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).

Friday, 23 January 2015 21:40

Peroni Comes to Vietnam on Draft

The Italian premium lager, Peroni, is now available at three locations in Ho Chi Minh City on draft.

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.

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