Monday, 30 May 2016 05:42

New Boat to Vung Tau

Photo by Chris Evans

After being beset by crashes and fires, the hydrofoils from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau have received an upgrade courtesy of one of the operators, Green Lines.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:23

Myriad & Dreamers

Photo by Jesse Meadows

The venue the used to be M Cafe has shifted gears. In a loft-like space off Au Co with lots of natural light ooding in, the owners have seen more potential in retail than coffee. After a makeover, they now sell handcrafted home decor, nished with olive oil and beeswax, in the VND50,000 to VND200,000 range.

An Owston’s Civet who had been kept as a pet in Dong Nai province since 2014 has been successfully rescued
and voluntarily handed over to Save Vietnam’s Wildlife by its former owner.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:15

Westcoast Dental Has Moved

Westcoast Dental Studio has recently moved to Thao Dien from its clinic on Dong Khoi. The international team of dentists will now be providing the full range of dental services in District 2.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:14

The Loop’s New Breakfast Menu

Thanks to its excellent Hausbrandt coffee and extensive, bagel-influenced food menu, The Loop has always been a popular breakfast spot. Now this District 2 café and eatery is upping the ante with new additions to its menu.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:03

Women’s Health Workshops


The intiMate Initiative is continuing their work to expand sexual health education in Vietnam with biweekly workshops at Hanoi Rock City.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:47

Work Permit Health Checks at Care 1

Family Medical Practice is now providing work-permit health checks at the Care 1 clinic, located in The Manor in Ho Chi Minh City.

U.S. citizens will now have to wait for about six weeks to be able to get a new, longer-duration visa, compared to the current three-month single-entry one to enter Vietnam. But the payback is that Vietnam will issue 12-month, multiple-entry visas to American citizens who travel temporarily to Vietnam for business or tourism.

Sunday, 03 April 2016 17:03

Hope for Endangered Primate

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is celebrating the discovery of a new population of the elusive grey-shanked douc, a critically endangered primate which is found only in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. It was thought there were only 800 to 1,000 grey-shanked doucs left in the world, but the new discovery adds at least 500 to that count. Doucs are targeted for the illegal wildlife trade and are hunted for bush meat, traditional medicine and the pet trade.

Thursday, 31 March 2016 07:03

Exo Travel Takes on Club Med

The Hanoi and Saigon-based travel agency Exo Travel has been appointed the Vietnam agent for Club Med.

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