-- Torrential rains that lasted a whole day in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday broke rainfall records in the southern metropolis with 234 millimeters of rain recorded by 8:30 pm the same day, as experts forecast that total rainfall can top 300mm with wet weather entering day two in the city.
-- Three Vietnamese passengers have been banned from flying for 12 months after they assaulted an airline employee at the Tho Xuan Aiport in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa last Friday for not agreeing to take a photo with them.
-- Though the new location of Ho Chi Minh City’s Eastern Bus Terminal is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019, experts are concerned it will fall short of meeting traveling demands as roads near the new terminal in District 9 remain underdeveloped.
-- Since a new bridge connecting An Giang Province in southern Vietnam with Cambodia was inaugurated in April 2017, local Vietnamese fish merchants have been able to export around 60-80 metric tons of the seafood to the neighboring country daily thanks to shortened traveling distance.
-- Swiss independent think tank Horasis is holding a two-day meeting aimed at bolstering economic cooperation in Asia in the southern province of Binh Duong on Sunday and Monday, opening new doors for the Vietnamese province to attract foreign investment.
-- Ho Chi Minh City collected 22.46 percent more personal income tax in the first 11 months of 2018 compared to it did the same period of 2017, the municipal taxman announced on Sunday, citing more effective tax collection measures and taxpayers’ increased income as reasons for the growth.
-- Vietnamese dramas are losing primetime spots on national television over to reality shows, comedies, singing competitions, talk shows, and sports broadcast as viewers prefer more diverse forms of entertainment while the quality of locally produced dramas are questionable.
-- All K-12 students in Ho Chi Minh City are given a full day off on Monday as many parts of the city suffer from severe inundation as a result of torrential rains on Sunday, the municipal education department said in an emergency dispatch.
-- Vietnam’s national soccer team has cancelled their plan of arriving in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday due to torrential rains and decided instead to stay in Hanoi for another day of practice before flying to the Philippines for the first leg of the semi-finals of the 2018 AFF Championship this Sunday.