Revellers drinking at the recently opened Q Bar on Ngo Quang Huy will find themselves in an attractive, high-end open plan bar with great atmosphere. Yet most won’t know about Q Bar’s history, which stretches back more than 25 years.
While the Thao Dien area of Saigon continues its exponential growth, one key street manages to maintain its attachment with the past.
On the back of her latest exhibition, Le Giang just been inducted into Vietnam’s 30 Under 30 group of young influencers. The artist tells us her story.
Everyone seems to love craft beer at the moment. But will it always be that way?
I have been lucky with the street names surrounding my life in Saigon. My elementary school was on Nguyen Du Street.
Many years ago, before the start of time, a bar called Q Bar was opened in the basement of the Opera House.
A fun, festive environment for family and friends that serves fresh Mexican dishes — this is the vision of co-owner Peter Holdsworth for District Federal.
Modern hand surgery is a miracle. The techniques and procedures I am trained in today involve rebuilding bones and joints, re-implanting severed fingers, and restoring function even after the hand has been catastrophically destroyed. The hand is such an intimate part of the body, and to be able to return the use of a hand to someone who has lost it is very moving and satisfying.
For most people, mornings are tough. Hitting the snooze button like a zombie instead of rolling out of bed like a superstar. A zombie feels drained, fatigued and suffers brain fuzz and needs to reach for coffee or other stimulant-driven beverage; surviving until the caffeine kicks in.
At present I’m reveling in the economic prose of a slim volume of five short stories, each of which is bathed in music, a particular instrument — a sax, a cello, an electric and acoustic guitar — or bluesy songs from the 1950s.