Anyone remember SGO48, the vietnamese branch of the japanese AKB48? They were the newest foreign group to debut in Vietnam and also the only one to dissolve after only existing for three years. The indonesian and filippino groups debuted earlier and they are still active. The indonesian JKT48 debuted in 2011 and filippino MLDN48 in 2018. Both groups has gone through scandals like there is no tomorrow. Still, they are active. It tells us how difficult and nearly impossible for a idol group to thrive in Vietnam. Could it be the vietnamese music industry is not developed enough? Vietnamese culture too different?