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Results from the first Vietnamese Equestrian Grand Prix….

On the outskirts of Saigon in Binh Duong, the first Vietnamese Equestrian Grand Prix debuted last month with little fanfare to an audience of approximately 200 guests. No tickets were sold. All guests […]

By |April 16th, 2014|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Horse Play

Vietnam’s first Equestrian Grand Prix..

It’s 2014, The Year of the Horse, and things at the normally laid-back Bach Ma Equestrian Farm are stirring up. Equestrian coaches, horse riders, event organizers, designers, builders, doctors and veterinary specialists, the Vietnamese press, and […]

By |March 28th, 2014|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Men of Muscle

Meet the two men who are trying to take bodybuilding in Vietnam to the next level.

Meet Pham Van Mach, a three time world champion and a seven time Asian champion bodybuilder. He’s done the rounds both at home and on […]

By |February 21st, 2014|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Workout Couple

A husband and wife team combine love and fitness to open their own gym

For most couples, living and working together is a bridge too far – blurring the boundaries between work and play, and bringing office stress home is something to be avoided at […]

By |December 23rd, 2013|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Business of Tennis

The other color green that makes the sport so exciting

When tennis aces , women’s #1 Serena Williams and men’s #2 Novak Djokovic, won their respective year-end championships recently to cap spectacular seasons, they pocketed handy winner’s checks of around USD2 million each. Djokovic ended the regular […]

By |December 16th, 2013|Business, Sports|0 Comments
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Rebel with a Cause

Johnny Tri Nguyen talks MMA in Vietnam, his banned movie Chinatown and why he’s always the bad guy

Hearing Johnny Tri Nguyen talk about his grandfather, the “White Crane of Ca Mau,” so named for his long sleeved shirts to hide metal arm and shin […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Features, Sports|0 Comments
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Blazing Saddles

A crazy horse lady builds the city’s first equestrian center

For a self-proclaimed equestrian center and farm, Bach Ma is as weird as it gets. One, it doesn’t accept passing guests. Two, it has been around for the last six years, but is only known […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Features, Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Martial Matters

A Brazilian form of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu comes to HCMC

SAIGON LUTA LIVRE sits in the last place anyone would expect to find a foreignowned martial art studio, in a four-by-12 apartment on the third floor of a decades-old Vietnamese building. The path that leads to […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Hashing it Out

Saigon’s most bizarre and certainly most eclectic sport and social club

Text by Jonathan Rebours
Image by Wade Brackenbury

Created from a need by British officers to shake off the excesses of the weekend, hashing began in 1938 in Malaysia. Keeping the public […]

By |June 21st, 2013|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments