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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 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 ...

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.  ...

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. ...

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. ...

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Couleurs d’Asie Opens its Doors

Seven years after falling in love with Vietnam, consumated by his 2011 relocation to Hoi An, in 2012 French photographer Rehahn released his first photography book, Vietnam — Mosaic of Contrasts. Featuring portraits that capture the soul of his subjects, most of the photos were taken in the remote provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lao Cai.

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Award-Winning Beaches

Central Vietnam is enjoying the travel spotlight this month, with two beautiful beaches stealing two spots in the Top 25 Best Beaches In Asia category in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award on popular travel site Trip Advisor.

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Tour by Electric Scooter

Thanks initially to the work from Vietnam Vespa Adventures — and of course the Top Gear special with Clarkson et al parading old motorbikes the length and breadth of Vietnam — scooter tours are all the rage in Vietnam. And now a new, fuel-free, drive-it-yourself tour is running out of Hoi An — a tour by electric scooter.

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A Fact of Life

A Fact of Life

The unspoilt view of the Thu Bon River is one of the highlights of stopping by the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar in Hoi An. Owner Steve Harrison, who is originally from the north of England and is not a stranger to wet weather, woke to a surprise on the morning of Nov. 16.

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The Noodles

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Cao Lau

Everyone has heard the saying ‘there is something in the water’, but that ‘something’ in Hoi An is the secret ingredient for one of the most delicious dishes in Vietnam.

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Swim for Hoi An Kids

In support of charities supporting vulnerable children in Hoi An, Monster Swim will challenge 60 swimmers to battle the current and the odds on Aug 18 in Hoi An, swimming between one and 10 kilometres along the historic town’s picturesque coastline. The swim culminates in a public finish line at Cua Dai Beach, where spectators can cheer on swimmers as they take their final strokes.

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The Hard Work of Hope

The Hard Work  of Hope

On Mar. 9, a team of doctors in Hoi An teamed up with doctors from Human Medicine International Clinic from Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An Red Cross to provide examinations, free medicine and gifts worth VND105 million for over 250 people in the Hoi An region. Saigon Entrepreneurs Club, Human Medicine International Clinic and A Dong Silk Co. Ltd., Hoi An sponsored the venture, also providing fleece blankets, milk, instant noodles and bottled purified water for the patients.

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