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.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:58

Visa Fees to Vietnam to be Cut in November

Will lower visa fees increase the sales of non la, or conical hats? We'll just have to wait and see

The standard 30-day, single entry visa fee for visitors to Vietnam will be cut from US$45 to US$25 on Nov. 23, reports Thanh Nien News. The move comes amid efforts to reverse a slump in foreign arrivals.

Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2015-16

The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) for the southern provinces of Vietnam for 2015-16 is now open for applications.

Long Bien Bridge is the most famous structure running across the Red River in Hanoi

Authorities in Hanoi have decided to utilise the surface water from the Red River (Song Hong) to relieve water shortages and ensure a long-term water source for the city.

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