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How to find fresh kicks in Ho Chi Minh

Where to Get Fresh Kicks in Ho Chi Minh City

Many of us will think of some malls in the city like Saigon Center, Vincom, Crescent Mall. Like what the popular Hurricane Barbershop has done...
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How Hanoikids is Building Citizenship in Vietnamese Youth

Many will say that Ho Chi Minh City is well known for its food and nightlife. But Hanoi is known for its cultural and...
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Where to Get a Tailored Suit Made in Ho Chi Minh...

Like many other 30-somethings, it’s wedding season for the next few years for me. It’s finally time for me to purchase an honest to...
Best burgers around Ho Chi Minh city

A Guide to Burgers Around Ho Chi Minh City

If you’re jones-ing for a burger you’re in luck. Forming the cornerstone of most fast food menus, the burger is as All-American as you can...
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Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

Cartoonist Gia-Bao Tran illustrates his family’s narrative through the filter of the past “A man without history is a tree without roots – Confucius” Ranked as...
5 Major Real Estate Developments to Watch

Real Estate in Vietnam: Five Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate...

There is a famous before and after photo of Shanghai’s dominating Pudong district skyline. It demonstrates the speed of development that Shanghai experienced in...
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Why are people so excited about Takashimaya and Saigon Centre?

My Facebook newsfeed for the last month has been filled with dozens of selfies taken by Vietnamese models at Saigon Centre. Usually the excitement about...
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Koreans In Vietnam: Discovering the New Seoul in Vietnam

Many Vietnamese religiously follow the latest Korean TV drama episode, the newest cosmetic brand release, and the latest K-pop star on Instagram. Many of my Korean...
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Japanese In Vietnam: Little Tokyo in Vietnam

I recently hosted a Japanese guest on Airbnb. She told me she was visiting Vietnam for the thrill of the motorbike, the spring rolls,...
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Decoding Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts

Most visitors spend two days in Ho Chi Minh City before they launch off to magazine destinations like Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, Da Lat,...