Saigoneer

dumbOt: An Engineering Student's Quest to Bring Robotics to the People

dumbOt: An Engineering Student's Quest to Bring Robotics to the People

Before graduating from high school, Nguyen Phuong Duy had already done more than most of his peers.

Vietnamese Universities Urged to Conduct Classes, Staff Meetings in English

Vietnamese Universities Urged to Conduct Classes, Staff Meetings in English

In an effort to improve the language skills of university students, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha ha...

[Photos] A Day in the Life of Hanoi's Last Blacksmith

[Photos] A Day in the Life of Hanoi's Last Blacksmith

As Hanoi gears up for modern mega-projects like a US$1 billion metro line  and the world’s tallest broadcasting tower ,...

The Saga of the Bánh Mì

The Saga of the Bánh Mì

While Hanoi gets all the credit for phở , touting itself as the birthplace of Vietnam's national dish , Saigon holds the dis...

Hanoi May Ban Motorbikes by 2025

Hanoi May Ban Motorbikes by 2025

Hanoi's municipal government may ban motorbikes from the streets of the capital by 2025.

News

Saigon to Bury All Electrical Wires by 2020

Saigon to Bury All Electrical Wires by 2020

Saigon’s iconic electrical wiring may soon be a thing of the past as city officials work to bury power lines underground by 2020.

Vietnam to Reinstate 'Thief Hunter' Squad

Vietnam to Reinstate 'Thief Hunter' Squad

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security plans to revive the former “Thief Hunters”, a specialized police unit known for taking on the country'...

New Report Claims China Uses Political Prisoners for Organ Harvesting

New Report Claims China Uses Political Prisoners for Organ Harvesting

A disturbing new report compiled by journalist Ethan Gutmann, human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian politician David Kilgour s...

Eat & Drink

Hẻm Gems: For Good Phở in Saigon, a Dollar Is All You Need

Hẻm Gems: For Good Phở in Saigon, a Dollar Is All You Need

You can really stretch a dollar in this country. That's two cà phê sữa đá or two bánh mì , a couple liters of bia hơi , a xe ôm ride, a well-bargained...

Old Saigon

Saigon's State Bank Building to Be Named a National Relic

Saigon's State Bank Building to Be Named a National Relic

In a rare win for the heritage buildings of Saigon, officials have announced their intention to add the city's State Bank Building to the list...

Take a Ride on the Langbian Cog Railway, Circa 1927

Take a Ride on the Langbian Cog Railway, Circa 1927

The Langbian Cog Railway was opened in stages between 1919 and 1932. The first 40 kilometers of the line from Tourcham (Tháp Chàm) to Krông ...

The Lost Railway That Once Connected Da Nang and Hoi An

The Lost Railway That Once Connected Da Nang and Hoi An

One hundred years ago, visitors to Tourane (Đa Nẵng) could alight from their train right outside the Hàn Market and, after crossing the Hàn ...