Century-old Saigon villa stuck in conservation quandary International

Hello Summer Fair at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 03:00 pm, Sat 27 May 2017 Photo exhibition: ‘In/Out’ of the International Pride Photo Award Nha San COLLECTIVE, 15th floor Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi 12:00 am, Wed […]

Fearing further erosion, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents fight sand exploitation International

Locals on a small islet in An Giang Province have been doing their best to prevent sand exploitation on a branch of the Tien River that runs past their home after erosion swallowed up houses that used to stand 20 kilometers away. They’ve been taking boats to areas where ships dredge for sand on the […]

Hanoi, Saigon plan hotel expansions as foreign arrivals continue to rise International

Foreign arrivals in Vietnam continued to surge in May, and the hospitality sector in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City already has plans to prepare for more. Vietnam received nearly 973,000 foreign tourists in May, up 27 percent from a year ago, according to figures from the General Statistics Office. Arrivals increased from all major […]

Error by design: A conversation with Vietnamese emo queen Plaaastic International

Fashionista and writer Plaaastic frankly discusses life and death, mental disorders and her loyal fanbase of misfits. When we finally meet at a quiet café near Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the multi-talented Plaaastic has just survived her third suicide attempt. She is slim, about the size of a typical Vietnamese teenager. But there’s nothing typical about her: […]

China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with G7 statement on East, South China Seas International

China is “strongly dissatisfied” with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. China is committed to properly resolving disputes with all nations involved through negotiations while maintaining peace and stability […]