A 25-year-old American artist and university lecturer looks to serve as a “span” in the cultural bridge between Vietnam and the US. Read More »
Although their medical value has not yet been established, placentas, often used to cure sexual disorders such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, are widely available in the form of dried products in the pharmaceutical market, also known as the oriental medicine quarter, in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5. Read More »
As shown by a video on Youtube, two taffy sellers in downtown Ho Chi Minh have been able to attract more customers by performing the King of Pop’s signature dances. Read More »
Article from: TuoiTre All audiences, VIPs included, will sit on green grass for a live performance of Bob Dylan to be held at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) on April 10. This is one of the requirements Dylan has made for his live show in Vietnam. The other requirement is for the [...] Read More »
At 12:15 p.m on March 15, a young man ran into Phuong Nam Bookstore located inside the MaxiMark supermarket in Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City, where he used a scissor and kept hostage a female employee at the bookstore… Read More »
Fresh from Vietnam, the Rebelz first video off of their 2011 EP: Welcome to Saigon. Featuring Justice, the Professor, and Big South Crew (Saigon). Video by 84 Productions.
Genre: Freestyle / Hip Hop / Rap Location: Seattle & Vietnam, Washington, United States Website: www.therebelz.com Record Label: Red Pill Records Type of Label: Indie Source:
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Short film (7 minutes, with English subtitles) about breaking up and getting back together in Vietnam Read More »
A flash mob in Saigon’s District 1 that took place on June 18, 2010. Although flash mobs began appearing in Vietnam in 2010, the global phenomena started around 2003 in the United States.
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- 1. Jump – Southside Rockers
- 2. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
- 3. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
- 4. Right Now (Na Na Na) – Akon
- 5. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
- 6. Single Ladies – Beyonce
- 7. Beat It – Michael Jackson
- 8. Insomnia – Craig David
- 9. Oishi (snack foods) theme song
A young Japanese woman has unwittingly become bait to a group of card sharks. February 11, 2011. Investigators in Ho Chi Minh City are currently looking for a gang of foreigners operating card game scams…. Read More »
Twitter and blogs are abuzz with news that Bob Dylan is expected to play in Saigon on April 10, 2011 at RMIT University’s Loretta Grounds. If true, the Vietnam stop will be part of Dylan’s Far East Tour before heading to Australia. Here is the legendary artist performing “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” Read More »
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới – Happy Lunar New Year! As shops and markets are closed and most Vietnamese spend the first day of the new year (February 3rd) with family and friends, the streets in Vietnam’s cities become like ghost towns. Here are photos from around Hanoi and Saigon. Click for more photos… Read More »
Photos from Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Saigon’s District 1 from January 31, 2011. This year for “Tết Tân Mão” (Year of the Cat), there are various cat-themed displays at the annual street show, which kicked off yesterday and runs until February 6. Click for more photos… Read More »
Tet is here, Tet is here, Tet is here! …well almost. The 2011 Lunar New Year will mark the Year of the Cat, or Năm Tân Mão. This most important holiday in the Vietnamese calendar will be celebrated by a population of 90 million in Vietnam on February 3rd… Read More »
“Ring Masterz” a hip hop contest that brought about 90 performers from the North and Central to Vietnam’s Southern hub, Ho Chi Minh City on the night of January 27, 2011. Click for more photos… Read More »
…arrested 54-year old Hoang Duc Vong and 45-year old Phu Van Tuan, both charged with theft of property. The suspects had previously been involved in an attempted robbery that left three bus passengers injured from knife wounds 5 months earlier… Read More »
Girl raped, beaten and buried aliv: Two young men were arrested January 18 for raping, brutally beating and burying a 21-year-old girl alive under sand in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh district the previous night… Read More »
Now here’s a waste of good beer!
A transport truck spilled 500 cases of beer worth about 100 million VND ($5,000 USD) on Saigon’s busy National Highway 1A on January 18. A second truck carrying a container was speeding at the time and side-swiped the first, causing it to overturn and spill its contents… Read More »
“Jerry” and “Scryer” of Saigon-based iSkate Club perform for the camera. Slalom is a technique popular among inline skaters in Vietnam. Read More »
At 2am on January 11 hundreds of customers began waiting outside the East Station of Saigon in hopes of purchasing a Mai Linh bus ticket to their hometowns ahead of the Tet New Year.
At 3am, when station security opened the doors, the crowd poured in, forming a long line that stretched from gate 3 to gate 2. Despite fighting through the suffocating crowd, to the point of fainting, some people were not able to purchase their tickets.
The reason for the chaos was Mai Linh’s announcement that they would open Tet tickets sales for all destinations starting today. The station was unable to handle the unexpected overflow of customers. Read More »
By constructing a building with the name "Tiên Phước 2 Temple" and gathering orphaned children to raise, a so-called "nun" has quickly become rich with money from sympathetic donors… Read More »