Niko Savvas

Niko Savvas

Niko Savvas is the online editor at Word. He is biased against your favorite things. Correspond with him via, an electronic mail address on the World Wide Web.

Monday, 09 February 2015 18:32

The Belgians are Coming

Belgian beer has a worldwide reputation that precedes it. Now it is coming to Vietnam en masse. Niko Savvas speaks to two citizens of this small Benelux nation to get some juice

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:34

The Vixens of Retail

Much like doctors, engineers, and poets, promotional models play an essential role in modern society. Without their tireless efforts, the hapless shopper would be forced to select beer or face soaps using only his own judgment and preferences. The potential consequences are more disastrous than one can imagine.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 17:11

Resentment on the Road

How Niko Savvas learned to stop worrying and love the calm. Illustration by Mads Monsen

Isn’t that the only reason you’re reading this one too? If you didn’t read that article last month I wrote about expat Facebook groups, where I described Expats in Ho Chi Minh City as a “vicious snake pit of despair”, then I apologise. Just flip around — there are nice adverts somewhere.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:07

A Bender with Beckham

When Beckham came to Saigon

Did you guys hear that David Beckham was in town a few weeks ago? When I found out, I was so excited. The guy used to play soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy — you don’t see many celebrities like that in Saigon!

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