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Street Brawl in Bui Vien

This happened right in the middle of the famous backpacker’s district in Bui Bien. I used to live in Bui Vien and this is a high profile tourist zone. Loud music into late night, flooded with tourists and xe om. A police station is also situated maybe a hundred meters away. And still a brawl of such magnitude can take place. Source: Tuoi Tre News 60 SHARES Share on Facebook...

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Wi-Fi on Vietnam Airlines From 10 Oct 2019

Wi-Fi onboard Vietnam Airlines will be available from 10 Oct 2019. However, it will implemented on the four newly purchased Airbus A350 with code ranging from VN-A 886 to VN-A 889. The flight to South Korea on the 10 October 2019 will be the first to have Wi-Fi service. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

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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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Vietnam’s e-Visa

Vietnam has recently rolled out its phase 2 of the e-Visa program…. Visitors from 46 countries can apply entry Visa into Vietnam via the portal. 1. ARG Argentina 2. ARM Armenia 3. AUS Australia 4. AZE Azerbaijan 5. BLR Belarus 6. BRN Bruney 7. BGR Bulgaria 8. CAN Canada 9. CHL Chile 10. CHN China (Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders) 11. COL Colombia 12. CUB Cuba 13. CZE Czech Republic...

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Best place to exchange money in Ho Chi Minh City

So who is the best money changer in Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam? There are many money changers in Ho Chi Minh City. Official Money Changer  Hotel Reception (Require to produce passports at some) Gold jeweler shop (can be illegal! but nobody cares!) Banks The gold smith shops around Ben Thanh Market are probably one of the best money changer offering unbeatable rates. Those counters at the airport offers some of the worst rates. If you just...

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Man’s life in jeopardy over methanol poisoning in Vietnam

Here we go again! A Vietnamese man who was in a critical condition after consuming alcohol mixed with industrial methanol now has a bad prognosis as doctors in Ho Chi Minh City feed pure ethanol into the patient’s digestive system to delay methanol breakdown, while he is undergoing dialysis. D.V.M., a resident in Ho Chi Minh City, was admitted to the 115 General Hospital in District 10 in the early hours of...

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Tết – Vietnam’s New Year

A few more days and it is Tết! My family has already begun Tết preparation since last week. For foreigners it is important to understand and respect the importance of Tết in Vietnamese culture.  First day of spring Tết is the lunar new year which is also celebrated by some in other Asian countries. It is the first day of spring and it is the most important festive season of...

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Vinegar from industrial acid 😱

Police raided a family-run facility in Quang Ngai Province on Wednesday afternoon and found its owner Dang Thi Mua mixing acid with water to produce vinegar, the Vietnam News Agency reports. Mua, 55, and her husband were caught red-handed diluting 20 liters of industrial acetic acid, stored in two large plastic containers, with water to produce vinegar for use in cooking. News source: Tuoi Tre News This is a small time production, so...

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How to: Fake Taxi guide in Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam

In Vietnam, fake taxi is the number one on the list of complaints for tourists and expats. Ripped off for a trip, going in circles, and being robbed off are all too often and are daily affairs. In Ho Chi Minh City, the taxis are divided into two categories, company operated taxis and private (fake) taxis. Private / Fake Taxi in Vietnam Avoid at all cost, even if it means...

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