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Crossing the DMZ: A Visit to Saigon’s North Korean Restaurant

Crossing the DMZ: A Visit to Saigon’s North Korean Restaurant

For a rather small country, North Korea occupies a prominent position in international affairs. It has the same populati...

Hospital in Southern Vietnam Misdiagnoses Male Patient as Pregnant

Hospital in Southern Vietnam Misdiagnoses Male Patient as Pregnant

In the same week that a Hanoian surgeon mistakenly operated on the wrong leg of a patient – and then asked his family...

Laos’ Third Mekong River Dam Spells Danger for the Delta

Laos’ Third Mekong River Dam Spells Danger for the Delta

Laos is preparing to begin construction on its third hydropower dam along the Mekong River.

[Video] BMXers Take on Saigon's Fringes

[Video] BMXers Take on Saigon's Fringes

This stunning commercial for Coca-Cola’s energy drink Samurai is a love letter to Saigon’s strange mix of urban chaos an...

Lao Cai Man Fixes Pothole, Gets Reprimanded by Local Officials

Lao Cai Man Fixes Pothole, Gets Reprimanded by Local Officials

Three provincial officials in Lao Cai are in trouble after berating a local man for fixing a pothole without informing t...

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Saigon to Spend $370m to Modernize Firefighting Forces

Saigon to Spend $370m to Modernize Firefighting Forces

Saigon is ready to put up some serious cash in an effort to modernize its aging firefighting fleet over the next 10 years.

Singapore Hawker Stalls Become First Street Food Restaurants to Earn Michelin Star

Singapore Hawker Stalls Become First Street Food Restaurants to Earn Michelin Star

Last week, two street stalls in Singapore made dining history as the first street vendors to be featured in prestigious Michelin restaurant ...

Old Saigon

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 ...