Sunday, 08 February 2015 19:06

Vietnam Festival Calendar 2015

With the biggest festival of them all just around the corner, it’s time to see what else 2015 has in store

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:31

Festival Season in Vietnam

From a 40-DJ festival in a national park to a week of top-flight indie acts, to Vietnam’s first comic con, festival chronicler Ed Weinberg has seen the future of the festival in Vietnam, and it is good. Photos by Francis Xavier and Ed Weinberg

Published in Arts
Friday, 07 November 2014 00:07

Quest Festival

Photo by Thuy-Tien Nguyen (for

Searching for the authentic festival experience in Vietnam. 

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 21:27

Saigon International Guitar Festival 2014

Running from Wednesday Nov. 12 to Sunday Nov. 16, this is the first classical guitar festival to hit Saigon.

Published in What's On
Monday, 03 November 2014 22:13

Fashion Fringe Festival

The first ever young, creative and colourful fashion festival organised by a new generation of designers and makers in Hanoi is coming to Hanoi Rock City on Saturday Nov. 15.

Published in Hanoi
Monday, 03 November 2014 21:04

November Big Five

The Big Five this month

Published in Around Vietnam
Thursday, 09 October 2014 01:12

Piknic Electronik

The chilled Sunday afternoons and hazy evenings of Piknic Electronik have now left their Softwater base, going further up the river to Eden Hanoi.

Published in Hanoi
Saturday, 04 October 2014 21:21

Formula One

Southeast Asia has two international sporting events that draw in the crowds — the Singapore Grand Prix and the Hong Kong Sevens. Nick Ross, words, and Kyle Phanroy, photos, were lucky enough to go to one of them

Published in International

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I am from the great state of Arizona — known for the Grand Canyon, our sheriff driving a tank into a house with Stephan Seagal, and children suffering third degree burns from pavement. As a native of the great American southwest and a proud owner of an industrial-sized bottle of aloe vera lotion, before coming to Vietnam, I fancied myself an expert on heat.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 23:56

Hanoi in Colour

When looking around the sea of flailing arms and smiling faces donned in rainbow flags and neon clothing, you would be forgiven for assuming the venue were anywhere but Vietnam’s capital city. Yet, in a partnership between CAMA, the American Embassy and a collection of local grassroots LGBT organisations, ASEAN Pride became a reality in Hanoi’s American Club on a hot summer Saturday in May.

Published in Briefings
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