Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance Proposes VAT Increase to 12% by 2019

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance Proposes VAT Increase to 12% by 2019

In the coming years, Vietnamese consumers may find themselves shelling out more cash for goods and services.

[Photos] Emperor Bao Dai's 1942 Offering of Worship to Heaven and Earth

[Photos] Emperor Bao Dai's 1942 Offering of Worship to Heaven and Earth

Throughout Vietnam’s imperial era, ceremonial rituals were an indispensable part of a local monarch’s reign. One such ce...

Vietnam's Female Business Owners Upend Gender Stereotypes

Vietnam's Female Business Owners Upend Gender Stereotypes

Although there are still issues surrounding gender roles and perceptions of women in Vietnam, the country is in some way...

Vietnam’s Hike in Airport Service Fees Could Prompt Airfare Increase for Travelers

Vietnam’s Hike in Airport Service Fees Could Prompt Airfare Increase for Travelers

Airport service fees are set to rise this October, signalling a potential increase in airfare costs for local travelers....

Hẻm Gems: Phieu Ky’s Fantastic Phở Sa Tế

Hẻm Gems: Phieu Ky’s Fantastic Phở Sa Tế

While Pho Phieu Ky’s white walls and fluorescent lighting are nothing special, the hideaway shop in District 5 makes up ...

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[Photos] The 1920s Students of Hanoi’s Indochina University

[Photos] The 1920s Students of Hanoi’s Indochina University

In Vietnam, “ người không học như ngọc không mài ” – an uneducated person is like an unpolished gem. From the founding of Ly Nhan Tong’s Quoc T...

Street Cred: Trinh Cong Son, the Voice of a Generation

Street Cred: Trinh Cong Son, the Voice of a Generation

Earlier this week, Hanoi officials announced the conversion of the capital’s narrow Trinh Cong Son Street into a pedestrian zone featuring a...

Old Saigon Building of the Week: The Three-Legged Bridge of Cho Lon

Old Saigon Building of the Week: The Three-Legged Bridge of Cho Lon

Saigoneers born after the 1990s might be familiar with the term dân chơi cầu Ba Cẳng , or “the daredevils of Ba Cang Bridge”. However, not man...