Step by Step

Oi caught up with Sophie Clarke, winner of the female division in the HCMC SKYRUN, to find out how she’s doing after climbing 1,002 steps Hundreds of athletes competed in the HCMC SKYRUN at Bitexco Financial Tower on October 30, 2017. Local and international runners alike took to the stairs and conquered the skyscraper by  running up 1,002 steps to the

Read More >

Make A Run For It

Jody O’Dea, Head of Hanoi Red River Runners, and David Shin, Race Director of Sporting Republic, share tips for the upcoming Hanoi Half Marathon on December 10 Sporting Republic is a Hong Kong-based company that organized, amongst others in the past, the HCMC SKYRUN at the Bitexco Financial Tower last month and the Hanoi Half

Read More >

Cricket Noises

A heartwarming story of Vietnam’s underdog cricket team and its coach When the Malaysian Organizing Committee announced that the sport of cricket would be included in the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, it meant one thing for Vietnam: the country better put a team together. Though the Vietnam Cricket Association (VCA) has been in existence

Read More >

Stair Climbing Race to the top of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tallest Building

Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building, Bitexco Financial Tower, will once again host the city’s only stair climbing race – the “HCMC SKYRUN.” On Sunday, 29th October, runners will start at the tower’s ground floor lobby and ascend to the tower’s observation deck on the 49th floor. Stair climbing, first known as “vertical races” in

Read More >

2017 Annual Squash Tournament

The Landmark Health Club is proud to announce its Annual Squash Tournament for 2017! Registration is now open! We look forward to players new and returning for some competitive matches and to join together for our commemorative Awards Party as held each year. All levels welcomed (beginners included). 500,000 VND for non-members includes all competitive

Read More >

Smooth Sailing

High hopes for yachting in Vietnam With 3,260 kilometers of stunning coastline, Vietnam seems a natural fit for yachting. Countless bays are carved into the spindly country, and its rivers are easily accessible. Why then, are yachts still a rare sight? Besides the obvious point that not everybody can afford a multi-million dollar vessel, boating

Read More >

The Whirlwind

In conversation with legendary snooker player Jimmy White There was a time when snooker demigod Jimmy White would have been out all night after an event like the match he played in Ho Chi Minh City last month, narrowly beating local legend Luong Chi Dung in what must have been the Saigon Pool League’s most

Read More >

Man of Iron

Meet 63-year-old Phu Si Hue, Saigon’s original champion bodybuilder I am sitting on a bench press in a gym that looks more like a motorcycle repair shop. It’s all free weights and no nonsense, bare to the bone and it never was anything else nor did it ever try to be. It’s a little larger

Read More >

Join the Race!

On February 17, for the first time in its 20-year history, the world famous Clipper Round the World Race arrived in Danang. Sailing and racing around the world for 11 months, the 12 identical 70-foot yachts completed a four week journey from Australia to Vietnam. Next stop is Qingdao, China before heading eastward to Seattle

Read More >