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

New Storm Goni Heads for Vietnam After Battering Philippines

More trouble is on the way for storm-weary central Vietnam.

in Vietnam

In Storm Molave's Wake, Rescue Efforts Continue for Landslide, Boat Sinking Victims

Damage from the powerful typhoon is still being assessed, while rescue efforts continue.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit, New Terminal for TSN and Negative Covid Tests

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

During Typhoon Molave, 3 Landslides Bury 64 People in Villages Across Quang Nam

Throughout October’s calamitous weather conditions, it’s been proven that landslides are the greatest threat to communities in storm-battered regions.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Overseas Remittances, Mekong Land Erosion Worsens and Floods Unearth UXO

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in Vietnam

Vietnam to Increase Fines for Not Wearing Masks 10-Fold in November

The penalty for not wearing facemasks in public places will soon increase by a factor of 10.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Chinese Men Run Away From Quarantine, Fish Sauce Association Set Up and Renewable Energy Incentives

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in Vietnam

Ahead of the Year's Most Powerful Storm, Central Vietnam Evacuates, Sets Curfew

Provinces along the southern coast of central Vietnam are in a rush to make final preparations today ahead of a major typhoon that will make landfall tomorrow.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Storm Evacuations, Saigon River Tunnel Fire Drill and SMS Campaign for Flood Victims

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in Vietnam

As Storm No. 8 Dissipates, Vietnam Braces for a Potentially Destructive No. 9

Central Vietnam ơi, beware.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories: New Storm Approaches, Hanoi's Trash Problem and Solar Power Plant Inaugurated

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in Vietnam

Dak Lak Will End Elephant Rides for Tourists, Official Says

Province officials cite safety concerns and animal welfare as reasons why the tourism activity should be stopped across all of Dak Lak.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Vinasun Layoffs, Hanoi-Taiwan Flights Reopen and New R&D Hub

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in Vietnam

Vietnam PM Approves Disaster Aid of $4.3m, 1,000 Tons of Rice for Worst-Hit Provinces

After days of being battered by adverse weather conditions, provinces in central Vietnam need all the help they can get, financial and otherwise.

in Roundups

Morning Stories: Mandatory Masks, E-Commerce Growth and New Storm Gains Strength

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in Saigon

Saigon Commences $11.4m Makeover of Ton Duc Thang Museum

The project is expected to last three years.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Saigon Floods, Electric Busses and Shipwreck in Thua Thien-Hue

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in Vietnam

Yet Another Typhoon, Storm Saudel, Is Heading to Vietnam This Weekend

Within the last few weeks, Vietnam has been hit by consecutive storms, and the extreme weather conditions aren't showing any sign of stopping soon.

in Hanoi

Hanoi's Second Metro Line Welcomes First Train From France

The train cars arrived in Hai Phong after being shipped from France.

in Roundups

Morning News Stories: Asian Power Index, Rolls-Royce Shutdown and Erosion at Resorts

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