The Zebra Tote

In case you missed it, Punda Milia’s striking black and white totes are this year’s must-have There was a time when a purse  was the perfect size to carry our everyday items, but as technology has gotten bigger with tablets, smartphones (along with extra power packs), and our lives more complicated with what-ifs (an umbrella/raincoat if it rains, a shawl … Read more

Dollars for Deeds

Anantara Hoi An Resort Partners with Kianh Foundation in Vietnam in Support for “Dollars For Deeds” Program Anantara Hoi An Resort joined hands the Kianh Foundation – a not-for-profit charity providing full-time, customized, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam. The partnership is part of Anantara’s global Dollars For Deeds initiative that encourages … Read more

Stair Climbing Race to the top of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tallest Building

Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building, Bitexco Financial Tower, will once again host the city’s only stair climbing race – the “HCMC SKYRUN.” On Sunday, 29th October, runners will start at the tower’s ground floor lobby and ascend to the tower’s observation deck on the 49th floor. Stair climbing, first known as “vertical races” in … Read more

Gimme Shelter

Oi speaks to Katie Howard, a volunteer at Animal Rescue & Care, about fostering, favorite adoption stories and their Trap-Neuter-Release program. Can you tell us the origin of ARC? Animal Rescue & Care (ARC, www.facebook.com/arcpetsvietnam) was formed in September of 2009 by a woman named Jodie who was living in Thao Dien. At the time, there wasn’t a rescue group in … Read more

Fragments of Rediscovered Time

‘Fragments Of Rediscovered Time’ showcases the present day world of Sapa through the lens of a Kodak Duaflex II vintage camera from the early 1950’s, with Mads Monsen’s keen eye to detail and composition portraying a visual documentation of Sapa in a striking and unique way not shown before. ‘Fragments of Rediscovered Time’, is born … Read more

Reach For The Stars

Oi speaks to Janine Gordon Principal of EtonHouse International Pre-School Franchise An Phu about intentional play, the child as a creative learner, and what a “remida” is. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and how you and EtonHouse International Pre-School Franchise ∙ An Phu partnered up? I am a passionate advocate of child-centered, play-based … Read more

ISHCMC Continues to go from Strength to Strength with IB DP Examination Results

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has cause to celebrate once again after the Class of 2017 continues to set new records with their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP) results. This is the 17th cohort of IB DP students to graduate from ISHCMC. The Class of 2017 have completed their IB DP studies and excelled … Read more

HOLY SMOKE!

The Grand reopens Khói Barbecue following major expansion and renovation The Grand Ho Tram Strip today declared its all new Khói Barbecue ‘open for business’ in a celebration at the site that also saw a preview of The Grand’s new water fountain show and an exclusive VIP luncheon for a group of Vietnamese orphans who … Read more

Creative Connectivity 3.0

How an agency reinvented the advertising business in Vietnam Happiness Saigon (happiness-saigon.com) is leading Vietnam’s agency landscape. What the agency does is a sophisticated weaving of digital tools, traditional marketing instruments and the language of human emotions to imprint a brand into the lives and experience of its audience. This approach proved to be successful, … Read more