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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Morning Stories: Dong Nai-Da Lat Expressway, Car Sales Drop and Vinamilk Exports to China

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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Weekend Stories: More Cold Weather, VN's Second Covid Vaccine and New Bamboo Airways Routes

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

Southern Vietnam Records One of Coldest Temperatures in 4 Decades

"Ok campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cold out there."

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Morning Stories: HCMC-Can Tho Railway, AB Inbev Merger and VN Vaccine Trials Continue

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: Limits on HCMC High Rises, D12's Mischievous Monkeys and Mekong Mega Irrigation System

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in Vietnam

Vietnam's Communications Ministry Opens Anti-Fake News Center

Will the organization become the Vietnamese Snopes?

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Morning Stories: Electric Busses for HCMC, Too Cold for School and Massive Railway Losses

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's Textile Industry Exported 1.37bn Face Masks in 2020

During a year when Vietnam’s textile industry was hurt by plummeting demand, local producers found a silver lining in face masks.

in Vietnam

Socialite Sibling of Vietnam's Case 17 Launches Luxury Hand Sanitizer Brand

Nga Nguyen, a 27-year-old London-based socialite who gained fame when she and her sister were at the epicenter of a COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam last February, has launched a line of self-care it...

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Morning Stories: Undersea Internet Cables Broken, Cancer Fatality Rates and $32m National Innovation Center

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in Vietnam

Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai Finish Repairing Runways Ahead of Tet Travel Season

Yay!

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Weekend Stories: Inbound Flights Further Limited, Viettel Rebranding and Phu Quoc Gets City Status

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

The Average Vietnamese Got 3cm Taller Over the Past Decade, Study Shows

Our mothers would be overjoyed to hear this.

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Morning Stories: Covid-19 Job Losses, Hanoi Pollution and Japan Film Week in Saigon

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 Halts Flights From UK, South Africa Over New Covid-19 Variant

It's not yet clear which countries are included as the epidemic situation in foreign countries are still developing.

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Morning Stories: More Public Spaces Along Saigon River, FIFA Women’s World Cup and Poor Retail Sales

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Morning Stories: Sa Pa Airport, New Foreign Workers Rules and Tourists Rescued

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Morning Stories: HCMC Targets 33m Tourists, Reef Destruction and More Illegal Entries

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Weekend Stories: English Teacher Shortage, Mining Threatens Rare Langurs and Work Starts on Long Thanh Airport

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Morning Stories: Saigon's First Yacht Show, An Phu Dong Bridge Opens and Saigon-Bangkok Flights

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