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The Legends of Tam Nương: Why You Shouldn't Start a Business on the 7th Day of Tet

There’s little doubt that superstition is still deeply rooted in Vietnamese culture. These silvery threads of mysticism are woven into a plethora of aspects of locals’ daily lives, ranging from rather innocuous do’s and don’ts regarding food to serious rules one should follow when selecting a wedding date.

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[Illustrations] Battle of the Tet Traditions: Hanoians vs. Saigoneers

How one’s family celebrates Tet can reveal a lot about where they hail from.

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In Vietnam, Joss Papers Link Life and Death, Modernity and Tradition

Joss papers and effigies consumed my experiences before I began to even question their meaning. On the anniversary of my grandfather’s death (giỗ), my grandmother routinely set up a large pot in our tiny front yard and burned a stack of replica paper money. It is quite a scene to watch - the fire turned the paper to smoke and ash, and within minutes it was as if the paper never existed.

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[Video] Crafting Altar Brassware in Saigon's Storied Lư Đồng Village

As Tet nears, families all over Vietnam are rushing to decorate their homes and check-off the last few items on their spring cleaning list, such as curtains, glassware, and most importantly, brass homeware.

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Introducing Nổi, a Live Music Project by Saigoneer and Digipost

There’s little doubt that here at Saigoneer, we’re big fans of Vietnam’s indie acts; just see how we geeked out over Ca Hoi Hoang almost a year ago.

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This Thai Makeover of the 2018 Honda Super Cub Is the Dream

Honda recently released the newest model of its iconic Super Cub bike.

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[Photos] Ambulance, Tractor, Hearse: A Compilation of Vietnam's Football Shenanigans

It is a nationally known fact that after every big football win, Vietnam's road network will be flooded with flown flags, vigorous chants, and random objects blaring odd noises.

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SPRMRKT Singapore: Where the Crème de la Crème of Vietnamese Culture Shines

SPRMRKT, an upscale Singaporean shopping market and restaurant, is spending more than two months showcasing Vietnamese culture through food, art and design.

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How Vietnamese Stand-up Comics Juggle Culture, Identity and Language on Stage

As a fan of stand-up comedy, I was curious when I found out that there was a burgeoning scene here in Saigon.

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[Photos] Is Saigon's Latest Teen Attraction, Zone 87, the Descendant of 3A Station?

Apart from shopping malls and the odd food court, there are not many dedicated spaces in Saigon for the city’s younger residents to hang out.

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Doraemon and 25 Years of Fostering Friendship in Vietnam

To a generation of young Saigoneers, there are many things that might conjure up fond memories of childhood. Those remnants of past decades could take the form of once-popular TV series about time-traveling dragon slayers or just simply crab-shaped rice chips. However, none of those come close to the national phenomenon that was – and still is – Doraemon.

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