Tuesday, 23 September 2014 06:37

iKnow iPad Creative Workshop

iKnow and Ta Lai Longhouse presents the iPad Creative Kids Workshop, from Oct. 21 to 24 at Ta Lai Longhouse.

Published in What's On
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 04:30

Voodoo Frank Returns to Vietnam

Frank Gossner aka Voodoo Funk to play in Vietnam

After two immense Vietnam gigs in 2013, German DJ and African funk maestro Frank Gossner, aka Voodoo Frank, is returning to Vietnam at the end of September. With a show lined up at Ho Chi Minh City's Observatory on Sep. 27, and two shows in Hanoi on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Word caught up with this avid collector of rare vinyl and one of the planet's more unusual DJs.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 04:35

Mickey’s Magic Show Comes to Vietnam

Loved around the world, Disney is bringing its spellbinding Mickey's Magic Show to Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoa Binh Theatre from Sep. 24 to Sep. 28.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Saturday, 06 September 2014 04:49

IDECAF Presents Quartet Fayçal Salhi

The French Institute of Ho Chi Minh-City presents a concert by Quartet Fayçal Salhi, a brand new and thrilling experience which will satisfy all music fans, on September 12 at 8.00 p.m. at IDECAF.

Published in What's On
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:00

The 5 Stages of Vietnamese Architecture

With all the change, destruction and reconstruction, there is a sense that Vietnam’s architectural traditions are being lost.

Published in The Big Story
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 05:58

The Insider’s Guide to Thu Duc

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

Published in The Culture
Friday, 30 May 2014 02:22

A Tree Crushes Cars on Le Loi

Crushed: A Kia gets the fall brunt of a fallen tree on Le Loi, Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Published in The Action
Saturday, 10 May 2014 02:35

Ho Chi Minh Megacity

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.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 04:17

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

Published in The Outside Hours
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:41

Lunch for a Good Cause

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.

Published in Features
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