New Law Lets Those Guilty of Corruption, Bribery Escape Death by Repaying Funds

New Law Lets Those Guilty of Corruption, Bribery Escape Death by Repaying Funds

An amendment to Vietnam’s Penal Code that will go into effect next year might spare those charged with corruption and br...

Is Over-Tourism Threatening Sapa?

Is Over-Tourism Threatening Sapa?

Heading back from So’s village, there is only one way into Sapa, and one way out.

[Video] Local Youth Orchestra Wows Audience at Tan Son Nhat With Impromptu Performance

[Video] Local Youth Orchestra Wows Audience at Tan Son Nhat With Impromptu Performance

Is there a better way to while away time at the airport than to orchestrate an impromptu music performance?

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

Vietnam is once again making headlines abroad as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries on the Asian continent.

[Photos] Saigon Streets Underwater After Massive Downpour

[Photos] Saigon Streets Underwater After Massive Downpour

It looks like Saigon’s rainy season has officially arrived in town, and it made quite an entrance last night with two ho...

Old Saigon

[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: Chợ Cũ

[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: Chợ Cũ

In today's Saigon, Chợ Cũ  on Ton That Dam Street might appear like a derelict wet market, but in its heyday, the street used to be home ...

Street Cred: The Tumultuous Life of Dinh Tien Hoang

Street Cred: The Tumultuous Life of Dinh Tien Hoang

Dinh Bo Linh – also known as Dinh Hoan or Dinh Tien Hoang – was a sterling emperor who is one of the main figures in Vietnam’s long his...

Saigon’s Famous Streets and Squares: Me Linh Square

Saigon’s Famous Streets and Squares: Me Linh Square

The square known today as Quảng Trường Mê Linh has been home to five different monuments since its inception in the 1860s.