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So far Grace Homer has created 8 blog entries.
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In Harmony

Building cross-nationality bonds through music and singing

Born out of desire to deliver a platform that enabled Vietnamese locals and foreign expats to create music together, the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City (ICOHCMC, icohcmc.com) was established in […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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Living Stories

Experience another layer of Saigon through stories from everyday locals
“I started this because I realized that every association with Vietnam revolved around banh mi, pho and conical hats,” explains Linh, the creator of Hidden Saigon (www.hidden-saigon.com), while en-route to our […]

By |January 17th, 2019|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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Throw Away The Wrapper

Give the gift of sustainability with package-free gifts for your eco-conscious loved ones

Three years ago, Quyen Nguyen read the book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, which changed the way she would think about plastic for the rest of her life. […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Bit By Bit

Through distribution of eco-friendly products and education, a couple hopes to make Vietnam a little less plastic

Last year, Lauren Singer became a viral sensation when she published a video on her YouTube channel Trash is for Tossers about how she […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Features|1 Comment
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Dinner at Grandma’s

Traditional Vietnamese home-cooked food inspired by grandmother’s recipes

Entering Ngoc Chau Garden (116 Ho Tung Mau, D1) is like walking into a Vietnamese home, specifically the owner Mr. T’s family’s home. Mr. T grew up in a traditional household in southern […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Wine & Dine|1 Comment
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Retail Therapy

Done with Saigon’s behemoth shopping spots? We unearth a few malls away from the mainstream

Once unknown to foreign visitors, Saigon’s alternative shopping malls are fast becoming tourist attractions in the city. Most of the fame is because of the highly ‘instagrammable’ […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Art of Healing

Raising mental health awareness in Vietnam through the universal language of art

Open a Vietnamese dictionary and it becomes clear why “mental health” is generally misunderstood and misdiagnosed in Vietnam. The definition of “mental health illness” in Vietnamese is “benh tam than,” which translates to “someone with a […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Workforce Wanderlust

Digital nomads are bringing their e-work to places where others go on vacation. For these young people, Saigon is one of the top destinations

As technology becomes an essential part of our lives and the business world changes accordingly, fewer people are required to be […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Features|0 Comments