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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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2017/04/19 | Saigoneer
Cambodia is Losing its Buddhist Monks to Modernization
Where once young Cambodian men would often join the monkhood as teenagers as a rite of passage, studying both Buddhism and Khmer culture before moving into adult life, today fewer young Cambodians are doing so.
2017/04/10 | Saigoneer
Hẻm Gems: A Cuppa in Saigon's Oldest Cafe
Not all Saigon traditions age well, but it only takes one cup of Cheo Leo coffee to understand the appeal.
2017/04/07 | Saigoneer
The Rise of Saigon’s Stand-Up Scene
Saigon's stand-up comedy scene is catching on and working to include comedians of different backgrounds. 'Diversity in general always makes for better shows,' said Diana Bailey.
2017/04/06 | Saigoneer
How Vietnam Created Its Own Brand of Modernist Architecture
Throughout the 20th century, as Vietnam underwent dramatic historical and political changes, a unique brand of modernist architecture developed in the country, transforming its present-day aesthetic and shaping how today’s architects think about design.
2017/03/27 | Saigoneer
Coffee Production in Vietnam Faces Dark Future Under Climate Change
Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns may cost Vietnam 50 percent of its current Robusta coffee production areas by 2050.