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Fish tank lamp returns to the bedroom in Vietnam

Feng-shui friendly fish tank lamps, touted to attract fortune and aid sleep, are becoming popular again in Hanoi and Saigon.  Positive beliefs about a fish tank in the bedroom have resurfaced, pushing down fears that they would disturb sleep and create rifts between family members. Ugrading a typical bed light …

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Vietnam trip among the easiest on the pocket

By Nguyen Quy  &nbspAugust 22, 2018 | 11:28 am GMT+7 Da Lat is a top holiday heaven thanks to its natural beauty and cool weather all year round. Photo by VnExpress A leading Indian news site has introduced Vietnam as a “super cheap” travel destination for budget-conscious globetrotters. Indian newspaper News …

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Saigon family helps light up mid-autumn fest with huge lanterns

Inside Phu Binh hamlet, Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11, Nguyen Trong Thanh’s family is well known for the lanterns they make with transparent plastic sheets. Every Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated in September, the family produces thousands of these large lanterns for the market. “Two generations of our family have pursued this career. My parents …

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WeWork Founder’s Night @ East West Brewing Co.

Details Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 14:28 Written by Saigoneer. From the organizer: WeWork is hosting our first Founder’s Night in Ho Chi Minh City on 13 September for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals to meet up, network and share their business stories. Come join us after work at East …

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A Da Nang café panders to nostalgia for ‘tough times’

At the entrance itself, the Tiem nuoc bao cap (Subsidy café) presents a cozy, familial ambience and very simple décor. The details, however, are precise in reflecting a common scene dating back to the last century. Some tables are arranged outside the café for customers. The porch outside the coffee …

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Hanoi family crafts a dying tradition with hope

Ban’s family produces about 500-600 molds every year. The prices vary depending on the size, from VND150,000 to 300,000 ($6.5-13) a mold. Their customers are traditional mooncake producers. Ban, who says his family inherited the vocation from village elders, says there are less than a handful of families persisting with …

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Hanoi to host International Real Estate Conference

The 2018 International Real Estate Conference (IREC) will be held in Hanoi from September 5-10. The event is expected to attract the participation of more than 300 international guests from thirty countries and territories worldwide. Attendees include leaders of real estate associations and international organizations involved in everything regarding global …

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For early 2019, Saigon high up on the itinerary

With more than half of 2018 gone, vacation enthusiasts around the world have begun making travel plans for early next year. Skycanner, a Scotland-based travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine, has a few hot recommendations. Vietnam’s largest metropolis, receives high marks from the travel site, alongside neighbors like …

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