Friday, 24 January 2014 16:08

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.

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:06

The Noodles

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.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:48

Metiseko Promo at New Location


This month Metiseko’s Hanoi boutique will relocate to 71 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem.

Published in Hanoi Openings
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:57

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 08 July 2013 13:07

Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An Lantern Festival

The Central tourist hub has many qualities, but one of its most endearing is its monthly lantern festival, celebrated on the 14th day of each lunar month.

Published in Around Vietnam
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:35

Hoi An Fine Art

Hoi An Fine Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Hoi An’s old town, Hoi An Fine Art photo gallery is the first of its kind in central Vietnam. Using only imported archival photo paper, owner Etienne Bossot displays some of his best shots from Vietnam and Southeast Asia (including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar).

Thursday, 04 April 2013 18:23

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 04 March 2013 15:53

It’s in the Bag

It’s in the Bag

When you’re hitting the tailor shops in Hoi An, considering stopping by newly-opened Friendly Bags, a tailor-made bag store that sells handbags, travel bags and briefcases, all in real leather. Consistent with the shop name, the proprietors guarantee all bags for 30 days, and have a “satisfaction guaranteed” policy.

Monday, 09 July 2012 15:54

Misty Mountains


Time to leave the pristine beaches of Hoi An for the beautiful mountains of Danang

Published in Features
Monday, 09 July 2012 15:47

Beaches & Beyond


What to do when the allure of your very own tailor-made wardrobe is eroded by endless fittings in 40oC heat?

Published in Features
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