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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:

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2018/09/13 | Saigoneer
Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates
A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.
2018/09/09 | Saigoneer
Tracking Vietnam's High Speed Rail Dream
A high speed rail line running the length of the country could cost US$60 billion and reduce the train journey time between Hanoi and Saigon to eight hours.
2018/08/17 | Saigoneer
PHOTO STORY: Sneak Peeks of Vietnam's Streets
Photographer Victor Morante gives you a kerbside view of Vietnam's streets.
2018/08/10 | Saigoneer
VIETNAM: Abandoned Waterpark Hosts Indonesian Singer Niki's 'Warpaint' Video
The abandoned Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark outside of Hue offers a timeless backdrop for an empowering musical journey.
2018/08/03 | Saigoneer
PHOTOS: Malaysian Artist Brings the Past to Life in Miniature
Lim Pui Wan fell into doll design after reading a Taiwanese book on the craft as a child.
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.
2018/06/30 | Saigoneer
PHOTOS: Making Miniature Worlds with Taiwanese Artist Hank Cheng
Model maker Hank Cheng's dioramas are something special.
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.