The Earth Song

Behind every Kaia design is a story… And we are the storytellers… The story of subtle and delicate vibes of nature, where natural feelings can be evoked by the graceful silhouette of a leaf, by the curves of a body and by the harmony of the Earth and Heaven. At Kaia, freedom and environmental friendliness are given top priority. Linen is chosen because of its natural … Read more

Troi Oi March 2019

USD 237 Fine was issued to a man for picnicking with his family on an expressway in Northern Vietnam. He also had his driver’s license temporarily revoked for “parking his automobile along an expressway.” They live-streamed their celebration on Facebook, which sparked widespread outrage because they did not only risk their own lives but also those of other road … Read more

Feel the City

For her next exhibition, artist Bridget March is taking a completely new direction Well-known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings of landscapes, architecture and artifacts of Vietnam and for her illustrated books on Sapa, Hoi An and Saigon, Bridget has taken an abstract approach to describing the Spirit of Hoi An in a series of new watercolor and acrylic paintings that are sparkling with … Read more

Pet of the Month

Yuki 2 is a beautiful white and ginger cat with a lovely disposition. Given his gorgeous light blue eyes, we think he may be part Siamese. Yuki 2 was taken to Saigon Pet Clinic as a stray and then was fostered for some time in the clinic, together with another cat named Tom. At first Yuki 2 was very scared and … Read more

Dressed to Celebrate

Most Vietnamese people wear new clothes to celebrate Tet to promote a fresh beginning to the year. Although Western-style outfts are more convenient for daily chores, the traditional tunic reappears each Tet. These tunics add to the festival’s formal atmosphere. Long ago city ladies had their ao dais made from colorful silk brocades and lampas. French influence popularized velvets in shades of burgundy, dark green and … Read more

Troi Oi! February 2019

The country in numbers 571 million journeys were made on public buses last year, down by 21 million trips from 2017. The municipal Department of Transport attributed the decline to several reasons, including the degradation of the city’s public bus fleet. Costs, such as new vehicles, fuel and worker wages all increased, while their proposals to raise bus … Read more

Borderless Chic

SansBorne Saigon is a boutique fashion brand that embraces a rock chic attitude. They offer a full range of womenswear, using mainly the materials that are made in their own factories. Each piece starts from the beginning, from the cotton that they personally source, the yarns that they spin, fabrics that they make, in harmony … Read more