[Podcast] Songs From Southeast Asia: Vietnamese Music Through the Ages

[Podcast] Songs From Southeast Asia: Vietnamese Music Through the Ages

Given the country's geography and the many twists and turns in its history, defining a distinctly Vietnamese sound is no...

[Photos] Hanoi Displays Possible Designs for Long Thanh Airport

[Photos] Hanoi Displays Possible Designs for Long Thanh Airport

If you happen to be in Hanoi over the next two weeks, drop by Van Ho Exhibition Center at 2 Hoa Lu Street for a chance t...

Construction on D2’s Rach Chiec Sports Complex to Start Next Year

Construction on D2’s Rach Chiec Sports Complex to Start Next Year

After over two decades of deliberation, construction is set to begin on District 2’s Rach Chiec Sport Complex in 2017.

#WeAreSaigoneer: Instagram Shots of the Week

#WeAreSaigoneer: Instagram Shots of the Week

From hand-painted signs to nón lá to the quiet coast of Con Dao, this is what we saw through our lens this week.

Hanoi to Spend $2m on Promotional Materials With CNN

Hanoi to Spend $2m on Promotional Materials With CNN

Hanoi city officials have inked a two-year, US$2 million deal with American news channel CNN to air promotional tourism ma...

[Illustrations] Award-Wining Comic Depicts Favorite Pastimes of Ancient Vietnamese Elite

[Illustrations] Award-Wining Comic Depicts Favorite Pastimes of Ancient Vietnamese Elite

In its latest volume, Vietnam’s award-winning comic series Long Than Tuong shines a light on the country’s favorite pastim...

News

Grab Reports Over 60 Drivers Assaulted by Traditional Xe Ôms

Grab Reports Over 60 Drivers Assaulted by Traditional Xe Ôms

In a sign of just how cut-throat competition in the xe ôm industry has become, several dozen GrabBike drivers in Saigon have reported being at...

Myanmar Conducting Ethnic Cleansing Against Rohingya: UN Official

Myanmar Conducting Ethnic Cleansing Against Rohingya: UN Official

As a campaign of collective punishment against the Rohingya ethnic group continues in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, Bangladeshi border gu...

Arts & Culture

Vietnamese Designer Sparks Debate With Modernized National Costume

Vietnamese Designer Sparks Debate With Modernized National Costume

Miss Vietnam's national costume for the 2016 Miss Supranational beauty pageant, created by designer Le Long Dung, has sparked debate over it...

Vietnam’s International Tourist Arrivals to Hit 10m by End of Year

Vietnam’s International Tourist Arrivals to Hit 10m by End of Year

Before the year is out, Vietnam is on track to welcome its 10 millionth international visitor, a landmark achievement for the country’s tour...

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Old Saigon

A Brief History of Saigon's Independence Palace

A Brief History of Saigon's Independence Palace

Fifty years ago today, South Vietnam’s then-president Nguyen Van Thieu inaugurated the city’s Independence Palace on October 31, 1966.

Street Cred: Chu Van An, Vietnam's Educator Extraordinaire

Street Cred: Chu Van An, Vietnam's Educator Extraordinaire

To celebrate Vietnamese Teacher’s Day 2016, this week’s Street Cred brings you the story of one of Vietnam's most beloved educators, Chu Van...

A Throwback to Saigon's Original Tramway Network

A Throwback to Saigon's Original Tramway Network

As ever-increasing levels of traffic congestion and air pollution turn many of Ho Chi Minh City’s road junctions into choking bottlenecks, m...