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in Saigon

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.”

in Saigon

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.

in Vietnam

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.

in Saigon

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.

Khôi Phạm

in Stories

A Letter From Saigoneer

Saigoneers ơi!

in Vietnam

Inside the Backbreaking Work of Quảng Ninh's Coal Miners

“I am a person with two skin tones.”

in Stories

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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in Saigon

Over 1,500 Schoolchildren Become Orphans Due to Saigon's Covid-19 Outbreak

The current COVID-19 crisis has crippled Saigon’s economy and disrupted the daily life of millions of people, but most tragically, it has also taken thousands of lives.

Chris Humphrey

in Asia

Inside Cambodia's Floating Village, Where 40% of People Are Ethnic Vietnamese

Chong Kneas floating village, only 15 kilometers south of Siem Reap, is one of hundreds that line Tonle Sap Lake. Tens of thousands of families live in these clustered homes, around 40% of whom are Vi...

in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Launches Campaign to Donate 1m Computers to Students for Remote Learning

The free computers, set to be distributed by the end of this December, are part of a larger effort to help the nation's K-12 students during remote learning.

in Saigon

Saigon to Resume Shipping Across Districts From September 16

After weeks of being banned, Saigon will soon allow shippers to deliver citywide.

in Saigon

Saigon's Lockdown to Be Extended, Likely Until End of Month

Hopefully you hadn't gotten too excited about September 15.

in Saigon

Who's Eligible for 'Vaccine Green Pass' and What Activities Are Passholders Allowed?

Fully vaccinated Saigoneers might be able to enjoy more freedom of movement in the future.

in Vietnam

As Lockdown Intensifies, Animal Shelters Struggle to Rescue, Care for Abandoned Pets

Even before the pandemic, pet shelters struggled to find the time, money and resources to provide adequate care for their resident animals. But as the COVID-19 crisis worsens, rescue groups are facing...

in Saigon

Saigon Allows Takeaway Again, but Few Vendors Can Afford to Reopen

Bún riêu, bún thịt nướng, phở, bánh mì, cơm tấm, we’ve missed you.

in Saigon

Saigon Faces Online Study Woes as Thousands of Students Still Without Internet, Smart Devices

What started as a temporary solution last year became an official measure in the COVID-19 education playbook in Vietnam this year.

in Saigon

D7 Explores Plan to Slowly Reopen Businesses After Successful Covid-19 Curb

Having achieved stellar results in curbing COVID-19 spread, District 7 is devising a plan for reopening in the near future.

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreak Threatens to Disrupt Global Coffee Supply Chains

It's one of many industries to see major disruptions.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

in Saigon

Education Department Proposes Vaccinating Students to Reopen Schools

Today, thousands of students across Saigon officially began a new school year at home.

in Saigon

Saigon Allows Shippers to Operate Again in 'Red Zones,' Requires Daily Covid-19 Tests

In an effort to ease pressures on ward officials, Saigon authorities have allowed shippers to resume operation from today, albeit with some caveats.

in Vietnam

US VP Kamala Harris Pledges 1m Pfizer Doses, Opens CDC Office During Vietnam Visit

It's been an eventful visit to Hanoi for United States Vice President Kamala Harris.

in Asia

Pandemic Pushes 80m People in Asia Into Extreme Poverty, ADB Data Shows

The global pandemic has undone decades of economic improvement in some nations.

in Saigon

Stricter Lockdown Begins for Saigon at Midnight

Stay safe out there, Saigoneers.

in Saigon

Saigon Police Asked to Facilitate Transport to Airport

That's nice of them.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Consumed the 3rd-Most Instant Noodles Globally in 2020

How many instant noodle packs did you eat during 2020's social distancing periods?