Friday, 17 November 2017 05:00

The Sinking School

It’s abandoned. It’s sinking. And it’s even been called truong ma or ghost school. Thomas Barrett investigates District 6’s homage to architecture gone wrong.

Published in The Stories
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:50

Le Dan Sam

The vintage clothing store owner.


Sat in her vintage clothing store, with her short boyish hair and tartan headband, the first thing that strikes you about Le Dan Sam is her look.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:42


Construction within Vietnam is a hot topic. From modern to French-era colonial, environmental sustainability to motorcycle parking, we asked people exactly what they think about the architectural choices that are being made within Vietnam.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:10

Renovating Ho Chi Minh City

In Ho Chi Minh City, as in many developing cities, there are those who support new development and those who support preservation. These two approaches are often characterised by their opponents as either destructive or nostalgic.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:38

The Sustainable City

In this modern era we assume that our cities will endure forever, despite evidence of past cities and civilisations that have imploded or vanished.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:10

Living Space

Vinhomes Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City

As modern Vietnam moves to a Korean or Singaporean style of apartment living, questions of how this will affect feelings of community remain unanswered.

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 21 November 2016 09:11

A Tale of Two Cities

Almost every major city has its Chinatown. Cholon in Ho Chi Minh City — spanning Districts 5, 6 and 11 — is the largest in the world.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:11

The Hidden Houses of Hanoi

One woman’s search into Hanoi’s glorious past.

Published in Briefings
Sunday, 09 October 2016 06:19

The Villas

Blink and they soon may all be gone

Published in Briefings
Monday, 05 September 2016 07:29

The Art and Architecture of George Town

Photo by Edward Dalton

A former British-settled port town, George Town in Malaysia is known for its multicultural heritage and vibrant street food scene. Yet it has something else to attract the erstwhile traveller — architecture and art. Words by Edward Dalton. Photos by Julie Vola and Edward Dalton

Published in International
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