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Saigoneer Podcast: Fast Fashion, Bubble Tea Madness Returns and Urban Tales Cholon

Happy Monday! It's time for the latest Saigoneer Podcast episode.

This week we begin (1:18) with a look at fast fashion in Vietnam in the wake of Uniqlo's announcement that it will expand to the country next fall. What does the arrival of brands like H&M, Zara and Uniqlo mean for local consumers?

Then (12:14), we revive a game we played on one of our first episodes: Bubble Tea Shop, or Porno? Also, the bubble tea craze which swept into Vietnam last year has shown no signs of abating, but could this be a good thing for certain areas?

Our interview guest (21:19) is Nicolas Plesse, the founder of Urban Tales Cholon. We talked about the logistics of running such a unique company, as well as his plans for regional expansion and what that could mean for tourism.

As always, we end with Banh Mi Banter (34:00).

Listen to the latest episode through the SoundCloud link below, or find the show and subscribe via the Apple podcast app, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.

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