Saigon Mythbusters

The Myth: Are English books banned from being shipped out of Vietnam? Actually, no, it’s not English books specifically. Both English and other foreign-language books are often simply caught in the line of fire between local prohibitions and actually-banned publications. According to Vietnamese Post Office Regulation #49/2010/QH12 (you can find it on the Vietnamese government … Read more

This is Half-True

THE MYTH: I’ve lived here for some odd years and have never once seen a helicopter anywhere close to the helicopter pad at Bitexco financial Tower. I was told that helicopters are banned from the skies over downtown HCMC. If this is true, why did Bitexco financial Tower outfit its flagship building with a helicopter pad … Read more