Contemporary arts have been given the chance to flourish in hcmc with the opening of the factory.



    Only in her middle age did Tran Thuy Linh fully devote herself to her one true passion - art.

  • Another Beer, Please!

    Another Beer, Please!

    Those fond of a glass or ten of beer will never go thirsty in Vietnam.



    Strolling around the HCMC museum of fine arts can be like stepping back into history.



    Bridget March’s artwork perfectly captures the beauty she finds throughout Vietnam.


Out & About



    Snap Café is not only a café and restaurant but also a large area for shopping, with dozens of stalls selling fashionable clothes, ceramic products, and household items.



    Huulala has opened its third shop, on Dong Khoi in the downtown area of HCMC, to bring its products to more customers.

  • Focus on quality

    Focus on quality

    Tàikoski has designed uniforms for a number of major hotels and resorts in Nha Trang and Phu Quoc Island for more than a decade and its products are also sold at five-star hotels and online.



    The King Coffee opened in the heart of HCMC a few months ago in a cosy and beautifully-decorated space that seats around 30 customers.

  • Animals galore

    Animals galore

    A coffee shop with different pets, called Pet Me Café, has a yard of hundreds of square metres where customers can sip on a drink and listen to birds singing or admire animals such as rabbits, owls, fish and turtles.



  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

  • Chao Saigon

    Chao Saigon

    Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, will celebrate 40 years of liberation on April 30. The 300-year-old city is now the largest and most modern in Vietnam, and has always been known as a liberal and generous land that welcomes all comers. The beauty of HCMC, both old and new, together with i

Bits & Pieces

  • More tourist streets to open in HCMC

    More tourist streets to open in HCMC

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 02,2017 05:00 AM

    HCMC administrators are planning to open more tourist streets to attract travellers to the city. Jewellery streets are scheduled to be created on Nhieu Tam, Nghia Thuc and Bui Huu Nghia, where gold making developed in the 1980s. Nguyen Trai will become a fashion street, in addition to a traditional medicine street and jewellery street. Tourists will be protected while shopping in these streets, with more police officers on duty and cameras installed. Prices in shops on these streets are to be listed, to prevent overcharging. The city also plans to hold a tourism festival each month along these streets. The city’s tourism sector targets welcoming 7 million international tourists and 25 million local visitors this year.

  • Public bicycle service offered in HCMC

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 01,2017 10:00 AM

    HCMC’s Department of Transport plans to launch a public bicycle service in the city centre to raise the quality of public transport. The service will help people move conveniently between bus stations, where the bicycles are picked up and dropped off free of charge, and cut waiting times or travel on short distances in inner-city areas. People can take a bicycle for one hour at no charge and return it at different bus stops. The city’s Department of Transport will also pilot arranging separate lanes for buses on certain streets, including Dien Bien Phu and Vo Thi Sau. The city has considered using small buses for connections with urban railways lines and bus rapid transit routes.

  • GrabShare carpool service debuts

    GrabShare carpool service debuts

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 01,2017 12:00 PM

    Grab Vietnam has debuted its carpool service GrabShare in HCMC, a move hoped to help relieve traffic congestion. This is the first carpool mobile app in the country and helps users save up to 30% on the cost of the normal GrabCar service. It is also said to help drivers increase their income by combining two trips in the same direction into one journey. The service encourages passengers to travel together so as to raise car use efficiency and reduce the number of vehicles on the streets, thereby contributing to easing traffic congestion and cutting down exhaust fumes. Grab Vietnam said it wants to make the online cab booking service more convenient and cheaper so that no one will want to buy vehicles for personal use. After HCMC, GrabShare is expected to be piloted in Hanoi in June.

  • ‘The Magic Flute’

    ‘The Magic Flute’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 31,2017 04:03 PM

    Mozart’s famous opera ‘The Magic Flute - Die Zauberflöte’ returns to the stage in a major project from the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra with support from the Norwegian Transposition Project. The opera will be presented with efficient stage design, costumes, acting, dance, and stage effects under the direction of talented German director David Hermann. With its high artistic value and musical and theatrical appeal, ‘The Magic Flute’ has become one of the highlight events held annually in HCMC. Tickets are from VND400,000 to VND800,000

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