• Making affordable housing affordable 

    Making affordable housing affordable 

    21/05/2011 05:00

    A construction expert talks about Vietnam’s need to create more low-income housing Apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Land prices must fall to make...

  • Minimum wage increase no cause for cheer 

    21/05/2011 05:00

    State workers repairs electrical grids in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Many employees of state-owned firms are not interested in the minimum wage increase, saying it fail to match recent price hikes. The Vietnamese government’s...



    19/05/2011 05:00

    Vietnam joins world baking competition Nguyen Truong Kim Phung from ABC Bakery is one of three bakers who will take part in the he Louis Lesaffre Cup’s Asian selection round. Vietnamese bakers will...

  • The music doctor 

    The music doctor 

    15/05/2011 05:00

    The 62-year-old doctor  Nguyen Van Tho (L) with a patient. The soft tunes of Beethoven’s Symphony 4b waft through the room. A middle-aged man is on a bed listening...

  • Mother forgives teachers in class trip death 

    Mother forgives teachers in class trip death 

    14/05/2011 05:00

    The parents of drowned autistic boy hope his special education school (one of the few in Vietnam) will remain open in the wake of tragedy A class at the Bim Bim Kindergarten, for...

  • Bad directions 

    Bad directions 

    14/05/2011 05:00

    Poor signage has added to the frustration of Ho Chi Minh City’s hellacious traffic conditions A total of 13 signs had been posted in a dense cluster at a section near Sai Gon...

  • Expats clamor over crime 

    Expats clamor over crime 

    06/05/2011 05:00

    A cryptic warning from the US consulate has left foreigners wondering how bad crime really is in Ho Chi Minh City Foreign tourists in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Police in HCMC’s...

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