The disaster in Dong Nai Province has sent chaos to the north-south rail route, which connects Hanoi and HCMC.
Drought and saltwater intrusion begin to take toll on the city's water supplies, after leaving the Mekong Delta reeling.
Offenders are forced to clean streets, after paying a fine.
The Vietnamese diaspora is sending record remittances.
The capital city stands at number 8 in the new Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice list.
The service is satisfactory, but the new route could have used better promotion.