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Merci Boutique Café

Merci Boutique Café

Wedged deep in an alleyway off Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, between District 1 and Binh Thanh, lies a well-kept secret filled with antiques, stylish garments and delicious cuisine. Merci Boutique Café welcomes the wandering customer. ...

In Transition: Ha Hoi

In Transition: Ha Hoi

Developers are trying to give a classic area of the capital a makeover. Yet the 1930s buildings of the past refuse to give way. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photo by David Harris ...

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Places to See Live Music in 2015

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Places to See Live Music in 2015

Okay, so we occasionally hype stuff up a bit, but damn 2014 was good to us live music fans.

Paragliding in the Provinces

Paragliding in the Provinces

Extreme sports are growing in Vietnam — but few can get Julie Vola’s pulse pounding like paragliding and the photo ops it affords

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Hanoi gets a new street food, and it’s Danish ...

Noir, Dining in the Dark

Noir, Dining in the Dark

The dining in the dark concept has hit Saigon hard recently, with two new theme restaurants opening since September (Blackout is the other, at 74/7D Hai Ba Trung, Q1, HCMC, sharing space with La Camargue). ...

Cousins

Cousins

Cyprien Pierlovisi loves his food. He was toiling away in French kitchens from the age of 15, before he moved to a London pub and worked behind the bar. This was followed by stints opening successful restaurants and wine bars across Europe. ...

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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Air

Air

We’ve just had a power cut when the rain starts. Within 10 minutes the phone rings. It’s 3.20 in the afternoon.

The Artists’ Village

The Artists’ Village

I tried to find the artists' village a few years ago and failed miserably. When I was new to Saigon, a durable expat had told me about a place he had once been taken to, where a group of artists lived in traditional wooden houses.

Coffee Cup HCMC: Toilet Kingdom

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.” No wait, it read ‘Kingdom’ — but was preceded by ‘Toilet’?

The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The North

The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The North

Vietnam has well over 100 street food dishes, most of them dreamt up locally, with a smattering coming from overseas. But which of these dishes are quintessentially Vietnamese? And which dishes are the true originals?

The Islands in the Swamps

The Islands in the Swamps

“I came here 35 years ago,” says the man, his face taut yet lined with the harshness of the elements. “It was just after the Liberation. There were no roads and we had to get here by boat from Long An. There were so many...

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