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National Assembly Member Suggests Imposing Departure Tax on Citizens, Tourists

National Assembly Member Suggests Imposing Departure Tax on Citizens, Tourists

The implementation of a departure tax, an elector of the National Assembly argued, could bring in additional revenue to ...

Morning Stories Roundup: Lychee Exports, Gender Imbalance and Landfill Stench

Morning Stories Roundup: Lychee Exports, Gender Imbalance and Landfill Stench

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Each morning, we select some of the most impor...

Art Experts Call for 'Rescue' of Colonial Era Murals Blocked by Buildings

Art Experts Call for 'Rescue' of Colonial Era Murals Blocked by Buildings

The murals are the brainchild of the first and second class of students and teachers of the École des Beaux-Arts de l'In...

Many Homes in Vietnam Lack Toilets. But Thanks to Women, That's Changing.

Many Homes in Vietnam Lack Toilets. But Thanks to Women, That's Changing.

At daybreak, when crickets croon and Tan Xuan Commune is still awash in darkness, Chung is already awake. “We will suppo...

[Illustrations] A Calendar Created Specifically for Saigon's Wet and Dry Seasons

[Illustrations] A Calendar Created Specifically for Saigon's Wet and Dry Seasons

Saigon is in the midst of a full-on rainy season whose watery mood swings almost make us miss the heat of the dry season...

Saigon Becomes 55th Vietnam Locality Infected With African Swine Fever

Saigon Becomes 55th Vietnam Locality Infected With African Swine Fever

On June 11, the disease, which is disastrous for pork production but poses no health risks to humans, was identified at ...

Old Saigon

Saigon's Built Heritage Is Under Threat. How Do We Protect What's Left?

Saigon's Built Heritage Is Under Threat. How Do We Protect What's Left?

In an exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Exploring Saigon-Chợ Lớn: Vanishing Heritage of Hồ Chí Minh City , historian Tim Doling discusse...

[Photos] A Visual Anthology of Life and Fashion of 1970 Saigoneers

[Photos] A Visual Anthology of Life and Fashion of 1970 Saigoneers

One of Saigon's most compelling attractions has always been the people, and this collection of photos taken from the 1970s shows us just why...

From Botany Institute to Amusement Park: The Evolution of Thao Cam Vien Sai Gon

From Botany Institute to Amusement Park: The Evolution of Thao Cam Vien Sai Gon

Local parks such as the Jardin d’Espagne and Jardin de la Ville, now Tao Dan Park, were a focal point of Saigon’s early urban development. B...

Event Coverage

Saturday Night @ Lush

Saturday Night @ Lush

It was an awesome night of fun with DJ Katch on the decks

Ladies Night @ Lush

Ladies Night @ Lush

Join us for some fun at Saigon's hottest Ladies Night.

Saturday Night @ Lush

Saturday Night @ Lush

It was David Sosa's big birthday bash and we had fun!

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