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From Land To Water

How Saigon is rediscovering its aquatic spirit
The Saigon Waterbus (saigonwaterbus.vn) is only about a year old, but the project’s creators see it as a spiritual successor to Vietnam’s lasting historical partnership with the nation’s water resources. The first boat left […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Some R&R

Relax and re-use by the river

Schiller River Club (www.facebook.com/schillersaigon) is not just another expat bar, well—at least that’s what German owner and founder Ben Schiller is aiming for. Located way out of town in Thu Duc, this riverside venue is far […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Stand Up And Wave

Gain a new appreciation for Saigon’s much-maligned waterway through a fun, accessible new sport

When I moved to Saigon in 2017, one of the first things that struck me was the river: and not in a good way. From my balcony […]

By |November 1st, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Let Them Eat Cake

Combine your love of Japanese food and cooking in one place

As students lined their cake pans and became familiar with ingredients neatly arranged in the middle of the large island-style table, the coziness of Star Kitchen (www.facebook.com/starkitchenvietnam) was evident. Warm […]

By |October 27th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Big Love

The woman behind Vietnam’s extravagant, over-the-top weddings
Lam Tran and Hien Vo tied the knot on December 19, 2014. The theme of their wedding was called “Love in the Air” because the couple loves to travel. It was an extravagant affair […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Distinguished Gentleman

Get a made-to-measure suit that’ll make you stand taller, look slimmer and bring serious style to the boardroom

There are little to no reasons not to have a bespoke suit in Vietnam. The cost and availability of top quality fabrics and […]

By |October 16th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Woof Rider

Take your dog on your next motorbike trip exploring Vietnam

On a bright Saturday morning Elizabeth Souba waited inside Café Zoom (169A De Tham, D1) close to Saigon’s backpacker area, the takeoff point for Vespa Adventures waiting for her day trip […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Features, Pets|0 Comments
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Retail Therapy

Done with Saigon’s behemoth shopping spots? We unearth a few malls away from the mainstream

Once unknown to foreign visitors, Saigon’s alternative shopping malls are fast becoming tourist attractions in the city. Most of the fame is because of the highly ‘instagrammable’ […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Art of Healing

Raising mental health awareness in Vietnam through the universal language of art

Open a Vietnamese dictionary and it becomes clear why “mental health” is generally misunderstood and misdiagnosed in Vietnam. The definition of “mental health illness” in Vietnamese is “benh tam than,” which translates to “someone with a […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Hot Rods

The go-to guy for custom cars and motorsports racing
In the outskirts of Saigon, down Nguyen Xien in District 9, a stone’s throw from the province of Dong Nai, is a large nondescript building that contains SVK Customs operated by Kristian […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments