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Saigoneer Podcast: Deadly Fires, Grab Beats Uber and Building 'Green' in Vietnam

It's been a busy news week in Vietnam, and we're here to break down some of the biggest stories.

This week's Saigoneer Podcast episode starts with a conversation about local fire safety in the wake of last week's deadly apartment building fire in District 8, as well as a string of smaller blazes.

Then, we discuss Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian operations. How might this impact everyday users?

Our interview segment features Melissa Merryweather, the director of Green Consult-Asia and chair of the Vietnam Green Building Council. She shares insight on what it takes to build "green" in Vietnam, as well as some of the problems she has with Saigon's new high-rise residential projects.

As always, we end with Banh Mi Banter. Corgi butts are mentioned, so tune in for that.

After this episode, we will begin releasing new shows every Monday morning, starting April 9. In the meantime, leave us a review on your preferred app to let us know what you think of the show, and have a great weekend!

The Saigoneer Podcast is available on the Apple podcast app or Radio Public for both iOS and Android. You can also listen through the Soundcloud link below.


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