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Understanding Vietnamese Culture and Customs

Reviewing the 2016 edition of Vietnam – Culture Smart!

In the recently released eighth edition of the HSBC Expat Explorer survey, Vietnam placed 25th overall out of 39 popular expat destinations based on economics, experience and family, according to responses collected […]

By |February 14th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Review: Café-Restaurant HCMC

Café-Restaurant HCMC merges Continental Kitchen with comfy living room chic

Renovated from two heritage shophouses on Calmette (171 Calmette, 1st floor), just south of the Ben Thanh traffic circle, Café-Restaurant revives the art of the Grand Café, a stylish place to […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Food promotions at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon


Jan 01, 2015 – Mar 31, 2016

Dinner Buffet – Spring Seafood

18:00 – 22:00

VND 900,000++/person (free flow beer & soft drink)

*** Group booking from 20 people will enjoy free flow of Prosecco, beer, soft drinks, house wine, selected spirits […]

By |January 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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Walking Beijing

Exploring one of the world’s greatest cities on foot

It’s been called by many names: Jicheng when it was first known to be settled more than 3,000 years ago; Zhuojun, the northern terminus of the 1,776 km- long Grand Canal; Dadu, […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Food for Thought

An interview with Vietnamese-Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen is everywhere. The Vietnamese-Australian chef has had three television series, multiple cookbooks, runs two restaurants (in Sydney and Brisbane), makes appearances on MasterChef Australia and MasterChef Vietnam, leads culinary tours, is […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Almanity Hoi An Turns 1!

Congrats to the beautiful Almanity Hoi An as it celebrates its first birthday!

A festive crowd of friends turned out earlier this month to wish the boutique property a big congrats on its first year of operations.

With 145 rooms built around […]

By |December 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: The Deck Bar

When The Deck (38 Nguyen U Di, D2) opened in 2008, a glitzier sister to Thao Dien’s cozy Mekong Merchant, it quickly evolved into a Saigon institution. The Deck represented everything good about comfortable living in Saigon – river breezes, […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Resort Review: Olalani Resort and Condotel Danang

Heavenly Olalani Resort and Condotel brings the spirit of Hawaii to Vietnam

There’s a host of reasons why Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular destinations: picturesque beaches, easy accessibility, friendly locals, great food and a laid-back, “hang loose” vibe. […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Resort Review: Golden Sand Resort & Spa

Golden Sand Resort & Spa embraces the best of what Hoi An has to offer

Undeniably one of the most charming cities in all of Vietnam, everything that made Hoi An a booming port city in the Late Middle Ages still […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Clothes Make The Man

It’s been said that today’s stylish man only needs about 20 items in his wardrobe built on timeless principles: classic colors, patterns and styles paired with a good fit for master interchangeability. Alice Lehoux, the creative designer behind Leo, is […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Fashion|0 Comments