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Category Archives: District 4

Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?

For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most, […]

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Temperature Inversion Pollution in Saigon

This morning Saigon suffered yet another bad airmorning with the AQI (air quality indicator) at 162 (50 AQI and below is healthy). With cooler weather, the air pollution in Saigon tends to get worse in the morning due to temperature inversions. What is Temperature Inversion? Temperature inversion is when the surface air temperature is cooler […]

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Aber, Just as good as UberMoto?

I tired out Aber this week. With it’s name, you would think they are trying to replace Uber in Saigon. It makes good marketing sense. There are many disgruntled former UberMoto drivers out there. My first Aber driver also works for MaiLinh Bike, a shared motorbike company many UberMoto guys fled too. Aber still has […]

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