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Reconstructing the Capital

Reconstructing the Capital

While Saigon is working on a public transport network that will transform the city, Hanoi has some solutions of its own in the works. Words by Lucy Sexton. Photos by Julie Vola ...

The Last Call: Di Li

The Last Call: Di Li

The author of Vietnam’s first ever crime thriller novel, award-winning novelist and short story writer Di Li is at the forefront of a new generation of Vietnamese writers. Photo by David Harris ...

Elephant Tourism

Elephant Tourism

After doing her due diligence, Katie Jacobs visited an ‘ethical’ elephant camp and was surprised at how much more complicated the reality of elephant riding is ...

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Bars in Vietnam

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Bars in Vietnam

No matter how innovative or Bohemian the décor, how alternative the clientele or how congenial the service, the bars that we like are the ones that fit in with the experience we are searching out after dark. ...

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Restaurants in Vietnam

The Wordies Awards 2014: The Top Restaurants in Vietnam

As we put together our list of the top restaurants in this country’s two major cities — Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City — we decided to keep it simple.  ...

The New Peranakans

The New Peranakans

The mixed race Asians of the past known as the Straits Chinese or Peranakans were mainly Chinese-Malay. Today’s mixed-race Asians are a bit of everything. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy ...

Of Road Closures, Bulldozers and Metro Systems

Of Road Closures, Bulldozers and Metro Systems

Work on the Saigon Metro System is in full flow. But not everyone’s jumping for joy. ...

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UNTOLD

For one night only, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 9.pm ill Beats Saigon proudly produces UK Bass and Techno producer UNTOLD. With support sets from 1DAN, DEE.F and JASE himself this promises to be a night of hard rocking beats and breath taking sounds.

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Ro Campbell: An Interview

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Award-winning comedian Ro Campbell is coming to Vietnam to make you laugh. Word caught up with Ro to get some intimate insights into the man and his work.

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