Saigoneer | Arts & Culture https://saigoneer.com/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:05:18 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Saigoneer Podcast: The Food Authenticity Debate http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16989-saigoneer-podcast-the-food-authenticity-debate

The latest podcast episode is available now, and we've got a new recording sound!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 04:10:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16989-saigoneer-podcast-the-food-authenticity-debate
Vietnamese Version of Michelle Obama’s Memoir Released in Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16977-vietnamese-version-of-michelle-obama’s-memoir-released-in-vietnam

On July 16, First News - Tri Viet officially released the Vietnamese version of Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 21 Jul 2019 04:44:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16977-vietnamese-version-of-michelle-obama’s-memoir-released-in-vietnam
[Illustrations] The Illusory, Colorful Retro Japan of Kyoko Nakamura http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16973-illustrations-the-illusory,-colorful-retro-japan-of-kyoko-nakamura

These eye-catching illustrations articulate Japan's hyper dualities.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:28:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16973-illustrations-the-illusory,-colorful-retro-japan-of-kyoko-nakamura
[Video] Watch the Cheeky Anti-Plastic PSA That's Taking Vietnam's Cybersphere by Storm http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16967-video-watch-the-cheeky-anti-plastic-psa-that-s-taking-vietnam-s-cybersphere-by-storm

A plastic bag’s life is five times that of an average human.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:23:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16967-video-watch-the-cheeky-anti-plastic-psa-that-s-taking-vietnam-s-cybersphere-by-storm
[Video] Sidewalk Barbers: A Glimpse of Old Saigon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16935-video-sidewalk-barbers-a-glimpse-of-old-saigon

Sidewalk barbershops are a symbol of old Saigon. In the face of globalization and its demands for westernization, the sight of a simple chair placed beneath an awning where one can get an affordable trim just a few meters from a busy street is gradually vanishing. 

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guionbajotal@gmail.com (Anh Nguyen. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16935-video-sidewalk-barbers-a-glimpse-of-old-saigon
Saigoneer Podcast: Nhậu Roundtable Special & Laiday Refill Station Co-Founder Quyen Nguyen http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16949-saigoneer-podcast-nhậ́u-roundtable-special-laiday-refill-station-co-founder-quyen-nguyen

The new Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:19:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16949-saigoneer-podcast-nhậ́u-roundtable-special-laiday-refill-station-co-founder-quyen-nguyen
Over 77% of Foreign Tourists in Vietnam Are From Asia, Statistics Office Says http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16953-over-77-of-foreign-tourists-in-vietnam-are-from-asia,-statistics-office-says

Tourists from the Americas make up the second-largest group of foreign arrivals in Vietnam.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:55:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16953-over-77-of-foreign-tourists-in-vietnam-are-from-asia,-statistics-office-says
Vingroup Establishes New Airline Vinpearl Air, Aviation Training Centers http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16924-vingroup-establishes-new-airline-vinpearl-air,-aviation-training-centers

The Vietnamese conglomerate continues its relentless expansion.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:25:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16924-vingroup-establishes-new-airline-vinpearl-air,-aviation-training-centers
[Illustrations] The Beauty of Saigon Street Carts Through the Eye of Its Beholder http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16922-illustrations-the-beauty-of-saigon-street-carts-through-the-eye-of-its-beholder

It’s easy to take Saigon street cart culture for granted, but it only takes the discerning eyes of an artist to remind us once again why these carts are the cornerstone of our urban tapestry.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:34:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16922-illustrations-the-beauty-of-saigon-street-carts-through-the-eye-of-its-beholder
Saigoneer Podcast: Domestic Tourism's Rise & the Son Tung-Snoop Dogg Music Video http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16920-domestic-tourism-s-rise-the-son-tung-snoop-dogg-music-video

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 04:36:37 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16920-domestic-tourism-s-rise-the-son-tung-snoop-dogg-music-video
Inside 'Summer Rolls,' the First British-Vietnamese Play in the UK http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16901-inside-summer-rolls,-the-first-british-vietnamese-play-in-the-uk

Summer Rolls is currently being staged at the Park Theater in London until July 13.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:14:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16901-inside-summer-rolls,-the-first-british-vietnamese-play-in-the-uk
Vietnam Airlines Increases Carry-On Weight Limit From 7kg to 12kg http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16900-vietnam-airlines-increases-carry-on-weight-limit-from-7kg-to-12kg

The national airline has increased the carry-on luggage weight limit from seven to 12 kilograms for economy tickets.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 09 Jul 2019 03:54:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16900-vietnam-airlines-increases-carry-on-weight-limit-from-7kg-to-12kg
[Video] Disney Releases Adorable Short Set in Thailand's Floating Markets http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16891-video-disney-releases-adorable-short-set-in-thailand-s-floating-markets

It's fried rice versus pineapple when Micky and Minnie Mouse battle in this Walt Disney short that has spawned a variety of memes.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Jul 2019 04:55:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16891-video-disney-releases-adorable-short-set-in-thailand-s-floating-markets
[Illustrations] A Calendar Features Famous Phantoms in Vietnamese Folklore http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16880-illustrations-a-calendar-features-famous-phantoms-in-vietnamese-folklore

Demon henchmen, a vampire and even a hero get their own month alongside the year's lunar animal in this colorful calendar.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:15:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16880-illustrations-a-calendar-features-famous-phantoms-in-vietnamese-folklore
Saigon Postcard No. 17: Our Love and Hate for the Rainy Season http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16858-saigon-postcard-no-17-our-love-and-hate-for-the-rainy-season

The monsoon season's heavy clouds carry a chaos of conflictions. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Illustrations by Hannah Hoang.) Thu, 04 Jul 2019 05:27:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16858-saigon-postcard-no-17-our-love-and-hate-for-the-rainy-season
Sunju Hargun, Anh Vy, Datodeo and Boris @ The Observatory http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16870-sunju-hargun,-anh-vy,-datodeo-and-boris-the-observatory

We’re happy to welcome another first-timer into our booth: Sunju Hargun has been making waves and interesting sounds in our region for quite a while now, and is an undisputed, key-driver of the Bangkok electronic scene.

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no_email@example.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 03 Jul 2019 08:09:56 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16870-sunju-hargun,-anh-vy,-datodeo-and-boris-the-observatory
VietJet Announces New Direct Flights From Saigon, Da Nang to Tokyo http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16868-vietjet-announces-new-direct-flights-from-saigon,-da-nang-to-tokyo

Direct routes will connect Tokyo with Da Nang and Saigon.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:48:58 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16868-vietjet-announces-new-direct-flights-from-saigon,-da-nang-to-tokyo
[Video] Worlds Collide in New Son Tung M-TP Single Featuring Snoop Dogg http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16857-video-worlds-collide-in-new-son-tung-m-tp-single-featuring-snoop-dogg

You heard that right.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:42:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16857-video-worlds-collide-in-new-son-tung-m-tp-single-featuring-snoop-dogg
[Photos] The 1970s Girl Gangs That Inspired Japanese Pop Culture and Fashion Rebels http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16814-photos-the-1970s-girl-gangs-that-inspired-japanese-pop-culture-and-fashion-rebels

With razor blades hidden under modified school uniforms, sukeban represented both terror and solidarity.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:27:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16814-photos-the-1970s-girl-gangs-that-inspired-japanese-pop-culture-and-fashion-rebels
[Photos] A Glossy Design Project Seeks to Make History an Intriguing Subject http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16816-photos-a-glossy-design-project-seeks-to-make-history-an-intriguing-subject

Lasting from 1225 to 1400, the Tran Dynasty was a prosperous era in Vietnamese history filled with heralded art, music and culture, in between three victories over Mongol forces.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:46:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16816-photos-a-glossy-design-project-seeks-to-make-history-an-intriguing-subject
[Photos] The Ghostliness That Inspired the Fine Arts Museum's Haunting Rumors http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16802-photos-the-ghostliness-that-inspired-the-fine-arts-museum-s-haunting-rumors

Do humans invent ghost stories to compensate for our inability to come to terms with the brutal, capricious nature of death, or do we spend significant energy suppressing the truth of the supernatural while, despite our best efforts, tales of the paranormal continue to seep out?

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guionbajotal@gmail.com (Paul Christiansen. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:53:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16802-photos-the-ghostliness-that-inspired-the-fine-arts-museum-s-haunting-rumors
[Video] Hoang Thuy Linh's 'Vo Chong A Phu' Video Is a Popping Literature Party http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16805-video-hoang-thuy-linh-s-vo-chong-a-phu-video-is-a-popping-literature-party

From one of Vietnam’s classic literature works to internet meme to a full-fledged music video: Mi from ‘Vo Chong A Phu’ is truly a cultural icon.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:27:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16805-video-hoang-thuy-linh-s-vo-chong-a-phu-video-is-a-popping-literature-party
Saigoneer Podcast: One Thing We Would Change About Saigon & Preserving Architectural Heritage http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16780-saigoneer-podcast-one-thing-we-would-change-about-saigon-preserving-architectural-heritage

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is out now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:15:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16780-saigoneer-podcast-one-thing-we-would-change-about-saigon-preserving-architectural-heritage
The Discomforting Poetry of Vietnamese Cursed Image http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16779-the-discomforting-poetry-of-vietnamese-cursed-image

The page description of Vietnamese Cursed Image (VCI) has a single line: “how did you get here?” — a question I find myself asking often.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham. Graphic by Hannah Hoang.) Sat, 22 Jun 2019 08:13:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16779-the-discomforting-poetry-of-vietnamese-cursed-image
[Photos] Tractors and Cabbages: A Different Da Lat Away From Urban Chaos http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16751-photos-tractors-and-cabbages-a-different-da-lat-away-from-urban-chaos

Not looking for a fancy destination, I sought out Da Lat for a different perspective that’s comfier, simpler and quieter.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Nguyen Hoang Ky Anh. Translated by Khoi Pham. Photos by Nguyen Hoang Ky Anh.) Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:07:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16751-photos-tractors-and-cabbages-a-different-da-lat-away-from-urban-chaos
[Video] Hong Kong Ballet Dancers Take Over the City in This Surreal Short http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16739-video-hong-kong-ballet-dancers-take-over-the-city-in-this-surreal-short

Who said ballet has to be stuffy?

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:01:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16739-video-hong-kong-ballet-dancers-take-over-the-city-in-this-surreal-short
Saigoneer Podcast: The War on Plastic and Our Vietnam Superpowers http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16738-saigoneer-podcast-the-war-on-plastic-our-vietnam-superpowers

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is out now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:39:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16738-saigoneer-podcast-the-war-on-plastic-our-vietnam-superpowers
Local Filmmaker Thang Soi Launches Vietnam-Centric Stock Footage Service http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16717-local-filmmaker-thang-soi-launches-vietnam-centric-stock-footage-service

Thang Soi is well-known for majestic flycam projects such as Vietnam - Dream of Unity (Non Song Mot Dai) and Vietnam From Above. Thang also does commercial work for flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and creates other tourism promotional content.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:26:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16717-local-filmmaker-thang-soi-launches-vietnam-centric-stock-footage-service
[Photos] An Eerie Tokyo in the 1970s by Canadian Photographer Greg Girard http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16710-photos-an-eerie-tokyo-in-the-1970s-by-canadian-photographer-greg-girard

Born in 1955, Greg Girard is well-known for his photography work in some of Asia's largest cities.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 14 Jun 2019 05:23:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16710-photos-an-eerie-tokyo-in-the-1970s-by-canadian-photographer-greg-girard
National Assembly Member Suggests Imposing Departure Tax on Citizens, Tourists http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16709-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 improve Vietnam’s tourism infrastructure.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:08:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16709-national-assembly-member-suggests-imposing-departure-tax-on-citizens,-tourists
Art Experts Call for 'Rescue' of Colonial Era Murals Blocked by Buildings http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16701-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'Indochine (Indochina College of Fine Arts), a French-established school that is now the Vietnam Fine Arts University.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:16:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16701-art-experts-call-for-rescue-of-colonial-era-murals-blocked-by-buildings
[Illustrations] A Calendar Created Specifically for Saigon's Wet and Dry Seasons http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16702-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.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:21:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16702-illustrations-a-calendar-created-specifically-for-saigon-s-wet-and-dry-seasons
[Photos] The Island in Hong Kong That's Completely Free of Traffic http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16688-photos-on-dumbbell-island,-a-placid-side-of-hong-kong

Hong Kong is famed for its incredible population density and vertiginous skyline, where streets are hemmed in by concrete canyons of towering high-rises.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Photos by Michael Tatarski) Sun, 16 Jun 2019 03:44:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16688-photos-on-dumbbell-island,-a-placid-side-of-hong-kong
On Connecting With a City Through Urban Sketching http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16624-on-connecting-with-a-city-through-urban-sketching

Louis Barnard, who is originally from South Africa and has lived in Seoul, Hanoi and now Saigon, uses art as a way to connect with the cities he calls home.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Illustrations courtesy of Louis Barnard.) Sun, 09 Jun 2019 04:10:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16624-on-connecting-with-a-city-through-urban-sketching
[Video] A Serene Glance of Ninh Binh http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16647-video-a-serene-glance-of-ninh-binh

Towering karst formations, light seeping in through the watery entrance to a cave, bananas sold out of shoulder-slung bamboo baskets by an old lady: clichés about Vietnam exist for a reason, and it can sometimes be satisfying to embrace them.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:05:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16647-video-a-serene-glance-of-ninh-binh
Review: 'The Third Wife' Champions Silenced Women, Then Falls Victim to Silencing http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16617-review-the-third-wife-champions-silenced-women,-then-falls-victim-to-silencing

Rarely has there been a Vietnamese film that ignited such impassioned, polarizing responses from the public. During its four days in theaters, The Third Wife awed, inspired, saddened, charmed, flustered, inflamed and enraged its audience (and non-audience) like never before.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham.) Sat, 08 Jun 2019 04:38:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16617-review-the-third-wife-champions-silenced-women,-then-falls-victim-to-silencing
[Video] Watch the Impressive Trailer of Nguyen Dynasty Historical Drama 'Phuong Khau' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16634-video-watch-the-impressive-trailer-of-nguyen-dynasty-historical-drama-phuong-khau

Phuong Khau is an original series set during the Nguyen dynasty, chronicling the life of Empress Dowager Tu Du, the mother of Emperor Tu Duc.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:14:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16634-video-watch-the-impressive-trailer-of-nguyen-dynasty-historical-drama-phuong-khau
5 International Artists of Vietnamese Descent to Add to Your Playlist Now http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16622-5-international-artists-of-vietnamese-descent-to-add-to-your-playlist-now

Although both V-pop and Vietnam's independent scene are on the rise, leading to many interesting conversations about where Vietnamese music is heading, on this playlist we want to instead focus on some international artists who happen to be of Vietnamese ancestry.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Thuc Dang. Graphic by Hannah Hoang.) Tue, 04 Jun 2019 04:00:58 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16622-5-international-artists-of-vietnamese-descent-to-add-to-your-playlist-now
Vietnam's Homestay Boom Brings About Both Promise and Perils http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16623-vietnam-s-homestay-boom-brings-about-both-promise-and-perils

As tourism booms, people across the nation are transforming their homes into rentable accommodation, a potentially lucrative but also risky endeavor. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:47:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16623-vietnam-s-homestay-boom-brings-about-both-promise-and-perils
Saigoneer Podcast: 'The Third Wife' Controversy and Vietnam's Protein Consumption http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16620-saigoneer-podcast-the-third-wife-controversy-and-vietnam-s-protein-consumption

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:42:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16620-saigoneer-podcast-the-third-wife-controversy-and-vietnam-s-protein-consumption
[Photos] After Bánh Mì, Altar Might Be Vietnam's Next Miss Universe National Costume http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16591-photos-after-bánh-mì,-altar-might-be-vietnam-s-next-miss-universe-national-costume

Remember the bánh mì dress? She’s dead, and this horrible design murdered her.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 31 May 2019 03:36:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/16591-photos-after-bánh-mì,-altar-might-be-vietnam-s-next-miss-universe-national-costume
[Illustrations] 10 Endangered Species of the World as Illustrated by a Chinese Designer http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16584-illustrations-10-endangered-species-of-the-world-as-illustrated-by-a-chinese-designer

In the decade of millennials, putting endangered species on hip T-shirts might be one of the best ways to raise awareness of biodiversity.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 29 May 2019 11:02:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16584-illustrations-10-endangered-species-of-the-world-as-illustrated-by-a-chinese-designer
Le Pho Painting Sets Record for Most Expensive Vietnamese Art Sold at Auction http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16581-le-pho-painting-sets-record-for-most-expensive-vietnamese-art-sold-at-auction

'Nude,' or 'Nue' in French, is an oil painting by famed 20th-century Vietnamese artist Le Pho. It was recently sold for US$1.4 million, more than 2.5 times its expected value at an auction at Christie's in Hong Kong last Sunday.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 29 May 2019 04:03:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16581-le-pho-painting-sets-record-for-most-expensive-vietnamese-art-sold-at-auction
Vietnamese Short Awarded Illy Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2019 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16574-vietnamese-short-awarded-illy-prize-at-cannes-film-festival-2019

Director's Fortnight is an independent event running parallel to the main Cannes Film Festival, organized by the French Directors Guild starting in 1969.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 28 May 2019 05:43:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16574-vietnamese-short-awarded-illy-prize-at-cannes-film-festival-2019
Quang Binh Homestay Owners Struggle in Price War Against Major Hotels http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16568-quang-binh-homestay-owners-struggle-in-price-war-against-major-hotels

Price reduction by companies with deep pockets disproportionately harms homestay proprietors, who used to be farmers living near Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 27 May 2019 08:52:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/16568-quang-binh-homestay-owners-struggle-in-price-war-against-major-hotels
Saigoneer Podcast: The Laughing Gas Debate and Our Favorite Sauces http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16567-saigoneer-podcast-the-laughing-gas-debate-our-favorite-sauces

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is out now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 27 May 2019 04:12:37 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16567-saigoneer-podcast-the-laughing-gas-debate-our-favorite-sauces
[Photos] How a Taiwanese Grandpa Used Art to Save His Village From Demolition http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16545-photos-how-a-taiwanese-grandpa-used-art-to-save-his-village-from-demolition

An abandoned 1,200-household village in Taichung, Taiwan was about to be torn down, but its last resident ended up transforming it into a huge, well-known masterpiece.

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ducbaotran00@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 25 May 2019 07:08:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16545-photos-how-a-taiwanese-grandpa-used-art-to-save-his-village-from-demolition
Saigon Postcard No. 16: Rainstorm Inspiration http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16547-saigon-postcard-no-16-rainstorm-inspiration

While the rainy season's flooded streets, soaked satchels and delayed appointments can make one curse its arrival, sometimes when the torrent hits the neon storefronts just so, it becomes a source of inspiration.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Illustrations by Hannah Hoang.) Sat, 25 May 2019 04:58:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16547-saigon-postcard-no-16-rainstorm-inspiration
[Photos] Saigon Boulevard: The 9 Buildings You Miss in Saigon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16541-photos-saigon-boulevard-the-9-buildings-you-miss-in-saigon

Lys Bui is a Saigon-born illustrator who is currently living in New York.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 23 May 2019 14:15:57 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/16541-photos-saigon-boulevard-the-9-buildings-you-miss-in-saigon
Saigoneer Bookshelf: Direct Routes to Whimsy in 'Ticket to Childhood' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16420-saigoneer-bookshelf-direct-routes-to-whimsy-in-ticket-to-childhood

Children can “hear the music and see the colors of letters on a page — magic portals to a wilderness without fixed meanings… all adults see are the neat rows of black lines, the building blocks of definitions,” according to the narrator in Ticket to Childhood. Nguyen Nhat Anh's book reminds readers how wonderful it was to see the world with such an imaginative vision.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Photos by Kevin Lee.) Wed, 22 May 2019 08:35:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/arts-culture-categories/16420-saigoneer-bookshelf-direct-routes-to-whimsy-in-ticket-to-childhood