Many know the border town of Chau Doc simply as a waypoint on the river route from Saigon to Phnom Penh. Weary travelers arrive late in the day, only to leave on an early boat the next morning, never really having seen this town of a little over 150,000 inhabitants. However, from holy pilgrimage sites… Read more »
VivoCity Saigon opens doors
Chau Doc: gateway to the Mekong Delta
Who’s the boss? Maintaining authority as a parent
Ask the doctor: Vaccinate or not?
Grado Art Studio: Teaching the joy of painting
Dining out Parisian style at Mach House
Unearthing the beauty of underwater wood
Shinsegae Vietnam prepares for launch
Swiss House: Oi tries Swiss cuisine in Saigon
Escape the city along the Saigon River
Nestled in the foothills of Truong Son Mountains in Central Vietnam, Angsana Lăng Cô looks out over a magnificent 3 km private sandy beach on a crescent bay, creating an inviting and exhilarating location for that perfect vacation. With the Live for Family Fun offer, look forward to fun in the sun with your loved… Read more »
Let’s make the Ho Chi Minh City art scene more dynamic, ventures Oi’s art columnist Bridget March.
With the rise of successful Vietnamese entrepreneurs like Dong Nguyen and his Flappy Bird, and Nguyen Hai Ninh’s Urban Station café chain, a new Vietnamese dream has emerged. Thousands of 8x and 9x (“8x” and “9x” is local slang for those born in the 1980s and 1990s respectively) are following suit, and Vuong Nam Phung… Read more »
VivoCity Saigon opened its door Sunday (April 19) making it the second international shopping mall brand to enter Vietnam, behind Japan’s Aeon. SC VivoCity is a joint venture between Singapore-based Mapletree Investments and local supermarket operator Saigon Co-op. Mapletree will manage the centre, its fifth internationally to carry the brand; the other three are in… Read more »
It’s a little before 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon as a little girl with a braided ponytail and a crooked smile skips into the sunlit room. Within minutes, she’s donned a paint- splattered apron and is seated in front of her easel, lips pursed in concentration as she paints an orange rainbow. The other easels… Read more »
Mach House (75 Pasteur, D1), is a warm, modern French cafe hidden away above a delightful fashion store.
Watches, chocolate, cheese, beautiful mountains, Roger Federer ― the tiny country of Switzerland is known for having the best of the best. However, not many people would think to include cuisine on that list. “Unlike French food, Swiss food isn’t big on presentation, but it’s value for money,” says Jack Legler, chef/owner of Swiss House… Read more »
While Southeast Asian cuisine is some of the trendiest on the planet, it sadly often falls short at the finish line. Traditionally incorporating unexpected and very obviously non-dessert ingredients (at least from the Western perspective) like corn, taro, yams and beans, they can end up a brain-twisting, taste bud-confusing mélange. Leave it up to the Land… Read more »
Chateau Mouton Rothschild has few peers in the length and luster of its history. There are only five “first grows” (considered wines of exceptional quality) in Bordeaux, and one of them, perhaps the more charismatic winery, is Baron Philippe de Rothschild, in Pauillac (Medoc). I will never forget the first time I tried Chateau Mouton Rothschild… Read more »
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 »
Producer: Nguyen Tra My Director: Hoang Dao (0123 426 2153) Photographer: Alex Cui Model: Van Quynh – 1st runner up at Miss Ocean 2014 Make up: Huynh Kim Hien Costume: Tang Thanh Cong
Our kids know we won’t hit them. That’s a rule we have, and there’s no way that’s going to change. Sure, the local side of the family tend to subscribe to the wisdom that the occasional short, sharp slap-into-line can be an effective parenting tool. Suffice it to say that we’re trying a different way…. Read more »