Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:36

Legends of the Viet

Vietnam has many legends which help define its people, the Kinh people, as a nation. Here are a few.

Published in The Stories
Friday, 10 November 2017 06:47

Street Shrines

Thousands of urban interventions enliven our city streets. These include hundreds of street altars scattered throughout the city. Some are well-constructed structures like the one in the hem at 63 Pasteur Street, or the one at the bend in Huynh Thuc Khang just before it intersects Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.

Published in Know Your City
Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:44

Moments of Truth

Despite being ‘rational’ beings, humans constantly make irrational decisions. This is something marketers exploit for both good, and what some might say, evil.

Published in The Stories
Monday, 04 July 2016 05:40

The Water Puppet Village

Photo by Julie Vola

Emily Petsko takes a trip to Dong Cac, the home of water puppetry. Photos by Julie Vola

Published in The Stories
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:27

10 Steps to Knowing Foreigners

Wonder why you get a mix of reactions when you have encounters with your Vietnamese hosts? Vu Ha Kim Vy explains why Vietnamese act as they do when they meet a ‘foreigner’

Published in The Final Say
Monday, 20 July 2015 21:07

Consuming Culture

Not that long ago I attended an event where a couple — both foreigners — were decked out in the Vietnamese national dress: she, an ao dai and he, an ao gam, both in headgear. While the evening had great music and dancing, it was neither a wedding nor a state function. Why were they dressed up in another culture’s national costume? “Because it’s fun!” was the breathless reply.

Published in A World Of Good
Thursday, 09 April 2015 20:50

Has Hanoi’s Art Scene Lost its Edge?

Whereas five years ago Hanoi’s emerging art scene was gaining widespread praise, now it seems to have come to a standstill — or has it? Words by David Mann. Photos by Julia Vola

Published in The Stories
Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:04

The Idiot’s Guide to Tet

With the biggest festival of the Vietnamese year just around the corner, Vu Ha Kim Vy gives some tips on a lucky New Year. Photos by Francis Xavier

Published in The Stories
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:17

The Wordies Awards 2014: Culture Awards

ASEAN Pride festival

For Wasting Time in Fun Ways

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:32

In the Water

What's in the water in Vietnam? And is it dangerous?

The rise in people getting asthma may not just be due to air pollution. As Nick Ross discovers, it may be something to do with the water. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Nick Ross

Published in The Stories
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