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2018/07/06 | Saigoneer
ILLUSTRATION: Artist Inks Vietnam's Iconic Musical Instruments
The ink on postage stamp illustrations act as a powerful expression of Vietnam's traditional musical culture.
2018/06/25 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: Why Wind Energy Dream Remains Hot Air
Low electricity prices and lofty targets threaten to undermine Vietnam's wind power plans.
2018/06/15 | Saigoneer
Walking the '60s Aisles of Saigon's First Ever Supermarket
The opening in 1967 attracted the cream of Saigon society.
2017/08/29 | Saigoneer
Saigon’s Craft Beer Scene Striking Balance Between Foreign Brews and Vietnamese Tastes
Since the city’s first craft beer bar opened two years ago, Saigoneers’ thirst for these new and different local brews has grown exponentially.
2017/08/24 | Saigoneer
Virtual Life Transforming Saigon's Public Spaces
The tension between open spaces and private, walled-off zones is brought to attention as Saigon continues to rapidly grow and develop.
2017/08/16 | Saigoneer
A Brief Primer on Vietnam’s Football History
Vietnamese widespread support for foreign football teams over local ones has much to do with the history of football sponsorships and scandals.
2017/08/14 | Saigoneer
Hanoi Tributes to the Voice of a Generation, Trinh Cong Son
The street named after Trinh Cong Son, 'Bob Dylan of Vietnam,' will be turned into urban space featuring performances in Hanoi.
2017/08/11 | Saigoneer
Exploring What It Means to Be Young and Vietnamese
Hanoi-based podcast, 'The Renovation Generation,' is bringing to light how Vietnam's young population is diverse, complex and full of stories.
2017/08/08 | Saigoneer
The Dilemma of Vietnam's Foreign-Educated Grads
For those who have left and seen Vietnam through different eyes, the time will come when they must decide what they want: to stay abroad or return home.
2017/08/07 | Saigoneer
A Brief History of Vietnam's Curry
The roots of Vietnam’s curries, or cà ri, stretch across Asia back to the Indian subcontinent.
2017/08/03 | Saigoneer
Children's Online Video Obsession Makes Big Bucks for Vietnamese YouTube Channels
Of the 50 highest earning YouTube channels in Vietnam, at least 10 are geared toward young audiences.
2017/07/31 | Saigoneer
The Power Couple of Vietnam's 1980s Literary Scene
Luu Quang Vu and Xuan Quynh’s death was something of a national tragedy in the late 1980s, but their legacy has lived on through their body of work and life stories.
2017/07/28 | Saigoneer
International Pop Culture Comes to Vietnam with Ariana Grande
With the fastest-growing middle class in the region and a staggering number of young, switched-on social media users, Vietnam is primed to become an attractive destination for international acts making the trip to Southeast Asia.
2017/07/22 | Saigoneer
Is Over-Tourism Threatening Vietnam's Sapa?
Today, the burst of hotel construction and mass-market tourist attractions remains a safe distance from her own village but, as Sapa's development continues, there's no guarantee that the pull of mass tourism won't one day reach her home.
2017/07/20 | Saigoneer
Vietnam Follows Taiwan Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights
The past decade has seen so many policy changes in favor of LGBT rights in Vietnam.
2017/07/19 | Saigoneer
Q&A: How Saigon and the Mekong Delta Can Confront Climate Change
'Vietnam could raise more awareness about climate change and risks. There is little awareness among local people and farmers. In a way it's similar to the Netherlands: people are not very interested, it's still a very abstract discourse.'