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Category: Life in Saigon

Vietnam fashion in the 1980s

Only rich kids could afford to break from the minimalist style that dominated in the post-war era Life in Vietnam during the 1980s was known as Thoi bao cap, the Subsidy Period, which came after the country gained liberation in 1975. Basic necessities were all in very short supply and only available using government ration […]

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The cheerful cowboy of Saigon

The 52-year-old man leads a simple life away from the urban glamor. Over the past five years, Vu Duc Toi has been tending his cattle on this field in District 2, against the backdrop of high-rise buildings in the city downtown. Photos by VnExpress/Quynh Tran He buys cheap, skinny buffalo in Cambodia and resells them […]

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