Brian Letwin

in Saigon

Every Morning, I'm Grateful for My Carless Ride to Work on Hoàng Sa Street

In the decade-plus of Saigoneer’s existence, we’ve had six offices strewn across different parts of Districts 1 and 3. Over that period, my homes have been located in Bình Thạnh and Thảo Điền, requiring significant commuting time.

Paul Christiansen

in Saigon

The Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal's Comeback Story

Water has no hometown.

Paul Christiansen

in Saigon

Our Toxic Relationship With Saigon Traffic: A Diagnosis

There is no way to describe Saigon traffic literally and have it understood by someone who has not experienced it.

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.

Back Stories

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Online Shopping, Cải Lương Writers, and Community Lockdown

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

Vietnamese Youths Hardest-Hit by Employment Crisis During Covid-19 Pandemic

Unemployment amongst youths in Vietnam is expected to double as a result of the economic havoc caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Coffee Festival, BRT Project, and My Thuan Bridge 2

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

3 Vietnamese Arrested for Hand Sanitizer Scam in Joint US-Vietnam Investigation

Authorities in Vietnam and the United States worked together to identify the suspects.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Expressway Expansion, Fruit Trees, and Flight 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

Hanoi to Enforce Social Distance at Cafes, Restaurants From August 19

Beginning Wednesday, August 19 at 12am, all patrons at cafes and restaurants in Hanoi must be one meter apart from one another and staff must wear masks. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Flash Floods, Tropical Depression, and Illegal Bike Race

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

Weekend Stories Roundup: World Uni Ranking, Coal Imports, and Covid-19 Recoveries

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

Hai Duong City Placed Under Social Distancing Order After 3 Covid-19 Cases Detected

The move follows the confirmation of three COVID-19 cases in the city.

in Saigon

Get Tested or Face Criminal Charges, Saigon Warns 3,000 Da Nang Returnees

If any Saigon resident who visited Da Nang last month fails to complete a health declaration by the end of today, they could face criminal charges.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Collision in Saigon, Covid-19 Recoveries, and Vaccine Progress

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

Covid-19 Hinders Learning of Over 4m Preschoolers in Vietnam, UNICEF Says

They are among an estimated 40 million children worldwide who have missed out on crucial early education due to the pandemic.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Road Use Fees, Plasma Donations, and 3 Covid-19 Cases

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 Roundup: National Exam, New Covid-19 Cases, and Growth Prediction

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

With Huge Covid-19 Losses, Vietnam Airlines to Halve Staff Salaries, Sell Planes

Like all of us, Vietnam Airlines is having a rough year.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Fines Over 800 People for Not Wearing Masks Last Week

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

Saigon Zoo Staff Take Voluntary Pay Cuts to Keep Animals Fed

Difficulties related to COVID-19 have led the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens staff to take voluntary 30% pay cuts so food can be purchased for the animals.

in Saigon

Saigon Creator of Rice 'ATM' Introduces Machine for Free Face Masks

The worst of times bring out the best in some people.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Business Losses, Solar Power, and Port Fees

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 Hanoi

Old Quarter Bar Fined VND40m for Breaking Covid-19 Regulations

The bar is located at 33 Mã Mây Street in Hang Buom Ward.