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On the Cusp of a Modern New Year, Reflections on a Simpler Tet Past

Every year, as the pages from my block calendar peel off, bringing me towards another Vietnamese New Year, my mind once again fills with nostalgia about an old Tet. Tet in my memory begins with my childhood in a small house nestled under a coconut grove on the outskirts of Bac Lieu in the Mekong Delta. Those were days of hardship, yet my parents worked hard so that Tet could bloom magnificently for all of us.

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Saigon Postcard No. 21: The Year of the Rat Wedding

They say it's bad to get married during your year on the Lunar Calendar. 

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Art Platform S.E.A. Focus Brings Together 20 Galleries From Vietnam, Asia

In its second year, the art platform brought together 20 galleries from across Asia and beyond, highlighting a diverse range of contemporary Asian artists in one space.

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Hẻm Gems: At a Corner of Nguyen Van Linh, Saigon's Best Korean Cold Noodles

Much like a stereotypical meet-cute in a romantic comedy, the majority of my most memorable food experiences often involve a faux pas of varying degrees of humiliation.

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Fashion, Contemporary Art Ruminations Intermingle in Designer Cong Tri's 'Cục Im Lặng'

Cuc Im Lang, the latest exhibition from renowned fashion designer Nguyen Cong Tri, presented ten collections spanning his 20-year career through the lens of ten contemporary artists across different mediums and practices.

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In a D5 Gym, a Soft-Spoken Muay Thai Legend Trains Future Fighters

I first encountered Muay Thai on a photo assignment in Bangkok a number of years ago, and this graceful, devastatingly lethal martial art has piqued my curiosity ever since. After returning to the United States, I began following the sport via late-night cable TV matches broadcast from Southeast Asia.

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[Photos] A Stroll Along Saigon's Tet Flower Streets in the 1960s

Flowers never go out of fashion.

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[Illustrations] The Mythological Race That Created Vietnam's Zodiac, Retold in Watercolor

After 12 years, Vietnam’s zodiac cycle will once again reset to welcome the Year of the Mouse, the first animal in the dozen.

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On the Cusp of a Modern New Year, Reflections on a Simpler Tet Past

Every year, as the pages from my block calendar peel off, bringing me towards another Vietnamese New Year, my mind once again fills with nostalgia about an old Tet. Tet in my memory begins with my chi...

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Northern Vietnam Just Had the Hottest Start to a Year in 5 Decades

Is it just us, or is it a little hot in here?

in Postcards

Saigon Postcard No. 21: The Year of the Rat Wedding

They say it's bad to get married during your year on the Lunar Calendar. 

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21 Studio Ghibli Films Are Coming to Netflix Vietnam in the Next 3 Months

In the upcoming months, Ghibli aficionados in Vietnam will be able to stream their favorite flicks right at home.

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2,000 Street Cleaners to Work Through Tet to Collect Saigon's Holiday Trash

Many Saigoneers will celebrate Tet by returning home, traveling to an exotic corner of the globe, or simply breathing in enormous lungfuls of the fresh air of a city with millions fewer residents.

in Music & Arts

Art Platform S.E.A. Focus Brings Together 20 Galleries From Vietnam, Asia

In its second year, the art platform brought together 20 galleries from across Asia and beyond, highlighting a diverse range of contemporary Asian artists in one space.

in Street Food

Hẻm Gems: At a Corner of Nguyen Van Linh, Saigon's Best Korean Cold Noodles

Much like a stereotypical meet-cute in a romantic comedy, the majority of my most memorable food experiences often involve a faux pas of varying degrees of humiliation.

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Board Game Sunday with Free Chips from Union Jack's @ Indika

After our bumper first edition we're back for more Board Game fun!

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Thao Dien Farmer's Market - Spring Edition @ Saigon Outcast

Come and browse some of Saigon's freshest produce, most delicious homemade goods and makers of cute household-decor at our next Thao Dien Fa...

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PIU PIU BLOCK PARTY X - The Pyjama Party Edition @ Piu Piu

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH! 08.02.2020

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The already seen never seen @ Vin Gallery

Vin Gallery is excited to announce ‘The already seen never seen’ by artist Trần Trọng Vũ. ‘The already seen never seen’ features multimedia ...

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Tet's Eve Celebration @ Broma

It seems like holidays never end. For those who are still lingering in Saigon, let's watch the fireworks and celebrate Tet's Eve with us on ...

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Tết Free Flow at Indika with Nic Ford + Sonar Lee @ Indika

Time to ring in the new year. The rat is coming and to celebrate we're having a party from 4pm till 1am! With music from Nic Ford and Sonar ...

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Spartan Community Workout tháng 1/2020 - January 2020 @ Thao Dien Pearl

Registration form: https://forms.gle/Nn1KaExbR2e1hw7i9

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TẾT Weekender @ The Lighthouse

Clear skies, Free roads, Open dance floors.. TET Staycationers let's dance!

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Friday Poker Tournaments @ The Tipsy Unicorn

Texas Hold'em Tournament every Friday at 9 pm