Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:47

Saigon Cyclo Challenge


This year’s Saigon Cyclo Challenge organised by Saigon Children’s Charity at Celadon City (Tan Phu) attracted around 2,000 attendees and raised almost US$25,000 to support Saigon Children’s Charity in its mission of ‘Eliminating Poverty through Education’. Working towards its 25th Anniversary next year (1992 to 2017), SCC is aiming to provide 2,500 scholarships and build 16 schools during 2016.

Photo from Thanh Nien News

Air quality figures taken at a site in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 suggests that the daily average air pollution in Vietnam’s largest city is more than four times above the safe limit established by the World Heath Organisation (WHO).

Saturday, 12 March 2016 08:49

Speed Limits Increase in Urban Vietnam

Speed limits have been increased in Vietnam's cities

As of the beginning of March, the speed limits in Vietnam’s cities have been increased to meet international standards.

Air quality reading are now publicly available in Ho Chi Minh City

Anyone concerned about declining air quality in Vietnam’s big cities can now check pollution data hourly thanks to a new service provided by the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

The new Emergency Medical Response Center will be using state-of-the-art ambulances

A soon-to-be completed Emergency Medical Response Center in Ho Chi Minh City went through a full simulation of its ProQA software programme last week.

The crowd at the Big V Comedy Competition at deciBel, Saigon

After a roaring night of (almost) non-stop laughter at deciBel, the Magners International Comedy Festival continues to bring its laughter to Saigon next week with a show on Tuesday Mar. 15 at Saigon Ranger. Incorporating the finals of the Magners-sponsored Big V Comedy Competition, this night of belly-splitting hilarity will include performances from two seasoned pros.

The Stikbox

With so much phone snatching in Vietnam, selfie sticks have yet to take off in this neck of the woods. But one Kickstarter idea is getting popular in this country — the Stikbox.

A pilot electric car service has launched in the coastal city of Quy Nhon in offering daily tours and a sustainable way to experience the city.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 17:50

The Annual Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox in his epic run across Canada in 1980

CanCham will be hosting the 35th Year Anniversary Terry Fox Run on Sunday Nov. 29 in Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City.

Monday, 02 November 2015 16:00

Gangnam Not So Stylish

The proposed November performance of PSY in Vietnam has gone down the drain

Despite over 2 billion views on YouTube of his infamous track, Gangnam Style, PSY, it seems, is not as popular in Vietnam as promoters would have hoped.

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