in Saigon

New Renderings Show Saigon's Plans to Revamp Quách Thị Trang Square

At an estimated cost of VND157 billion (US$6.17 million), the controversial renovation work on the square in front of Bến Thành Market is set to begin this fall and be completed by April 2025.

in Hanoi

In Suburban Hanoi, With Summer Comes the Red-Purple Cascade of Mulberries

In suburban Hanoi, this is the season when mulberry branches heavy with bright red fruits dangle in the summer wind.

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.

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Morning Stories: VN Climbs Global Soft Power Rankings, "Ghost Projects” and Random Covid Testing

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 Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

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Weekend Stories: $5,000 per capita GDP by 2025, Girl Survives 12 Story Fall and 100 Bridges for Hai Phong

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

Saigon Reopens Schools, Cinemas, Tourist Sites, but Not Bars or Gyms

Are you looking forward to hitting cinemas again?

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Morning Stories: Tiny Houses Axed, VN to Lead SE Asia in Growth and Stock Market Overload

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

Schools to Reopen Monday as Saigon Hits 14 Days Without New Covid-19 Cases

On March 1, Saigon students can once again return to school.

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Morning Stories: HCMC Lockdowns Lifted, Bus Explosion and VinBrain

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...

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Morning Stories: Metro Line No. 5, Hanoi Schools to Reopen and Trade Surplus

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Morning Stories: Electric Busses for Hanoi, Public Beach and Steady Growth Prospects

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in Saigon

Saigon to Retest All Foreign Experts Arriving This Year for Covid-19

Officials have not announced any cut-off date of arrival for those to be tested.

Brian Letwin

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Weekend Stories: Property Market Recovering, Street Art Festival and Renewable Energy

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Morning Stories: Personal Data Fines, Tax Delays and Bridge Blocked for Photoshooting

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in Saigon

Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line Completion Delayed to 2022

Who could've seen this coming?

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Morning Stories: Automated Covid Tests, Grandmaster Chess Tournament and Illegal Border Crossings

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in Vietnam

Provinces Announce Post-Tet Covid-19 Regulations

With Tet ending, health officials are taking steps to ensure that COVID-19 doesn't spread beyond the current hotspots in Vietnam.

in Asia

Uniqlo Parent Company Becomes World's Most Valuable Fashion Retailer

Although still lagging behind Zara's parent company, Inditex, in revenue and profits, Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, hit a higher market capitalization this week.

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Morning Stories: Broken Internet Cable, Personal Data Protection Decree and First Vaccine Doses

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Morning Stories: HCMC Closes 'Non-Essential' Businesses, Da Lat Traffic Lights and Carbon Credits

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No Tân Sơn Nhất Lockdown Despite 24 New Covid Cases Today

The new suspected cases are linked to Tân Sơn Nhất baggage handlers.

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Weekend Stories: Fireworks Canceled, Massive Solar Project and 1bn New Trees

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