Russell Kemp, an ex-captain in the South African police service and now a private detective, has reluctantly come to Vietnam. He has teamed up with an ex-detective from the Ho Chi Minh City police force named Tran Hai Duong in order to investigate the murder of Nguyen Hai Hien. But now another young woman’s body has been found on the banks of the Saigon River…

A Vietnamese environmental studies student believes that animal species going extinct is part of the theory behind Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’, while an Australian wildlife conservationist disagrees. He blames extinction on manmade greed. Follow their heated debate

A slow connection is frustrating. No connection could mean devastation

In our third instalment of serialised original crime fiction by English author Rob Marsh, Russell Kemp, an ex-captain in the South African Police Service and now a private detective, has reluctantly come to Vietnam. He is looking for a girl named Nguyen Hai Hien who has gone missing after leaving Johannesburg with her South African boyfriend. To this end he has enrolled the help of an ex-detective named Tran Hai Duong…

With increasing numbers of people posting photos of themselves online, narcissism, or excessive self-interest in our own appearance, is huge in Vietnam. But why? Vu Ha Kim Vy explains

The cyclo may be dying in Vietnam, but elsewhere it’s making a comeback

In our second installment of serialised original crime fiction by English author Rob Marsh, Russell Kemp, an ex-Captain in the South African Police Service and now a private detective, has reluctantly come to Vietnam. He is looking for a girl named Nguyen Hai Hien who has gone missing after leaving Johannesburg with her South African boyfriend. Nguyen Ba Hoa, the missing girl’s twin sister, has met him at the airport… Illustration by Henry Fenton

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