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New Suburbs, New Civilisation

New suburbs mean a new lifestyle and a new more modern middle class. Or do they? Words by Edward Dalton ...

A Tour of District 9

Beyond the high-rises and highways, the suburban enclave of District 9 has much to offer anyone looking for a day away from the city. Vu Ha Kim Vy and Bao Zoan tour the most northerly district of Saigon ...

Full Plastic Jacket

Paintball or airsoft anyone?

Che Muoi Sau

Tran Cam Thu visits a 50-year-old sweet shop that pays homage to the sugary snacks of Hanoi’s past. Photos by Boris Lopatin ...

The Suburban Green

While Saigon’s centre is in need of green spaces, do the suburban parks offer some respite? Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy ...

Open-Mic Night

There is a certain magic about getting up on stage and showing off your talent. And it’s a magic that has led to a growing number of open-mic nights taking place throughout Vietnam. Words by Jesse Meadows (Hanoi) and Vu Ha Kim Vy (Saigon) ...

Exploring My Dinh

Beyond a suburban lifestyle, what does Hanoi’s best known suburb have to offer the uninitiated? Billy Gray goes on a tour of Hanoi West. Photos by Jesse Meadows ...

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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Australia’s Cash Cow

David Mann takes a look at how Vietnam’s appetite for beef has helped bring Aussie farmers back from the brink. Photos by Nick Ross 

The Honda Cub Rises

The medieval prophecy behind Vietnam’s best-loved motorbike. Words by Dara O Foghlu. Photos by Julie Vola

The Big Wet

When we get wet in Vietnam, we get really wet. Jon Aspin and Natalia Martinez take a look at some of the things that really matter when the heavens open up, and asked the whole Word team for their top tips.

Routefinder

  Travelling this country atop a saddle takes you places you’d otherwise never venture. Here are personal accounts of cycle rides both in and out of the big cities. Words and photos compiled by Nick Ross 

In Wedded Bliss

Mixed nationality couples marrying in Vietnam may no longer need an interview

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Burger Wars

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

Falling Off the Wagon

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

In Search of the Super Cave

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped...

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

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

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

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

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