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Island Gem

From prison island to paradise island, Con Dao’s unspoiled terrain makes it one of the world’s top destinations
“Con Dao is an island of heroes, a great historical monument… It will be the property of the people and an invaluable asset […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Destination, Features|0 Comments
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North by North Shore

Idyllic adventures of a castaway on Phu Quoc’s north shore
I am what is known as a late adopter. (Fine. It’s not strictly one of the technology cycles but much preferable to being called a “laggard.“) I didn’t climb aboard the […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Destination, Features|0 Comments
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Uncommon Scents

It’s all about finding your nose and creating a fragrance unique to you

In a small, fragrant room on the second floor of the Craft House, there is a perfume workshop held on weekends. Up a steep wooden staircase you enter a well-lit room, cooled with air-con, with two […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Fred’s World

From cockroaches to a spiritually-powered Vietnamese heroine, peer into the eclectic world of animator Fred Serra

Animation artist Fred Serra’s apartment and studio space is currently going through a very last minute and unannounced renovation by the landlord, so our scheduled interview moved locations to his bar—now design studio […]

By |September 13th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Royal Showing

Dare to stare at this bold batch of over-sized canvases

While there is no blueprint for when an artist should achieve what might be called “success,” oil painting is not typically a medium where history has thrown up a large number of wunderkinder. Of course there […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Tattooist

As the stigma surrounding tattoos fades, tattoo lovers are approaching their marks like art 

As a boy growing up in Nha Trang, Danis Nguyen would draw, paint and illustrate, intent on having an artistic, creative future. Many years later he’s not only realized that dream, but he is successful […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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What A Relief!

Fleeting pleasures of life in vibrant woodcut prints

The duck peering over the broken bottom half of the egg in wood print artist Jack Clayton’s (www.jackclaytonart.com) piece on Vietnamese street food almost looks kind of cute until you see the other visual cues: tamarind, a hot […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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By Popular Demand

Jerome Peschard is a contemporary pop artist you should know

The pop art movement began in the 1950s and prospered in the 1960s in the US and UK, pulling imagery from popular and commercial culture as a means of generating more socially relevant commentary. This was a rejection of […]

By |August 25th, 2018|Art, Features|0 Comments
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On The Plus Side

MoT+++ and their artists to watch

MoT+++ is a new concept from the art space previously known as Dia Projects. The space will remain at its Binh Thanh location in Ho Chi Minh City while expanding its program to four main projects: the […]

By |August 18th, 2018|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Scratching The Surface

An artist rediscovers graffiti and himself in Saigon.

Trang bui, or Suby — as he is best known—is one of the graffiti movement’s most successful artists,  having exhibited his work throughout Europe and Southeast Asia for over a decade. Hence, then, my confusion […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Features|0 Comments