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[Photos] Cho Lon's First-Ever Post Office, as Seen in the 1920s

Located at the junction of Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Chau Van Liem and Cha Va Bridge in today’s Saigon, the post office of District 5 is a well-known landmark in the mind of denizens living in the area. Not many are aware, however, that the post office used to be based a few blocks away.

in Music & Arts

In 'Tình Tính Tang,' a Progressive Metal Take on Vietnam's Folk Melodies

‘Trong Com’ is unassuming; ‘Trong Com’ is simple and easy to memorize; much like its namesake — a small drum played during traditional ceremonies, the song evokes an idealized image of Vietnam, one that’s enveloped in bucolic pastures and lined by verdant fields.

in Culture

[Photos] Life in the Time of the Masks and Coronavirus

These are strange times we're all living in.

in Literature

An Ode to Saigon’s Chò Nâu Trees

Editor's Note: This is a lyric essay, a new genre for Saigoneer. It doesn’t rely on a linear narrative or thesis-driven ...

in Street Food

Hẻm Gems: A Japanese Bánh Mì to Win Over Fusion Food Skeptics

When it comes to discussions of cuisine, I'd argue that "authentic" is the most overused word in writing and marketing, followed closely by "fusion."

in Sports

[Video] Meet Ta Anh Dung, Tao Dan Park's One-Legged Martial Arts Master

As one of Saigon’s few remaining green spaces, Tao Dan Park is a choice location for athletic city dwellers to hone fitness skills, catch some fresh air or relish the coolness of the park’s extensive canopy.

in Film & TV

Trinh Cong Son Biopic 'Em Va Trinh' to Start Filming in 2020

The biopic will be produced by the same producer as Mat Biec, the movie adaptation of the Nguyen Nhat Anh novel of the same name.

in Saigon

Street Cred: Dauntless Antiwar Icon Nguyen Thai Binh and His Tragic Death

If one were to see the streets of Vietnam as a tangled network of people whose names they took, every city would resemble a messy collection of historical fragments.

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Vietnam Aims to Double Power Generation by 2030 to Fuel Fast-Growing Economy

A fast-growing economy and rising income levels have strained the country's power grid.

in Saigon

[Photos] Cho Lon's First-Ever Post Office, as Seen in the 1920s

Located at the junction of Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Chau Van Liem and Cha Va Bridge in today’s Saigon, the post office of District 5 is a well-known landmark in the mind of denizens living in the area. Not...

in Music & Arts

[Video] This V-Pop Song About Coronavirus Is Going Viral

Besides school closures and dragon fruit bánh mì, the Covid-19 epidemic has also inspired a plethora of whimsical coronavirus-themed songs, videos and parodies.

in Asia

China to Release Dam Water in Upper Mekong to Aid Droughts

Severe droughts in the Mekong Delta region are being exacerbated by the building and storage of water in dams. 

in Music & Arts

In 'Tình Tính Tang,' a Progressive Metal Take on Vietnam's Folk Melodies

‘Trong Com’ is unassuming; ‘Trong Com’ is simple and easy to memorize; much like its namesake — a small drum played during traditional ceremonies, the song evokes an idealized image of Vietnam, one th...

in Culture

[Photos] Life in the Time of the Masks and Coronavirus

These are strange times we're all living in.

in Vietnam

As Workers Remain Without Pay, Vietnam Might Face Railway Shutdown

Bad news for anyone considering a train trip.

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Flavourised - Chef's Table Dinner @ Spiced

Intimate 4-course dinner with "Tiny Ingredients" conceptualised and hosted by chef Trí Phan - Runner-up of MasterChef Vietnam (season 1)

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GenderFunk : FUNK It Up Mini-Fest @ Arcan

GenderFunk: Funk It Up Festival Is a new concept from GenderFunk and a show unlike ANY OTHER! We are taking Drag and Performance art to a NE...

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Salsa and Taco @ Soma Saigon

Salsa and Taco is bringing the best Latin rhythms and Macho Taco, serve the best Mexican food.

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Health & Wellness Fair @ L'Herbanyste

Looking to unwind and get inspired, look no further as we've created the perfect environment for you : the first edition of the Health & Wel...

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Drift by Dat Nguyen @ 289E

Dat Nguyen and 289e presents “Drift”A solo performance7:30PM at 289e Nguyen Cong Tru

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TEN TOES DOWN 29 @ Lush

Pull up to another episode of Tentoesdown, we know ya'all be missin' us cuz we miss you too! Can't wait til next Friday? Guess you'll still ...

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Woman's Day Brunch @ Hotel Equatorial HCMC

Treat the ladies in your life something spectacular this occasion! Celebrate Women’ Day with family and your beloved women with a fantastic ...

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Open Morning 2020 @ Renaissance International School Saigon

Renaissance International School Saigon is delighted to invite interested parents, students and members of family to join our Open Morning. ...

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Wine & Cheese Day 2020 @ Saigon Outcast

Wine Vendors: Bootleggers Saigon Vinifera Viet Nam Cheese Vendors: Pizza 4P's Online Store Who Loves Cheese?