Coming this June at Anupa boutique it is all about the details. Fresh into Ho Chi Minh City are Simone Irani’s Neon Sandals straight from India. These gorgeous shoes are available in large sizes, and are totally unique; out of the one billion people in India, only Simone Irani is contemporising the traditional Indian sandal into neon colours. Each pair costs VND1.1 million.
The much-loved patisserie has expanded into Tay Ho, opening a new location off To Ngoc Van, just past Hanoi Rock City. It’s a tiny cafe with mostly outdoor seating, selling the same delicious made-to-order cakes and coffee that the brand is known for.
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.
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.
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.
The newly opened Novotel Suites is offering a 30 percent discount off buffet lunches at its restaurant, Food Exchange, through to Jul. 31 as part of its opening promotion.
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.
Opened in late February in the Old Quarter, Hanoi Taco Bar is aiming to mix the taste of Tex-Mex with the atmosphere of a contemporary, rustic-style bar.
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.