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Visitor ripped off by bogus Mai Linh driver in HCMC

27 Aug 2019 Here we go again! Upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the foreign visitor took a cab from the airdrome to a hotel on Nguyen Hue Street in District 1, about eight kilometers apart. The driver dropped him off about 100 meters away from his destination in an impolite manner before charging him VND1.2 million (US$51.6), according to the tourist’s account.It normally costs around VND150,000 ($6.45) to...

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Four storms to hit mainland in rest of 2019

The National Centre for Hydro-Met Forecasting has issued a forecast that another three to four more major storms to hit the central and southern regions for the rest of 2019. Don’t forget your raincoat or poncho! HÀ NỘI — Three to four storms are forecast to affect Việt Nam’s mainland, mostly in the central and southern regions, from now to the end of this year, according to the National Centre...

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Top dangers and how to stay safe in Ho Chi Minh City

Petty crime It is usually more dangerous in the bigger cities than the smaller towns. In smaller cities and smaller towns the community is much smaller and everyone seems to know everyone…. The most common mishap in bigger cities like Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is being snatched of your belongings by motorbike thief. Tourists, expats, and even the locals are of no exception to this most common form of crime. Almost...

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