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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
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Drag It Out

GenderFunk seeks to break gender stereotypes through creativity and sheer entertainment

Saigon is burning… but in a fabulous way. The event, titled as an homage to the film Paris is Burning, was the first amateur drag battle organized by GenderFunk. Queens competed for free beer, cash, and, […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Enter The Room

In conversation with popular YouTuber Akari and her mission to bridge Japanese and Vietnamese cultures

Started little over a year and a half ago by Japanese expat Akari Nakatani, the Ancari Room vlog on YouTube, which focuses on life experiences in Vietnam as well as cultural differences […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Art Direction

As one of the leading, important art galleries in the city, Oi asks Galerie Quynh to highlight works of three emerging artists they represent. Tran Duy Hung’s profile of the artists and their work are done with a keen, expert eye that allows us […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Arts, Design, Features|0 Comments
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The Saigon Spirit

A craft distiller taps pure sugar cane for a southern rum renaissance

Clement Daigre is part of a growing number of small distillers setting up in Saigon to produce some of the finest spirits money can buy. Almost unrivaled access to quality, organic ingredients from local […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Small Plane!

Watch your head, radio-controlled airplanes are flying overhead in the outskirts of district 7

Behind what appears to be an abandoned construction site near the intersection of Nguyen Van Linh and Trinh Quang Nghi, with banana trees and marshes in the backdrop, a group of Vietnamese men […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Become a Potter

There’s nothing quite like drinking coffee out of a cup you made from scratch

Down a small hamlet teeming with vegetation cascading off balconies is the Hey Camel Ceramics studio. The only indication that this address is different from the other residential homes is a small sign in the […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Bring on the Bacteria

Making your own fermented foods for better gut health

Food has the power to heal. For some this is common sense, however, for many others it is a radical statement. Arguably, those in developed countries are likely to fall into the latter camp, as decades of […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Learning to Leather

The art of leatherworking

We make an eclectic bunch, sitting in a sunny D2 café on a Saturday afternoon: a motherly insurance worker, a young French architect, a vivacious quality assurance inspector and a writer. Together, we’re the Etsy version of the Breakfast Club.

What’s brought us here […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Standing Up

A woman shares her traumatic past and an incredible story of overcoming polio in the aftermath of war

This book is not intended to be a history of the American War. This is my own personal history based on facts, memory, and creative license. This […]

By |July 17th, 2018|Features|0 Comments