Life & Style

HCM City annual Tết 'flower road' opens

The annual HCM City Tết 'flower road' along Nguyễn Huệ Street in District 1 has opened to the public with a wide variety of colourful flowers and tiger models and statues to symbolise the Year of The Tiger.

Expat Corner

Christmas in Việt Nam - an expat insight

Christmas is a holiday celebrated by people all over the world, and the expat community in Việt Nam is no exception. However, while most people spend the holiday with friends and family, for those in Việt Nam, that isn’t an option this year. 

Expat Corner

The past and the present: expats in Ba Vì

Like Tam Đảo and Đà Lạt, Ba Vì was chosen for its mountain climate as the site for colonial villas and retreats for French officials. However, in comparison to some of the stunning examples of colonial architecture still visible in Hà Nội today, those in Ba Vì are dilapidated and lie in ruins, hidden away in the forest that is trying to reclaim them.