FirePoAm always puts some great video content on the fire department, police and ambulances in Saigon. Today he posted a video with the fire department doing a training fire drill at one of the VUS schools in Ho Chi Minh City. It was quite interesting watching those powerful hoses send water to the room of VUS. I just hope the windows were closed. One thing FirePoAm … [Read more...] about Saigon Fire Department Training
National Geographic is one of the many publications taking a look at the negatives affect of sand mining in Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, sand mining poses an additional danger: It’s contributing to the slow-motion disappearance of the Mekong Delta, home to 20 million people and source of half of all the country’s food and much of the rice that … [Read more...] about Sand mining negative affects on Vietnam
For those living in Saigon the last several years, it is becoming a norm to deal with rising air pollution as Autumn arrives. This year, in particular, the levels of PM 2.5 have risen significantly with a thick haze that covers the city all day. This haze started to show up last Friday in Saigon. With the haze came higher levels of PM 2.5. Normally with a rise in PM 2.5, … [Read more...] about Indonesian forest fires creating haze in Saigon?
Today, Saigon Siblings, formerly Vietcetera Cafe, had their rebranding celebration at their first coffee location. Saigon Siblings is run by a fellow University of Washington Alumni, Tam (tamkaizen), also a native of Seattle. Tam has a passion for boutique coffee shops and hotels. Just like the former branding, Saigon Siblings will still operate as a coffee shop and boutique … [Read more...] about Saigon Siblings (formerly Vietcetera Cafe)
Filthy Vegan, run by the same infamous owner of Bookworm's Coffee, just recently opened a new vegan restaurant near the corner of De Tham and Co Bac in District 1 (just a short walk from the Backpacker Area) at 86 Co Bac, District 1. It is located in a very convenient area where the new "Pham Ngu Lao" has been shifting to. One big difference from Bookworm's Coffee is that … [Read more...] about Filthy Vegan – new Saigon vegan restaurant