An Official Explanation for Internet Cable Cuts

Unstandardised design technologies are to blame for the frequent problems afflicting the Asia Gateway Pacific (AAG) internet cable system which connects Vung Tau to Hong Kong, according to the General Director of FPT Telecom, Nguyen Van Khoa.

Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:54

Electric Cars to Take Over Ho Chi Minh City

Electric cars will soon be on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Five years after the first electric cars aka golf carts were brought into Hanoi to, erm, cart tourists around the clogged up streets of the city’s Old Quarter, so in April Ho Chi Minh City is also going to get the golf cart makeover.

Is Danang the top destination in Vietnam? Photo by New York Times

The New York Times recently named its top “52 Places to Go in 2015”. Headlining the list were perennial travel meccas Milan, Cuba, and Philadelphia (wait…what?), but #43 will likely inspire the most applause in Vietnam.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 21:41

A Survival Guide to Slow Internet

A survival guide to slow internet in Vietnam

With sharks inconveniently biting away at the internet cables carrying connectivity to Vietnam — yes, there is evidence this may actually be true — we decided to do a little research. Where can you get good internet in Saigon?

Same sex weddings now legal in Vietnam

After we posted our article on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Vietnam, a storm followed on Facebook.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:39

Same Sex Marriage Now Legal in Vietnam

Same sex marriage is now legal in Vietnam

While Southeast Asia’s Muslim countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, take a dim view of homosexuality, Vietnam is leading the way with its views on LGBT.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:08

Area Codes to Change from March

Area dialing codes in Vietnam to change in March

For anyone about to do some printing work, take note. From Mar. 1, Vietnam’s national dialing codes will be changed.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:58

Internet to be Slow for a Month

Internet in Vietnam to be slow for most of January

Repairs to the break identified Monday in the submarine cable system that supplies Vietnam’s internet connectivity could last between three weeks and a month.

A view from one of the volcanic caves in Dak Nong, Vietnam

According to local newspaper, Tuoi Tre, a group of its reporters recently joined the exploration for the first ever volcanic cave system discovered in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:13

Homeless to go into Mental Health Centres

A homeless woman in Vietnam with a baby

According to a report on Thanh Nien News, a sweep of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City this coming Sunday will see any homeless people or beggars found to be ‘mentally ill’ placed in Mental Health Centres.

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