International Happiness Day comes to Vietnam

Vietnam is celebrating the third annual UNESCO-initiated International Day of Happiness on Friday Mar. 20. It is the second consecutive year that Vietnam will observe the globally beloved holiday, which is also widely known and celebrated in 192 other countries.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 17:42

Vinh Airport is Going International

Hold onto your stale bags of overpriced peanuts, everyone — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has announced plans to upgrade Vinh Airport into an international transport hub sometime between 2015 and 2030.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 17:38

Mekong Delta a Top 10 Best Value Destination

Rough Guides seem to have fallen in love with Vietnam recently. After choosing Phu Quoc as one of the world’s best honeymoon spots, the travel advice gurus have now named the Mekong Delta as one of the hottest budget travel destinations.

Lovebirds of Vietnam, here’s some good news — the island of Phu Quoc has recently been named one of Rough Guide’s 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations. It’s quite an honour for an island once better known for its fish sauce and indigenous hunting dogs.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 13:59

St. Phatty's Day Comedy

International stand up comedy returns to Saigon

Comedy lovers and hecklers get ready. After a short but well-needed hiatus, Saigon International Comedy is returning to Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday Mar. 18 with a great, post St. Patrick’s Day line-up.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 13:48

The Prodigy Play Saigon

Keith from The Prodigy - the band are making their Saigon debut on Mar. 13

No, it’s not a hoax and certainly not an early April Fool’s. Yes, The Prodigy — the one and only — are playing Cargo Bar on Friday Mar. 13.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:19

Pharrell Williams to Play Saigon?

Tet’s just finished, March is slowly winding into gear and you can tell that we’re clutching at straws when we’re about to report a rumour. But sometimes rumours might quite be true, especially when you hear them from the horse’s mouth (sic).

Vietnam is the cheapest 'popular' beer destination in the world

According to a recent article on, of the top 50 most-visited tourist destinations in the world, Vietnam sells the cheapest beer.

Ho Chi Minh City Ranks 6 in New Ranking of World Cities

In a new ranking just released at the end of January, Ho Chi Minh City has been placed among the top world cities for growth and investment potential.

Architectural competition entries for the design of the new Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee complex - the city hall and the area around it - have been narrowed down to a short list of 12 designs. These are presently on display at HCMC Exhibition House (92 Le Thanh Ton, Q1, HCMC).

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