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The skinny on chocolate’s therapeutic benefits

Ever since the first Europeans encountered cacao, they’ve been documenting its use as medicine. The Badianus Manuscript (dating back to 1552) recorded that Mesoamericans used cocoa derivatives as remedies for everything from angina and constipation to gout and hemorrhoids.

As it made its way over to […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Lost and Found

The assimilation and dissimilation of two Vietnamese living abroad

Drifters : Serendipity marks the conclusion to the first chapter of our creative exploration of which photography is the main medium. More importantly, this book has allowed us a momentary pause during which we have been able to revisit […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Lady Rides Again

Godiva, a luxury chocolatier, finds a sweet spot in Vietnam

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but whoever first coined that phrase must have never tasted a piece of premium Belgian chocolate before. Why Belgium? Because there is a broad consensus that […]

By |March 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Block by Block

Blockchain and how it’s changing the nature of real estate

Blockchain is the secure ledger system behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and it’s the technology that has been credited with the power to reinvent the property sector. Understanding why, is far from simple. Blockchain technology is notoriously complicated. In […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Pampered Pooches

Julian Fabian, co-owner of Dogroom Saigon, discusses responsible pet care, customized accessories and international-standard grooming

What inspired you and your business partner, Hai Ngoc Le, to open Dogroom Saigon?

We opened Dogroom Saigon (8 Tan Vinh, D4, 090 821 7371) simply because we were not content with the quality of grooming and […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Features, Pets|0 Comments
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Guerilla tactics

MoT+++ and Sàn Art present the first solo exhibition of ceramics by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Quoc Chanh

Nguyen Quoc Chanh is an acclaimed poet, admired by his peers and audiences in Vietnam and overseas. His first collection of poems was published in 1990 […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Arts, Features|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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Add the app

People love fairytale stories of successful app developers, here’s another one from Barbara Ximenez, co-founder of Shutta

Had it not been for Vietnam, it’s very possible that the idea for Shutta would never have been born. When James Shimell, my co-founder and […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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An illustrated guide to Tet superstitions

Along with Tet celebrations come a litany of superstitions that can either make the incoming year a success or a disaster. Here are some of the most common superstitions, playfully illustrated in a short animated film entitled 10 Things Not […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Blockchain reaction

Whether you’re a parent, a consumer, a listener of music, an employee, a voter, a citizen – blockchain affects you in every way.

At just 24, Joutarou Matsui boosts an impressive résumé and is making waves within the emerging blockchain technology industry […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Features|0 Comments