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Page Turner

Get creative with your life story and memories with scrapbooking

Welcome to Co-Space (104A Xuan Thuy (5th floor), Thao Dien, D2), a co-working space for women. This bright open office opened last November as the first co-working space exclusively for women in Ho Chi Minh. All kinds […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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1969

A look back in pictures and in words of Old Saigon

On September 23, 1969, 11 days after my 23rd birthday, I stepped off a Braniff 707 at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon to begin my one-year tour of duty in the U. S. Air Force. […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Features, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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Paint a Scarf

Change fabric into a beautiful piece of art

When it comes to visual arts, I’m not particularly gifted. Having dyed clothing in the past, my abilities usually led to a greenish brown swamp color. That’s why I was a bit apprehensive when I arrived at Liisimari’s silk scarf painting workshop at The Hive in […]

By |July 11th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Frivolity

How manga and Japanese woodblock prints influenced Vietnamese silk painting artist Bui Tien Tuan

One of the negative sides of development is the propensity for a society’s treasured cultural traditions and customs to be diluted and even abandoned in the headlong rush to embrace the new, the modern. […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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A pleasure doing business with you

A Japanese perspective on living and working in Vietnam

Japanese businesses are some of the best known in the world. From technology leaders Sony and Panasonic, to automotive giants Honda and Toyota, to consumer staples like Yakult; there are few countries that Japanese firms do not reach.

In Vietnam, Japan’s influence […]

By |July 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Exhibition of World Press Photo Contest

The Exhibition of World Press Photo Contest will officially return to Vietnam after 15 years of absence.

This event honors winning photos from more than 73,000 works in the 61st World Press Photo Contest, which is organized and sponsored by Canon […]

By |July 4th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Finding Zen

Khanh An Monastery (1055/3D, Quoc Lo 1, D12) began as a humble pagoda erected by Buddhist monk Tri Hien in 1905. A wealthy family later donated six hectares of land for its expansion. During the French occupation, the pagoda was used by […]

By |June 29th, 2018|Arts, Features, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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Golf Talk

Taking its name from the golf term, Birdie Club is scoring under par

Yusuke (right), Hajime (left)

Yusuke Nakajima moved to Saigon from Japan two years ago in search of business opportunities in Vietnam’s fast growing economy. A bit of homesickness landed him at The First Bar, a […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Armor Man

Costume designer turns play into work

In the cosplay community, Han Phi Tuyet (also known as “The Armor Man”) is the go-to designer for bespoke one-of-a-kind anime or sci-fi inspired costumes. At 28, Tuyet has created sets and props for movies, celebrities and online gaming companies. In Vietnam, […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Tokyo Blues

In conversation with Shun Sakai, a talented jazz singer who has truly followed her heart musically

When Shun Sakai was a young woman, jazz music was popular across the world; however, in her home country of Japan there weren’t many opportunities to listen to it. She […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments