Heavenly Heat

Inside the infrared sauna that claims to deliver health benefits Christmas, New Year and Tet have all come and gone. The holiday season is now well and truly over. As most people can relate to, I overindulged in honor of the festive spirit and now I needed to detox and cleanse stat. So, a chance to visit a newly-opened infrared sauna here in Saigon called … Read more

Let’s Bag the Plastic Bags

Cassava starch bags you can buy today to help stop plastic pollution Whether you are buying coffee, a book or even just a single candy bar, the cashier would most likely be wrapping your purchase in a plastic bag inside another plastic bag. The excessive use of plastic, from takeout containers and utensils to straws and bags, in Vietnam is dangerous … Read more

Blockchain reaction

Whether you’re a parent, a consumer, a listener of music, an employee, a voter, a citizen – blockchain affects you in every way. At just 24, Joutarou Matsui boosts an impressive résumé and is making waves within the emerging blockchain technology industry here in Vietnam. Originally from Japan, Joutarou has worked throughout Southeast Asia in a … Read more

Take me to the River

Explore the beautiful tapestry that makes up the Mekong Delta On a fine Saturday morning I was picked up at 8am and taken down to Saigon Pier where at 8:15am I and several other travelers boarded a speedboat that would take us south to explore the Mekong Delta. I started chatting with a fellow companion who informed me that … Read more

Spread the Madness

A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and the view is as superb as the service MAD COW WINE & GRILL sits on the 30th floor of Pullman Saigon Centre (148 Tran Hung Dao, D1), and the mood is set the moment you enter the restaurant: warm lighting, edgy urban decor, exquisite panoramic floor to ceiling … Read more