The Private Island near Phu Cuoc

Somewhere off Phu Quoc is a privately owned island that, if you’re lucky enough, might just be open for a visit. Jesse Meadows discovered that despite the growing debris in the surrounding seas, here the water remains crystal clear. Photos by Trung Del   Hon Gam Ghi is an island south of Phu Quoc, surrounded by […]

10 Destinations in Vietnam to Visit in 2016

For a publication that celebrates the diversity of Vietnam, it has always been a frustration that people constantly visit the same places.   Yes, we genuinely love destinations such as Hoi An, Phu Quoc, Halong Bay and Sapa. When it comes to tourist-friendly delights, in the main they do a great job. But there is […]

Hẻm Gems: A Cuppa in Saigon’s Oldest Cafe

One of the first things Co Suong does when we sit down in the back of her tiny District 3 cafe is bring out the newspaper clippings. There are heaps of them, wrapped in plastic and passed to me carefully, one by one. She begins with the international write-ups, stories from Vietnamese newspapers and even […]

The Stories Behind Saigon’s French Colonial Street Names

In its relatively young history, Saigon has undergone several makeovers: from quaint colonial town to grand capital of Cochinchina, major metropolis of southern Vietnam and now the buzzing economic hub it is today. Saigoneers can find ample evidence of these changes not only in the city’s architecture but also on its street signs.  Throughout the […]

Travel to Phu Yen

Even though Vietnam has a coastline literally thousands of kilometres long, finding unspoilt beaches is increasingly becoming a challenge.  Vu Ha Kim Vy goes in search in this article.   Ever since Vung Tau, Phan Thiet and even Nha Trang became full of tourists and concreted over, trying to find an unspoilt beach has been […]

What to do in District 3, Saigon ?

Have you been bored of shopping centers, crowded streets with vehicles and dust?  What is there to do in district 3 that differs from your daily routine? Let’s take below information as your reference to know more what should to do in district 3. Saigon-online makes sure that it is as interesting as in shopping centers. […]

[Photos] Rainy Season in Old Saigon

Oh, rain. Not five months ago, we were begging for a deluge to take away the insufferable heat of pre-rainy season. Today, we’d give a kidney to avoid having to drive – or worse, get off and push our motorbikes – down a flooded street during our evening commute. Rainy season is an annual excuse […]