• Five Ways to Sleep on a Train (and Other Secrets of the Hard Seats)

    Just so you never have to, Seamus Butler and Ed Weinberg took the 19-and-a-half-hour slow train down from Danang. Here they offer up some tips on the beautiful, difficult journey. Photos by Ed Weinberg Read More
  • Finding InSPAration in Hanoi

    Whether you find yourself arguing with a xe om driver or the rooster outside your window won’t stop crowing, a spa day offers a rare chance for relaxation in the hectic Vietnamese capital. Elisabeth Rosen finds the best places for a few hours of tranquility: four spas, four different budgets, Read More
  • Opening the Door

    To those in the know, Vietnam is filled with hidden wonders. Travel north of Ho Chi Minh City and you’ll find two virtually unexplored volcano ranges in Dong Nai Province. Or venture east of Hanoi and you can visit the ancestral home of Dong Ho woodprints, a medium that in Read More
  • The Other Side of Town

    Too many of us tend to stay in District 1, Saigon South or An Phu. So what else is out there in Ho Chi Minh City? Heather Momyer gives the rundown on five places to visit in District 10. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Francis Xavier Read More
  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Ladies and gentlemen… LET’S GET READY TO RUUUMBLE! Hai Vu and Nick Ross pitch together three martial arts specialists from Hanoi with three erstwhile contenders from the not-so-dark streets of Saigon, to see who will come out victorious. Read More
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  • Diamonds are Forever with SGOC and McSorley's +

    We all can agree that the ‘world is not enough’, but only Outcast and McSorley’s are putting their Bond where

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    Bookworm Too of Hanoi’s bibliophilic fame is celebrating the delicious with Helmut Taferner’s tasty roundup of healthy alternatives to traditional

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  • Bati-Holic in Hanoi +

    The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange is bringing to the Hanoi stage one of the most prolific cultural experience

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    Songkran 2014 means something a bit different here than in Thailand — and definitely than in Singapore, which this year is

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    Next up is New York City’s Mykki Blanco on Apr. 17, the cross-dressing DJ-cum-circus performer that has been taking on

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  • Cat of the Month: A.J. +

    Our April cat of the month takes his name from the first bungee jumper, A.J. Hackett. Unfortunately A.J. didn’t have

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  • The Cookbook Writer +

    A plane crash, loss and a lifelong dream

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  • The House that Dai Built +

    A jungle in the heart of the city. Photo by David Harris

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  • Opening the Door +

    Secrecy provides a competitive advantage, but it doesn’t drive the greater good

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  • The Poet +

    For US Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, waking up at 7am for a day of work means something much different

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Travel

  • The Group Holiday +

    With careful planning, a random pre-Tet weekend ended up in a trip to the Laneway Festival in Singapore. Ed Weinberg

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  • Penguins, Seals and an Echidna +

    If you’re travelling to Melbourne, then there’s one excursion not to be missed — Phillip Island. Just two hours south of

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  • The Bikers’ Guide to the North Thai Switchback Mountains +

    Ed Weinberg — aka ‘Miami Twice’ — hits Thailand’s highest mountain range alongside his six fellow ‘Ratpackers’, in custom-tailored suits, with a

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  • Villa Song +

    Villa Song Saigon

    Take the Saigon River, put a villa on its edge and then transform it into a boutique hotel. It’s a

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  • Dhaka by Bus +

    “You took the what to where?”
    That’s what my wife said when I told her I went to Old Dhaka

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Earth Day

Find out what you can do to help mother earth

Poor old mother Earth. Constantly taken for granted and underappreciated, Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated on Apr. 22 in more than 175 countries every year, including Vietnam.

In anticipation of the celebration, RMIT students organised three events last month, including tree planting, a green-themed fancy dress and green disguises, under the banner of Give The Earth A Hand. Log on to www.earthday.org to see how you can get involved.

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  • Workroom Four Relocates +

    After a period in limbo following the demise of Zone 9, Workroom Four has finally found a space that it

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  • Lost and Found Hanoi +

    From the viewpoints of five photographers — Matthew Dakin, Nguyen Thanh Hai (Maika Elan), Nguyen The Son, Elizabeth Rush and Aaron

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  • Exotissimo Relocates +

    Exotissimo World Travel, purveyors of luxury travel tours around the globe, have relocated to a new office in Hoan Kiem.

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  • Bia Hoi Gets Fancy +

    Tay Ho welcomes a new location for beer lovers in Hanoi, with Backyard Bia Hoi opening in the northern section

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  • Our Sweet Kitchen Cookbook for Cakes with Flair +

    Soon to release in both English and Vietnamese for global baking enthusiasts, Our Sweet Kitchen Cookbook features the best in

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Columns

  • The Evolution of Lacquer +

    Xuan Chieu

    Imagine inspecting molten asphalt that has been poured like lava over Pompeii. The March exhibition of lacquer paintings at Tu

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  • Let the Good News Roll +

    When I was a working journalist it was drummed into our heads that “If it bleeds, it leads.” This means

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  • Work less, Produce More, Enjoy life +

    It’s early afternoon, you find yourself hunched over the keyboard with your head tilted at a funny angle, a growing

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  • The Habits of the American Rich +

    Tom Corley is an accountant and financial planner from New Jersey, US. He studies both the rich and the poor

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  • Student Eye: Holiday +

    Public holidays for third culture teens in Vietnam are special times in their own sense. They are short, irregular and

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