Everywhere You Go


Where the Journey becomes the Destination


Inside the Mia Resort and Residences Nha Trang California’s Pacific coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The Amalfi Coast Drive that hugs Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Australia’s Great Ocean Road that runs between Torquay and Allensford in Victoria. These great scenic drives all have one thing in common – stunning coastal views that make… Read more »


Big and Shiny


The neon lights of Hong Kong I last visited Hong Kong at the very beginning of the Year of the Horse and here I am, 12 years later, in the same year but a different place. Back then, the city had been reunited with mainland China for only five years and it was struggling to… Read more »

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Best of the best


Is Palawan truly the world’s best island? The happy soundtrack I hear in my head is Bob Marley’s Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, except the percussion is provided by dozens of parrot fish crunching up coral in search of algae. Giant clams with their raucous pink and purple mantles lie motionless in a Technicolor forest of… Read more »

Prenuptial Agreement

Money & Marriage


A combination you can’t disparage Dear hadrien and Marijn, I’ve heard there’s a new law on marriage and family in Vietnam. I’m Australian and plan to marry my Vietnamese girlfriend next year. I already own a house in Australia and I want to make sure that my two sons from my first marriage will be… Read more »


Inside the Cellar


A place to wine and dine Recently, La Cave (La Cave, 19 Ngo Van Nam, D1) opened its doors on the north side of the Ngo Van Nam strip – a foodie enclave in District 1. Surrounded by ample glass windows, the door will take you directly to the first dining room and bar, all… Read more »

John Morales

Date book


December 19 What:    John Morales and Alton Miller Where:  The Observatory (5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D4); VND200,000 About: Detroit veteran Alton Miller is returning to The Observatory with legendary New York disco producer John Morales. The two are considered pioneers of dance culture. Their combined energy is going to make for a night that is… Read more »

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Sand, surf, scrumptious


Exploring Nha Trang’s foodie scene Finding out that Nha Trang also has a foodie scene is like realizing the prettiest girl in the class is also really smart. Some people just have it all. From beautiful beaches to a cool, laid-back vibe, Nha Trang also delivers big when it comes to good eats. Nem nuong… Read more »

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Holy water


A marriage of the sacred and urbane at Saigon’s latest restobar Entering Shrine (64 Ton That Thiep, D1) is like walking into a neon Khmer temple, but one that serves cocktails and food. Soft, reverent lighting swims over walls of lava stone while primordial ferns rest in their volcanic potted houses and black-garbed staff brush… Read more »

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Twist Thai


Updated Thai cuisine at The Racha Room. An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian walk into a bar… In what could have easily turned into a tired fusion/confusion cliché, The Racha Room (12-14 Mac Thi Buoi, D1), one of Saigon’s newest restaurants cum lounges, manages to shine in its debut serving updated Thai cuisine. The… Read more »

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Celebrate Christmas Spanish style – in Vietnam


Christmas in Spain (Navidades) runs for 12 days from December 24 to January 6. There are many traditional celebrations, fiestas, dishes and treats that are essential for most Spaniards over this period. This year, Viva! Tapas Restaurant in Phu My Hung is bringing all the style and flavour of the Spanish Christmas experience to Ho… Read more »

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Plain and simple


  The áo bà ba’s simplicity and versatility has contributed to its popularity, whether in rural or urban areas it can be worn while labouring or lounging. modern versions incorporate countless different designs, colours and embroidery, which has allowed the costume to transition into high fashion   Producer: Tra My next Top Setup: hoang Dao… Read more »


Romantic Notions


Inspired by the French classical period, Huynh Kim Hien Design House has launched a Royal Collection that harmonizes luxury with romance. Producer: Nguyen Tra My Director: Hoang Dao Photographer: Minh Tuan Model: Actress Van Thanh Makeup: Duy Lee Hair: Giau Tang Assistant: Vinh Hung Costume & Stylist: Huynh Kim Hien 

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Fussy eaters


Tips to turn picky eaters into foodies Forgive my naivety, but I really thought I had this whole three-year- old’s breakfast thing in the bag when I brought home a big box of Coco Pops for my little fussy eater. It was always a big hit in my house when I was a kid – easily… Read more »