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Expats share how they enjoy and handle “new normal” in HCMC

HCMC - Like many HCMC residents, foreigners living and working in the city have entered the new normal after the city relaxed Covid-19 restrictions. Pamela...

Vietnam’s war on Covid

ince Directive 16 was issued on July 16, southern Vietnam has been transformed into a Covid-ravaged dystopia. HCMC is cordoned off and under curfew...

Covid is bigger than birthday cakes

HCMC - I’d love to tell you that I was going out to buy all essentials during this pandemic, which is somewhat true, but…...

Vietnam by train

Vietnam’s history of railway was intimately linked to the French colonial past. The Hanoi - Saigon trans-Vietnam route, completed in 1936 and initially bearing...

Smart investors eye HCMC’s “smart” initiatives

HCMC - For an expat, HCMC can be a bridge between simpler times and the modern business world. This is equally captivating and frustrating,...

Sustainable partnership towards the prosperous future

Editor’s note: Vietnam and Thailand have strongly developed bilateral ties across the board, from economic to people-to-people relations, and from central to local levels....

Flooded

HCMC - What is it like to get flooded? When I went to sleep last Thursday evening, it was raining hard. But it didn’t...

Poetic artistry of Saigonese painter

Nguyen The Minh is one of the foremost hand sign painters still practicing in Saigon. In fact, Minh is multi-talented—painter, poet, singer and story-teller. When...

Vietnam’s domestic moment

Editor’s note: The author of this article, an American business and policy strategist providing services primarily for the private sector, argues that although foreign...

Return of the virus

HCMC - After going 99 days without a fresh case, Vietnam is back in Covid-19 panic mode. For months, the country had basked in...

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