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Mr. Dong Khoi

Meet the man who witnessed 60 years of the city’s history from just one street

Dong Khoi, the Rodeo drive of Ho Chi Minh City, is the Madonna of Vietnam’s city streets. No one has perfected the art of reinvention quite […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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The Many Faces of Xi’An

48 hours to learn 3,000 years of Chinese history

In a country with more than a billion people, it’s hard to stand out. Even the cities clash for attention—Beijing with its stretch of the Great Wall, Shanghai’s East meets West cosmopolitan […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Smitten by Britain

Le Méridien Saigon’s Saturday bubbly serves up affordable luxury

When Kerosene lamps became popular in the homes of the wealthy in the early 19th century, dinner time was pushed fashionably later for Britain’s elite, a privilege to eat even after the […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Resort Review: Anantara Mui Ne

Escaping to Anantara Mui Ne Resort

For centuries, Mui Ne has lived up to its name as the “Cape of Escape”, a promontory creating two natural bays to provide shelter for fishing boats during raging storms. Desperate to escape the literal […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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All aboard!

Why your next vacation should be a river cruise

I never thought Id be a cruiser. Stuck on a ship with people I didn’t know with nothing to do between ports sounded like a recipe for a miserable vacation. That is, […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Lavastone BBQ and Cocktail House

If you think you’ve done tableside BBQ before, think again. Ever since Lavastone BBQ and Cocktail House (96B Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1) opened its doors late last year, it’s been on a mission to elevate the GIY (Grill It […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Armchair Traveler

How reading can inspire a love for travel

I was a completely unabashed bookworm as a kid. Nothing brought me greater happiness than a trip to the library where I could load up with a stack of books to devour. Long […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Welcome Home to Ho Tram Strip’s Gallery Villas

The Ho Tram Strip’s Gallery Villas, where golf meets luxury living

With the Ho Tram Strip’s Gallery Villas throwing the doors open earlier this month, we took the opportunity to talk to three of the people behind Vietnam’s most talked-about new […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|News, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Fly Cheaply

Tips to getting the best airfare possible

Who doesn’t love getting a great deal on airfare? With increased competition, lower energy costs and more discerning travelers, cheap fares are there to be had. That said, there are tools and tips that […]

By |March 20th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Diary of a Backache

A slightly overweight 40-something chronicles his journey to wellness

Day 1

It started as a niggle in my lower back two days ago, something I chalked up to sitting for too long, the occupational hazard of being a writer, I suppose. […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Family, Health|0 Comments