An Ode To Saigon’s Rain Showers

An Ode To Saigon’s Rain Showers

Despite the inconveniences that unpredictable rain showers bring to Saigon, they are an essential part of the city’s cha...

The Ice Bucket Challenge Takes Off In Vietnam

The Ice Bucket Challenge Takes Off In Vietnam

The ice bucket challenge has arrived in Vietnam, with even the Minister of Transport being asked to take the plunge, rep...

[Video] Viet Teens Use Mosquito Larva As Inspiration For Amazingly Awkward Dance

[Video] Viet Teens Use Mosquito Larva As Inspiration For Amazingly Awkward Dance

Well, not much to say about this video other than: prepare yourself for 4 minutes of wonderful, jaw-dropping awkwardness...

[Photos] A LEGO Couple’s Journey Across Vietnam

[Photos] A LEGO Couple’s Journey Across Vietnam

Earlier this year, we saw Scottish couple, Craig McCartney and Lindsey Haggerty, travel across Europe and SE Asia with 2...

Facebook Threatens To Sue HCMC Restaurant For Using Its Name

Facebook Threatens To Sue HCMC Restaurant For Using Its Name

In a rare example of intellectual property protection in Vietnam, Facebook has threatened to sue a HCMC restaurant for u...

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News

Facebook Threatens To Sue HCMC Restaurant For Using Its Name

Facebook Threatens To Sue HCMC Restaurant For Using Its Name

In a rare example of intellectual property protection in Vietnam, Facebook has threatened to sue a HCMC restaurant for using the social netw...

Draft Degree Requires Vietnamese Make 15mil/Month To Play In Local Casinos

Draft Degree Requires Vietnamese Make 15mil/Month To Play In Local Casinos

Under the new draft degree on casino management, the Ministry of Finance has proposed that regular members at local casino clubs must make a...

[Photos] "Marlboro Boys" Captures The Disturbing Trend Of Underage Smoking In Indonesia

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Smoking may be a major public health issue in Vietnam, but in Indonesia, the deadly habit has been taken up by the country’s youth, some of ...

Arts & Culture

The Little-Known Hero’s Tomb Next To Bà Chiểu Market

The Little-Known Hero’s Tomb Next To Bà Chiểu Market

Located at the intersection of two bustling streets in Bình Thạnh District – Phan Đình Phùng and Đinh Tiên Hoàng – and a few steps from the ...

Nevertheless Solo Exhibition By Tom Smith @ VinSpace Art Studio

Nevertheless Solo Exhibition By Tom Smith @ VinSpace Art Studio

From the organizer: Tom Smith’s ‘Nevertheless’ exhibition showcases projects that Tom Smith has been working on in recent years. Smith often ...

[Photos] A LEGO Couple’s Journey Across Vietnam

[Photos] A LEGO Couple’s Journey Across Vietnam

Earlier this year, we saw Scottish couple, Craig McCartney and Lindsey Haggerty, travel across Europe and SE Asia with 2 Lego companions,&nb...

Eat & Drink

5 Unique Spins On Phở That Can Be Found In Saigon

5 Unique Spins On Phở That Can Be Found In Saigon

Phở is a known commodity. One of Vietnam’s most famous dishes and perhaps one of the world’s most famous soups , there are few mysteries (perh...

[Photos] Awesome Tree House Café In Gò Vấp District

[Photos] Awesome Tree House Café In Gò Vấp District

Gò Vấp District is home to a pretty sweet tree house , by far the largest we’ve seen in Saigon. Even more impressive, the structure, which loo...

5 Of Saigon’s Best Streets For Street Food

5 Of Saigon’s Best Streets For Street Food

Vietnam Coracle is back with a list of some of the best streets in Saigon to find plentiful bounties of street food with photos and a descrip...

Old Saigon

[Photos] The Hiệp Hoà Sugar Refinery (1927)

[Photos] The Hiệp Hoà Sugar Refinery (1927)

Covering 200 hectares of land, the Hiệp Hoà Sugar Refinery was one of the first of its kind in Vietnam when it was constructed.

12 Old Photos Of Saigon Street Vendors

12 Old Photos Of Saigon Street Vendors

No matter if you’re a local or a foreigner, one image from Saigon will always stay with you - street vendors - an integral weave in the city...

14 Beautiful Old Photos (And A Short History) Of Da Nang

14 Beautiful Old Photos (And A Short History) Of Da Nang

Da Nang’s history can be traced back to 192AD when it was part of the Champa Kingdom, only becoming part of Vietnam after the culmination of...

Society

$189 Million Plan To Give 300,000 HCMC Students Tablets Draws Criticism

$189 Million Plan To Give 300,000 HCMC Students Tablets Draws Criticism

Last week the HCMC Department of Education proposed a plan to equip 300,000 primary students with tablets for the coming school year, report...

Dengue Fever On The Rise In HCMC

Dengue Fever On The Rise In HCMC

According to Thanh Nien , doctors in HCMC have noticed an alarming rise in the number of dengue fever cases in recent weeks, especially among ...