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A Gesture of Goodwill

Blanc’s hearing impaired staff combine gestures with gastronomy

I usually bristle when my requests directed at Vietnamese service staff fall on deaf ears, but for once, I don’t mind. I’m at Blanc, the five-month old restaurant that features almost all hearing-impaired waiters. Co-owned by Vu Anh Tu and […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Seafood BBQ Buffet at An Lam Retreats Saigon River

So often, the phrase “culinary experience” is used to describe what turns out to be a simple meal.

However, An Lam Retreats Saigon River’s newly announced Seafood BBQ Buffet is truly a “culinary experience” in every sense of the phrase.

Organized every […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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That Summer Girl

Ann by An Nhien designer Le Nguyen An Nhien is a graduate of the HCMC University of Architecture, majoring in fashion design. She has won a number of awards, including third prize at the Pure Fashion 2009 Contest and one of the Top 19 contestants […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Fashion|0 Comments
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Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

A look into Taiwan’s fascinating food culture

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are,” wrote 19th century gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. So it is that I find myself in Taiwan, the home of bubble tea […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Tan Son Nhat opens a new Business Lounge in the Domestic Terminal

In July 2017, celebrating its’ 24th anniversary, Tan Son Nhat Airport Service Joint Stock Company (SASCO) officially opened Le Saigonnais Business Lounge at Tan Son Nhat domestic airport.

With construction started in March 2017, Le Saigonnais lounge is now completed with a […]

By |August 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Mad Cow Wine & Grill Opens in Pullman Saigon Centre

Just opened on August 2, 2017, Mad Cow Wine & Grill on the 30th floor of the Pullman Saigon Centre promises to “change the face of Vietnam’s hospitality scene”.

Before the grand opening, Oi got a sneak peek at the offerings […]

By |August 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Many Happy Returns

Mia Mui Ne turns 15 in style

All paintings starts out equal, nothing more than a simple mix of pigment and canvas. It takes something special to transform one into a work of art, a universally appreciated balance of execution and […]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Disconnect to Reconnect

Going unplugged at An Lam Retreats Saigon River

One of the hottest trends in luxury hotels in recent years has been “digital detoxing”— encouraging guests to completely unplug from modern life with wellness in mind. To that end, resorts have used […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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One-Stop Street Eats

Getting your street food fix at Asian Streat

We’re blessed to be living in a part of the globe where many cities are legitimate contenders for the world’s best street food capital, from Singapore to Saigon and Bangkok to Bombay. Asian […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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In the Land of the Lotus Eaters

In Homer’s Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus stumbles across the land of the Lotus Eaters, a place so completely blissful that everyone who sets foot there never wants to leave. For centuries, people have tried to find this mythical island […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments