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Ho Quan Son

  Southwest of Hanoi is a place that is a land version of Halong Bay. Billy Gray heads out of town for some well-needed respite ...

Stick Up

  While Vietnam is known for prowess in many sports, field hockey is not one of them. But Malaysian expat James Chew aims to change all that. Words by Harry Hodge ...

The Five Stages of Expat

There’s a famous poster entitled Beer! with the tagline: “Honour your ancestors, they drank it too.”

Banh Trang Trang Bang

Rice paper rolled up with boiled pork and vegetables… There’s a reason that this dish from Tay Ninh near the Cambodian border is a Saigon favourite. Words by Vi Pham. Photos by Siân Kavanagh ...

The Other Side of Maldives

Paradise-like beaches, crystal clear seas, tropical nirvana… Yet as Tran Cam Thu discovers, there’s far more to this group of islands than first meets the eye. Photos by Hang Le ...

How to Build a Tourist Town

Home to the largest cave in the world, Phong Nha has gone from out-of-the-way backwater to thriving tourist town. Yet how do you make the influx of tourist dollars create benefit for all? Words by Nick Ross. Additional reporting by Julie Vola. ...

Lissom Parlour

One step inside the Lissom Parlour, I am transported to a world of tranquillity, leaving behind the non-stop commotion of the coffee street of Nguyen Huu Huan. A closer look reveals not a typical coffee shop, but more like the living room I’d love ...

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Vietnam’s Ugly Buildings

 A creative solution to Vietnam’s architectural dilemma, from Niko Savvas. Photos provided by Bao Zoan

The Construction Worker

Even building site workers have to take coffee breaks. Jon Aspin catches up with lifelong construction worker, Hung, as he heads out for a coffee and a smoke. Photo by Francis Xavier. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Dalat Ghost Hunt

One year ago, ghost hunters Ed Weinberg and Kyle Phanroy took a trip up Vietnam’s mystic mountain, Dalat. Once there, they proceeded to freak themselves right out. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Now You Can Buy

From Jul. 1, foreigners can buy property in Vietnam. Here are the caveats

The Hanoi Underground

We know a city by what we see and feel upon its surface. But what do you find when you venture underground? Words by David Mann. Photos by Trung Del and Julie Vola

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The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

Through its history, beer has inspired many people to tell lies — including some about...

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

Considered the ultimate people’s beer, bia hoi started off as a concession to the shortages...

Falling Off the Wagon

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon...

Burger Wars

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers...

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