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 Vietnam

Da Nang Restarts Social Distancing After Cases of Covid-19 Community Transmission Emerge

Over the weekend, Vietnam recorded five new COVID-19 infections, four of which are community transmissions, putting an end to the country’s 99-day streak without local infections.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Street Rename, Bus Crash, and Covid-19 Updates

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: Covid-19 Vaccine, Central Heatwave, and Expressway Deterioration

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

In 2020, Northern Vietnam Sees Longest Heatwave in Years; Earlier, Colder Winter

Feeling like this summer has been excruciatingly long? It’s not just you.

in Vietnam

Stuck in Africa, Vietnamese Workers Forced to Work Despite Rampant Covid-19 Cases

On the afternoon of July 11, the people of Lãng Thanh Commune (in Yên Thành District, Nghệ An Province), rejoiced as Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc announced that Vietnamese workers in Equatorial Gui...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Art Museum, Economic Growth, and Offshore Wind Project

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

The Delay Continues for Saigon's Parking Lot Project Under Tao Đàn Park

Ten years after it was first approved, construction of the parking lot below District 1's Tao Đàn Park has again been delayed.

in Vietnam

Is Vietnam Ready for Its New Place Among the World's Fastest-Ageing Societies?

Vietnam is among the world’s most rapidly changing countries, by virtually every metric.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Ha Giang Floods, HCMC FC, and Noise in Airport

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: Truck Collision, Domestic Tourism, and Private Vehicles

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

Hanoi Family Finds Long-Lost Daughter in Quarantine After 24 Years Missing

In the time of unprecedented hardships, a family in Hanoi found the light at the end of the tunnel. 

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: ASEAN Film Week, Illegal Construction, and Phu Quoc

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: Bus App, Match-Fixing, and Son Tung M-TP

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

Aviation Authority Proposes Flights From 6 Asian Countries From August

They include China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Laos and Cambodia.

in Saigon

Saigon Commences Training Course for 58 Future Metro Train Drivers

Progress on Saigon's Metro Line 1 is moving into the human resources and training phase.

in Vietnam

63% of Vietnamese Women Abused by Husbands at Least Once in Their Lifetime

In a recently published report, data shows that Vietnamese women are frequently abused by their husband, and these instances of violence happen to a significant portion of the female population.

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Coal Imports Reach Record High in First Half of 2020

Demand for electricity in the country is surging.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: New Tunnel, Phu Cat Airport, and Hotels for Sale

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

Hanoi Sends 2 Tons of Face Masks to New York City

The gift comes as the United States continues its patchwork, ineffective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Train Ticket App, Domestic Air Routes, and Repatriation

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...