There’s a competition for everything these days, and building sandcastles is one of them. Nick Ross speaks to the organiser of the tournament in Vietnam, Phil Bossley. Photos by Steve Wilson
With school finishing up for the holidays, during the summer tourism in Vietnam goes domestic. It’s a phenomenon that ten or even five years ago was non-existent. Words by Hoa Le
In the first installment of a three-part series on one of Vietnam’s premiere theatrical troupes, Karen Hewell pulls back the curtain on Dragonfly Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Dangerous Liaisons. Photos by Kyle Phanroy
If you go to the Darts website, you’ll see some clever doodles over a variety of diverse content. Under “LIVE” there are two simple lines, one of which says, “Please spend a fun night in Ho Chi Minh City.” Another tab shows a skull-and-cross-darts (with a red circle above the eyes — dart wound?) next to the boldfaced words “I WANT YOU / professional darts player”. Requirement number three is “There are people who like darts, interesting”.
A boating trip in Mui Ne, an illicit affair and a penthouse apartment in Ho Chi Minh City — a recipe for tragedy. Story by Rob Marsh
Yoana Montero made her entrance here when she stepped out of a pink limousine to the awaiting paparazzi in a stunning rainbow-coloured gown, looking every inch the beauty queen on Friday night at Bitexco Tower.
Tokyo-based boogie boy Beaten Space Probe has opened for big name DJs like Greg Wilson, Dicky Trisco, and Craig Smith, piloted his own BSP digital imprint and taken the disco-deviance world by storm. On Jun 22, Sound Adventures gets Saigon’s hips swinging to his throwback beats at Vasco’s (74/7D Hai Ba Trung, Q1). Word caught up with the man behind the music before the big night.
Former Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City in early June to promote the Gunners’ clash with the Vietnam national team next month in Hanoi.
An all-night rave in Vietnam finishing at sunset? Are you sure? Nick Ross meets the team behind Chasing the Sun, the first party to break the mould. Photos provided by Daniel Le
Award-winning actress Porter Lynn made the world take notice last year with her ground-breaking debut performance as nail salon girl Tam in the cult hit Touch. Derek Milroy caught up with her on her latest trip to Vietnam. Photo by Alexandre Garel