With all the change, destruction and reconstruction, there is a sense that Vietnam’s architectural traditions are being lost.
With multiple metro stations on the way and a developing road infrastructure, Thu Duc is closer than ever to Ho Chi Minh City. Harry Hodge and Amanda Saxton investigate a district on the rise. Photos by Kyle Phanroy
Wednesday May 28th marked the start of the rainy season this year with a storm descending on Ho Chi Minh City in torrential style. Not only were streets the city over flooded, but one of the age-old trees on the city's central thoroughfare, upped roots and collapsed.
With its emphasis on German culture, it’s easy to forget that Goethe Institut is equally invested in local culture. In a newly-published photobook, Tp. Ho Chi Minh — Megacity, scholars Michael Waibel and Henning Hilbert, with the support of the cultural institute, detail Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrancy, dynamism and challenges to sustainability.
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
Mankind has known of the connecting nature of food for millennia. For thousands of years we have held lavish banquets in honour of our victories, and feasts marking the most important dates on our calendars. Food connects us to one another, and in doing so it connects us to moments of love, passion and joy. It could even be said that food is love made manifest.
Canvas and Wine is a social event that combines good wine, good art and good friends into one environment, all led by an expert in art. A fun, creative class for all, Canvas and Wine invites all those that are looking for something a little different, no matter their painting level. With a brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, this event put on by Vinspace Gallery is an alternative take on wine tasting (and creating art, of course).
Vietnam has changed. In less than two decades this country has transformed itself from a sleepy agricultural economy into one that now has vibrant cities and a growing focus on industry.