• In Transition - The Halico Factory

    After a century-plus, the curtains have closed on another of Hanoi’s colonial landmarks. Read More
  • Saigon Vinyl Quest

    The owner of a new, secondhand turntable, Francis Xavier goes on a turbulent quest through the dustbins of history to find out — where can you buy secondhand records in Saigon? Read More
  • One Life to Live

    “You only live once.” These were the parting words of a friend as we ended a conversation and headed our separate ways. As I continued on my path, I mulled over his sentiment. Do we really only live once? Read More
  • Taking Back the Selfie

    As Word’s selfie competition heats up, we bring you a brief history of this much-maligned art form. Read More
  • The Great Photo Leak

    Vietnam’s no stranger to scandals — but, as Ed Weinberg learnt, mankinis still make headlines. Read More
  • Recalling Hanoi: Part Six

    Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell. Read More
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  • Speed Dating +

    On Tuesday Oct. 28 First Date will be bringing an evening of speed dating to Saigon.

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  • Healthy Eating Series by Chiara Squinzi +

    Every Saturday, for one month, commencing on Saturday Oct.18 from 2pm to 3.30pm Chiara Squinzi presents unique and exciting healthy

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  • The CMI-Heart Institute Charity Gala +

    The CMI Charity Gala 2014

    In the world of heart surgery, no-one stands as tall as Alain Carpentier. The man who conducted the first artificial

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  • Halloween at the Mövenpick +

    In honour of the day of the dead and that annual opportunity to wear silly clothes, on Oct. 31 the

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  • Culinary Extravaganza at Mövenpick +

    On Saturday Oct. 25 the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi presents an exclusive four-course dinner menu designed by executive chef Hiep Chu.

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  • The Kebab Man +

    In the first of a new series of articles exploring the lives of ordinary, everyday people, Glen Riley talks to

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  • The Scooter Man +

    Last month Saigon Scooter Centre celebrated its 17-year anniversary. Word talks to founder and self-styled scooter man, Pat Joynt , about

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  • In Transition —The Halico Factory +

    After a century-plus, the curtains have closed on another of Hanoi’s colonial landmarks. Katie Jacobs surveys the remains

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  • Taking Back the Selfie +

    As Word’s selfie competition heats up, we bring you a brief history of this much-maligned art form

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  • Sports Digest +

    From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam’s month in sports

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  • Formula One +

    Southeast Asia has two international sporting events that draw in the crowds — the Singapore Grand Prix and the Hong Kong

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  • Airport Stories (Tokyo Haneda’s CIQ Info Plaza) +

    Set off the main corridor in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the CIQ Info Plaza puts a nicer face on the harsh

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  • Give Vientiane a Chance +

    Julie Vola explores the Laotian capital’s overlooked charms, and finds them to be many

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  • Teaching English in Sudan +

    After a few years spent in the English-teaching game in Vietnam, Danny Armstrong decided to take his talents to Sudan

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  • Hiking California +

    Heading off the tourist track from Yosemite National Park, Matt Bender takes a 340km detour into paradise. Photos by Louis

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Star Dancing To Stop AIDS

More than 200 young contestants from eight schools in Ho Chi Minh City and ten schools in Hanoi gathered at Kim Lien High School in Hanoi and Hung Vuong High School in Ho Chi Minh City last month to participate in the first round of auditions for the dance4life Hip Hop Dance Contest, titled “Start dancing. Stop AIDS.”

Organised by Rutgers WPF in cooperation with Big Toe Crew, all performances were filmed and their video clips uploaded to the official contest website (www.dance4lifehiphopcontest.vn) where the public voted for their favourite dance crew. 

Winning dance crews will have a chance to perform with Big Toe Crew at the contest’s final events on May 8 at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi and on May 15 at Hung Vuong School in Ho Chi Minh City. Their performances will then be broadcast worldwide through the dance4life International and dance4life Vietnam websites. 

For more information, contact Ms Lieke Berghauser Pont at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms Thuy Nguyen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    The Park Hyatt Saigon goes 100% no smoking

    Starting at the beginning of December, Park Hyatt Saigon is adopting a smoke-free policy throughout the whole property. This new

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  • The Meatball Cookery +

    As Saigon gets more specialised, it becomes a more engaging place to live. And The Meatball Cookery is part of

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  • Saigon Scooter Centre Keeps Motoring +

    One of Saigon’s premiere scooter sources for 17 years, Saigon Scooter Centre has spread their turn signals over to Tan

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  • Blackout +

    New restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are a dime a veritable dozen. But few can claim to be as

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  • Limoncello in Danang +

    The minds behind Ho Chi Minh City’s La Hostaria and Nha Trang and Hoi An’s Good Morning Vietnam restaurants is

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  • 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.”

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  • Real Help +

    Asia presents its occupants with great opportunities to get fit, lose fat and look great. The lifestyle is more relaxed,

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  • Building Relationships +

    Talent is the most important, tricky, valuable and invigorating part of every company’s makeup. Without the right people, a company

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  • October's Book Buff +

    This month Bookworm’s Truong does an informal census of some young readers’ favourite books

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  • Influenza Vaccination FAQs +

    With this month marking the beginning of flu season — which lasts until March — people are more susceptible to getting the

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  • Hanoi Food Promotions +

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