Friday, 12 July 2013 05:14

Battle of the Sandcastles

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Castles Made of Sand

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

Friday, 12 July 2013 05:13

High Season Blues

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High Season Blues

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

Friday, 12 July 2013 05:09

Advertising Archetypes

Advertising Archetypes

Matt Bender digs into subliminal billboard culture in Vietnam. Photos by Francis Xavier and Nick Ross. Additional reporting by Hoa Le

Vovinam: Power with Purpose

Tess Somerville checks out the moves of Vietnam’s proprietary martial art, and the inner strength that fuels them. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Flight of the Dragonflies

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

Club Darts Darts Darts

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”.

Beyond the Smog

The architect of the first private observatory in Vietnam, Astronomer Parag Mahajani tells us what’s beyond the gases, pollution and city lights. Words by Nick Ross

Monday, 08 July 2013 07:38

A Posthumous Death

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A Posthumous Death

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

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:40

Miss Caribbean Brings Wow Factor to Alto

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Miss Caribbean comes to Vietnam

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.

The Flower Lady

After one false start, former advertising executive Quynh Anh’s flower arranging business, Padma de Fleur, is starting to blossom. Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Kyle Phanroy and Mads Monsen

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