• 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
  • 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
  • The Kebab Man

    In the first of a new series of articles exploring the lives of ordinary, everyday people, Glen Riley talks to anh Tuan, the owner of a Turkish-style kebab stand. Read More
  • Cu Chi The Hard Way

    Cu Chi is the kind of excursion people often go on when first arriving in Vietnam, and never again. Ian Wills explores a deeper side of the experience, aided by a quirky itinerary courtesy of Grasshopper Adventures. Photos by Kyle Phanroy Read More
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What's On

  • Anti Hero Halloween +

    dOSe of symphony are proud to host an anti Hero Halloween event this Halloween at Bookelg, Friday Oct. 31 from

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  • Jungle Boogie at Hanoi Rock City +

    From the people behind Sock Hop, Hanoi Rock City will host a Halloween-themed Jungle Boogie event on Sunday Nov. 2.

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  • Melbourne Cup at Lubu +

    Come and join the fun at what is Australia’s biggest horse racing event of the year on Tuesday Nov. 4

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  • Tabcorp Saigon Cup 2014 +

    The Tabcorp Saigon Cup

    AusCham is delighted to announce that Heartbeat Vietnam will be the beneficiary of funds raised at their 2014 HCMC Tabcorp

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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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Briefings

  • 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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  • Vietnamese Women’s Day +

    Unearthing the unique meaning of Women’s Day in Vietnam

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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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Travel

  • The People of Myanmar +

    It’s the people you meet on a travel that make it memorable, that teach you something. While traipsing around Myanmar

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  • Cu Chi The Hard Way +

    Cu Chi is the kind of excursion people often go on when first arriving in Vietnam, and never again. Ian

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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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Just In

  • Park Hyatt Goes Smoke Free +

    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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Columns

  • 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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Promotions

  • Hanoi Food Promotions +

    Promotions of the month

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  • October Travel Promos +

    Promotions of the month

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  • Hanoi September Food Promos +

    Promotions of the month

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  • September Travel Promos +

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