director of the firm has claimed that it was ‘a mistake’ by his employees
By Tuoi Tre News

August 30,2017, 13:45 GMT+7

​Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City
The solid waste treatment plant operated by Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A company in Ho Chi Minh City has raised serious concerns after being caught burying a large amount of untreated garbage without permission from authorities.A recent probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has revealed that Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC has been burying solid waste in an area within the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex in Cu Chi District, about 100 meters away from the company’s headquarters. Continue reading “Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa”

A taste of Cambodia in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 27/06/2017

Its official name is Le Hong Phong Market, but for decades people have been calling this market in HCM City’s District 10 “Cambodian Market” simply because it sells certain products from Cambodia.

Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

After turning into alley 374/51 on Le Hong Phong Street, it is easy to find the market since Cambodian colours can be seen all over the place.

The market dates back to the 1970s when Vietnamese-Cambodians were forced to flee Cambodia due to civil war. They returned to Viet Nam and set up the market together, according to a vendor named Tu Xe.

These days, Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

Some photos of the market:

Chợ Miên, Sài Gòn, khô cá lóc, Camphuchia, quận 10, Lê Hồng Phong
Tu Xe stall Continue reading “A taste of Cambodia in Saigon”

Saigon pet owners in expat neighborhood lose sleep over mass poisonings

The culprits remain at large with Thao Dien residents demanding action to be taken

By Tuoi Tre News

August 28,2017, 14:46 GMT+7

​Saigon pet owners in expat neighborhood lose sleep over mass poisonings
A poster made by Fernando Ruizbo
A series of cat and dog poisonings took place in Thao Dien, a popular neighborhood for expats in Ho Chi Minh City, over the past week, with pet owners calling on local authorities to start an investigation to find the culprit.

The pet poisoning in Thao Dien, located in expat-heavy District 2, was posted online by Fernando Ruizbo, a 38-year-old Colombian. Continue reading “Saigon pet owners in expat neighborhood lose sleep over mass poisonings”

Saigon’s best restaurants for local food

Last update 09:00 | 26/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The best local restaurants in HCM City are legendary establishments that have stood the test of time, offering authentic and satisfying meals at incredibly attractive prices. 

Nguyen Thi Thanh (Lunch Lady)

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Unlike many local restaurants in this list, Nguyen Thi Tanh (or Lunch Lady) only cooks one dish per day, changing the dish according to the day. Continue reading “Saigon’s best restaurants for local food”

Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation

Groundwater is not safe for consumption and its exploitation can cause subsidenceBy Tuoi Tre News

August 24,2017, 14:35 GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation
A resident uses underground water from a well to clean dishes in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed a prohibition on underground water exploitation in certain metropolitan locations to ensure public health and prevent potential subsidence.The municipal People’s Committee has ordered the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to establish a map indicating locations where underground water exploitation could pose a danger to local residents. Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh City proposes ban on groundwater exploitation”

Saigon: ​Bui Vien Walking Street to officially debut tonight

Visitors can now have a much more enjoyable experience on the most popular street in Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’

By Tuoi Tre News

August 20,2017, 10:19 GMT+7

​Bui Vien Walking Street to officially debut tonight
People take a stroll on Bui Vien Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on the night of August 19, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Following over a month of delay, Bui Vien Walking Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ is set to have its grand opening tonight, August 20.

Located in Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, the city’s newest pedestrian street is scheduled to debut on Sunday night, offering local residents and tourists a wide variety of entertainment activities.

The promenade stretches 850 meters long from the Bui Vien intersection with Tran Hung Dao-Nguyen Thai Hoc Streets to Cong Quynh Street. Continue reading “Saigon: ​Bui Vien Walking Street to officially debut tonight”