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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 Vietnamese living as undocumented migrants. 

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 new dilemmas due to lockdown-driven causes.

in Saigon

Saigon Approves $39m Aid Package for Workers, Businesses Affected by Covid-19

The city's outbreak has severely impacted the livelihoods of many residents.

in Saigon

Saigon Aims to Remove Plastic Bags From Supermarkets by Year-End

Have you switched to reusable bags yet?

in Saigon

Fabulous Saigon Corgi Becomes Pandemic Star for Candid Disinfecting Photo

It’s hard not to be the center of attention everywhere you go when you’re a fluffy corgi.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Drank More Alcohol in Pandemic-Hit 2020, Data Shows

In a year marked by social isolation, Vietnam’s alcohol consumption increased considerably, though it’s not difficult to figure out why. 

in Vietnam

How a TikTok Video Reunites a Missing Husband With His Family After 13 Years

The wife had been searching for her husband for 13 years after he had wandered off under the spell of a mental illness.

Back Stories

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 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?

in Saigon

Tan Son Nhat Ranked Among World's Busiest Airports in 2020

Makes sense.

in Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala Harris to Visit Vietnam This Month in First Asia Trip

She will become the first sitting US Vice President to visit Vietnam.

in Saigon

FV Hospital Seeks Approval to Collect Fees for Vaccination Services

FV Hospital is seeking permission to both ramp up its vaccination facilities, and begin charging for vaccination services.

in Saigon

Saigon Starts Vaccinating Delivery Drivers, Requiring Armbands, QR Code

Some protection is on the way for a crucial part of the city's lockdown lifeblood.

in Saigon

As National Cases Surpass 100,000, Saigon Imposes Night Curfew, Restricts Movements

With daily new cases in the thousands, Saigon has imposed additional levels of movement restrictions on top of the most severe lockdown since the pandemic began.

in Vietnam

Sapa Park With Ugly Statue of Liberty Ordered to Remove Ugly New Elsa Statue

The lazy eyes, large hands and exaggerated bosom of the poorly depicted Frozen character threatened to ruin Sapa's natural beauty, according to critics.

in Saigon

Saigon Shoppers Turn to Post Offices, Pharmacies, Beauty Stores for Fresh Produce

While mounting pressure on local supermarkets has started to ease, there are many new avenues in Saigon where fresh produce is available.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Considers Eventually Merging Small, Sparsely Populated Provinces

Any plans to combine sparsely populated locales will, however, not happen anytime soon, as significant research and time for public input is needed. 

in Saigon

A New Baby Giraffe Was Born at the Saigon Zoo. You Can Help Name Her.

Will this attempt at another public naming contest go wrong or remain wholesome this time?

in Saigon

Amid Tourism Slump, Saigon's Hotels Provide Free Stays, Meals to Frontline Workers

Amid Saigon’s most devastating outbreak of COVID-19, the city’s various economic sectors have pivoted to supporting frontline workers in their enduring efforts against the epidemic.