With its development journey of over 300 years, HCMC boasts many buildings featuring the cultural and artistic values of other parts of the country and other countries, especially France. These include the Notre Dame Cathedral, the HCMC Post Office, the building of the HCMC government and the Saigon Opera House, among others, which have witnessed […]
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HCMC – From June 18 to June 29, residents in HCMC can witness Energy Observer Odyssey, the first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vessel to be self-sufficient in energy, advocating and serving as a laboratory for ecological transition. HCMC is the 73rd stopover of its round the world odyssey. On the occasion, the Energy Observer crew will be […]
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HCMC – A book, “Wayne in Vietnam: In the Land of Resilience”, narrates the story of Wayne Besant, CEO of AIA Vietnam, who has lived in Vietnam for seven years. These stories are about Vietnam, the country Besant considers his second home, its resilience and its people. Wayne Besant collaborated with Hoa Lai, a Vietnamese […]
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HCMC – An exhibition of 36 books and images featuring the life of Journalist Nguyen Ai Quoc (later known as Ho Chi Minh) and the 100th year of Le Paria newspaper is on in downtown HCMC. The event is being held by the HCMC Journalists Association, the HCMC Department of Culture and Sports and the […]
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HCMC – Beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has coordinated with the Foreign Trade University (FTU) to organize the “In Your Eyes 2022” contest to promote responsible drinking. As a leading brewer in the world, AB InBev is committed to encouraging a culture of responsible drinking among its customers. AB InBev always believes that people […]
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HCMC – KMS Technology Company has announced its collaboration agreement with non-governmental organization Eye Care Foundation (ECF) to assist in the visual impairment prevention and treatment in the Mekong Delta. Through the cooperation, KMS Technology, a software services company with over 1,500 workers in Vietnam and the United States, will provide a VND100 million sponsorship […]
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HCMC – Around 1,000 people will participate in a mass yoga performance on the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in HCMC’s District 1 on June 21 to celebrate the 8th International Yoga Day. At a press briefing in HCMC yesterday, the Consulate General of India in HCMC announced that a series of activities to celebrate the […]
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As part of the Hue Festival 2022, the Thua Thien Hue Department of Tourism last weekend organized the Lotus Festival 2022 themed “The quintessence of heaven and earth”. The organizers sought to promote the flower and help people, the locals and tourists alike, enjoy a wonderful experience through the event. The Lotus Festival 2022 was […]
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HCMC – For the Wecyc (We cycle) Week 2022, hundreds of people in Hue City joined the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, the Thua Thien-Hue Institute of Development Studies (HueIDS) and Ashui.com in a campaign to promote the cycling culture across Vietnam’s municipalities, the Embassy of Denmark said in a statement. The Wecyc Week was […]
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Jérôme Peschard sees himself as a self-taught artist. All his experiences are a result of 35 years of hard work. Peschard came to Vietnam nine years ago and decided to stay on to paint the country. His imagination and creativity are highlighted in his paintings, a combination of Western pop art and the traditions of […]
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Covid vaccination, takeaway services, zero-dong supermarkets and travel passes were popular terms during the social distancing period in HCMC, which began on May 31 last year. It has been a year since that day. As a reminder of that hugely difficult period, the Phu Nhuan District authorities and Huynh Minh Hiep, owner of Lua Coffee […]
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HCMC – Hot on the heels of the HBSO’s Friendship Concert Vietnam – US we have a concert exclusively of Russian music. Politics and music have little in common, but this is generous gesture nonetheless. The event, conducted by Tran Nhat Minh, will take place in the Saigon Opera House on June 11, beginning at 8 […]
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HCMC – The Royal Thai Consulate-General and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (ThaiCham) have awarded 140 scholarships worth VND700 million to children in HCMC who lost their parents or caregivers from Covid-19. The funding for the scholarship was raised from Thai businesses and people in Vietnam through the “Love heart” (Trai tim […]
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Korean coach Park Hang-seo has had an illustrious career with the Vietnam national and U23 football teams since 2017, in no small measure thanks to his style of “papa leadership”. In the summer of 2002, South Korea erupted like a volcano after the men’s football team defeated Spain in the quarter-final of the World Cup […]
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THUA THIEN HUE – The Saigon Times Group and the Saigon Times Club today, May 25, presented 12 sets of outdoor fitness equipment to Thua Thien Hue Province’s Hue City through the Saigon Times – Great Circle program, which has been conducted over the past three years. Through the program, under the theme “For the […]
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After nearly 11 years in Vietnam, Salvador Perez Arroyo, a Spanish architect, considers the country his second home. The local people, cultures, architecture, and landscapes drive him to stay longer in the country. Before moving to Vietnam, Arroyo lived and worked in many European nations, especially Italy, and is familiar with European culture. “When I […]
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A piano recital by Hungarian pianist Ernő Fehér took place in HCMC last night, luring more than 350 people. The event was co-hosted by the Consulate General of Hungary in HCMC and the HCMC Conservatory of Music. Speaking at the event, Szilvia Szojka, Consul General of Hungary in HCMC, said that after a […]
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HCMC – The HCMC Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will present a Friendship Concert in collaboration with the Vietnam-US Friendship Association in HCMC in the Saigon Opera House on May 28. It contains three HCMC premieres. The American side is represented by an overture by Leonard Bernstein, a famous short work by the composer John […]
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HCMC – Cargill on May 14 held an inauguration ceremony for the 105th school project in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, as part of its 26-year-old journey with the Cargill Vietnam School Building Project. The 105th Cargill Cares school is located in Pu Duc hamlet, Quang Chieu Commune, in the remote, mountainous district of […]
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Everyone’s heard of the Quang-style noodle soup, but a hidden secret is that the best version of this soup comes from Dai Loc District, Quang Nam Province, thanks to the addition of eel meat Dai Loc District, located in the mountainous area at the foot of the majestic Truong Son Mountain, has rivers, lakes, and […]
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While Vietnam was celebrating four days of holiday to mark the anniversary of the country’s Reunification, Chau Phong Village, Chau Doc Commune, in An Giang Province, had its very own celebration. The village is home to the Cham ethnic people, mostly Muslims. The Muslim religion, Islam, centers around five main pillars, and one of them […]
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HCMC – Many people have come to a Japanese dolls exhibition which was opened at the HCMC Fine Arts Museum today, May 13. Its organizer is the Japan Foundation. This is the second time the exhibition has been taking place in HCMC. This year’s exhibition themed “Ningyo,” which means human shape in Japanese, includes four […]
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HCMC – The French Embassy in Vietnam on May 9 rolled out a project called “Share and Protect Vietnam’s Heritage” to promote and preserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage. The project receiving up to VND14 billion, or 650,000 euros, from the French Government will be carried out during the 2022-2024 period, with multiple activities […]
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HCMC- The HCMC Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) are particularly happy to announce the revival of their popular ballet triple-bill, of which the main item is Suite Ballet Carmen. It will be performed in the Saigon Opera House on May 13, 2022, beginning at 8.00 p.m. Suite Ballet Carmen will occupy the entire second […]
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Arief Gunawan first came to Vietnam as a professional hotelier and consultant, but fell in love with the city and chose it as his home. In an interview with The Saigon Times, he talks about Indonesian cuisine and his opinion on Vietnam’s hospitality industry and tourism bouncing back in the future. Excerpts: The Saigon Times: […]
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My Thien Pottery Village in Chau O Town of the central province of Quang Ngai used to be busy with over 40 households earning a living from pottery. Going through ups and downs of life, only artisan Dang Van Trinh and his wife Pham Thi Thu Cuc still do the job to create pottery products […]
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HCMC – BASF and other co-sponsors have inaugurated the B Nhon Hung primary school in a remote area of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang after renovating it. This is the sixth school renovation project initiated in remote areas of Vietnam by BASF. As part of the project, two new classrooms and a playground with a total area of 328 square […]
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Besides modern characteristics as the country’s biggest economic hub, HCMC also boasts of ancient historical, cultural and artistic values of the southern region, with the Tomb of Le Van Duyet or the Tomb of the Marshal in Ba Chieu being a typical example. The relic site, located next to Ba Chieu Market in Binh Thanh […]
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I was thrilled. With the Vietnamese Government relaxing Covid-19 travel restrictions starting March 15, I could finally fly back to Vietnam after three long years! I was already looking forward to seeing my friends and, of course, sampling the sumptuous food. I started planning my trip back to Vietnam and the tourist mecca, Danang. As […]
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The central coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province is well-known for its wide range of seafood specialties. Of them, the flavorsome fish paste vermicelli soup is a favorite among foodies. The specialty from Nha Trang is a perfect combination of fish paste, slices of mackerel and fresh herbs. Although the dish is […]
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‘Taste of Australia 2022’, the annual celebration of Australia’s world class food and beverages in Vietnam, will be organized between April and May. This year’s program kicked off with a launch in HCMC on Wednesday, 20 April. This is the first time ‘Taste of Australia’ has come back since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
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For Andrew J. Smith, a green future requires a clear vision from the government, the trust of local businesses to develop that vision, and a commitment from the people to support that vision even if it is difficult to maintain When Smith and his wife Jessica came to Danang in 2018, they wanted to contribute […]
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HBSO has announced a concert of chamber music to be given in the Saigon Opera House on April 23. With items by Bach, Prokofiev, Webster, Grieg, Wagner and Dvorak this will be a varied event with plenty to please everybody. In chamber music, every instrumentalist is a soloist. So it is that 18 members of […]
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HCMC – Tourists to Quang Nam Province’s Hoi An City in April can leisurely enjoy Vietnam’s landscapes through an exhibition of photos in the framework of the “Vietnam’s impressions through heritage areas” program held by Sai Gon Tiep Thi, a publication of The Saigon Times Group, in association with the Quang Nam Tourism Association and […]
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Co-hosted by the HCMC Union of Friendship Organizations, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in HCMC and Ao Dai Exhibition, the fashion show themed “Ao Dai-Batik: A Crossroad Of Two Heritages” introduces the unique cultural values of both Vietnam and Indonesia, especially Vietnamese ao dai and Indonesian batik art. Mr. Agustaviano Sofjan, Consul […]
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HCMC – On World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, the Saigon Children’s Charity (saigonchildren) introduced a walking challenge, called “The Steps Challenge 2022”, to raise funds and awareness toward autism spectrum disorder. This is an annual event held by saigonchildren to promote autism knowledge and concurrently raise funds for activities to support autistic children. […]
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HCMC – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on April 5 signed a memorandum of understanding with the British government to boost vocational training. The cooperation is aimed at creating a legal framework for bilateral ties on education between Vietnam and the United Kingdom, contributing to Vietnam’s vocational training growth, the local media […]
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Your browser does not support the video tag. The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia on April 3 held an event themed “Ao dai – Batik: A crossroad of two heritages” at the Ao Dai Exhibition in District 1.
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Kyo York came to Vietnam as a volunteer, but fate helped the American discover Vietnamese music and subsequent fame. In an interview with The Saigon Times, Kyo York talks about his life and career as a singer in Vietnam. Excerpts: The Saigon Times: The landscape looks like that of the Mekong Delta region. Does it […]
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HCMC – The HBSO has announced an evening of Mozart and Beethoven on April 9 in the Saigon Opera House. The HBSO symphony orchestra will be conducted by Meritorious Artist Tran Voung Thach, the organization’s music director. The concert will begin with the overture to Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. History tells us Mozart composed this […]
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HCMC – Italian Design Day (IDD) 2022 in Vietnam, themed “Regeneration, Design and New Technologies for a Sustainable Future”, took place from March 25 to 27 with many in-person and virtual events held in Hanoi and HCMC to mark the annual event. As part of this year’s edition, in Hanoi, the Hanoi University of Civil […]
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Early this month, the Spring Days Cosplay Festival took place in HCMC’s Dist. 5, drawing a large crowd. Participants were encouraged to wear cosplay costumes, inspired by famous manga characters from Japan and other popular video games. Free from stereotypes and clichés, the world of cosplay is full of colors and diversity, accompanied with great […]
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Rafael Masters came to Vietnam for a short stint—to teach English on the beach after completing university. Little did he know that he would start his own business in the country and contribute to its socio-economic progress by helping the disabled through his venture, Vulcan Augmetics, which would go on to emerge as only the […]
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From now until April 10, the winning photos from the World Press Photo Contest 2021 are on display at the Le Van Tam Park in HCMC’s District 1. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held at the park on March 23 with the attendance of Daniel Stork, Consul General of the Netherlands in HCMC; […]
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Having lived in HCMC for over a decade, British painter Richard J Fawcett has a special love for the city, reflected through his paintings. Fawcett runs his own gallery in the heart of HCMC, where he lives with his Vietnamese wife and son. In an interview with The Saigon Times, Fawcett shared his love for […]
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HCMC – A pedestrian street around the Son Tay ancient citadel in Hanoi’s Son Tay Town will be put into service on the Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1) holidays. A local official yesterday said that the Son Tay government will pilot developing the pedestrian street spanning 820 meters from the headquarters […]
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HCMC – The Women’s Empowerment Club (WEC) has established a strong network of Vietnamese women and aimed to empower them, which is known as the club’s biggest success over the past few years. Speaking at a press conference in HCMC on March 7 to celebrate the International Women’s Day and the five-year anniversary of the […]
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In the beginning, he planned to stay in Vietnam for just one week, which extended to one month, and now, he has spent seven months in HCMC during an unprecedented lockdown. In an interview with The Saigon Times, Mr. Karim Schneider, a professional volunteer and founder of the Viral Kindness group, shared his thoughts on […]
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HCMC – HBSO has announced a revival of its contemporary dance item Cafe Saigon for a single performance on March 26 in the Saigon Opera House. Cafe Saigon was created in 2018 when Netherlands choreographer Joost Vrouenaerts came to Saigon to investigate the possibility of making a dance show with HSBO dancers. This eventually became […]
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HCMC – GocCreation is organizing a series of classical music performances in HCMC, promising to open up new possibilities for classical music to be enjoyed in non-classical contexts and by larger audiences. The “The Recital” series will be conducted as one-man operas at the Toong Cong Hoa work environment in Tan Binh District. It is […]
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