Troi Oi! February 2019

The country in numbers 571 million journeys were made on public buses last year, down by 21 million trips from 2017. The municipal Department of Transport attributed the decline to several reasons, including the degradation of the city’s public bus fleet. Costs, such as new vehicles, fuel and worker wages all increased, while their proposals to raise bus … Read more

Troi Oi! December

The country in numbers 24.325 Vietnamese students are in the US, according to the US Embassy. The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report for the 2017-2018 academic year shows that Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the US with 24,325 students, up 1,887 students from … Read more

Floating Downstream

With Tet slowly peering around the corner, Vietnam’s waterways will soon be busier than ever The gentle ‘put-put’ of a single-cylinder Chinese diesel engine is the soundtrack to the waterways of Vietnam. While large, modern, metal-hulled freighters and sand barges have taken over much of the heavy lifting required for Vietnam’s rapid modernization and industrial … Read more

Tet Art Market

To say farewell to a delighted year and welcome a cheerful, artistic new year, The Factory, in collaboration with Inpages, brings you a gathering of unique hand-crafted products, decorations for Tet and affordable artwork. Each vendor is carefully selected to offer you many quality choices to celebrate a happy holiday. Coins out, go shopping and art up your Tet. Visit factoryartscentre.com for more info

Detox for Tet

Explore Spa by Le Méridien Saigon harnesses the healing powers of the sea While Saigon has a million things going for it, including world-class street food, a vibrant nightlife scene and parks and rivers galore, life here can hardly be considered relaxing. With Western New Year and Vietnamese Tet right around the corner, my mind is already on renewal, a cathartic stripping off … Read more

Reset for Tet

As urbanization increases and more people are moving to the cities and abroad, some of the traditions are dying out Despite the broad-ranging changes that have occurred in Vietnamese society over the last quarter century, there’s a distinct air of reverence for the Tet festival that’s hard to miss if you happen to be here … Read more

TET Menu at Di Mai Restaurant

As we are about to enter the year of the Rooster 2017, Di Mai restaurant has prepared a Tet Menu: Traditional flavors of authentic Vietnamese plates, combined with Meatballs, Vietnamese ham with wooden ear mushroom, Vietnamese cold cuts , Sticky Rice Cake, and Pickled Onion. Other dishes include Boiled Beef Tail and Pork Pastern with Dried … Read more

AURORA TET FAIR

Tet is coming early this year and parents are very busy with preparations. Have you prepared anything for your house? Come to Aurora’s Tet Fair on 14th January for Organic food, Baby & Mommy paraphernalia and Hand-made Products with our partners: Vesta Bookstore, 3xu, Smaller Than Three, Paperstory, Mekong Quilts and many more. We provide free … Read more