• In Transition - The Halico Factory

    After a century-plus, the curtains have closed on another of Hanoi’s colonial landmarks. Read More
  • Saigon Vinyl Quest

    The owner of a new, secondhand turntable, Francis Xavier goes on a turbulent quest through the dustbins of history to find out — where can you buy secondhand records in Saigon? Read More
  • One Life to Live

    “You only live once.” These were the parting words of a friend as we ended a conversation and headed our separate ways. As I continued on my path, I mulled over his sentiment. Do we really only live once? Read More
  • Taking Back the Selfie

    As Word’s selfie competition heats up, we bring you a brief history of this much-maligned art form. Read More
  • The Great Photo Leak

    Vietnam’s no stranger to scandals — but, as Ed Weinberg learnt, mankinis still make headlines. Read More
  • Recalling Hanoi: Part Six

    Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell. Read More
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  • Speed Dating +

    On Tuesday Oct. 28 First Date will be bringing an evening of speed dating to Saigon.

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  • Healthy Eating Series by Chiara Squinzi +

    Every Saturday, for one month, commencing on Saturday Oct.18 from 2pm to 3.30pm Chiara Squinzi presents unique and exciting healthy

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  • The CMI-Heart Institute Charity Gala +

    The CMI Charity Gala 2014

    In the world of heart surgery, no-one stands as tall as Alain Carpentier. The man who conducted the first artificial

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  • Halloween at the Mövenpick +

    In honour of the day of the dead and that annual opportunity to wear silly clothes, on Oct. 31 the

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  • Culinary Extravaganza at Mövenpick +

    On Saturday Oct. 25 the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi presents an exclusive four-course dinner menu designed by executive chef Hiep Chu.

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Briefings

  • The Kebab Man +

    In the first of a new series of articles exploring the lives of ordinary, everyday people, Glen Riley talks to

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  • The Scooter Man +

    Last month Saigon Scooter Centre celebrated its 17-year anniversary. Word talks to founder and self-styled scooter man, Pat Joynt , about

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  • In Transition —The Halico Factory +

    After a century-plus, the curtains have closed on another of Hanoi’s colonial landmarks. Katie Jacobs surveys the remains

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  • Taking Back the Selfie +

    As Word’s selfie competition heats up, we bring you a brief history of this much-maligned art form

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  • Sports Digest +

    From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam’s month in sports

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Travel

  • Formula One +

    Southeast Asia has two international sporting events that draw in the crowds — the Singapore Grand Prix and the Hong Kong

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  • Airport Stories (Tokyo Haneda’s CIQ Info Plaza) +

    Set off the main corridor in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the CIQ Info Plaza puts a nicer face on the harsh

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  • Give Vientiane a Chance +

    Julie Vola explores the Laotian capital’s overlooked charms, and finds them to be many

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  • Teaching English in Sudan +

    After a few years spent in the English-teaching game in Vietnam, Danny Armstrong decided to take his talents to Sudan

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  • Hiking California +

    Heading off the tourist track from Yosemite National Park, Matt Bender takes a 340km detour into paradise. Photos by Louis

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Just In

  • Park Hyatt Goes Smoke Free +

    The Park Hyatt Saigon goes 100% no smoking

    Starting at the beginning of December, Park Hyatt Saigon is adopting a smoke-free policy throughout the whole property. This new

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  • The Meatball Cookery +

    As Saigon gets more specialised, it becomes a more engaging place to live. And The Meatball Cookery is part of

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  • Saigon Scooter Centre Keeps Motoring +

    One of Saigon’s premiere scooter sources for 17 years, Saigon Scooter Centre has spread their turn signals over to Tan

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  • Blackout +

    New restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are a dime a veritable dozen. But few can claim to be as

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  • Limoncello in Danang +

    The minds behind Ho Chi Minh City’s La Hostaria and Nha Trang and Hoi An’s Good Morning Vietnam restaurants is

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Columns

  • Coffee Cup HCMC: Toilet Kingdom +

    Down a Binh Thanh back alley, the writing was on the wall.

    And so the scripture read: “Thy kingdom come.”

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  • Real Help +

    Asia presents its occupants with great opportunities to get fit, lose fat and look great. The lifestyle is more relaxed,

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  • Building Relationships +

    Talent is the most important, tricky, valuable and invigorating part of every company’s makeup. Without the right people, a company

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  • October's Book Buff +

    This month Bookworm’s Truong does an informal census of some young readers’ favourite books

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  • Influenza Vaccination FAQs +

    With this month marking the beginning of flu season — which lasts until March — people are more susceptible to getting the

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Promotions

  • Hanoi Food Promotions +

    Promotions of the month

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  • October Travel Promos +

    Promotions of the month

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  • Hanoi September Food Promos +

    Promotions of the month

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  • September Travel Promos +

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  • August Travel Promos +

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