in Hanoi

Sweating for a Good Cause at the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation Walk in Hanoi

I learnt of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in my first year living in Hanoi, through friends that had worked for the fantastic organization, or that were regular donors supporting it. This year, I was super excited to see their “Blue Dragon Marathon Walk” annual fundraiser announced, with the main Hanoian event looping around Thống Nhất Park's lake. Embracing the opportunity to contribute, I put my hand up for a 10K walk and enticed friends and family from around the world to send donations to the wander-for-a-cause.

in Vietnam

In the Mekong Delta, Ferries Are Childhood Friends and Daily Companions

The Mekong Delta is called Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long in Vietnamese — the Nine Dragons River, for the way the mighty Mekong splits into multiple strands as it nears its final destination, the East Sea.

in Hanoi

Glide Over Hanoi in the Calmness of the Cát Linh-Hà Đông Metro Line

In many countries, urban metros are a mundane convenience — so ordinary that their users often take them for granted. But until the birth of Hanoi’s Cát Linh-Hà Đông Metro Line, residents of Vietnam had enjoyed no such air-conditioned, traffic-immune method of transportation.

in Vietnam

'Engaging With Vietnam' Conference Ruminates on Heritage in Huế

“Living with Heritage, (Re)Creating Heritage: Vietnam and the World” is the title of the 14th Engaging with Vietnam conference, a series of activities including academic panel discussions, keynote talks, art installations, music and fashion performances, workshops, curated visits to heritage sites and more.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Reports First-Ever Test-Taker Attaining 9.0 for All 4 IELTS Skills

As more institutions and enterprises in Vietnam adopt IELTS results as an official assessment of students' and employees’ grasp of the English language, high IELTS scores have gradually become a sought-after mark of prestige.

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in Vietnam

A Woman in Soc Trang Faked Her Own Funeral to Avoid Debt

Trần Thị Tuyến's fraudulent funeral scheme unspooled because her family couldn't keep their stories straight. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories: More Vaccines, VN Stocks Hit Record High and Termites Eating Hoi An's Heritage

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

VNA Resumes Flights to Sydney, Seoul and Tokyo, Though With Heavy Restrictions

Flights to and from Australia and several Asian nations will begin this weekend, followed (potentially) by the UK in May.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: FPT Cloud, Auto Imports Hit Record High and 1.5b Da Nang Resort

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

From April, Vietnam Will Impose up to VND3m Fine on Pet Abusers

The new decree is a positive development in the road towards ethical treatment of pets and farm animals in Vietnam.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Direct UK Flights, Foreign Visitors Down 98.7% and National Heatwave

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 Roundups

Morning Stories: Q1 GDP up 4.48%, HCMC Drainage System Expansion and VN Mobile Transactions to Triple

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Weekend Stories: HCMC Fertility Rate Increase, Airline Bailout and Master Climate Change Plan Approved

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in Vietnam

2 Vietnamese Who Entered Phu Quoc Illegally Test Positive for Covid-19

Here we go again?

in Roundups

Morning Stories: VN Eyes July for Intl Tourists, E-Cig Ban and FPT Dividend

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Morning Stories: Can Tho Sinking, VNA Eyes Direct US Flights and Online Visas for Foreign Residents

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in Vietnam

Vietnam's Internet Much Cheaper but Slower Than Asian Peers', Report Shows

A new report from Broadbandchoices, a UK-based service provider for broadband, television, and mobile companies ranked internet accessibility for 169 countries, with Vietnam ranked 56th. One of the fa...

in Roundups

Morning Stories: High-Speed Rail, Domestic Vaccine Launch and Hanoi Bars and Clubs Reopen

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Jumps 4 Places to 79th in UN World Happiness Ranking

Even with the catastrophes caused by COVID-19 last year, Vietnam’s overall happiness improved, albeit not by much.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Thu Thiem Bridge 2 Delayed, Hanoi Limits High Rises and New Airports

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Weekend Stories: Vaccine Passport, Foxconn Vinfast Partnership and UN Security Council Seat

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in Vietnam

Da Lat Is Getting First-Ever Traffic Lights to Help With Congestion

Wild times in Da Lat.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: VN Insects for EU, Airlines Increase Flights, 9,000km of Expressway

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Morning Stories: Q4 VN Vaccine, Metro Line Trial, Hai Duong Eases Lockdown

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Morning Stories: Giant Whale Dies, Nguyen Dynasty Library Opened and Metro Line Faults

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