Weekly roundup: Thu Thiem builders, retired general in hot seat, deadly storm and more

It’s official: Hanoi steamrolls motorbike ban bill through Cars will also be restricted, but not subject to a blanket ban. Vietnamese man detained for killing American tourist in Saigon The suspect said his victim had accused him of selling fake drugs. Vietnam's railway network blames budget airlines as bottom line goes south The finger-pointing parade goes unabated in Vietnam's transport sector. Here are the most valuable brands in Vietnam, as listed by Forbes Dairy giant Vinamilk stays on top, followed by military-run Viettel. This is why tourists can't go inside Saigon's iconic church Parts of the 137-year-old cathedral had…... [read more]

Sleepless in Vietnam: Saigon edition They live by night. They dream while they are awake. They make Saigon the city that we all know and love. Feel the burn: Experts warn of more deadly heat waves for Vietnam Climate change will be scorching the earth by the end of the century, with tropical countries worst at risk. Shaky internet connections in Vietnam as new undersea cable breaks The Asia Pacific Gateway was expected to be more reliable than the notorious Asia-America. Groom for hire: The dark secrets of Vietnam's strange wedding service Even 'sacred' marriage is not immune to…... [read more]

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Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors. Vietnam’s top leaders to skip usual Lunar New Year visits The government's getting tough on gift giving and wasteful spending this holiday season. Op-Ed: Whatever happened to my Rock n Roll? Saigon’s only decent indoor live music venue's been shut, so has one in Hanoi. Fall’s green rice flakes Fifty years ago, fresh green rice flakes symbolized purity and renewal. They still do. Men defy death and gravity high above Saigon’s streets... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors. Downfall: Death of a Saigon landmark, in the era of glass and concrete As consumerist lifestyle takes over, heritage preservation becomes a ‘luxury’ concern. Why Vietnam should care about how much Chinese tourists splurge More spending by Chinese visitors can boost Vietnam’s GDP by 1 percentage point. Resurrecting Vietnam’s first foodie VnExpress International will spend the next few weeks eating the great Vu Bang’s favorite meals in Hanoi. Rising stars: Vietnam’s Da Lat, Sa Pa named among best new destinations for 2017... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors. Saigon’s plan to draw tourists with weekly fireworks shows raises eyebrows Critics say the city will promote itself better by keeping the streets cleaner and safer. Derided at home, Vietnam contestant’s dress wins best costume at int’l beauty pageant The head-turning 44-kilogram dress has been the subject of harsh criticism over the past few weeks. In tale of massacre, Vietnamese survivor wants South Koreans to ‘know the truth’... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International editors. First look at 9 designs for Vietnam’s multibillion-dollar Long Thanh Airport The designs for the international airport have been unveiled for the first time to poll public opinions.... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International editors. In Vietnam, traffic accidents kill more people than pandemic diseases Vietnamese roads are ranked among the world’s worst for motorcyclists, who make up more than half of road fatalities.... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International editors. Reports of sexual violence shake expat community in Hanoi 'I can’t report them all. At this point I just consider it normal.' Vietnam’s costly foreign language program declared a failure, but to little surprise After many millions of dollars spent and years of struggling, Project 2020 appears to have met its doomed fate. Vietnam’s English skills rank seventh in Asia But the ranking does not reflect accurately the quality of English in the country.... [read more]

Revisit the week with top stories curated by VnExpress International editors. Trump victory hurts (even in Ho Chi Minh City) Saigon’s bright enthusiasm for all-things America vanished under an infamous toupee.... [read more]




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