Event Rewind: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2014

Event Rewind: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2014

On the afternoon of September 28, 300 bikers on approximately 200 bikes took to Saigon’s Streets in formal attire in sup...

Saigon’s Metro Line 2 $784 Million More Than Expected And Delayed 2 Years

Saigon’s Metro Line 2 $784 Million More Than Expected And Delayed 2 Years

Due to inflation and an improved design which calls for the use of more expensive materials, HCMC’s metro line 2 (that w...

Rapping Vietnamese Newscasters Take Home Prize At World Journalism Awards

Rapping Vietnamese Newscasters Take Home Prize At World Journalism Awards

Expats aren’t the only ones who can rap in Vietnam. Not only does the country boast an up and coming group of young hip-h...

A Week After Expat’s Deadly Accident, A Different Story Emerges

A Week After Expat’s Deadly Accident, A Different Story Emerges

In the early morning hours of September 21, a foreign man was killed at the intersection of Điện Biên Phủ and&...

The Lost Inner-City Waterways Of Saigon And Chợ Lớn - Part I

The Lost Inner-City Waterways Of Saigon And Chợ Lớn - Part I

When the French arrived in 1859, both Saigon and Chợ Lớn were criss-crossed by networks of canals and creeks, making it ...

Arts & Culture

16 Pictures Of Vietnam’s Peckish Urban Chickens

16 Pictures Of Vietnam’s Peckish Urban Chickens

In many developing countries the line between urban and rural is often blurred. If you live in Saigon or Hanoi, the lack of this distinction...

Passengers On Delayed Flights In Vietnam To Receive Compensation

Passengers On Delayed Flights In Vietnam To Receive Compensation

Starting December 1, Vietnamese airlines will be required to give passengers compensation in the form of meals and accommodation if their fl...

Eat & Drink

Anthony Bourdain: First Trip To Vietnam "Was Life-Changing"

Anthony Bourdain: First Trip To Vietnam

Gordon Ramsay isn't the only celebrity chef obsessed with Vietnam . But unlike Ramsay, New York chef, Anthony Bourdain, has a close personal c...

Vietnamese Bamboo Bar Makes “World’s Most Extraordinary” List

Vietnamese Bamboo Bar Makes “World’s Most Extraordinary” List

US website, Distractify , has listed Binh Duong Province’s Wind And Water as one of the “25 Most Extraordinary Bars To Experience In Your Life...

Dining In The Dark: Blackout Saigon

Dining In The Dark: Blackout Saigon

Last weekend, I really wanted to do something a bit different. And by different, I mean different as this went beyond just trying out a new re...

Old Saigon

How Saigon’s Floating Hotel Ended Up In North Korea

How Saigon’s Floating Hotel Ended Up In North Korea

There was a time, not too long ago, when Saigon wasn’t full of tourists and backpackers. In the late 1980s, Vietnam had just opened its door...

The Story Of A Famous Photograph

The Story Of A Famous Photograph

At the end of the American War, two photographs became icons of the Fall Of Saigon. One was the photo of the North Vietnamese tank crashing ...

[Photos] The Amazing Evolution Of Phan Xích Long Street

[Photos] The Amazing Evolution Of Phan Xích Long Street

When we think about the words “new urban area” applied to Ho Chi Minh City, we usually think about Phu My Hung at Saigon South in District 7...

Society

Saigon’s Metro Line 2 $784 Million More Than Expected And Delayed 2 Years

Saigon’s Metro Line 2 $784 Million More Than Expected And Delayed 2 Years

Due to inflation and an improved design which calls for the use of more expensive materials, HCMC’s metro line 2 (that will run from Bến Thà...

3 Reasons Why Wind Power Has A Strong Future In Vietnam

3 Reasons Why Wind Power Has A Strong Future In Vietnam

Not long ago, I traveled to Vietnam’s countryside, mainly in the Mekong Delta provinces. Along the way, I stumbled upon a number of churning...