Dancers as Diplomats

Using dance to cross boundaries as well as to promote social change Holding common ground pathways to cultural exchange in Vietnam, a seminar that’s sponsored by The American Embassy, will see a number of movement and dance experts from the US coming to Vietnam for an exciting cultural exchange experience for a variety of planned events focused on the art of dance. Just … Read more

Be Like Myke

In conversation with Coach Myke Nguyen, founder of the Vietnam Basketball Academy, to learn more about the organization Begun in 2010, Vietnam Basketball Academy teaches fundamentals like a crisp bounce pass or a step-back jumper, but more than that, they teach life essentials like positivity and respect. As a youth Coach Myke Nguyen’s parents instilled in him the value of communication, understanding and remaining affable despite the stress of the situation. He … Read more

LOL

Meet the trio that’s making Saigon a funnier place Started in mid-2017 by Adam Palmeter, a stand-up comedian who has since returned to his native country, Vu Minh Tu, Jwyanza Hobson and Angee The Diva took the mantle and ran with it, expanding Saigon Funny People from comedy showcases to include dating events, storytelling, dance parties, … Read more

Sounds of the Wild

A showcase of live alternative music by artists for artists Locally trapped wildlife started with the idea that Ho Chi Minh City has always had a vibrant metal scene, a vibrant hip-hop scene; it’s always had a coming-up experimental scene, and we found ourselves in the place and time where we wanted to make song-based … Read more

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

One of the city’s best festive buffets, bringing classic holiday cuisine to Saigon In the open, airy dining room with soft, indirect lighting is the setting of a festive holiday buffet at Viet Kitchen at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (8-15 Ton Duc Thang, D1). On one side of the room are large picture windows … Read more

Become A Fan

Some of the best live rock music in Saigon is made by the band Ly Le Quyen If you’ve gone out looking for live rock music in Ho Chi Minh City you’ve probably come across the band Ly Le Quyen (www.facebook.com/lylequyens), or as they say it in English because of phonetic similarities, Little Wings. If … Read more

An Open House For Education

EtonHouse International Pre- School at An Phu is now in its fourth year of operation. Oi sat down with their new principal, Leean Woodland, to learn more about what sets EtonHouse apart As the new principal at EtonHouse An Phu, what is your main focus? The three most important things to me are children’s health … Read more

Juicy Grilled Glory

Meat-lovers will not want to miss the beer and barbecue at The Rooftop BBQ in District 1 Opened in June, what sets The Rooftop BBQ (2nd floor of M Plaza at 39 Le Duan, D1; www.facebook.com/therooftopbbq or therooftopbbq.com) apart, an open-air restaurant, are a few distinct features. First, unlike other BBQ places where you cook … Read more