Saigoneer | Stories https://saigoneer.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:11:19 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) All Aboard Bus 146, Home of Plushies, Rubber Chickens and a Side of Humanity http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25611-all-aboard-bus-146,-home-of-plushies,-rubber-chickens-and-a-side-of-humanity

“Cute” doesn’t seem like a fitting descriptor for any mode of public transport, but a bus in Saigon is driving straight into the heart of Saigoneers for being the quintessence of “smotheringly adorable.”

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Uyên Đỗ. Photo by Albie Prieto.) Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:22:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25611-all-aboard-bus-146,-home-of-plushies,-rubber-chickens-and-a-side-of-humanity
In a D6 Hẻm, Saigon's Last Remaining Broom-Making 'Village' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25595-in-a-d6-hẻm,-saigon-s-last-remaining-broom-making-village

Nestled in a hẻm on Phạm Phú Thứ Street, District 6 is Saigon’s last remaining broom-making village.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Tuyết Nhi. Photos by Tuyết Nhi.) Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:52:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25595-in-a-d6-hẻm,-saigon-s-last-remaining-broom-making-village
Huế Launches Public Bicycle Trial Program With 7 Stations, 250 Bikes http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25583-huế-launches-public-bicycle-trial-program-with-7-stations,-250-bikes

This Monday, Huế launched the pilot phase of its public bike rental system.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:04:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25583-huế-launches-public-bicycle-trial-program-with-7-stations,-250-bikes
Saigon Restaurant Faces Boycott Over Gruesome Poisoning of Stray Cats http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25567-saigon-restaurant-faces-boycott-over-gruesome-poisoning-of-stray-cats

Over the past week, animal lovers in Saigon were shocked to learn of a deliberate poisoning aimed at stray cats living in a local apartment complex. 

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 30 May 2022 05:07:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25567-saigon-restaurant-faces-boycott-over-gruesome-poisoning-of-stray-cats
Saigon Plans to Add 10ha of Public Parks by End of 2022 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25565-saigon-plans-to-add-10ha-of-public-parks-by-end-of-2022

The additional parks are part of a goal to have 3–4 square meters of green space per Saigon resident by 2030.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 26 May 2022 06:35:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25565-saigon-plans-to-add-10ha-of-public-parks-by-end-of-2022
Controversy Brews Over 'Minh Mạng' Herbal Tea Brand's Song Joong-Ki Packaging http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25528-controversy-brews-over-minh-mạng-herbal-tea-brand-s-song-joong-ki-packaging

A tea product featuring the face of a South Korean celebrity has turned into a royal pain for its manufacturer.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 16 May 2022 04:29:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25528-controversy-brews-over-minh-mạng-herbal-tea-brand-s-song-joong-ki-packaging
Đàm Lê Đức, Educator Extraordinaire and Matriarch of 218 Lý Tự Trọng, Passes Away at 91 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25525-đàm-lê-đức,-educator-extraordinaire-and-matriarch-of-218-lý-tự-trọng,-passes-away-at-91

If there’s such a thing as a celebrity teacher, Madame Đàm Lê Đức would be a shining example of Saigon’s educator extraordinaire.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Graphic by Phan Nhi.) Fri, 13 May 2022 07:22:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25525-đàm-lê-đức,-educator-extraordinaire-and-matriarch-of-218-lý-tự-trọng,-passes-away-at-91
Facing Another Removal Plan, Will Chợ Cũ Tôn Thất Đạm Survive 2022? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25522-facing-another-removal-plan,-will-chợ-cũ-tôn-thất-đạm-survive-2022

After years of existing on paper, Saigon authorities’ plan to remove chợ cũ might become a reality this year.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 11 May 2022 10:08:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25522-facing-another-removal-plan,-will-chợ-cũ-tôn-thất-đạm-survive-2022
Hanoi Woman Survives 7 Days in the Wild After Falling off Cliff During Pagoda Visit http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25494-hanoi-woman-survives-7-days-in-the-wild-after-falling-off-cliff-during-pagoda-visit

Would you be able to survive a week in the wilderness of Vietnam?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 04 May 2022 10:17:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25494-hanoi-woman-survives-7-days-in-the-wild-after-falling-off-cliff-during-pagoda-visit
Vietnam Removes Health Declaration Requirement for Domestic, International Travelers http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25476-vietnam-removes-health-declaration-requirement-for-domestic,-international-travelers

Citing Vietnam's continued success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health announced domestic travelers will no longer need to make health declarations and restrictions will be eased for international arrivals.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 27 Apr 2022 05:20:19 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25476-vietnam-removes-health-declaration-requirement-for-domestic,-international-travelers
A Letter From Saigoneer http://saigoneer.com/news/25449-a-letter-from-saigoneer

Saigoneers ơi!

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khôi Phạm. Graphic by Hannah Hoàng.) Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:38:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/news/25449-a-letter-from-saigoneer
Inside the Backbreaking Work of Quảng Ninh's Coal Miners http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21058-inside-the-backbreaking-work-of-quảng-ninh-s-coal-miners

“I am a person with two skin tones.”

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Đồng Hiếu.) Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:39:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21058-inside-the-backbreaking-work-of-quảng-ninh-s-coal-miners
Hanoi Envisions 6 More Metro Lines for City Center by 2050 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21054-hanoi-envisions-6-more-metro-lines-for-city-center-by-2050

Earlier this week, Hanoi unveiled a general plan for the underground development of the city center which includes adding six metro lines and 81 underground stations. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Linh Phạm) Fri, 15 Apr 2022 06:53:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21054-hanoi-envisions-6-more-metro-lines-for-city-center-by-2050
Hanoi to Establish Animal Control Squads to Catch Roaming Dogs, Cats http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21053-hanoi-to-establish-animal-control-squads-to-catch-roaming-dogs,-cats

In a city-wide campaign to curb the spread of rabies, Hanoi authorities announced that the city will form squads dedicated to snaring stray dogs.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:46:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21053-hanoi-to-establish-animal-control-squads-to-catch-roaming-dogs,-cats
5 Biggest Cities Told to Restrict Motorbikes From 2030 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21046-5-biggest-cities-told-to-restrict-motorbikes-from-2030

Will motorbikes in downtown Saigon be a thing of the past in eight years?

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Sat, 09 Apr 2022 02:48:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21046-5-biggest-cities-told-to-restrict-motorbikes-from-2030
Beauty Behemoth Sephora Enters Vietnamese Market With Digital Store http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21026-beauty-behemoth-sephora-enters-vietnamese-market-with-digital-store

Sephora, the wide-reaching consumer goods retailer, has launched an e-commerce portal for Vietnamese customers, but has revealed no plans for physical stores in Vietnam.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:59:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21026-beauty-behemoth-sephora-enters-vietnamese-market-with-digital-store
Letter From Ukraine: Kharkiv Is My Home, I Never Imagined That We Could Be Attacked http://saigoneer.com/news/21025-letter-from-ukraine-kharkiv-is-my-home,-i-never-imagined-that-we-could-be-attacked

Editor's note: This article is a personal essay written by Viktoria Grivina, a Ukrainian and friend of a member of our team. While Saigoneer has always focused our editorial content on Vietnam, as Vietnamese, we know first-hand how devastating and long-lasting the ramifications of war can be on a culture and nation, so we feel that it's important to give voice and provide support to war victims as best we can within our ability.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Viktoria Grivina. Top image by Phan Nhi.) Thu, 07 Apr 2022 06:40:56 GMT http://saigoneer.com/news/21025-letter-from-ukraine-kharkiv-is-my-home,-i-never-imagined-that-we-could-be-attacked
President Joe Biden Announces New US-Based VinFast Factory on Twitter http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21018-president-joe-biden-announces-new-us-based-vinfast-factory-on-twitter

Vietnam's domestic manufacturing industry has entered a new era. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 30 Mar 2022 11:16:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21018-president-joe-biden-announces-new-us-based-vinfast-factory-on-twitter
Highest Temperatures of the Year to Hit Saigon, Southern Provinces in April http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21014-highest-temperatures-of-the-year-to-hit-saigon,-southern-provinces-in-april

Saigon's latest hottest club is literally the entire city.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:11:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21014-highest-temperatures-of-the-year-to-hit-saigon,-southern-provinces-in-april
New Proposal to Move Tôn Đức Thắng Underground to Make Room for Walking Plaza http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21011-new-proposal-to-move-tôn-đức-thắng-underground-to-make-room-for-walking-plaza

It's ambitious, to say the least.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Mar 2022 11:31:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21011-new-proposal-to-move-tôn-đức-thắng-underground-to-make-room-for-walking-plaza
After Initial Success, Saigon's Public Bike Scheme to Expand to 4 More Districts, Hanoi http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21009-after-initial-success,-saigon-s-public-bike-scheme-to-expand-to-4-more-districts,-hanoi

Pedal power!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Michael Tatarski.) Sun, 27 Mar 2022 14:35:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21009-after-initial-success,-saigon-s-public-bike-scheme-to-expand-to-4-more-districts,-hanoi
Saigon to Launch Investigation Into Rampant Sexual Harassment on Buses http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21004-saigon-to-launch-investigation-into-rampant-sexual-harassment-on-buses

In response to many online accounts from young Saigoneers recounting their traumatic experiences on local buses, the city has announced that it would launch an investigation into the matter.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 24 Mar 2022 01:36:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21004-saigon-to-launch-investigation-into-rampant-sexual-harassment-on-buses
Construction Department Requests $2.2m to Repair, Renovate Hồ Con Rùa http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20998-construction-department-requests-$2-2m-to-repair,-renovate-hồ-con-rùa-turtle-lake

The plan calls for water-proofing the lake, fixing cracked walkways and adding a sprinkler system, as well as ornamental flowers and artistic lighting.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 23 Mar 2022 06:39:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20998-construction-department-requests-$2-2m-to-repair,-renovate-hồ-con-rùa-turtle-lake
Vietnam Reopens to International Tourists With No Quarantine Requirement http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20982-vietnam-reopens-to-international-tourists-with-no-quarantine-requirement

Bring on the elephant pants.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 16 Mar 2022 07:46:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20982-vietnam-reopens-to-international-tourists-with-no-quarantine-requirement
New Survey Ranks Vietnam 1st of 39 in Gender Equality at Home, Work http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20949-new-survey-ranks-vietnam-1st-of-39-in-gender-equality-at-home,-work

If you say so.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 10 Mar 2022 06:33:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20949-new-survey-ranks-vietnam-1st-of-39-in-gender-equality-at-home,-work
Saigon's Bạch Đằng Park to Get Trees, Restrooms, Parking Space After Complaints http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20951-saigon-s-bạch-đằng-park-to-get-trees,-restrooms,-parking-space-after-complaints

After a few months under renovation, District 1’s Bạch Đằng Wharf was unveiled as a brand-new park just before Tết last month.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 09 Mar 2022 01:11:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20951-saigon-s-bạch-đằng-park-to-get-trees,-restrooms,-parking-space-after-complaints
2 Flights to Bring Vietnamese Evacuees Back From Ukraine This Week http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20946-2-flights-to-bring-vietnamese-evacuees-back-from-ukraine-this-week

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created an enormous refugee crisis, with many Vietnamese fleeing to neighboring countries. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 07 Mar 2022 10:16:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20946-2-flights-to-bring-vietnamese-evacuees-back-from-ukraine-this-week
Sun Group Launches Premium Airline With Private Jets for Rich People http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20943-sun-group-launches-premium-airline-with-private-jets-for-rich-people

Let's hope they still have some money to spend on future cable cars.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:35:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20943-sun-group-launches-premium-airline-with-private-jets-for-rich-people
Đà Lạt Tourism Site Blasted Online for Hot Pot-Style Color Scheme http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20938-đà-lạt-tourism-site-blasted-online-for-hot-pot-style-color-scheme

It joins the ever-growing list of tourist attractions widely panned by the internet.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:11:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20938-đà-lạt-tourism-site-blasted-online-for-hot-pot-style-color-scheme
After Thủ Đức, Củ Chi Might Become Saigon's Next 'City Within a City' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20936-after-thủ-đức,-củ-chi-might-become-saigon-s-next-city-within-a-city

Two years ago, three districts in Saigon were merged to become Thủ Đức City, Saigon’s first municipal city. Experts and city officials are deliberating a decision to give Củ Chi District a similar upgrade.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:07:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20936-after-thủ-đức,-củ-chi-might-become-saigon-s-next-city-within-a-city
Saigon to Renovate Bến Thành Market, Replace Metal Roof With Tiles http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20925-saigon-to-renovate-bến-thành-market,-replace-metal-roof-with-tiles

The 110-year-old market will receive a new tiled roof, as well as infrastructure and gate upgrades.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Khoi Pham.) Thu, 24 Feb 2022 04:18:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20925-saigon-to-renovate-bến-thành-market,-replace-metal-roof-with-tiles
Vietnam Records Highest-Ever 47,000 New Covid-19 Cases on Sunday http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20923-vietnam-records-highest-ever-47,000-new-covid-19-cases-on-sunday

Over the past few days, Vietnam has consistently reported new records in the total number of daily COVID-19 cases, signaling a possible upcoming wave of infections.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Michael Tatarski.) Mon, 21 Feb 2022 05:01:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20923-vietnam-records-highest-ever-47,000-new-covid-19-cases-on-sunday
Vietnam Purchases New US Embassy in Washington DC for $23.7m http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20919-vietnam-purchases-new-us-embassy-in-washington-dc-for-$23-7m

It follows a 2021 deal in which the United States leased land in Hanoi for a new embassy. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 18 Feb 2022 10:00:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20919-vietnam-purchases-new-us-embassy-in-washington-dc-for-$23-7m
Saigon's First Electric Bus Line to Debut This Quarter http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20916-saigon-s-first-electric-bus-line-to-debut-this-quarter

The wheels on the (electric) bus go round and round.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:41:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20916-saigon-s-first-electric-bus-line-to-debut-this-quarter
Cracked Glass Panel on Tourist Bridge a Feature, Not a Bug, Owner Says http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20909-cracked-glass-panel-on-tourist-bridge-a-feature,-not-a-bug,-owner-says

Maybe just don't build glass bridges?

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 15 Feb 2022 09:40:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20909-cracked-glass-panel-on-tourist-bridge-a-feature,-not-a-bug,-owner-says
Vietnam to Remove Limits on International Flight Frequency Tomorrow http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20907-vietnam-to-remove-limits-on-international-flight-frequency-tomorrow

Another step toward some kind of normal.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 14 Feb 2022 09:42:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20907-vietnam-to-remove-limits-on-international-flight-frequency-tomorrow
Saigon Records Zero Daily Covid-19 Deaths for First Time in Months http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20900-saigon-records-zero-daily-covid-19-deaths-for-first-time-in-months

On February 9, 2022, no Saigon resident passed away because of COVID-19.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 11 Feb 2022 01:18:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20900-saigon-records-zero-daily-covid-19-deaths-for-first-time-in-months
Nguyễn-Era Fighting Arena in Hue to be Restored http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20896-nguyễn-era-fighting-arena-in-hue-to-be-restored

Are you not entertained???

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 09 Feb 2022 09:10:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20896-nguyễn-era-fighting-arena-in-hue-to-be-restored
Buddhist Peace Activist Thích Nhất Hạnh Passes Away at 95 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20876-buddhist-peace-activist-thích-nhất-hạnh-passes-away-at-95

The Vietnamese Zen master passed away at age 95 after an influential life promoting mindfulness, compassion and nonviolence.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 05:15:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20876-buddhist-peace-activist-thích-nhất-hạnh-passes-away-at-95
Sassy Tiger Statues in Bạc Liêu Get Makeover to Be Less Sassy, Turn Sullen Instead http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20865-sassy-tiger-statues-in-bạc-liêu-get-makeover-to-be-less-sassy,-turn-sullen-instead

‘Tis the season of peculiar animal statues.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:37:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20865-sassy-tiger-statues-in-bạc-liêu-get-makeover-to-be-less-sassy,-turn-sullen-instead
Saigon Confirms First 3 Omicron Covid-19 Cases in the Community http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20859-saigon-confirms-3-first-omicron-covid-19-cases-in-the-community

Does the appearance of the highly transmissible variant in the community mean another wave of the pandemic for Saigon?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 01:51:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20859-saigon-confirms-3-first-omicron-covid-19-cases-in-the-community
Food Bank Warehouse for Saigoneers in Need Opened in Saigon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20847-food-bank-warehouse-for-saigoneers-in-need-opened-in-saigon

The warehouse is aimed at streamlining the food distribution process between donors and Saigoneers in need.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:17:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20847-food-bank-warehouse-for-saigoneers-in-need-opened-in-saigon
Saigon Announces Plan to Give Poor Residents Smartphones to Aid Digitization http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20841-saigon-announces-plan-to-give-poor-residents-smartphones-to-aid-digitization

As more municipal administrative procedures migrate online, underprivileged citizens without smart devices are often left behind.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:41:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20841-saigon-announces-plan-to-give-poor-residents-smartphones-to-aid-digitization
Culture Ministry Asks Cities to Cancel Tết Fireworks to Minimize Covid-19 Risks http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20837-culture-ministry-asks-cities-to-cancel-tết-fireworks-to-minimize-covid-19-risks

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has requested relevant provincial and municipal authorities under its jurisdiction to cancel firework displays for the Lunar New Year to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:35:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20837-culture-ministry-asks-cities-to-cancel-tết-fireworks-to-minimize-covid-19-risks
Saigon Records Fewest Covid-19 Deaths in Over 5 Months http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20834-saigon-records-fewest-covid-19-deaths-in-over-5-months

Only 21 people passed away from COVID-19 on January 6 in Saigon.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:28:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20834-saigon-records-fewest-covid-19-deaths-in-over-5-months
Murder Charge Announced for Woman Who Beat 8-Year-Old to Death http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20831-murder-charge-announced-for-woman-who-beat-8-year-old-to-death

The Ho Chi Minh City Police Department announced yesterday that they are now investigating Nguyễn Võ Quỳnh Trang for murder in response to evidence that she beat her fiance's eight-year-old daughter to death as part of routine and repeated physical abuse.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 06 Jan 2022 03:04:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20831-murder-charge-announced-for-woman-who-beat-8-year-old-to-death
Year in Review: Saigoneer's Picks for Favorite Features (and More) of 2021 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20825-year-in-review-saigoneer-s-picks-for-favorite-features-and-more-of-2021

In 2021, it seems impossible to browse the news anywhere without coming across a COVID-19 update. While pandemic news is crucial to get people informed, we can all concur that reading grim information day after day has taken a toll on our mental health. For much of the latter half of the year, Saigoneer hunkered down at home as our city locked down, so we did not have much chance to write about street food or photograph Saigon sights as we would have liked.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 16 Apr 2022 07:55:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20825-year-in-review-saigoneer-s-picks-for-favorite-features-and-more-of-2021
Vietnam Says No to Proposal to Import 37 Used Train Cars From Japan http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20812-vietnam-says-no-to-proposal-to-import-37-used-train-cars-from-japan

Even though the plan to repurpose secondhand trains from Japan might be cost-effective, state officials deem them too old to be imported.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 23 Dec 2021 04:48:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20812-vietnam-says-no-to-proposal-to-import-37-used-train-cars-from-japan
Vietnam to Build Nuclear Research Reactor With Help From Russia http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25370-vietnam-to-build-nuclear-research-reactor-with-help-from-russia

With assistance from Russia, Vietnam will build a 10-megawatt nuclear reactor for researching medical treatments that could be the first step in eventually reviving moribund plans to build nuclear power plants.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 21 Dec 2021 13:47:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25370-vietnam-to-build-nuclear-research-reactor-with-help-from-russia
Xòe, a Thái Dance Tradition, Is Recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20806-xòe,-a-thái-dance-tradition,-is-recognized-as-a-unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage

Xòe, a distinctive performance art by members of the Thái ethnic minority, was the latest Vietnamese cultural tradition inscribed by UNESCO as an officially recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 24 Dec 2021 06:43:58 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20806-xòe,-a-thái-dance-tradition,-is-recognized-as-a-unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage