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Saigoneer is an English-language digital platform covering urban development, history, food, culture and the arts in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and throughout Vietnam. Read more at: saigoneer.com.

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2019/07/18 | Saigoneer
Connecting With Cities Through Urban Sketching
Louis Barnard no longer takes photos to share with his family, opting instead to share intimate urban sketches to document Vietnamese culture.
2019/03/22 | Saigoneer
Taiwan Has Implemented Stricter Visa Rules for Vietnamese Tourists
Taiwan re-opened its Kuan Hung visa program for Vietnamese nationals this week, but the rules have been tightened following a high-profile case of missing Vietnamese tourists.
2019/03/05 | Saigoneer
North Korea Tours Are Big in Vietnam Following Trump-Kim Summit
'They have great beaches,' Donald Trump once said of North Korea. 'You see that whenever they are exploding their cannons into the ocean.'
2019/02/04 | Saigoneer
Vietnamese Ditch Fake Money to Burn Paper Bikinis for Deceased Ancestors
One professor slammed the flashy new fad as 'offensive, against traditions and wasteful.'
2019/01/11 | Saigoneer
Vietnam Newlyweds Become 'Inmates for Life' in This Viral Photo Shoot
The Saigon couple took a marriage metaphor literally in a photo shoot that went viral in Vietnam.
2019/01/01 | Saigoneer
What We Know So Far About the 152 Missing Vietnamese Tourists in Taiwan
The disappearance of 152 Vietnamese nationals in Taiwan could seriously impact the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.
2018/12/25 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: Scammers Are Using Fake Death Certificates to Hack Facebook Accounts
Hackers 'attack by memorialization' to execute administrative 'death' on unsuspecting victims.
2018/12/10 | Saigoneer
Get to Know Vietnam's First Blind Television Broadcaster
Born with visual impairments, 23-year-old Le Huong Giang can be seen regularly on Vietnamese TV.
2018/12/07 | Saigoneer
Taiwan's Foxconn Is Considering Opening an iPhone Factory in Vietnam
The Taiwanese technology giant previously expressed an interest in evading the US-China trade war.
2018/11/17 | Saigoneer
Meet Taiwan's Grandpa Pokémon
An enterprising Taiwanese grandpa almost certainly has considerably more rare Pokémon than you.
2018/11/09 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: Pham Anh's Viral Oil Paintings Portray Hanoi's Inimitable Serenity
Journey through Hanoi's meandering, tranquil alleys courtesy of Vietnamese artist Pham Anh.
2018/10/27 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: 20,000 Residents to Be Relocated from Hue Imperial City
The relocation, scheduled to begin next year, will be the biggest migration in the history of Hue Imperial City.
2018/09/28 | Saigoneer
ILLUSTRATIONS: Tokyo by Night in Watercolors
Polish expat Mateusz Urbanowicz illuminates a side of Tokyo less seen.
2018/09/21 | Saigoneer
Wrestling Smacks Down in Saigon
A new franchise is bringing the pain to wrestling fans in Vietnam.
2018/09/14 | Saigoneer
Mesmerizing Video Delivers 'A Taste of Vietnam'
This five-minute video will have you salivating your way to a trip to Vietnam.