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Covid is bigger than birthday cakes

HCMC - I’d love to tell you that I was going out to buy all essentials during this pandemic, which is somewhat true, but…...

Vietnam by train

Vietnam’s history of railway was intimately linked to the French colonial past. The Hanoi - Saigon trans-Vietnam route, completed in 1936 and initially bearing...

Smart investors eye HCMC’s “smart” initiatives

HCMC - For an expat, HCMC can be a bridge between simpler times and the modern business world. This is equally captivating and frustrating,...

Sustainable partnership towards the prosperous future

Editor’s note: Vietnam and Thailand have strongly developed bilateral ties across the board, from economic to people-to-people relations, and from central to local levels....

Flooded

HCMC - What is it like to get flooded? When I went to sleep last Thursday evening, it was raining hard. But it didn’t...

Poetic artistry of Saigonese painter

Nguyen The Minh is one of the foremost hand sign painters still practicing in Saigon. In fact, Minh is multi-talented—painter, poet, singer and story-teller. When...

Vietnam’s domestic moment

Editor’s note: The author of this article, an American business and policy strategist providing services primarily for the private sector, argues that although foreign...

Return of the virus

HCMC - After going 99 days without a fresh case, Vietnam is back in Covid-19 panic mode. For months, the country had basked in...

How did Vietnam dodge Covid-19?

HCMC - The recovery of a 43-year-old British pilot, Vietnam’s last Covid-19 patient in intensive care, marks a turning point in the fight against...

In a league of its own

On many levels, Vietnam is singing its own song. It has successfully flattened the COVID-19 curve, nearly eliminating the virus thanks to proactive containment...

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