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Sounds of the Wild

A showcase of live alternative music by artists for artists
Locally trapped wildlife started with the idea that Ho Chi Minh City has always had a vibrant metal scene, a vibrant hip-hop scene; it’s always had a coming-up experimental scene, and […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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Turning The Tables

Homegrown Vietnamese DJs are stepping up to the international stage thanks to a DJ contest called Mix Us Happy

Six months ago, 20-year- old Duc Hoang started learning how to DJ for the first time as a hobby, a nice change of pace from his work […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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The Blade Master

Hiroshi Takeuchi has quietly built a reputation as the knife-sharpening guru in the country

Chefs and most food preparers working in the restaurant industry will regularly sharpen their knives using a metal rod. The rod’s surface is coarse, and rubbing the knife […]

By |January 6th, 2019|Features|0 Comments
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TNX for Listening

With a little bit of Trap and a little bit of R&B, German-Vietnamese singer Linh TNX will enter the New Year with a bang and a beat
When she walks into a room, Linh TNX is nearly impossible to miss. Laughing […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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Floating Through Life

Saigon’s past and present relationship with canals

Imagine for a second that Nguyen Hue, the wide promenade leading up to the vibrant, stately People’s Committee headquarters, is not the pedestrian-rich strolling area that it is today, but a giant harbor filled […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Ride On, Brother

A custom bike built to commemorate a loved one who has passed

Huy Mai’s custom built bike—dubbed the Cubu (pronounced “koo-boo”)—is a perfect demonstration of how two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different. To the […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Throw Away The Wrapper

Give the gift of sustainability with package-free gifts for your eco-conscious loved ones

Three years ago, Quyen Nguyen read the book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, which changed the way she would think about plastic for the rest of her life. […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Déjà New

In a world of mass production, finding something truly one-of-a-kind is nigh impossible. Enter Mayhem Saigon (136/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1). Opened in 2013, Mayhem is one of the city’s first and certainly best-known vintage shops, home to all kinds […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Furever Gifts

For many, the joy of giving can be marred with the realization that gift-giving itself is a dressed up episode of consumerism. But what if you want to actually be charitable this season and buy your gift conscientiously? A number […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Bejeweled

Yim Bader is a local jewelry designer and owner of her namesake brand YB Designs. Her passion for wearing and making jewelry started in 2005, first as beading arrangements with wood beads and assorted stones, then over the years she […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Features|0 Comments