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The Rising Sun Meets The Pearl of The Orient

From economic and social development to cultural exchanges, the relationship between Vietnam and Japan has grown phenomenally over the last few decades. Having spent his 35-year career as a diplomat, Oi sat down with Mr. Jun-ichi Kawaue, the Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Between Fragmentation and Wholeness

An exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung, the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade

Between Fragmentation and Wholeness refers to The Wholeness and the Implicate Order, a book authored by David Bohm, a distinguished physicist in the field of […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Room for Education

An NGO that aims to break the cycle of poverty one school at a time

It was the beginning of 2016 when Thomas Farthofer, after many years in asset management and investment banking, decided to leave Vienna, Austria for Hanoi to help as a volunteer. While […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Where Time Stands Still

Saigon, the world’s second most dynamic city according to the World Economic Forum, isn’t just full of skyscrapers and construction sites. What fascinates and attracts tourists, both local and international, are the city’s hidden heritage buildings, witnesses of history’s turmoil and triumphs. French photographer Pierre Semere, who has called […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Enjoy The Show

Behind the scenes with members of Dragonfly Theatre, Saigon’s professional English language theatre troupe

“We’re here because we love what we do. Everyone’s in it because they love it,” says David Delves, whose passion for the theatre is undeniable. Originally from London, where he went to school for the performing arts, […]

By |June 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Sound Check

Long used in meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are said to ease stress and help with healing

A fairly established theory is that sounds, depending on their character, can be soothing. Ocean waves breaking gently on a sandy shoreline, or the sound of heavy rain on a sturdy rooftop when safe […]

By |May 28th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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From Madonna to Enlightenment

Discovering conscious clarity and peace through Sivananda yoga

My first exposure to yoga was, if I’m honest, through Madonna. I was 14 when the American pop icon relaunched herself as an earth mother with her Ray of Light album, attributing her new impressive, toned physique to the “Ashtanga” form […]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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More Than Skin Deep

The medical tourism industry is booming and Vietnam is tapping into the market

Vietnam’s got sandy beaches, ancient history and topnotch restaurants, but that’s not why tourists are flocking here: they’re coming for the health care. Medical tourism is a booming industry thanks to affordable prices, cutting […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Paw Pixels

Time to get Fido and Whiskers ready for their close-ups

Fluffy cats with pouty expressions and pugs posed with their paws in the air are pretty much the stuff that makes any human being smile. If your Instagram feed is mostly celebrity pets, Lil Bub and […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Past Reflections, Future Considerations

After the success of the exhibition Waging Peace – U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed America’s War in Vietnam, which opened in March at the War Remnants Museum storied diplomat, Madam Ton Nu Thi Ninh, the current president of the Ho Chi Minh City Peace […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments