Viet Pride Festival Hits Hanoi This Week

Viet Pride Festival Hits Hanoi This Week

The fourth annual Viet Pride festival will kick-off this week in Hanoi to raise awareness about Vietnam’s LGBT community...

These Cutting-Edge Japanese Rice Cookers Cost Up To US$1,000

These Cutting-Edge Japanese Rice Cookers Cost Up To US$1,000

Not all rice is cooked equally, or so goes the thinking behind a slew of new rice cookers in Japan that can fetch prices...

[Renderings] A Look Inside Landmark 81, Vietnam's Future Tallest Skyscraper

[Renderings] A Look Inside Landmark 81, Vietnam's Future Tallest Skyscraper

In less than three years, the colossal Landmark 81 will rise from what was once a container port next to Saigon Pearl. O...

Vietnamese Celebrity Fined For Letting Her Child Urinate In Vomit Bag

Vietnamese Celebrity Fined For Letting Her Child Urinate In Vomit Bag

You can add singer Le Quyen to the list of Vietnamese celebrities that have  stirred controversy due to their i...

Da Lat Coffee Now Sold At Starbucks Stores Worldwide

Da Lat Coffee Now Sold At Starbucks Stores Worldwide

Starbucks is now offering up bags of single-origin Da Lat coffee at its stores in 56 countries, the first time the compa...

News

Saigon To Get $5.9m River Bus System

Saigon To Get $5.9m River Bus System

Saigon has long neglected the potential of its waterways for public transportation, a trend that the city’s Department of Transportation hop...

Da Nang’s Image Threatened By Rip-Offs, Thefts

Da Nang’s Image Threatened By Rip-Offs, Thefts

Da Nang has long served as a poster child for a Vietnamese urban development. It is clean and modern ( free WIFI! ), sports beautiful beaches ...

Eat & Drink

Da Lat Coffee Now Sold At Starbucks Stores Worldwide

Da Lat Coffee Now Sold At Starbucks Stores Worldwide

Starbucks is now offering up bags of single-origin Da Lat coffee at its stores in 56 countries, the first time the company has stocked an Ar...

Hẻm Gems: Crabs Galore @ Quán 94 Chính Gốc

Hẻm Gems: Crabs Galore @ Quán 94 Chính Gốc

For as long as I can remember, Quán 94 Chính Gốc (Crab 94 Original) has been famous for both its high prices and crab specialties. But hey, ...

Old Saigon

[Photos] Xe Vélo Solex: A Forgotten Saigon Classic

[Photos] Xe Vélo Solex: A Forgotten Saigon Classic

Both bicycles and motorbikes have long played an important role in the lives of Vietnamese (and at times, its occupiers). Starting in the 19...

Saigon’s Famous Streets And Squares: Quách Thị Trang Square

Saigon’s Famous Streets And Squares: Quách Thị Trang Square

In this, the first of a new series about the history of the famous streets and squares of Saigon and Chợ Lớn, Tim Doling looks at the histor...

Society

[Renderings] A Look Inside Landmark 81, Vietnam's Future Tallest Skyscraper

[Renderings] A Look Inside Landmark 81, Vietnam's Future Tallest Skyscraper

In less than three years, the colossal Landmark 81 will rise from what was once a container port next to Saigon Pearl. Once completed, the 4...

Viber Closes Its Vietnam Office Due To Poor Performance: Insiders

Viber Closes Its Vietnam Office Due To Poor Performance: Insiders

Viber, maker of the instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) app of the same name, announced that it has closed its Vietnam office and mov...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Gluten

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Gluten

So you’ve been told that gluten is the antithesis of healthy living. Google searches involving the words “gluten” and “bad” yield thousands ...