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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things - Part 3

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things - Part 3

Bo Bia Ngot For those who attended school in the 1980s like myself, things were far different. Instead of sitting at KFC, Burger King or a polished-glass window café, our ritual was gathering at the school gates and buying cheap snacks. ...

Building of the month: Uncle Hoa's Mansion

Building of the month: Uncle Hoa's Mansion

One of Ho Chi Minh City's best known landmarks has a storied history

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Bother Learning Vietnamese

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Bother Learning Vietnamese

Unless you’re a lifer, Niko Savvas believes there are much more useful things you could be doing ...

Cleaner Air

Cleaner Air

Battling air quality in Vietnam ...

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things - Part 2

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things - Part 2

Banh Da Tron When I first came to Vietnam I tried any new street dish I could get my chopsticks into. But as time has worn on, I’ve become a food eater of habit. I rarely try anything new. ...

Le Terroir

Le Terroir

The problem with French food is that it’s just so good. If you’re cutting out carbs or restricting fats, I recommend you avoid this country’s cuisine altogether. On the other hand, what’s life without the good bits? ...

The Perks of Learning the Language

The Perks of Learning the Language

Ed Weinberg has lived in Vietnam for three years — during which time he’s learnt enough Vietnamese not to starve. Well, he just points at things. In January it all started to change ...

Future Shorts Returns to Snap Cafe


Future Shorts returns to Snap Cafe on Jun. 17 where the drinks are chilly and the food is delicious and the seating is abundant.

Future Shorts Southeast Asia now runs in 4 countries and 6 cities within the region due to the commitment and dedication of 6 teams and thousands of audience members. These 6 teams are made up entirely of passionate volunteers working hard to make the best underground cinema available.

Snap Cafe is located at 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Q2, Ho Chi Minh City. Doors at 7pm, tickets are VND60,000, VND30,000 for students and free for filmmakers.

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The People of Myanmar

The People of Myanmar

It’s the people you meet on a travel that make it memorable, that teach you something. While traipsing around Myanmar for a month, Niko Savvas got the kindest, warmest, realest welcome he could imagine.

Vo Trong Nghia: Building a World for Trees

Vo Trong Nghia: Building a World for Trees

In conversation with Ed Weinberg, Vietnam’s most acclaimed young architect talks flooded metros, multinational architecture and the century of bamboo. Photos by Francis Xavier

The Myth Behind Graham Greene’s Saigon

The Myth Behind Graham Greene’s Saigon

The Quiet American is the first book you buy off the plane, and its portrayal of wartime tragedy is just romantic enough to let nostalgia creep in. But the glimpse that Evan Hudson has gotten is more of colonial depredation than bygone grandeur

Destination Zero: Ana Mandara Villas Dalat

Destination Zero: Ana Mandara Villas Dalat

You can usually judge a place on the quality of its bathrobes. Your average city hotel trafficks in waffle-weaved cotton, not particularly luxurious but good for the moderate climate of your temperature-controlled room.

The Bamboo Man

The Bamboo Man

From product and furniture designer to one of the people behind The Bike Shop in Saigon’s District 2, James Wolf’s career has been as flexible as the material he uses — bamboo. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

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Silver Lining

Silver Lining

At the end of October, Bui Manh Thang was dismantling some scrap metal on his...

Destination Phong Nha

Destination Phong Nha

A new destination is working wonders for the country’s tourism industry

The Final Say: Dognapped!

The Final Say: Dognapped!

Whether it’s talked about in international newspapers or in hushed tones down the street, the...

The Rise and Fall of The Pham

The Rise and Fall of The Pham

January on Bui Vien just before Tet. It’s mid-evening and the plastic chairs on the...

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