Art for You Returns to Saigon

Art for You Returns to Saigon

In Vietnam and around the world, Art with a capital "A" can be an intimidating subject. The pressure to "get" abstract o...

Vietnam Ranks 94 of 155 on Global Happiness Index

Vietnam Ranks 94 of 155 on Global Happiness Index

While you’ll see no shortage of smiles on Saigon’s streets, happiness levels in Vietnam are up for debate.

Saigon Unveils Plan to Turn Downtown D1 Into Pedestrian Zone Amid Sidewalk Clearance Efforts

Saigon Unveils Plan to Turn Downtown D1 Into Pedestrian Zone Amid Sidewalk Clearance Efforts

Amid Saigon’s fervent sidewalk clearance campaign , city officials recently unveiled another ambitious project to turn mos...

[Illustrations] The Art of Saigon Street Food

[Illustrations] The Art of Saigon Street Food

There is a lot to love about Saigon street food.

Bus Driver Careens into Saigon Canal

Bus Driver Careens into Saigon Canal

Early yesterday morning, a bus careened off the road and into Saigon's Tau Hu Canal.

Arts & Culture

[Illustrations] The Rustic Charm of South Korea's Mom-and-Pop Shops

[Illustrations] The Rustic Charm of South Korea's Mom-and-Pop Shops

While Hallyu fans take an interest in Korean culture because of its massive entertainment industry and eye-catching fashion sense, South Korea...

Saigoneer Getaways: Vietnam’s Subterranean Wonders

Saigoneer Getaways: Vietnam’s Subterranean Wonders

The dense, untouched forests of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province hide some of the world’s greatest underground geologi...

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Poke Saigon: Where Hawaiian Island Culture Meets Japanese Culinary Freshness

Poke Saigon: Where Hawaiian Island Culture Meets Japanese Culinary Freshness

Eating healthy in Saigon can be a challenge at times. There are many indulgent temptations, from burgers and beer to decadent desserts. Emma...

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Information provided by the proprietor: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island is the first 5-star luxury resort on the island, located on the f...

WisePass Solves the Question of 'What Are You Doing Tonight?'

WisePass Solves the Question of 'What Are You Doing Tonight?'

The Saigon-based tech company offers a nightly bottle of spirits or wine at Saigon’s finest establishments through a user-friendly app, maki...

Old Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral to Undergo Major Roof Renovation

Notre Dame Cathedral to Undergo Major Roof Renovation

With the recent approval of the municipal government, Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral will begin a major roof renovation project as early as n...

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...

Society

[Photos] The Shield: Hanoi's 'Machine' House

[Photos] The Shield: Hanoi's 'Machine' House

A group of Hanoian architects rose to the challenge of striking a balance between commercial and residential space in a local tube house.

Grab to Open R&D Center in Saigon

Grab to Open R&D Center in Saigon

In order to ramp up its competitiveness in the region, Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab is establishing new research and development ce...

Saigon Will Have Better Medical Facilities Than Singapore by 2020: Health Official

Saigon Will Have Better Medical Facilities Than Singapore by 2020: Health Official

Last week, an official from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health claimed the southern hub could have better medical facilities than Sin...