With the biggest festival of them all just around the corner, it’s time to see what else 2015 has in store
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
Searching for the authentic festival experience in Vietnam.
Running from Wednesday Nov. 12 to Sunday Nov. 16, this is the first classical guitar festival to hit Saigon.
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.
The Big Five this month
The chilled Sunday afternoons and hazy evenings of Piknic Electronik have now left their Softwater base, going further up the river to Eden Hanoi.
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
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.
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.