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in Saigon

Want to Learn About Saigon History? Scan These New QR Codes on Street Signs.

Saigoneers interested in finding out more about the history of their hometown now have a new avenue to expand their knowledge.

in Saigon

Saigon Transport Department Proposes Yet Another Public Bike Project

According to the proposal, it would include 43 stations around central Saigon.

in Vietnam

An Inside Look at Da Nang, Vietnam’s Covid-19 Epicenter

Da Nang has become the epicenter of a new COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, with many of the new cases originating from the tourist hot spot.

in Vietnam

Da Nang Restarts Social Distancing After Cases of Covid-19 Community Transmission Emerge

Over the weekend, Vietnam recorded five new COVID-19 infections, four of which are community transmissions, putting an end to the country’s 99-day streak without local infections.

in Vietnam

Is Vietnam Ready for Its New Place Among the World's Fastest-Ageing Societies?

Vietnam is among the world’s most rapidly changing countries, by virtually every metric.

in Vietnam

A Charity Was Vietnam's Latest Covid-19 Victim. Luckily, Other NGOs Saved the Day.

As the pandemic-induced economic downturn has pushed businesses to let go of 1.4 million workers in Vietnam, a charity in Saigon has had to do the same to its beneficiaries. This story, however, does not have an unhappy ending.

in Saigon

[Photos] Inside a Ben Thanh Devoid of Tourists, Forlorn Kiosks and Mass Closures

Plump mangosteens, cheap iPhở shirts, freshly ground coffee, and paper cut-outs of city landmarks — there was a time when the northern gate of Ben Thanh Market was lined door-to-door with dynamic shops enticing tourists to sample their eclectic range of products.

in Saigon

Japanese Brand Muji Announces Pop-up Store in Saigon

Following in the footsteps of fast-fashion clothing brand Uniqlo, MUJI will be the next major Japanese retailer to launch in Saigon in the near future.

Back Stories

in Vietnam

Vietnam Unlikely to Resume International Flights in July, Experts Say

Bad, but unsurprising, news for anyone abroad hoping to visit Vietnam in the next few months.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Domestic Flight Routes, Lychees in Japan, and Can Gio

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Da Lat Run, Samsung Test, and Diphtheria Outbreak

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Saigon

PouYuen, Saigon's Biggest Employer, Lays Off 3,000 Workers, Citing Covid-19 Slump

Although Vietnam’s economy is not as badly hit as that of our neighbors, local companies are still struggling to recover from the slump brought about by the global pandemic.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Layoffs, Theme Park, and Bus Ads

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Vietnam

Vietnam in Negotiations to Resume Flights With Japan, South Korea, China

The news comes amid ongoing speculation regarding the resumption of inbound commercial international flights.

in Vietnam

Bac Giang, Hoa Binh Are Getting 3 New Golf Courses

They will be located in Bac Giang and Hoa Binh provinces.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Lai Chau Earthquake, Traffic Crackdown, and Patient 91

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Sand Mining, Railway Discounts, and Food Delivery Expansion

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines to Buy Major Stake in Jetstar, Rename It 'Pacific Airlines'

The national flag carrier will buy out the 30% stake that Qantas has in Jetstar Pacific as well.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hue Festival, Express Boat, and Vietnam Press Museum

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Saigon

VietJet Plane Skids Off Runway, Causing Massive Delays at Tan Son Nhat

In the middle of a bout of stormy weather on Sunday, an airplane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport skidded off the runway at landing, causing massive delays to all flights to and from Saigon.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Thu Thiem, VinFast Expansion, and Poisoned Pets

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Heat, Expressway Expansion, and Uni Rankings

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Asia

China Removes Pangolin Scales From Official Traditional Medicine List

The move has given conservationists hope in the fight to save the world's most-trafficked animal.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: New Bkav Phone, Rice Export, and Tests for Teachers

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Vietnam

Karaoke, Nightclubs Become Last Businesses Allowed to Reopen in Vietnam

The moment you've been saving your voice for is finally here.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Faux Fashion, Wind Power, and Air Travel Discounts

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Vietnam

Snake Slithers Onto VietJet Plane

It remains unclear whether Samuel L. Jackson was on board.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Pork Price Hike, Covid-19 Recoveries, and Blood Donation

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...