Electric Youth

Oi speaks to Celine Ventalon about Miha Bodytec and EMS training in Saigon What is Electric Muscle Stimulator (EMS)?Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training is a full-body workout that originally comes from a physiotherapy and combines a ‘free will contraction’ through an exercise and an external stimulus from an EMS device. This high-intense whole-body workout uses … Read more

From a Virtual Restaurant to your Dining Table

No longer must restaurateurs rent space for a dining room to serve diners, Oi speaks to Rukmini Makkar about her new business What inspired you to start FEURO, and what does ” FEURO ” mean? Saigon is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, and has a wide array of delicious cuisines to offer, the founders … Read more

Customer Satisfaction

Learn the differences between customer service versus customer experience, and how they work together to boost lifelong loyalty Pop quiz, corporate business leaders: Which team or department is responsible for customer experience? Here’s a hint: Think beyond department borders. Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Logistics, IT, etc. Delivering incredible customer experiences in today’s agile economy is … Read more

Patterns & People

Audrey Charles, the Creative Director behind fashion label Metiseko, talks cultural inspiration, textile designing and respecting local artisans Prior to your post as Creative Director at Metiseko, you also worked in interior and furniture design. What drew you to the world of textile art and fashion designing? How are the two industries different and similar? … Read more

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Oliver Horn, the newly appointed General Manager of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, discusses sustainability, hashtags and the importance of the right team You have worked in many different countries (Russia, UK, South Korea, Austria, etc.) before becoming General Manager (GM) at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. What are the advantages of working … Read more

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