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Contest “My hometown’s story”

Surely many times we, who live on a planet with over seven billion people, have encountered images carrying an interesting life story or experienced a story of ourselves with remarkable personalities, or is it a story of love, sharing, effort, and happiness?

𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 would love to hear from you about the true stories of each land, your hometown or your city through beautiful pictures or a clip introducing those experiences. These stories will help us better understand the country and people from everywhere, spread warmth and love.

Moreover, those ones contribute to bringing optimism to encourage the country and the world to soon overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. You might have a chance to win these very attractive prizes. Please join the contest, share to spread the beautiful and meaningful stories! 🥰🥰

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Contest “𝗬𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬! 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗧𝗡𝗔𝗠 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗”

Vietnam is a country which is famous for its cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is not only diverse in types but also unique to the rest of the worlds. Vietnamese dishes are healthy and flavorful thanks to our fresh sauces, special spices, various kind of salted fish and fish sauce. As Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) is coming to town, Saigon Corners would love to hold the “YUMMY! OUR VIETNAM FOOD” contest. We are looking forward to your videos about delicious and yummy dishes. A “Golden Buffalo red envelopes” is waiting for our contestants to join and win it for the Lunar New Year of the Ox!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/899164677292105

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Contest “Love Vietnam through music”

Contest “Love Vietnam through music”

Digital Tourism is the trend of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the reason why Saigon Corners hold the “Love Vietnam through music” contest to not only spread the optimism and comfort to everyone but also promote Vietnam’s tourism to our lovely tourists. Music is limitless so we hope it can reach to every corners of your heart, regardless of your nationality, gender, jobs,…and overcome this deadly disease.

Link:

https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/769878416887399 

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History of Vietnamese – Japanese diplomacy and their culture exchange

Saigon Corners is organizing an immensely intriguing event to provide a closer look into the unique beauty of 2 different cultures via an event called “History of Vietnamese – Japanese diplomacy and their culture exchange”, at Ho Chi Minh Book Street on 27th June 2020. The highlights of the show are photo exhibitions, miniatures, costume performances, tea ceremony, cultural talk, ancient singing and even performance. Thereby, these two cultures share some special similarities and leave a deep impression on the audience. This is an event cooperated with the Southern Culture Research and Honor Club.

Miniatures based on the idea….

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ANOTHER VIEW OF SAIGON

How did our city develop after being independent?

The adjective words such as  “extravagant” and “gorgeous” are not easily bounded by the history of this area. Everything in the world will be changed if we choose different angles to evaluate their aspects. The same as Saigon, the small alleys, and the bustle streets will bring you beauties from another angle. Let’s take a look at this lovely city from high above, shall we?

Looking at the panorama of Saigon, we wouldn’t deny the contribution of our ancestors because they had designed a charming Saigon which we couldn’t stop contemplating. The ancient features still remain within the present modernity. That is the reason why we are emotional when looking at this city, don’t you agree?

Feel free to share with us about the time you had the chance to see Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City from above. We do have a lot of things to share, right?

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/701446050397303

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SAIGON IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

Sai Gon – The city of dynamism, changing day by day, making domestic and foreign tourists want to visit to admire the beauty and learn the development history of the place known as “The Pearl of Far East” of this Asia.

Through many historical periods, the old Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, has gradually become the busiest commercial center in the country for more than 300 years of development. However, somewhere on streets, roads, works, etc., still retain poetic scenes that make many people feel proud and cherished.

Unlike “Love at first sight”, only when you know about Sai Gon, you can fall in love. Let’s consider the changes in the Saigon period. 🧐🧐

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/948035632405009

Photo: Internet

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RAINY SEASON IN SAIGON

When does someone tell me what’s toughest to imagine?

In Saigon, I’ll respond to the rains.

Rain in Saigon is really weird! It often looked like a 17-year-old girl, as it rushed-she was like having some troubles of being spoiled. The rain here is oddly close to the pace of life: hurry and panic. Sometimes, we lose the opportunity to feel the thunder, and then, as the rainy season arrives, our hearts turn hawkish.

Sometimes the rain came only briefly to refresh the city’s heat and quickly rushed away like leaving some water on busy people’s shirts, which were briefly sunny. Crop out. Spread out. Crop out. Then there was a day when the girls were counting the rain, and there was the rain, the rain and the rain endless. Then there was a day…

Link https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/733340893874485

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SAIGON CUISINE – CULINARY INTERFERENCE

When it comes to the busiest and most developed area in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City cannot be ignored – one of the special things about this place is its long-standing culinary culture. This place is said to be the intersection of Northern – Central – Southern cultures, Saigon gives you the culinary experience of almost all the typical dishes of Vietnam.

1. Saigon Bread

In March 2012, the travel page of The Guardian – a famous UK newspaper, voted Saigon bread in the top 10 most delicious and attractive street foods in the world. Walking around Saigon, you can see dozens of cars selling bread with different filling recipes such as pate, shumai, roast pork, grilled meat, ham, sausage, fried egg… Vegetables sliced cucumbers, cilantro, pickles, scallions, onions, basil. Although it is not difficult to find bread in Saigon, if you have the opportunity, try Huynh Hoa bread, which is one of the best bakeries in Saigon. The price is a bit high, but it’s delicious and worth the money.

2. Noodle soup (Hu tieu)

The next dish we want to introduce is noodle soup. The most famous is My Tho noodle soup, which is processed by the My Tho people, the main ingredients are dried noodles, the broth is minced meat, and pork intestine cooked with pork bone marrow. Then boil the noodles with the broth and add the main ingredients such as vegetables, beef balls, seafood, wontons, and boiled meat. In 2009, My Tho noodle soup of the My Tho noodle production cooperation group was granted the certificate of “Vietnamese Brand” by the Vietnam Trademark Center, under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology.

3. Broken rice (Com tam)

If you are living in Saigon, you will surely find broken rice is one of the super ‘hot’ dishes here. The most special thing about this dish is that it is more crowded at night. Broken rice is a Vietnamese dish made from broken rice grains. Although there are many different names such as Saigon broken rice, night rice, popular rice, … but the main ingredients in the dish are still the same for most places. Includes rice with ribs, eggs, shredded pork skin,…

Broken rice is difficult to find competitors because almost every restaurant creates a little bit of different flavor.

4. Tofu rice vermicelli (noodles) with shrimp paste (Bun dau mam tom)

Tofu rice vermicelli (noodles) with shrimp paste is a simple, rustic dish in Northern Vietnamese cuisine. This is a dish often served as a snack. The main ingredients include fresh vermicelli, boiled meat, fried tofu, spring roll, fried spring roll, shrimp paste mixed with lemon, chili and served with herbs such as perilla, marjoram, basil, lettuce, eggplant, cucumbers. For Hanoi, this is considered a snack, but in the South, this is considered a meal in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

5. Banh Canh

Banh Canh is a familiar dish of Vietnam. The dish consists of a broth made from shrimp, fish and pork leg with spices depending on the type of cake soup. Banh Canh fiber can be made from rice flour, flour, tapioca starch, or rice flour mixed with tapioca. This dish is made from dough that is rolled into sheets and cut into large and short strands.

6. Beef rice noodles (Bun bo Hue)

Beef rice noodles is one of the specialties of Hue, although this noodle dish is popular in all three regions in Vietnam and Vietnamese people abroad. In Hue, this dish is simply called “bun bo” or more specifically “bun bo with pig’s feet”. Other localities call it “Hue beef rice noodle soup”, “Hue original beef rice noodle soup” to indicate the origin of this dish. This is one of the best-rated restaurants and our favorite restaurant.

  • Thai sweet gruel (Che Thai)

There is no doubt that Y Phuong’s sweet gruel has won the hearts of Saigon people for decades. This place gathers all kinds of sweet gruel from all over the country. Not only that, but it also sells papaya salad with black beef, dumplings, fish balls, and sticky rice ice cream. And the special thing is that all kinds of sweet gruel from cassava to lotus rhizome are made by the staff, so everyone can rest assured.

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SAIGON WATERBUS

𝙏𝙍𝘼𝙑𝙀𝙇 𝙎𝘼𝙄𝙂𝙊𝙉 ON THE 𝙍𝙄𝙑𝙀𝙍 ? 🛥🛥🛥

Been in Saigon for a long time, but are you confident that you have fully understood this city?

If you are tired of the noise and bustle in this land then why don’t you try to experience a day on the Water Bus to see Saigon in such a special way? 

🧑🏻‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️ Water Bus, a popular means of transport in European countries, however, it is quite new to Vietnamese people. As a matter of fact, it is simply public transport, but instead of moving on the ground, it uses boats and moves on waterways. Even with the “student fare”, the quality of Water Bus still gives the vibe of being on a luxury yacht, clean and airy with professional staff.👩🏻‍✈️🧑🏻‍✈️

🦺🦺🦺 Water Bus will bring you unforgettable experiences in the lovely land of Saigon. This bus trip goes through famous destinations in Saigon such as Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Bridge, Landmark 81, Vinhomes Central Park urban area, and so on… 

All you need to do is find a comfy seat and Saigon Water Bus will take good care of you.

Have you had the opportunity to experience this “city boat” yet?

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/841711989704041

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HOP ON – HOP OFF BUS

Known as a thriving city, Ho Chi Minh City has a lot of places to explore.

🏢HOP ON – HOP OFF bus is designed with two floors with 63 seats, the top floor is designed as a convertible to help visitors have a great experience. Immerse yourself in the breezes of Saigon’s current weather, go through architectural works with long-standing historical landmarks such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral,  Fine Arts Museum, Ben Thanh Market,… The panoramic picture of Saigon appeared beautiful and stirred up people’s hearts. On the other hand, you can choose automatic captions including English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, .. very convenient. The most impressive thing is a palm-leaf conical hat which is provided for visitors to shade the sun. It can be considered as a tool to help you take extreme virtual life photos.

🧢On a daily basis, although I go through these places many times, I just focus on driving and ignore their beauty. So, if you are living in Saigon, let’s book a ticket right away to experience this lovely city with a completely different perspective.

Link: https://facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/872991469909426