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Seven Million Bikes; A Saigon Podcast

Niall Mackay

Saigon, or Hồ Chí Minh City, is a busy, bustling, crazy and chaotic metropolis home to nearly 9 million people and over 7 million motorbikes.

It is hot, dirty and noisy. Traditional and modern at the same time, and growing more so every day, it is also an extremely enjoyable place to live. Both Saigon and Vietnamese culture present a unique set of challenges for anyone to live in, whether you are a foreigner or Vietnamese.

Seven Million Bikes talks to just some of the people that live here, who each share their individual stories and experiences.

Niall Mackay, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, has lived in Saigon since 2016 with his wife, Adrie, and now their adorable French Bulldog, Biscuit. You might even hear Biscuit snoring in the background at certain points! Starting as an English teacher, Niall now manages a charity, is an amateur stand-up comic, avid football fan (both American and otherwise) and now hosts his podcast, Seven Million Bikes; A Saigon Podcast.

Inspired by the people that live in Saigon from all walks of life and backgrounds, he wants to know more about their stories, their experiences and get tips on living in Saigon to share with listeners.

Recent Episodes

Frances Fraser-Reid; So the Adventure Begins Blogger | S4 E1 (Bonus Birthday Episode)May 20, 2020 Episode artwork The quarantine staff singing together. Thank you for everything you've done and do!April 03, 2020 Episode artwork Catching up with JK Hobson | S3 E5April 03, 2020 Episode artwork Life on the outside; Lawrence Young | S3 E4April 02, 2020 Episode artwork Overseas Student in Quarantine; Mizuka Yasuda | S3 E3March 30, 2020 Episode artwork Life in Quarantine: Adrie Mackay and Anastasia Sokyrka - S3 E2March 29, 2020 Episode artwork From New Zealand to Quarantine in Vietnam: Adrie and Niall Mackay - S3 E1March 28, 2020 Episode artwork Tell us your hidden gem in Saigon... | Season 2 CompilationJanuary 30, 2020 Episode artwork If you have a week to explore Vietnam, where would you go? Season 2 CompilationJanuary 23, 2020 Episode artwork What do you do with 24 hours off in Saigon? Season 2 CompilationJanuary 16, 2020 Episode artwork What's the oddest thing you've seen on a bike? Season 2 CompilationJanuary 09, 2020 Episode artwork What bike do you drive and how do you deal with Saigon traffic? Season 2 CompilationJanuary 02, 2020 Episode artwork The Live Show - What can you joke about in comedy today? With Uy Nguyen, Jesús López and Angee the DivaNovember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 2 - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 24, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 2 TEASER - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 21, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 1 - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 17, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 1 TEASER - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 14, 2019 Episode artwork Calvin Bui - Chef and Restaurateur | S2 Ep 7November 10, 2019 Episode artwork Calvin Bui TEASER - Chef and Restaurateur | S2 Ep 7November 07, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 2 - Comedy, sex and sexuality | S2 Ep 6November 02, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 2 TEASER - Comedy, sex and sexuality | S2 Ep 6October 30, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 1 - Being a Comedian With Kids | S2 Ep 6October 27, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 1 TEASER - Being a Comedian With Kids | S2 Ep 6October 23, 2019 Episode artwork GiangSinh Pham - Vietnamese millennial raised and absorbed in Western & Vietnamese culture | S2 Ep 5October 20, 2019 Episode artwork GiangSinh Pham TEASER - Vietnamese millennial raised and absorbed in Western & Vietnamese culture | S2 Ep 5October 17, 2019 Episode artwork