Shinsegae Vietnam prepares for launch

South Korean retailer Shinsegae Group will launch in Vietnam by the end of 2015. Shinsegae Vietnam subsidiary E-mart will roll out discount stores in the fast-growing retail economy after five years of research and planning. Shinsegae has secured at least two sites in Ho Chi Minh City, the first in an undisclosed part of the … Read more

Swiss House: Oi tries Swiss cuisine in Saigon

Watches, chocolate, cheese, beautiful mountains, Roger Federer ― the tiny country of Switzerland is known for having the best of the best. However, not many people would think to include cuisine on that list. “Unlike French food, Swiss food isn’t big on presentation, but it’s value for money,” says Jack Legler, chef/owner of Swiss House … Read more

Escape the city along the Saigon River

Slow boat rides along rivers and canals may well be one of the last leisurely modes of transportation. Beyond the inviting languid afternoons that pass by at 5mph, this millennia-old form of cruising along the Saigon River guarantees a taste of the local culture – and an up-close view of gorgeous meandering landscapes studded with villas, bamboo … Read more