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So far Wesley Grover has created 15 blog entries.
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Wearing it Wrong

The founder of Fashion4Freedom talks ethics and activism

Coming from a background in mergers and acquisitions, when LanVy Nguyen decided to transition into the fashion industry, she brought with her a knack for seeing through smoke and mirrors. The goal was to […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Fashion, Features|0 Comments
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Cricket Noises

A heartwarming story of Vietnam’s underdog cricket team and its coach

When the Malaysian Organizing Committee announced that the sport of cricket would be included in the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, it meant one thing for Vietnam: the country better […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Features, Sports|0 Comments
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The Director’s Cut

Vietnam’s film industry: Past, Present and Future

In October of 1995, Othello Khanh landed in Saigon armed with a Hi8 camcorder and Walkman, a tripod, and a revolutionary attitude. Having just completed a documentary about Mexico’s Zapatista Uprisng, which had him living there amongst the rebel forces, the young guerilla filmmaker’s arrival […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Getting From Pint A to Pint Z

An evening of Vespas and craft beers

My driver for the night, Long, picks me up from District 2 promptly at 5pm and the tour begins by weaving our way through traffic to Café Zoom in the Pham Ngu Lao area. […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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The Barefoot Rock Climber

For Vietnam’s best rock climber, no shoes are no problem

When I arrive at push climbing, the rock climbing gym located within Saigon Outcast in Thao Dien, Vu Nguyen is nimbly shimmying his way up a pole, utility knife in hand, […]

By |August 12th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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It’s Better at The Top

It’s your typical rainy season evening when we go to visit OnTop Bar at Novotel Saigon Centre (167 Hai Ba Trung, District 3). Thunder roars through the city as lightning fills the sky and, naturally, it has us a bit concerned that the inclement […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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NU is New

Asian fusion cuisine with a splash of drama

There’s a flair of the dramatic and creativity that’s on full display as soon as you walk into the newly opened NU Bistro (2nd floor, 25 Ho Tung Mau, D1). Situated just off […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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In High Spirits

Vietnam’s first handcrafted rum

Roddy Battajon remembers his grandmother’s hands, weathered under the Caribbean sun, inspecting each fruit that would ferment inside a wooden barrel constructed by his grandfather, as she crafted a batch of the family rum. It was a […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Pho Ong Tay

For topnotch creative phos and pastas, head directly to Pho Ong Tay

It may be difficult to find Pho Ong Tay (39 Vo Trung Toan, D2), located on the fringes of Thao Dien in District 2, but it’s well worth the […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Made In Vietnam

Inside Mercedes-Benz’s dominance of the luxury car market in Vietnam

For many Vietnamese consumers, it seems that locally made products are somehow confusing, due to a widely held belief that quality goods have to be made overseas. Try telling that to […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Features|0 Comments