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Hybrid Haven

Saigon’s newest restaurant dishes up the best blend of French and Vietnamese cuisines

Local childhood friends Phuong and Long have teamed up to introduce Saigon’s latest fine dining restaurant The Haven (37A Tran Khanh Du, D1), an experimental French/Vietnamese fusion venue inspired just as much by Long’s […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Chocolate Who Can Sing

Meet Doan Trang, Vietnam’s Latin pop singer

“This is the best year of my life” beams Doan Trang, one of Vietnam’s most charismatic popular singers of recent decades. She’s just hit one of the most universally dreaded milestones of anyone’s lifetime, clocking into her forties in early February—yet […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Crazy for Crustaceans

Outbound to District 11 for possibly Saigon’s biggest and most succulent lobsterfest

It takes a lot to drag cuisine lovers out of their comfort zones and steer them toward venues far from the central districts, but sometimes that long Uber ride across town is richly […]

By |March 11th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|1 Comment
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The Italian Approach

The children are at the center – strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge

This January, guests of Aurora International School Of The Arts (www.aurorareggio.com) were treated to a fascinating presentation by visiting Pedagogistas Tania Bertacchi and Alessandra Ferrari, experts in the Reggio […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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ISHCMC academic results higher than World average

Exam marks are no longer considered the be-all-and-end-all of education, but when a school is performing consistently higher than World average in terms of academic results, you can be sure they’re getting something right. At International School Ho Chi Minh […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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That’s what she said

A documentary film featuring three transgender women that explores the male-to-female transition within themselves and Vietnamese society.

As a force that has been gathering in momentum for the past decade, the movement to address LGBT issues in Vietnam is undergoing a historic transition. While […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Sky is the Limit

Cathay Pacific’s new country manager discusses expansion, their customer-centric approach and living a #lifewelltraveled

2017 may have been a difficult year for the aviation industry in general, but Cathay Pacific’s new country manager Lance Kwong has arrived in Vietnam to oversee exactly the opposite […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Burger Bound

Over-achieving Hungry Bunny serves top notch burgers and American comfort food

An Outpost of American comfort food just a short hop away from any location where the menu prices would have to compensate for higher rents, Hungry Bunny (1 Nguyen Cuu Van, D1) is a jewel-in-the-rough […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments