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Spices Garden

Spices Garden

Stepping into the dining room of Spices Garden, the Metropole Hotel’s Vietnamese restaurant, one is enveloped in Indochine elegance, from the dark wood furniture reminiscent of yesteryear to suspended silk lanterns in subdued hues. The service mirr...

Skylight

Skylight

A new rooftop bar has opened in Nha Trang. It’s spectacular ...

The Inside Story of The Guerrilla War - Chapter 11: In the Western Highlands

The Inside Story of The Guerrilla War - Chapter 11: In the Western Highlands

For the next five issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This ...

Vinh Khanh

Vinh Khanh

Natalia Martinez gets her hands messy in District 4’s Vinh Khanh Street. Fancy some snails anyone? Photos by Kyle Phanroy ...

Banh Gio

Banh Gio

Hanoians like to snack. And when it comes to their favourite bites, banh gio, a savoury, pyramidlike dumpling found all over the capital, sits top of the pile. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Stoked by Stoker

Stoked by Stoker

Before gas and electricity became a household utility, a stoker was a contraption used to pump up a fire for cooking. Now, they are a rarity, but that hasn’t stopped Stoker the restaurant drawing inspiration from this antique tool. ...

Relish & Sons

Relish & Sons

Show me a man who hasn’t waxed lyrical about a pattie of meat and two bits of bun in his hand, and I’ll show you a man who hasn’t lived. A good burger is simply good food, so it’s no surprise that it’s been on the surge here for a while in food-lov...

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy

After years of hope, Vietnam finally has its future sporting hero. His name? Anh Tuan

Promo Girls go to New Lengths to Sell Product

Promo Girls go to New Lengths to Sell Produ…

It’s a Friday night in Saigon and the Jagermeister crew have waltzed in. Carrying a tray full of shot glasses, three promo girls - sorry brand ambassadors - with a photographer in tow, tease their way around the bar, smiling, pouting, flirting, handing out shots.

A Day in Penang

A Day in Penang

Located on the Malaysian island of Penang, Georgetown is one of the most unique cities in Southeast Asia. Nick Ross goes on a whistle-stop trip to a city that was once a key part of the British Empire

A Taxonomy of Beer Drinkers

A Taxonomy of Beer Drinkers

The beer drinker. There are many types. So to help you work out exactly what kind of beer guzzler you are, we delve into the world of bars, hops and bubbles. Might YOU be the reluctant gourmand? Read on and find out more.

Amazing Images of Son Doong Cave Captured by Drone

Amazing Images of Son Doong Cave Captured b…

We all love images taken by drones — some of the recently published ones of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are quite phenomenal.

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Elephant Tourism

Elephant Tourism

After doing her due diligence, Katie Jacobs visited an ‘ethical’ elephant camp and was surprised...

Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress is the modern day killer. Stress is making you old, making you fat, impacting...

Beneath the Wrapper: A Journey Into Vietnam’s Cocoa Revival

Beneath the Wrapper: A Journey Into Vietnam…

From the cocoa plantations of southern Vietnam via its modest Ho Chi Minh City factory...

The New Peranakans

The New Peranakans

The mixed race Asians of the past known as the Straits Chinese or Peranakans were...

Quesadillas with a Twist

Quesadillas with a Twist

A food blogger and self-styled chef, this month Riccha Arora unveils one ofher secret weapons

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