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A food tour of Vietnam is not to be missed: New York Times

Sesbania sesban and mud carps sour soup is one of the most typical dishes eaten during the flooding season downstream in the Mekong Delta.

The New York Times has named Vietnam among seven journeys ideal for a cultural exploration through its cuisine. It has specifically mentioned a culinary tour along the Mekong River. The New York Times’ recommendation comes as food tourism emerges as a rising trend, prompting tour companies and cruise lines to …

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Living in small alleys? HCMC buses may still pick you up

A public bus is stuck in traffic in Ho Chi Minh City.

HCMC’s Center for Traffic Management has recommended that the city operate mini buses for last-mile transit into alleys and narrow roads. Ho Chi Minh City and indeed all Vietnamese urban areas are riddled with extremely small streets that regular city buses cannot enter, said the center under the city’s transport …

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HCM City hosts Vietnam-Japan festival

A Vietnam-Japan Festival was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 16 to mark the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations. Addressing the event, Nguyen Cong Tanh, President of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City, said that the Vietnam-Japan relations have been in the best …

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HCM City calls for investment in building smart city

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the event

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has called for investment in building an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) and a Socio-Economic Simulation and Forecast Centre. The two centres are among the key measures in a master plan on developing Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in the 2017-2020 …

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Vietnam’s ride-hailing market heats up again

The competition in the Vietnamese US$1.7 billion ride-hailing market is reviving up with the participation of more players after several months under the dominance of giant Grab. With a population of over 93 million and a fast-growing transportation service market, Vietnam has become a lucrative place not only for local …

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