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Saigon Postcard No. 19: Learning to Swim

Folk wisdom offers a unique way to achieve aquatic efficiency. 

in Music & Arts

With Debut Album 'Họa Âm Xưa,' Saigon Soul Revival Brings Back Old-School Cool

From covers of old songs from the 1960s and 70s, Saigon Soul Revival now presents their own original music in an exciting debut album, a continuation both in spirit and execution of the silvery vein of nostalgia dominating Vietnamese music in recent years.

in Film & TV

6 Vietnamese TV Classics That Should Be on Netflix Instead of 'Hậu Duệ Mặt Trời'

Gone were the days of timing one’s bathroom dash exactly during commercial breaks and gathering around a neighbor’s old television set, the only one in the entire alley, to relish every minute of a hot soap opera.

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In 'Ba Lan,' a Photographer Maps the Diverse Identities of Poland's Vietnamese Diaspora

Poland is a largely mono-ethnic country with a negative immigration rate and has one of the lowest rates of foreigners in the European Union. Even migration specialists are often shocked to hear about the substantial community of Vietnamese people who reside in Poland.

in Music & Arts

District 105 Leads Saigon's Metal Scene Into a Bright, Loud Future

"You don't listen to music like this usually, right?" Huynh Hoang Huy asks before he and his bandmates rip into another hard-driving song from their catalogue.

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Review: In Ngọt’s Newest Album, Urban Loneliness Lingers on Mellow Strings

Ngot’s latest album brilliantly captures the band’s most appealing quality: the ability to walk the fine line between playful brightness and bitter profundity.

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[Photos] In An Giang, Buddhist Devotees Gather to Observe Uposatha Day

In September, Buddhists in An Giang Province gathered at Tuk Phos Pagoda in Tri Ton District to observe Uposatha day together.

in Film & TV

Despite Drama at Home, Vietnamese Film 'Rom' Wins Important Award at Busan Film Fest

Despite legal issues at home, Vietnamese feature film Rom was awarded the top prize in the New Currents category at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) last week.

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Sun, Sand and Scary Beasts on Malaysia's Perhentian Islands

Southern Vietnam's rainy season coincides nicely with the dry season on Malaysia’s east coast, home to the Perhentian Islands, nestled in the East Sea.

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'Reinvent Saigon' Asks Visitors to Reimagine the City and Themselves

Through tomorrow, the week-long Reinvent Saigon festival is taking place at five locations across the city.

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To Bring Nature Into the Spotlight, an Architecture and Urbanism Festival Looks to Binh Quoi

Across Asia, urban landscapes are booming. The space they claim spreads further than ever, avidly consuming new land to cope with the influx of inhabitants and enterprises they must house.

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Saigoneer Podcast: The Food Authenticity Debate

The latest podcast episode is available now, and we've got a new recording sound!

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Vietnamese Version of Michelle Obama’s Memoir Released in Vietnam

On July 16, First News - Tri Viet officially released the Vietnamese version of Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming.

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[Illustrations] The Illusory, Colorful Retro Japan of Kyoko Nakamura

These eye-catching illustrations articulate Japan's hyper dualities.

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[Video] Watch the Cheeky Anti-Plastic PSA That's Taking Vietnam's Cybersphere by Storm

A plastic bag’s life is five times that of an average human.

in Culture

[Video] Sidewalk Barbers: A Glimpse of Old Saigon

Sidewalk barbershops are a symbol of old Saigon. In the face of globalization and its demands for westernization, the sight of a simple chair placed beneath an awning where one can get an affordable t...

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Saigoneer Podcast: Nhậu Roundtable Special & Laiday Refill Station Co-Founder Quyen Nguyen

The new Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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Over 77% of Foreign Tourists in Vietnam Are From Asia, Statistics Office Says

Tourists from the Americas make up the second-largest group of foreign arrivals in Vietnam.

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Vingroup Establishes New Airline Vinpearl Air, Aviation Training Centers

The Vietnamese conglomerate continues its relentless expansion.

in Arts & Culture

[Illustrations] The Beauty of Saigon Street Carts Through the Eye of Its Beholder

It’s easy to take Saigon street cart culture for granted, but it only takes the discerning eyes of an artist to remind us once again why these carts are the cornerstone of our urban tapestry.

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Saigoneer Podcast: Domestic Tourism's Rise & the Son Tung-Snoop Dogg Music Video

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is available now!

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Inside 'Summer Rolls,' the First British-Vietnamese Play in the UK

Summer Rolls is currently being staged at the Park Theater in London until July 13.

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Vietnam Airlines Increases Carry-On Weight Limit From 7kg to 12kg

The national airline has increased the carry-on luggage weight limit from seven to 12 kilograms for economy tickets.

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[Video] Disney Releases Adorable Short Set in Thailand's Floating Markets

It's fried rice versus pineapple when Micky and Minnie Mouse battle in this Walt Disney short that has spawned a variety of memes.

in Culture

[Illustrations] A Calendar Features Famous Phantoms in Vietnamese Folklore

Demon henchmen, a vampire and even a hero get their own month alongside the year's lunar animal in this colorful calendar.

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Saigon Postcard No. 17: Our Love and Hate for the Rainy Season

The monsoon season's heavy clouds carry a chaos of conflictions.

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VietJet Announces New Direct Flights From Saigon, Da Nang to Tokyo

Direct routes will connect Tokyo with Da Nang and Saigon.

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[Video] Worlds Collide in New Son Tung M-TP Single Featuring Snoop Dogg

You heard that right.

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