Child’s Play

After-school programs give kids a safe place to exercise their brains – and their bodies – while having fun When I was a kid, I had a few after-school activities available to me: Girl Scouts, high school track, summer camp…and not much more than that. But today, the possibilities for children can be overwhelming. Depending on … Read more

The Viet Kieu Treatment – Perks of having dual citizenship

Dear Marijn, I recently started working in Ho Chi Minh City as an architect. I have heard the term “Viet Kieus” used a lot but I don’t really know what it means exactly. I’ve also heard that they enjoy many benefits, for example with investment. Is that true? Even though the Vietnamese term is widely used in practice, … Read more


This article is part of our series of modern writing in Vietnam, from the Oi July 2016 issue. For more, click here. In Vietnam, like it or not, this is the age of the young writer. You can always pick up a lot about a country’s national psyche from a glance at its literature. It’s … Read more

The Bulletin – July 2016

Promotions and news in HCMC and beyond… TAM THANH BEACH RESORT & SPA OPENS Hoi An Tourist Service Joint Stock Company announced the grand opening of Tam Thanh Beach Resort & Spa (, the first four-star international resort on Tam Thanh beach. The resort has 16 rooms and villas, Ocean Breeze restaurant, 50-seat meeting, swimming pool, and a six-room … Read more