Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:00

Pedestrianising District 1

Nguyen Hue in Central Saigon

There is a current proposal to establish a designated pedestrian zone in District 1.

Published in Know Your City
Monday, 15 August 2016 04:19

Nguyen Hue

Photo by Bao Zoan

From a canal to the first pedestrian-only street in Saigon, Nguyen Hue has become a phenomenon since it was opened last year. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Bao Zoan

Published in The Stories
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:19

The Accidental Boulevard

Nguyen Hue in the late 19th century when it was still a canal

Nguyen Hue, one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnamese history, and an emperor of the Tan Son Dynasty, has a major street in almost every Vietnamese city named after him. Yet the one in Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the best known.

Published in Know Your City
Monday, 30 November 2015 18:24

Ollie’s Kitchen

Located on the first floor of a building on Nguyen Hue, Ollie’s Kitchen is a modern and cozy joint equipped with simple wooden tables and chairs.

Published in Just In
Monday, 12 January 2015 14:02

Pendolasco Reopens

Pendolasco in Ho Chi Minh City reopens after renovation

After taking advantage of the closure of Nguyen Hue to do a short period of renovation, Saigon’s oldest Italian restaurant has reopened with a promotion to match.

Published in Just In
Sunday, 14 December 2014 02:02

First Metro Station Now Being Constructed

A rendering of the Saigon Metro System

Construction of the four-floor below-ground section of the first station of the first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City began at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets in District 1 on Friday.

Published in Breaking
Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:32

The Myth Behind Graham Greene’s Saigon

The Quiet American is the first book you buy off the plane, and its portrayal of wartime tragedy is just romantic enough to let nostalgia creep in. But the glimpse that Evan Hudson has gotten is more of colonial depredation than bygone grandeur

Published in The Big Story

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