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Here Are Canada’s Favorite Masks

Face masks have become the new essentials when we go out. Because the demand for medical masks has rocketed since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO recommends that individuals with no health issues opt for...

“The Flood Is Gone, the Safe House Still Stands”

Every year, Vietnam bears the rage of Mother Nature. Natural disasters such as storms and floods cause severe devastation to both lives and property of the country’s inhabitants. Impoverished people are the most vulnerable group,...

Huong Tram Speaks about Her First Tet in the U.S.

Huong Tram (her full name is Pham Thi Huong Tram), is a Vietnamese singer born in Nghe An in 1995. At the age of 18, she became the youngest artist to be nominated for the...

The Ins and Outs of Being Miss Vietnam 2018, Tieu Vy

Tran Tieu Vy, born in 2000 in Hoi An, Quang Nam province, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2018. Today, she is one of the most well-loved faces in the fashion industry. Plus, she has been active...

As Seen From Above

Back in the 18th century, Saigon was a one kilometre square area inhabited by Chinese-Vietnamese called Saigon Market. After more than 300 years of development, Saigon has become one of Vietnam’s cultural and economic centres....

Rustic Vietnamese Cuisine at Di Mai restaurant

Living in modern Saigon filled with towering buildings, sometimes people want to go back to where their memories live. Expat Vietnamese who return to the homeland yearn for familiarity. And Di Mai restaurant, with its...

The Fairytale Relationship Of Singers Dong Nhi And Ong Cao Thang

Singer Dong Nhi is well loved by Millennials in Vietnam, since her popular songs such as Khoc (Cry) or Loi thu toi ngot ngao (Sweet Confession) are part of their youth. During her 10-year music...

Two Acoustic Music Hotspots to Peacefully Enjoy in Saigon

Join Culture in retracing the two locations for tourists to immerse themselves in the acoustic tunes in Saigon. In recent years, where digital music has taken over, people have almost forgotten the feeling of being lost...

Gari Nguyen – A young woman warrior of Vietnamese literature.

At the age of 25 people often struggle with life choices, especially those concerning their careers. Gari Nguyen is unusual in this respect and has achieved success in Vietnamese literature. Nguyen Yen Phuong, her real name, is a...

The Eternal Beauty of Pearls

Pearls are a gift from nature bestowed on Vietnam. Despite the advantages of pearl cultivation, Vietnam has not yet fully explored this industry. However, along with the development of Vietnam’s economy as well as travel,...

Miss World – Vietnam 2019 Luong Thuy Linh, a Modern Woman

In 2019, Luong Thuy Linh was honoured to receive the title of Miss World - Vietnam 2019. Throughout the beauty pageant, the young woman from Cao Bang proved her excellent English proficiency and shared her...

Visiting Pagodas at Tet

In the first days of the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese go to the pagoda to pray for a peaceful and prosperous year for family and friends. This is a time honoured Tet tradition. The South Jade Emperor...

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Virginia’s Culture, Courage and Creepiness

A piece of his coffin lies under glass, a pocket watch gleams from a display case, and ivy from his mother’s grave blankets the...

Five Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Beauty Routine for Fall

For many, the autumn season marks a new beginning as school resumes and the summer holiday ends. Hence, routines evolve and schedules change to...

Discovering the Canadian Film and Screen Industry

Filmmaking is more than just artistic expression. As an industry, it has evolved into a highly profitable enterprise. Canada’s film and screen industry contributed...

How Public Libraries Support Newcomers to Canada

For many Canadians, public libraries play an essential role in daily life. Canada’s first public libraries opened in 1883. One of the oldest publicly...

Combat dryness this fall season

It is no secret that when the leaves start to change, so does our skin. Our summer glow fades, and skin starts to look...

Phu Quy Island Travel Guide

A “raw pearl hidden in the middle of the sea” is what Binh Thuan locals call the island of Phu Quy. This is because...

The Many Sides of Vancouver

On a recent trip to Vancouver, I learned to see the city a little differently. I was trying out two downtown hotels during my stay....

Spooky and Spectacular Places to Discover This Halloween in Ontario

If you're looking for some strange and spooky, family-friendly outings or even the creepiest attractions, check out our top recommendations for mysterious scary Halloween...

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