Inspired Dining

Behind Ben Thanh Market, on the second floor of a building across the street, is an intriguing foodie experience Xi Xup Noodles & Tapas (Level 1, 31B Thu Khoa Huan, D1) is a small, intimate room, seating around 20 diners inside with room for an additional five outside. There are high tables with stools in … Read more

Hiding Out in D7

A little off the beaten path in District 7 is an oasis for foodies and sports fans LOST BOYS HIDEOUT (147, 2B-3C Le Van Luong, D7, is indeed hiding out down a corridor set back from the main street. Walking into the spacious sports bar, Lost Boys Hideout is an open, airy space with multiple levels of … Read more

Food, Food and more Food

The Ben Thanh Street Food Market, one of the liveliest places for food & drinks in the city Once you get to Thu Khoa Huan Street there’s no missing Ben Thanh Street Food Market. There’s a large sign above the entrance, glowing brightly, while below it is the bustle of motorbikes being parked. Behind a … Read more

Dancers as Diplomats

Using dance to cross boundaries as well as to promote social change Holding common ground pathways to cultural exchange in Vietnam, a seminar that’s sponsored by The American Embassy, will see a number of movement and dance experts from the US coming to Vietnam for an exciting cultural exchange experience for a variety of planned events focused on the art of dance. Just … Read more

Be Like Myke

In conversation with Coach Myke Nguyen, founder of the Vietnam Basketball Academy, to learn more about the organization Begun in 2010, Vietnam Basketball Academy teaches fundamentals like a crisp bounce pass or a step-back jumper, but more than that, they teach life essentials like positivity and respect. As a youth Coach Myke Nguyen’s parents instilled in him the value of communication, understanding and remaining affable despite the stress of the situation. He … Read more


Meet the trio that’s making Saigon a funnier place Started in mid-2017 by Adam Palmeter, a stand-up comedian who has since returned to his native country, Vu Minh Tu, Jwyanza Hobson and Angee The Diva took the mantle and ran with it, expanding Saigon Funny People from comedy showcases to include dating events, storytelling, dance parties, … Read more

Sounds of the Wild

A showcase of live alternative music by artists for artists Locally trapped wildlife started with the idea that Ho Chi Minh City has always had a vibrant metal scene, a vibrant hip-hop scene; it’s always had a coming-up experimental scene, and we found ourselves in the place and time where we wanted to make song-based … Read more