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[Illustrations] Board Games 101: Saigoneer's Simple Guide on How to Destroy Relationships This Tet

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as beating all your siblings and cousins in a heated game of cờ cá ngựa

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Can Gory Animal Statues Shock Vietnam Into Shunning Wildlife Products?

On January 28, three statues — including one of a rhino bleeding with its horn cut off, an elephant whose tusks are broken and two de-scaled pangolins — went on display at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon.

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Burning Paper Bikinis for Deceased Ancestors Is Vietnam's Hottest New Vogue

Some new variations of joss paper in Vietnam are getting too risqué for comfort.

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Once Invisible, Saigon's Underground Scene Emerges Into Light

In just a few short decades, underground hip-hop and youth culture has gained a massive following, not only within Saigon and Vietnam, but all around the globe.

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[Photos] Saigon Couple Becomes 'Inmates for Life' in Prison-Themed Wedding Photos

Marriage is sometimes compared to being handcuffed for a lifetime and one Saigon couple has taken the metaphor literal in their wedding photos.

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[Video] At FEEL It Festival, a Full Display of Saigon's Vibrant Street Culture

On December 15, Saigon's underground street scene was on full display on a rooftop in District 7, with freestyle skating, vibrant graffitti and local musicians.

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[Illustrations] Four Festive Cards for a Very Saigoneer Christmas

While there is no chance of Saigon experiencing a white Christmas, we'd still like to take this opportunity to spread a bit of holiday cheer.

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[Photos] This Football-Themed Wedding Album Taken During Bão in Saigon Is Peak Vietnam

Instead of bemoaning the fact that their wedding photo shoot coincided with the much-anticipated recent AFF Cup 2018 final match, a couple in Saigon decided to go with the flow and turn their bridal album into a bão-themed one.

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[Video] Saigon, The City of Contrasts, Where Past Meets Present

 

A new travelogue video featuring Saigon departs from the glossy sheen of its many travel-focused peers.

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[Illustrations] An Ode to Sữa Ông Thọ and the Games of Our Saigon Childhood

To assess how important condensed milk is in Vietnamese culture, think of cà phê sữa đá, Vietnam’s national drink that wouldn’t exist without a dollop of Sữa Ông Thọ (Mr. Longevity milk).

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Examining Vietnam's Modernity Through the Lens of South Asian Independent Documentaries

The idea for Moving Reels: A Social Dialog formed in 2016 as the result of a dialogue between Dr. Shweta Kishore, a scholar, documentary filmmaker, film and media lecturer at RMIT University, and Zoe Butt, a director and curator at The Factory Contemporary Arts Center. The program is a series of workshops that includes screenings of films made in a different geographical context, followed by a discussion. The first phase of the program looks at the social, cultural and political linkage between South Asia and Vietnam.

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