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Golden Era Music

Jan Hagenkötter and Saigon Supersound Volume 1

In the 1950s, an energised music scene was emerging in nightclubs and salon de thé in and around Saigon. It was propelled by record...

Fostering A Culture Of Reading In Saigon Today

Last year saw the opening of ‘Book Street’ on Nguyen Van Binh, which seemed to herald a new era of book consumption in Saigon....

Vietnamese Americans Who Aren’t Vietnamese

Vietnamese Americans are a strange bunch. The majority of the population is separated into three groups. The older baby boomer generation, a smaller Gen...
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What To Know At A Wedding Ceremony In Vietnam

If you’ve lived in Vietnam for more than six months, it’s likely that you’ve been invited to a wedding. So far I’ve been to...

What People in Vietnam Asked Google In 2016

In our team’s ongoing exploration of local Vietnamese trends, we pulled up a sample of the ten most popular Google Search Terms in Vietnam...
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Why Vietnam’s Global Brand Needs More English-Language Websites

Many of our readers have asked: why is Vietcetera only written in English? We can reach hundreds of thousands of more readers by writing in...
Tinder in HCMC

Tinder Dates in Ho Chi Minh City

Tinder in Ho Chi Minh City as a foreigner is difficult and easy at the same time. The language barrier serves as a convenient...
The Pain coming back to Vietnam

The Pain Of Coming Back To Vietnam

Every year, Vietnam has a new influx of Vietnamese who studied abroad that come back home to Vietnam. It might be their first time...
The Oldest Silk Village in Vietnam

The Oldest Silk Village in Vietnam: Van Phuc Silk Village

As the oldest silk village in Vietnam, Van Phuc has a glorious past. Generations of master weavers have built the village into a national...
Is Viet Kiet Vietnam's secret weapon

Are Viet Kieu’s Givers or Takers in Vietnam’s Rise?

As a Vietnamese American who lived in Vietnam for 8 years, this is a question I’ve thought about a lot. Are the Vietnamese diaspora...