Saigoneer | Arts & Culture https://saigoneer.com/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 06:56:42 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Vietnam's Latest Tourist Attraction Is a Glass Bridge and Elevator Near Sapa http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17850-vietnam-s-latest-tourist-attraction-is-a-glass-bridge-and-elevator-near-sapa

At least it's not another cable car?

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:37:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17850-vietnam-s-latest-tourist-attraction-is-a-glass-bridge-and-elevator-near-sapa
[Photos] Inside Nhat Tao Market, Saigon's Biggest Informal Recycling Center http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17827-photos-inside-nhat-tao-market,-saigon-s-biggest-informal-recycling-center

The areas around Nhat Tao Market, spanning the border of District 10 and District 11, are well-known for their bustling economy of second-hand electronics and machines.

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nnguyen4@trinity.edu (Nhi Nguyen with photos by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:37:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17827-photos-inside-nhat-tao-market,-saigon-s-biggest-informal-recycling-center
[Video] Saigon Studio Creates Endearing Tribute to Teachers in Animated Video http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17835-video-saigon-studio-creates-endearing-tribute-to-teachers-in-animated-video

Today, at public schools across Vietnam, a festive mood fills the atmosphere as students and teachers take part in the national celebration of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:55:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17835-video-saigon-studio-creates-endearing-tribute-to-teachers-in-animated-video
In November, Two Music Festivals Set to Rock Southern Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17823-in-november,-two-music-festivals-set-to-rock-southern-vietnam

The next two weekends will be huge for live music in southern Vietnam.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Top image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:25:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17823-in-november,-two-music-festivals-set-to-rock-southern-vietnam
Saigoneer Podcast: Our Nguyen Hue Upgrades; We're Loud Fest Organizer Peter Menchetti http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17817-our-nguyen-hue-upgrades,-we-re-loud-fest-organizer-peter-menchetti

A new Saigoneer Podcast episode is out now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:37:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17817-our-nguyen-hue-upgrades,-we-re-loud-fest-organizer-peter-menchetti
Cà Phê, Stork, Dragon: What Should Miss Universe Vietnam's National Costume Be This Year? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17816-cà-phê,-stork,-dragon-what-should-miss-universe-vietnam-s-national-costume-be-this-year

Can this year’s national costume top last year’s perfect bánh mì tribute?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:53:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17816-cà-phê,-stork,-dragon-what-should-miss-universe-vietnam-s-national-costume-be-this-year
Crickets and Classical Music http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/16817-crickets-and-classical-music

Notes leap and prance out of bamboo flute the way a cricket prances between stalks of grass.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:57:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/16817-crickets-and-classical-music
[Video] Nas Daily Is in Vietnam to Remind Us Why We're Happy http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17789-video-nas-daily-is-in-vietnam-to-remind-us-why-we-re-happy

If you’re not content with your life right now, fret not, for travel video blogger Nas Daily is here in the flesh to remind you why Vietnam is a deliriously happy country.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:52:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17789-video-nas-daily-is-in-vietnam-to-remind-us-why-we-re-happy
With Debut Album 'Họa Âm Xưa,' Saigon Soul Revival Brings Back Old-School Cool http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17774-with-debut-album-họa-âm-xưa,-saigon-soul-revival-brings-back-old-school-cool

From covers of old songs from the 1960s and 70s, Saigon Soul Revival now presents their own original music in an exciting debut album, a continuation both in spirit and execution of the silvery vein of nostalgia dominating Vietnamese music in recent years.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham. Photos courtesy of Saigon Soul Revival.) Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:20:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17774-with-debut-album-họa-âm-xưa,-saigon-soul-revival-brings-back-old-school-cool
Saigoneer Podcast: Traditional Vietnamese Culture's Role in Pop Culture; Dessert Fight http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17770-saigoneer-podcast-traditional-vietnamese-culture-s-role-in-pop-culture-dessert-fight

The latest episode of the Saigoneer Podcast is out now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Collage by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:34:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17770-saigoneer-podcast-traditional-vietnamese-culture-s-role-in-pop-culture-dessert-fight
[Illustrations] An Emptier Side of Tokyo in Naoki Tomita's Oil Paintings http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17750-illustrations-an-emptier-side-of-tokyo-in-naoki-tomita-s-oil-paintings

One thing that can safely be said about Tokyo is that it is not under-represented visually.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:38:19 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17750-illustrations-an-emptier-side-of-tokyo-in-naoki-tomita-s-oil-paintings
In 'Ba Lan,' a Photographer Maps the Diverse Identities of Poland's Vietnamese Diaspora http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17727-in-ba-lan,-a-photographer-maps-the-diverse-identities-of-poland-s-vietnamese-diaspora

Poland is a largely mono-ethnic country with a negative immigration rate and has one of the lowest rates of foreigners in the European Union. Even migration specialists are often shocked to hear about the substantial community of Vietnamese people who reside in Poland.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Zula Rabikowska. Photos by Zula Rabikowska.) Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:41:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17727-in-ba-lan,-a-photographer-maps-the-diverse-identities-of-poland-s-vietnamese-diaspora
After VietJet, Vietnam Airlines Launches Direct Flights From Saigon to Bali http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17726-after-vietjet,-vietnam-airlines-launches-direct-flights-from-saigon-to-bali

The flagship carrier joins VietJet in offering direct flights from the southern metropolis to the Indonesian beach hotspot.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:50:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17726-after-vietjet,-vietnam-airlines-launches-direct-flights-from-saigon-to-bali
Saigoneer Podcast: The Lure of the 'Promised Land' and the Collapse of Mon Hue http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17724-saigoneer-podcast-the-lure-of-the-promised-land-and-the-collapse-of-mon-hue  data-position=

We're back after a little break!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:35:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17724-saigoneer-podcast-the-lure-of-the-promised-land-and-the-collapse-of-mon-hue
District 105 Leads Saigon's Metal Scene Into a Bright, Loud Future http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17712-district-105-leads-saigon-s-metal-scene-into-a-bright,-loud-future

"You don't listen to music like this usually, right?" Huynh Hoang Huy asks before he and his bandmates rip into another hard-driving song from their catalogue.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Photos by Alexander Ray.) Sat, 02 Nov 2019 04:57:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17712-district-105-leads-saigon-s-metal-scene-into-a-bright,-loud-future
Vietnamme Project Explores How Vietnamese Culture Transformed Through the Eras http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17703-vietnamme-project-explores-how-vietnamese-culture-transformed-through-the-eras

The Vietnamme Project aims to reinterpret ancient Vietnamese cultural traditions with a contemporary outlook, via artistic and visual practices. Ahead of our first major event on December 15, we'd like to introduce readers to the historical periods we are focusing on. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Vietnamme Talk.) Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:40:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17703-vietnamme-project-explores-how-vietnamese-culture-transformed-through-the-eras
Review: In Ngọt’s Newest Album, Urban Loneliness Lingers on Mellow Strings http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17683-review-in-ngọt’s-newest-album,-urban-loneliness-lingers-on-mellow-strings

Ngot’s latest album brilliantly captures the band’s most appealing quality: the ability to walk the fine line between playful brightness and bitter profundity.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Thi Nguyen. Graphic by Hannah Hoang.) Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:11:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17683-review-in-ngọt’s-newest-album,-urban-loneliness-lingers-on-mellow-strings
Institute of Vietnamese Costumes Officially Opened in Saigon With Discussion on Áo Dài Lemur http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17664-institute-of-vietnamese-costumes-officially-opened-in-saigon-with-discussion-on-áo-dài-lemur

Historical fashion enthusiasts might find the newly minted institute a choice destination to explore Vietnam’s past clothing trends.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:35:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17664-institute-of-vietnamese-costumes-officially-opened-in-saigon-with-discussion-on-áo-dài-lemur
In a Career First, Rapper Den Vau Announces Solo Concert This November http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17640-in-a-career-first,-rapper-den-vau-announces-solo-concert-this-november

Tickets for the concert will be available for purchase starting from 8pm today.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:58:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17640-in-a-career-first,-rapper-den-vau-announces-solo-concert-this-november
Singer Kacey Musgraves Draws Ire of Netizens for Sexualizing Áo Dài http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17619-singer-kacey-musgraves-draws-ire-of-netizens-for-sexualizing-áo-dài

The popular American singer may want to use her tour earnings to buy some pants.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:11:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17619-singer-kacey-musgraves-draws-ire-of-netizens-for-sexualizing-áo-dài
[Photos] In An Giang, Buddhist Devotees Gather to Observe Uposatha Day http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17620-photos-in-an-giang,-buddhist-devotees-gather-to-observe-uposatha-day

In September, Buddhists in An Giang Province gathered at Tuk Phos Pagoda in Tri Ton District to observe Uposatha day together.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Kim Nhi. Photos by Kim Nhi. Translation by Khoi Pham.) Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:22:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17620-photos-in-an-giang,-buddhist-devotees-gather-to-observe-uposatha-day
Saigoneer Podcast: Instagram's Impact on Tourism; the Power of 'Made in Vietnam' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17601-saigoneer-podcast-instagram-s-impact-on-tourism-the-power-of-made-in-vietnam

A new Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now! 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:49:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17601-saigoneer-podcast-instagram-s-impact-on-tourism-the-power-of-made-in-vietnam
Illegal Hotel on Ma Pi Leng Pass Becomes Center of Controversy http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17586-illegal-hotel-on-ma-pi-leng-pass-becomes-center-of-controversy

Located in Ha Giang Province, Ma Pi Leng Pass is known for its breathtaking views of natural beauty.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:03:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17586-illegal-hotel-on-ma-pi-leng-pass-becomes-center-of-controversy
Photographer Hon Hoang on Returning to His 'Foreign Hometown' After 11 Years http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17559-photographer-hon-hoang-on-returning-to-his-foreign-hometown-after-11-years

Saigon is changing so quickly that people who were born here can feel as if they are returning to a foreign land after years away.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Hon Hoang.) Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:08:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17559-photographer-hon-hoang-on-returning-to-his-foreign-hometown-after-11-years
Saigoneer Podcast: Victim-Blaming in 2019; the Rising Indie Music Scene http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17556-saigoneer-podcast-victim-blaming-in-2019-the-rising-indie-music-scene

The latest Saigoneer Podcast is available now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:49:17 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17556-saigoneer-podcast-victim-blaming-in-2019-the-rising-indie-music-scene
Through Vietnam's Stories of Coffee and Rice, a Trio Finds Where Art and History Meet http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17508-through-vietnam-s-stories-of-coffee-and-rice,-a-trio-finds-where-art-and-history-meet

Without notice, a gust of July rain swept through the museum of animals and plants' foyer, knocking down several paintings, strewing paper coffee cups and shattering the monitor that had been playing a short video.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Thi Nguyen. Top photo courtesy of Art Labor.) Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:19:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17508-through-vietnam-s-stories-of-coffee-and-rice,-a-trio-finds-where-art-and-history-meet
[Video] Le Cat Trong Ly's New Music Video, a Career First, Is a Love Letter to Africa http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17520-video-le-cat-trong-ly-s-new-music-video,-a-career-first,-is-a-love-letter-to-africa

For an artist of Le Cat Trong Ly’s caliber, it’s remarkable that the recently premiered music video for ‘Tám Chữ Có’ (There Were) is the first-ever of her career. But then again, Ly is more special than most.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 01 Oct 2019 09:11:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17520-video-le-cat-trong-ly-s-new-music-video,-a-career-first,-is-a-love-letter-to-africa
Tran Huu Trang Theater Stages Free Shows to Draw Audience to Cải Lương http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17513-tran-huu-trang-theater-stages-free-shows-to-draw-audience-to-cải-lương

Like many traditional forms of theatrical arts in Vietnam, cải lương faces dwindling viewership in today’s society, a problem that theater owners are trying to rectify by offering free shows.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:50:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17513-tran-huu-trang-theater-stages-free-shows-to-draw-audience-to-cải-lương
[Photos] The Vietnamese Origami Master Turning Paper Into Lively Artwork http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17481-photos-the-vietnamese-origami-master-turning-paper-into-lively-artworks

For the average Joe, a paper crane is perhaps the most advanced foray they could undertake into the intricate art of origami. Artist Nguyen Hung Cuong, however, has managed to transcend the limits of existing origami instructions to create his own designs and become one of Vietnam’s forefront figures in origami.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:05:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17481-photos-the-vietnamese-origami-master-turning-paper-into-lively-artworks
Saigoneer Podcast: Convenience Stores Take Over Saigon; Social Media Literacy http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17450-saigoneer-podcast-convenience-stores-take-over-saigon-social-media-literacy

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:49:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17450-saigoneer-podcast-convenience-stores-take-over-saigon-social-media-literacy
[Video] Saigon's Silly Little Moments as Seen Through a Tilt-Shift Video Feature http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17413-video-whimsical-tilt-shift-video-catches-saigon-s-humorous-little-moments

Tilt-shift videos probably aren't new to most readers, but this particular entry in the genre is noteworthy for its playful sound effects and the comical moments it captures.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 22 Sep 2019 06:13:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17413-video-whimsical-tilt-shift-video-catches-saigon-s-humorous-little-moments
Saigoneer Podcast: Mooncakes and 'Rubber and the Making of Vietnam' Author Michitake Aso http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17406-saigoneer-podcast-mooncakes-and-rubber-and-the-making-of-vietnam-author-michitake-aso

The podcast is back after a two-week break!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:50:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17406-saigoneer-podcast-mooncakes-and-rubber-and-the-making-of-vietnam-author-michitake-aso
A Brief Primer of Asia's Mid-Autumn Mythology in 3 Folk Tales http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17395-a-brief-primer-of-asia-s-mid-autumn-mythology-in-3-folk-tales

There’s something for everyone during Tet Trung Thu season, as the arrival of mid-autumn comes with a wide variety of customs and traditional fare.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham.) Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:35:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17395-a-brief-primer-of-asia-s-mid-autumn-mythology-in-3-folk-tales
[Video] Louis Vuitton Seeks Vietnam's Help to Sell Bags in New Campaign http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17390-video-louis-vuitton-seeks-vietnam-s-help-to-sell-bags-in-new-campaign

Each year, Louis Vuitton’s "Spirit of Travel" advertising campaign picks a new location for its crew to travel to and film.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:25:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17390-video-louis-vuitton-seeks-vietnam-s-help-to-sell-bags-in-new-campaign
Nguyen Van Thong, Who Captured Thich Quang Duc’s Self-Immolation, Dies at 94 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17373-nguyen-van-thong,-who-captured-thich-quang-duc’s-self-immolation,-dies-at-94

Although American photojournalist Malcolm Browne is famous for his photos capturing the historical moment in 1963, Browne wasn’t the only one at the scene with a camera.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:27:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17373-nguyen-van-thong,-who-captured-thich-quang-duc’s-self-immolation,-dies-at-94
Street Photographer Group to Host Saigon Photo Exhibition http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17347-street-photographer-group-to-host-saigon-photo-exhibition

The first edition of the Saigon Photo Walk (SPW) exhibition features eight photographers, showing eight different points of view and eight ways of looking at the same city.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Top photo by Juan Carlos Duran Solorzano.) Mon, 09 Sep 2019 06:09:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17347-street-photographer-group-to-host-saigon-photo-exhibition
The Harrowing History of Vietnam's Rubber Plantations http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17206-the-harrowing-history-of-vietnam-s-rubber-plantations

"Oh it’s easy to go to the rubber and hard to return, / Men leave their corpses, women depart as ghosts."

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Illustrations by Hannah Hoang.) Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:30:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17206-the-harrowing-history-of-vietnam-s-rubber-plantations
[Illustrations] Masashi Shimakawa Draws Snippets of Everyday Japanese Life In Colorful Complexion http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17335-illustrations-masashi-shimakawa-draws-snippets-of-everyday-life-in-colorful-complexion

Each artwork acts as a point through which viewers are transported to a different dimension of reality.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 05 Sep 2019 04:13:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17335-illustrations-masashi-shimakawa-draws-snippets-of-everyday-life-in-colorful-complexion
The Wholesome Encounter Between Kacey Musgraves and a Vietnamese-Run Vintage Photo Lab http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17314-the-wholesome-encounter-between-kacey-musgraves-and-a-vietnamese-run-vintage-photo-lab

A small mom-and-pop operation in Los Angeles got a massive publicity boost thanks to a happenstance visit from country music superstar Kacey Musgraves.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer) Thu, 26 Sep 2019 03:58:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17314-the-wholesome-encounter-between-kacey-musgraves-and-a-vietnamese-run-vintage-photo-lab
VietJet to Start Flying From Da Nang to Taipei in December http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17293-vietjet-to-start-flying-from-da-nang-to-taipei-in-december

The low-cost carrier is currently operating eight routes connecting Saigon, Hanoi and Da Nang to four Taiwanese cities including Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:35:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17293-vietjet-to-start-flying-from-da-nang-to-taipei-in-december
[Photos] Tinker Tailor Painter Bike: The Quiet Life of Saigon's Older Residents http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17254-photos-tinker-tailor-painter-bike-the-quiet-life-of-saigon-s-older-residents

In this series of film photos taken by Saigon resident and coffee genius Hoang Trung Hieu, citizens of varying stripes are captured in spontaneous action. Some are working at restaurants, others are doing manual labor, and — unsurprisingly — some are simply sitting and reading the newspaper.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Hoang Trung Hieu.) Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:30:58 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17254-photos-tinker-tailor-painter-bike-the-quiet-life-of-saigon-s-older-residents
Saigoneer Podcast: 'The Tale of Kieu,' New Social Networks and Music Writer Thuc Dang http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17251-saigoneer-podcast-the-tale-of-kieu,-new-social-networks-and-music-writer-thuc-dang

The jam-packed latest episode is online now!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:50:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17251-saigoneer-podcast-the-tale-of-kieu,-new-social-networks-and-music-writer-thuc-dang
[Video] The Classic Tale of Mid-Autumn Retold Through Dazzling Visuals http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17249-video-the-classic-tale-of-mid-autumn-retold-through-dazzling-visuals

The short animated animated short shimmers with millennial style and subversive salesmanship. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:39:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17249-video-the-classic-tale-of-mid-autumn-retold-through-dazzling-visuals
[Illustrations] An Illustrated Alphabet of Vietnam's Tropical Fruits http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17222-illustrations-an-illustrated-alphabet-of-vietnam-s-tropical-fruits

Varying climate patterns and geographical topography have bestowed Vietnam with an impressive biodiversity. From temperate fare hailing from the Central Highlands like avocados, coffee and strawberries to the Mekong Delta’s smorgasbord of tropical snacks, the country is a veritable paradise for fruit lovers.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham. Illustrations courtesy of Turtle Phuong.) Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:47:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17222-illustrations-an-illustrated-alphabet-of-vietnam-s-tropical-fruits
Saigoneer Podcast: Historical What-Ifs and a Street Food Update http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17209-saigoneer-podcast-historical-what-ifs-and-a-street-food-update

We've hit episode 60!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:50:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17209-saigoneer-podcast-historical-what-ifs-and-a-street-food-update
Bamboo Airways Receives Nod to Expand Fleet Despite Financial Loss http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17201-bamboo-airways-receives-nod-to-expand-fleet-despite-financial-loss

According to a report from the Ministry of Finance, at the end of April this year, Bamboo Airways recorded a loss of US$14.2 million.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:31:17 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17201-bamboo-airways-receives-nod-to-expand-fleet-despite-financial-loss
Coracle Music Festival Returns to Ho Tram for Second Edition http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17183-coracle-music-festival-returns-to-ho-tram-for-second-edition

After a successful first edition last year, the music festival will be held on the beach in Ho Tram for the second time November 29–30.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photos courtesy of Coracle Music Festival.) Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:09:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/17183-coracle-music-festival-returns-to-ho-tram-for-second-edition
VNA to Provide In-Flight WiFi Service Later This Year http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17172-vna-to-provide-in-flight-wifi-service-later-this-year

What a time to be alive.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 14 Aug 2019 04:13:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/17172-vna-to-provide-in-flight-wifi-service-later-this-year
Saigoneer Podcast: The Evolution of Pets in Vietnam; the Significance of 'Ghost Month' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17171-saigoneer-podcast-the-evolution-of-pets-in-vietnam-the-significance-of-ghost-month

We're back with a new episode!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Image by Hannah Hoang.) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:51:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/17171-saigoneer-podcast-the-evolution-of-pets-in-vietnam-the-significance-of-ghost-month
[Photos] Rare 20th-Century Dong Ho Paintings Depict a Society in Flux http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17051-photos-rare-20th-century-dong-ho-paintings-depict-a-society-in-flux

The well-known woodcut folk paintings have always offered unique insights into the times during which they were produced.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 31 Jul 2019 05:14:35 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/17051-photos-rare-20th-century-dong-ho-paintings-depict-a-society-in-flux