Get WIth The Program

The importance of digital literacy for children Coding skills are increasingly sought after in this digitalized world. Parents are increasingly aware about the benefits of coding for their children and are sending their kids to learn how to code. In this Q&A, Christo Hughes, founder of TechTrain (www.techtrain.edu.vn), explains how digital literacy can stimulate inquiry based … Read more

Dogs Without Borders

In conversation with Mieke Hoekman about pet-ventures.com, a website about traveling internationally with your pet, because man’s best friend is also man’s best travel and adventure companion When and why did you move to Vietnam? About eight years ago I was traveling with a friend through Asia. We bought some Honda Wins and drove from southern to northern Vietnam … Read more

A Climate Story

A web documentary that portrays five citizens who work towards a better future for the Mekong Delta Each year, increasingly intense weather events and floods cause fatalities and damage to infrastructure. The livelihoods of poor communities are especially affected by these natural disasters. Their schools get flooded, bamboo houses are washed away, and agricultural land … Read more

Creature Comforts

An animal shelter in Danang promotes animal welfare by teaching kindness and empathy within the local community Can you tell us the origin of Paws for Compassion Danang? Paws for Compassion (PAWS) was founded in Danang, Vietnam in 2015 by two animal enthusiasts and educators, Lexie Gray and Domenique Terry, who saw the need for … Read more

Kiki and Coco

Hanoi-based painter expresses love, sadness and passion through his more than 300 dog paintings How did you become an artist? Where did you study? Are you self-taught? Before I became a dog-painting artist and before I can express my art on oil, pastel, acrylic and Vietnamese traditional lacquer, I went to China to study calligraphy … Read more

Escape Colonial Paradise

In conversation with Marshall Orton, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc’s new General Manager, on eco-friendly initiatives, hashtags and what guests can expect for 2019     You have worked in many different countries before becoming the General Manager at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery by Sofitel. What are the advantages of working in … Read more

Turkey For The Soul

Giving thanks at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon It’s about this time of year when North Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday borne out of a tradition of communal feasts following the fall harvest. Many families have the custom of relating what they’re thankful for while enjoying a cornucopia of home- cooked favorites. However, in an … Read more

Passionate About Pets

When man’s best friend gets sick, veterinarians like Dr. Note are the ones who are there to get them back on their paws again. Tell us about yourself. I’m Dr. Surasit Detchom, but you can call me “Dr. Note.” I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Faculty of Veterinary Science from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand … Read more

ISHCMC Celebrates Another 45-point IB Diploma Score

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is celebrating its 25th year in providing world-leading international education, making it the most experienced school in graduating students through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) in Ho Chi Minh City. There is also further reason celebrate, which is the achievements of the 18th graduating class in … Read more