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.

in Asia

Pride Fest, Cambodia's Most Ambitious LGBT Event to Date, Is Coming This Week

On a steamy evening in downtown Phnom Penh, Rebecca Chan takes the stage. The crowd — mostly Cambodian millennials and Gen Z's — is riled up from previous performances, but Chan’s composure tames their energy. She prowls around the raised platform in knee-high boots. Her skin-thin dress flaunts the contours of her body. She circles calmly and seductively to tantalize the hushed audience below. They track her every move in anticipation of what’s to come.

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Morning Stories: Vietnam Halts All Inbound Commercial Flights, Saigon Anti-Flooding Project at Risk and 1km Long Swimming Pool

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

Vietnam Confirms 1st Community Covid-19 Case After 88 Days in Saigon

After going 88 days without any detected community transmission of COVID-19, last night the Ministry of Health announced a new case in Saigon.

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Morning Stories: VN's Cost of Living Falls, Tourists Swept Away by Flood and USD$1.7b in Natural Disaster Losses

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in Hanoi

Hanoi Removes 340kg Unexploded Bomb in Ba Dinh, Evacuees Return Home

The 340-kilogram explosive device was discovered by workers digging a foundation at a construction site.

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Weekend Stories: Vietnam Climbs FIFA Rankings, Inflation Cools and Large War-era Bomb Uncovered in Hanoi

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in Saigon

How Much Would a Trip on Saigon's Future Metro Line 1 Cost?

With a train ticketing system that’s a decade old, riders on Saigon’s Metro Line 1 might face inconvenience even before even setting foot on the subway.

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Morning Stories: Taiwan-VN Flights Resume, VN to Curb Misuse of Antibiotics and New UNESCO Geopark

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in Saigon

Turtle Lake to Become Pedestrian Area, Nguyen Thuong Hien to Turn Into 'Snack Street,' D3 Says

Known among Saigoneers as havens for bánh tráng trộn, two areas in District 3 are being transformed into the district’s first pedestrian-only areas.

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Morning Stories: Rise in Retirement Age, 5G Launch and Vingroup Scholarships

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Morning Stories: Vietnam Retains Cashew Throne, Fuel Tax Cut Extension and Bus-Only Lanes for Hanoi

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in Saigon

Foreign Man Fined VND200,000 for Harassing Vietnamese Woman in Elevator

It is the latest incident of sexual harassment to ignite social media in Vietnam.

in Saigon

Higher Fee, Worse Pickup Location at Airport Draw Ire of Passengers, Rideshare Drivers

While aiming to reduce congestion at the domestic terminal, a new lane designation policy imposed by the Tan Son Nhat administration has created new inconveniences.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Louis Vuitton Opens in Hanoi, Stocks Climb and Phu Quoc Arrivals Hit 3m

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in Vietnam

Vietnam's English Proficiency Ranking Falls 13 Places in 2020, EF Report Says

Vietnam's English-language proficiency is getting worse, according to a new report.

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Weekend Stories: Mercedes Recall, Grab Dominates VN Market and Halong Marathon

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Morning Stories: Ministry Adopts Blockchain, G20 Summit and 5G Hanoi Launch

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Morning Stories: VN Axes Household Registration Books, English Proficiency Drops and AIDS Treatment Success

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Vietnam Approves $520m Package to Rescue Cash-Strapped Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines still has to produce a thorough restructuring strategy, but its financial situation will not be as tight as during the worst months of the pandemic.

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Morning Stories: Street Arts Festival, Audi Recall and Trade Surplus

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Loses 1.5% of GDP Annually to Natural Disasters: Environment Ministry

2020 will surely go down as one of the costliest years in recent memory.