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HCM City welcomes six millionth int’l visitor in 2017
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HCM City welcomes six millionth int’l visitor in 2017

Ho Chi Minh City welcomed the six millionth international visitor to the southern economic hub during the year at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on December 15.

Russian products showcased in HCM City
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Russian products showcased in HCM City

NDO/VNA – Russian Export Centre and E&N Group has opened the Russian Gastro House in HCM City’s District 1 to help Russian companies introduce their products directly to Vietnamese customers.

HCM City hopes to open more pedestrian streets
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HCM City hopes to open more pedestrian streets

Ho Chi Minh City’s officials have proposed opening more pedestrian streets to attract tourists.

iPhone X sells out in HCM City
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iPhone X sells out in HCM City

A few days after hitting the market, the new iPhone X is now out of stock, according to traders.

Top 5 places near HCM City for a New Year’s trip
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Top 5 places near HCM City for a New Year’s trip

Located about 100km from HCM City, Tan Lap floating village and Long Hai beach are ideal options for travelers looking for somewhere special to spend their New Year holidays.

Snow Town in HCM City
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Snow Town in HCM City

Snow Town in Ho Chi Minh City, reopened on December 2 has become an attractive venue for young people who want to entertain themselves in a quite different place at Christmas.

Vietnam-Poland economic forum opens in HCM City
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Vietnam-Poland economic forum opens in HCM City

NDO/VNA – A Vietnam-Poland economic forum convened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 30 with the attendance of Polish President Andrzej Duda who is currently on a visit to Vietnam.

Discovering the first water bus service in HCM City
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Discovering the first water bus service in HCM City

Hundreds of city inhabitants over the weekend flocked to Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, HCMC to experience the first water bus route which was officially put into service on November 25 after more

HCM City launches first river bus route
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HCM City launches first river bus route

Ho Chi Minh City put into operation its first-ever river bus route on November 25, hoping to ease road traffic loads.

HCM City to open more food streets
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HCM City to open more food streets

Seven among ten wards of district 1 put forward measures to open food streets on the sidewalks by hour in the areas.

South Korea promotes tourism in HCM City
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South Korea promotes tourism in HCM City

A conference on introduction of tourism of Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province was organized in HCM City on November 12 with the participation of leading travel companies of South Korea and Vietnam.

More electric buses proposed for HCM City tourists
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More electric buses proposed for HCM City tourists

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City’s Department of Transport has proposed to the city’s authority to begin the operation of electric buses to transport tourists from wharfs to hotels or tourism sites.

HCM City launches bilingual tourism magazine
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HCM City launches bilingual tourism magazine

The Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Tourism has just launched a new bilingual magazine in Vietnamese and English for tourists.

Hotel occupancy rises in HCM City
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Hotel occupancy rises in HCM City

Four- and five-star hotels in HCM City have seen a slight decline in room rates although the rising number of tourists has resulted in an increase in occupancy rates at high-end hotels.

HCM City halts expansion of app-based taxi providers
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HCM City halts expansion of app-based taxi providers

The HCM City Department of Transport has ordered all app-based taxi service providers in the city to halt expansion...

HCM City launches dental-service tours
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HCM City launches dental-service tours

The tourism and dentistry sectors in HCMC last Friday jointly introduced dental-service tours allowing visitors to combine dental care with travel in the city and some other localities such as Mui Ne

Start-up event offers cooperation opportunities for HCM City, Finland
Business

Start-up event offers cooperation opportunities for HCM City, Finland

NDO/VNA – The innovative start-up conference and technology expo held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 27-28 is expected to create new opportunities for Vietnamese and Finnish businesses, investors and

Where to go on Halloween in HCM City
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Where to go on Halloween in HCM City

Halloween is a traditional Western festival celebrated every year on October 31. In recent years, this special occasion has also been organized in Vietnam, especially at some five-star hotels and

Canon EXPO 2017 opens in HCM City
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Canon EXPO 2017 opens in HCM City

Canon, the Japanese imaging company, is showing its latest products and services at the four-day Canon Expo which opened on October 26 in HCM City’s Hoa Lu Stadium.

HCM City promotes medical tourism
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HCM City promotes medical tourism

Nguyen M., a 61 year-old overseas Vietnamese from Sweden, typically received treatment for his heart disease in Europe. But on a recent trip to Viet Nam, persuaded by the qualifications of Vietnamese

HCM City has 24,000 Grab and Uber cars
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HCM City has 24,000 Grab and Uber cars

The HCM City Trasport Department has revealed that by the end of September there were 25,000 under 9-seat cars working in ride share networks, with Grab and Uber, more than double traditional taxis

Saigon Central Post Office - unique architectural complex in HCM City
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Saigon Central Post Office - unique architectural complex in HCM City

The Saigon Central Post Office, the largest in South Vietnam, is one of the city’s most emblematic architectural structures. Built between 1886 and 1891, it embraces the western architectural style

HCM City travel firms hope to profit from waterway tours
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HCM City travel firms hope to profit from waterway tours

Saigontourist has launched seven new waterway routes on the Sai Gon River and the river sections of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An.

HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans
Health

HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans

Two years after the southern city of HCM City launched family health insurance plans, family coverage languishes at just 24 percent—a disappointing result that augurs ill for the Government’s bid to

Boutique coffee shops of HCM City
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Boutique coffee shops of HCM City

Home Coffee, Midway, Hoai Niem and Darkroom are the four favourite destinations for young people seeking a cup of Joe in Ho Chi Minh City.