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Clean and Green

Finally there is a media focus on the environment

Part 15: Connecting the Dots

The final stretch. Riding his dear bike, Nemo, Matt is nearing Kathmandu

10 Steps to Knowing Foreigners

Wonder why you get a mix of reactions when you have encounters with your Vietnamese hosts? Vu Ha Kim Vy explains why Vietnamese act as they do when they meet a ‘foreigner’ ...

My Chicken Run

  The name threw me; I must be honest My Chicken Run is not a name to inspire culinary confidence. Perhaps because I have mucked out actual chicken runs, I associate the name with, well, unappetizing things. ...

The Run

Most runs are horizontal. The one this month in Hanoi defies gravity

Suzanne Lecht

Few people have had as much influence on contemporary art in Vietnam as Suzanne Lecht. Here in 10 short questions and answers is her story. Photo by Julie Vola ...

Cutisun

Owner and executive chef Hoang Nguyen opened Cutisun just over three years ago. Since that time, it has expanded from a modest single-room diner to having five dining rooms spread across two restaurants opposite to each other. The name, incidentall...

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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Wastelands

In 2012 the bulldozers moved in, and soon the east end of Ho Chi Minh City would be indelibly changed. Words and photos by Nick Ross

The Hanoi Underground

We know a city by what we see and feel upon its surface. But what do you find when you venture underground? Words by David Mann. Photos by Trung Del and Julie Vola

Dalat Ghost Hunt

One year ago, ghost hunters Ed Weinberg and Kyle Phanroy took a trip up Vietnam’s mystic mountain, Dalat. Once there, they proceeded to freak themselves right out. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

The Construction Worker

Even building site workers have to take coffee breaks. Jon Aspin catches up with lifelong construction worker, Hung, as he heads out for a coffee and a smoke. Photo by Francis Xavier. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Vietnam’s Ugly Buildings

 A creative solution to Vietnam’s architectural dilemma, from Niko Savvas. Photos provided by Bao Zoan

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The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

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

Burger Wars

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

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

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

Falling Off the Wagon

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

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