Elevated Expectations

Serving French bistronomy 30 stories above Saigon The display case of motorcycle helmets that greets guests at Cobalt Restaurant and Bar (Floors 30 and 31, Pullman Saigon Centre, 148 Tran Hung Dao, D1) signal that you’re in Vietnam. That some are gold-leafed or covered entirely in pink sequins or silver studs and chains with an Ed … Read more

Human Touch

An artist gets her kicks in Singapore Visiting Singapore after two years in Vietnam is such a treat for an artist like me. It was the annual Affordable Art Fair in the exhibition halls near the Singapore wheel. I was dazzled by the array of contemporary art on offer from galleries who had travelled to … Read more

Endless Ruins

Crossing the amazing temples of Angkor Wat off the bucket list Last year, 4 million tourists from over 100 nations holidayed in the Kingdom of Cambodia. More than 800,000 of these were Vietnamese. Why do so many people from all over the globe come to a country ranked as one of the world’s poorest? A … Read more

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

The best choice for business and leisure travelers Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) (www.equatorial.com; 242 Tran Binh Trong , D5) is an international five-star hotel located where the borders of the city’s four main districts intersect, hence in the heart and true center of HCMC. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a 35 … Read more


An art exhibition 10 years in the making Born in Tra Vinh Province in 1975, Saigon-based painter Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong is preparing to mark the completion of his first decade as an artist with an exhibition of new works created over the last year. “I have chosen the title of this solo exhibition of … Read more