Expats in Vietnam, A guide to for expats to have visa, live, entertain, invest and work in Vietnam

Expats in Vietnam, A guide to for expats to have visa, live, entertain, invest and work in Vietnam

As Vietnam is an emerging expat destination in recent years and a safe place for foreigners to live and work. These articles would provide you better insights into Vietnam's numerous aspects from visa, living, working, entertaining, investing, healthcaring and more...

A Look at Hanoi's "Korea Town"

A Look at Hanoi's "Korea Town"

My Dinh-Song Da Area earned its unofficial title as the "Korean Town" of Hanoi as it is home to some tens of thousands people from the land of Kim Chi.
Operation Jingle Bells: American Veteran Reflects On His Vietnamese Christmases

Operation Jingle Bells: American Veteran Reflects On His Vietnamese Christmases

Matthew Keenan, who once celebrated Christmas on an American military base during wartime, now celebrates the holidays with his Vietnamese friends and family.
Expat Spotlight: Joseph Kwon - Serenading the World From Vietnam

Expat Spotlight: Joseph Kwon - Serenading the World From Vietnam

In his new music videos, South Korean singer Joseph Kwon showcases the beauty of Vietnam with a catchy K-Pop flair.
Mei Lou Gani Nguyen & Her Portraits of Pregnancy

Mei Lou Gani Nguyen & Her Portraits of Pregnancy

A French photographer with Vietnamese roots, Mei Lou's return to Vietnam has gifted her with new opportunities and inspirations.
Expat Spotlight: Olivier Ochanine - On Stage with a Talented French Maestro

Expat Spotlight: Olivier Ochanine - On Stage with a Talented French Maestro

The latest installment of Expat Spotlight highlights the work of Frenchman Olivier Ochanine, an award-winning Music Director and Conductor of the Sun Symphony Orchestra (SSO). With his multicultural team, Olivier understands music's power to overcome language and break barriers.
Hanoi's Foreign Teachers Bring Halloween Fun into the Classroom

Hanoi's Foreign Teachers Bring Halloween Fun into the Classroom

For the spookiest season, decorative cobwebs cover the schools, students wear cute costumes, and their dedicated teachers create fun, horror-themed lesson plans. The Vietnam Times spoke to a handful of expat teachers about their favorite memories of a Hanoian Halloween.
The Real-World Impact of Dom's Dream

The Real-World Impact of Dom's Dream

As an "ethical expat," Dom Paterson is following his dreams by helping out vulnerable Vietnamese communities.
Foreign Tourists Clean Up Trash After the Storm in Hoi An

Foreign Tourists Clean Up Trash After the Storm in Hoi An

A group of foreign tourists rushes to help the local Vietnamese people clean up trash after the storm swept through Hoi An.
Vietnam & Visas: a Traveller's Insight

Vietnam & Visas: a Traveller's Insight

Through a series of photos, Vietnam Times' young writer Réka Márkos captures the highs and lows of post-Covid travel out of and into Vietnam.
Expat Spotlight: Younes & Khadija Bouguedra - A Cultural Bridge Between VN & Algeria

Expat Spotlight: Younes & Khadija Bouguedra - A Cultural Bridge Between VN & Algeria

For this month’s installment, The Vietnam Times is excited to focus the spotlight on a couple of remarkable expats instead of just one. Younes Ainar and Khadija Bouguedra are a beautiful Algerian ‘power couple’ that share not just a marriage but also a strong affinity for Vietnam; a hard-working, entrepreneurial mindset; and a desire to infuse aspects of Vietnamese culture into their individual creations.
Viet Bites: BAKED and Friends in Hanoi

Viet Bites: BAKED and Friends in Hanoi

As the Vietnamese palate prefers sweet fruits over baked goods, expats are craving the cookies and cakes from the Western world. Fortunately, one Singaporean woman is enchanting Tay Ho with her decadant desserts.
[Photo Series]: Rediscovering Vietnam

[Photo Series]: Rediscovering Vietnam

Since March 15th, Vietnam has reopened its borders for the first time in two years. As backpackers return to the hostels and domestic travelers resume their road trips, many have taken breathtaking photos, chronicling the nation's joyous post-Covid era.
Expats in HCMC Impressed by Patriotic Vietnamese Fans

Expats in HCMC Impressed by Patriotic Vietnamese Fans

Wearing a red sports shirt with a yellow star print, Bernat (29, Spanish) went to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street (District 1) to cheer for Vietnamese players in the match against Malaysia U23.
Editor's Pick: New Exhibition Teaches Way of the Samurai

Editor's Pick: New Exhibition Teaches Way of the Samurai

The new exhibition at CHON de l’art showcases an extremely rare sword, made specifically for Shogun Tokugawa Lemochi, the ruler of all of Japan from 1858 to 1866. Skilled Vietnamese blacksmiths demonstrate how to make the deadly blades.
Expats Business Owners React to Vietnam's Post-Covid Reopening

Expats Business Owners React to Vietnam's Post-Covid Reopening

Vietnam recently returned to pre-pandemic normalcy, much to the delight of expat business owners. Read how they survived lockdowns and their plans to capitalize on the nation's new normal.
It All Starts With A Cup of Coffee: Love Story of a Vietnamese-American Couple

It All Starts With A Cup of Coffee: Love Story of a Vietnamese-American Couple

Having been together for nearly 10 years now, the couple of a Vietnamese wife and American husband reflect on the early days of their relationship.
Gentlemen and Ladies of the Dance: How the Artform Bridges Vietnam to the Rest of the World

Gentlemen and Ladies of the Dance: How the Artform Bridges Vietnam to the Rest of the World

Across Vietnam, dancing is becoming more and more popular. Be it in electrifying nightclubs or on busy street corners, expert professionals, posh Tik Tokkers, drunken lads on a bia hoi buzz, all seem to have a song in their hearts and rhythm in their feet. Before Reunification Day, another important holiday should be observed: International Dance Day.
Expat Spotlight: Sarir Afarinesh - A Friendly Guide through Hanoi's Intense Traffic

Expat Spotlight: Sarir Afarinesh - A Friendly Guide through Hanoi's Intense Traffic

Vietnamese road safety is hardly taught to foreigners. Now, one Austrian expat is making a change. This month's Expat Spotlight profiles Sarir Afarinesh and her mission to make Hanoi a safer place by providing empowering lessons to uneasy drivers.
Unconditional Love: American Businessman Quits High-Paying Job To Be With His Vietnamese Girlfriend

Unconditional Love: American Businessman Quits High-Paying Job To Be With His Vietnamese Girlfriend

Nguyen Tram, a 33 – year – old Vietnamese woman shared her love story with her husband. To have this happy marriage with three beautiful kids of their own, she and her husband have been through many hardships and difficulties to be together.
Du Lich Around: Mysterious Con Dao

Du Lich Around: Mysterious Con Dao

These tiny Vietnamese islands are a crucial waypoint in time; their harsh, colonial past overlaps with a hopeful, green future.
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