[Photos] Preview: Nguyen Hue Flower Street

[Photos] Preview: Nguyen Hue Flower Street

Saigon’s celebrated flower street returns to Nguyen Hue Boulevard  next week to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

Vietnam, Member Countries Sign TPP in New Zealand

Vietnam, Member Countries Sign TPP in New Zealand

Representatives from the 12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have officially signed the landmark ...

Hẻm Gems: District 1's Cơm Trưa Food Court

Hẻm Gems: District 1's Cơm Trưa Food Court

If you've ever driven along Ton Duc Thang during rush hour, there's a strong chance you've almost run over a street food...

[Photos] Delays Abound as Tan Son Nhat Receives 100,000 People a Day

[Photos] Delays Abound as Tan Son Nhat Receives 100,000 People a Day

No matter where you're headed this holiday season, travelers flying out of Saigon should expect to make a day of the jou...

Vietnamese Spend $2bn on Healthcare Overseas

Vietnamese Spend $2bn on Healthcare Overseas

While foreigners are coming to Vietnam for medical tourism, locals are spending US$2 billion a year on healthcare abroad...

Arts & Culture

Middle-Aged Japanese Man Dressed as Schoolgirl Visits Vietnam

Middle-Aged Japanese Man Dressed as Schoolgirl Visits Vietnam

We can all relate: you get home after a long day at the office, exhausted and ready to get out of your business casual. But when it comes to...

February Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

February Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

This year's controversial awards season is drawing to an end. With the BAFTAs and the Oscars still to come, Saigon's February program includ...

[Photos] Delays Abound as Tan Son Nhat Receives 100,000 People a Day

[Photos] Delays Abound as Tan Son Nhat Receives 100,000 People a Day

No matter where you're headed this holiday season, travelers flying out of Saigon should expect to make a day of the journey.

Eat & Drink

Inside Hong Kong's Futuristic McDonald's

Inside Hong Kong's Futuristic McDonald's

Imagine if Kylo Ren, in a fit of hanger, opened a burger joint. There would definitely be some stainless steel in there, some dim lighting a...

Hẻm Gems: An Old-School Saigon Cafe, Hiding in Plain Sight

Hẻm Gems: An Old-School Saigon Cafe, Hiding in Plain Sight

With an abundance of coffee shop chains and upscale, modern cafes in Saigon, there are very few left whose atmosphere and taste still manage...

Hẻm Gems: District 1's Cơm Trưa Food Court

Hẻm Gems: District 1's Cơm Trưa Food Court

If you've ever driven along Ton Duc Thang during rush hour, there's a strong chance you've almost run over a street food tout just north of ...

Old Saigon

[Photos] Kickin' It at the Country Club in Old Saigon

[Photos] Kickin' It at the Country Club in Old Saigon

Plenty of people complain about how hard it is to get a good workout in today's Saigon, but a century ago it was equally challenging to get ...

Street Cred: Phu Dong Roundabout

Street Cred: Phu Dong Roundabout

According to legend, the reign of the sixth Hung Vuong king  w as an era of fear for Van Lang, the country then occupying northern Vietnam....

The History of Hanoi's Lost Tramway Network

The History of Hanoi's Lost Tramway Network

When they first drew up plans for a citywide tramway network in 1894, it seemed as though the Hanoi authorities would follow Saigon’s exampl...

Society

Ready to Trade in Your iPhone for a Bphone?

Ready to Trade in Your iPhone for a Bphone?

In what some believe is a last-ditch attempt to offload its remaining stock, Vietnamese tech outfit Bkav is offering local smartphone users ...

Vietnamese Spend $2bn on Healthcare Overseas

Vietnamese Spend $2bn on Healthcare Overseas

While foreigners are coming to Vietnam for medical tourism, locals are spending US$2 billion a year on healthcare abroad.