For the next 14 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964
On the trail of inspiration, some brave souls head abroad for a different perspective and numerous cups of coffee. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photos by David Harris
Dumbfounded by how so many illnesses are diagnosed as symptoms of changing weather in Vietnam, Karen Hewell digs into how and why the reasoning came to be — and why it endures. Photos by Julie Vola
The mixed race Asians of the past known as the Straits Chinese or Peranakans were mainly Chinese-Malay. Today’s mixed-race Asians are a bit of everything. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy
The top five events this month in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Work on the Saigon Metro System is in full flow. But not everyone’s jumping for joy.
Vietnam’s suburbs now have a life of their own. But at what cost?