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The Chau Van Singer

My name is Trinh Ngoc Minh, I’m 36 years old and live on Hang Buom. I was born and raised here. During my childhood, I was always near temples and as a four-year-old I walked into the nearby temple and […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Spirit Medium

My name is Le Thi Thu Trang. I am 33 years old, married with two children, a shopkeeper in Hanoi, and I am also a medium, a thanh dong.

I became a thanh dong when I was 25 years old, at […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Where Is the Place of Peace

Hanoian artist channels her farming background to create ethereal silk paintings

Born and raised in Thanh Hoa Province , 28-year-old Le Thuy remains closely tied to her native region and the farming life that was her daily milieu before migrating to Hanoi […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Once Upon A Time

The ancient Vietnamese Cinderella story comes to life

The past decade has been a period of phenomenal change for Vietnamese cinema. One of the most significant drivers of that change has been the influence of returning Overseas Vietnamese dramatic artists and […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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In Control

Singer Tia Hai Chau opens up about maturing musically and her latest single, Wasted

In the pantheon of popstars, where twerking, Twitter feuds and a willingness to shed some celebrity skin are all but expected, Vietnam’s Tran Hai Chau appears to […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Many children in Vietnam live along rivers and waterways that are often extremely polluted. Daily exposure to contaminated water causes serious health effects, although these are not always directly visible. In desperate need for a strong campaign, Unicef has decided […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Features, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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The Barefoot Boogie

Expressing yourself through dance

If you find opening up to your friends and family a sometimes daunting experience, then opening up to a group of strangers through the medium of dance should be a definite no-go. Except if you’re at The […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Animal Instincts

Elegant, current, sexy and practical, Umbrella’s pre-fall collection uses animal patterns alongside bold block colors to make statement pieces for the modern woman


By |July 28th, 2016|Arts, Fashion|0 Comments
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Happily Never After

A solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Saigon-based artist Khoa Le

Khoa Le is a young visual artist who also works as an illustrator and an author of short stories and picture books for children. Her diverse skill set is […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Famous for depicting female figures in ao dais, artist Nguyen Thanh Binh’s latest work comes as a surprise

Nguyen Thanh Binh is a world-renowned artist whose iconic work has received international acclaim and frequently been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Art, Features|0 Comments