Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:47

Makers and Shakers on the Comedy Scene

The growth of the comedy scene comes down to the work of a number of individuals in both Hanoi and Saigon. Here are a few of them.

Published in The Big Story
Saturday, 03 March 2018 08:32

Un-Franchising Saigon

Apparently the international fast food chains are failing in Saigon. Some have closed their restaurants or cafés and some do not plan to expand, at least in the near future.

Published in Know Your City
Saturday, 03 March 2018 06:59

Bot Chien

Known in Singapore and Malaysia as carrot cake, the local version of this classic dish is one of the most underrated streetfood dishes in Saigon.

Published in Street Snacker
Friday, 02 March 2018 09:23

The Helmet Law: Ten Years On

In December 2017, the helmet law came into effect. A decade later, and there’s still headroom to grow.

Published in The Stories

For the third year running, in March and April Ho Chi Minh City will play host to the Magners International Comedy Festival. This year the extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:58

Capturing Form

Life drawing for everyone

Published in Briefings
Friday, 09 February 2018 09:32

A Dog’s World!

Throughout February, and in celebration of the forthcoming Year of the Dog, Anupa Boutique is running a sale of the British-made Age of Reason cushion covers.

Published in Promotions
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:34

The Vietnam Amateur Comedy Competition

In early January, Heart of Darkness brewery sponsored the heats of the third annual Vietnam Amateur Comedy Competition. For the wider comedy scene, this year’s tournament marked a watershed. Words by Billy Gray and Nick Ross

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:20

From Craft to Draft

A country of beer drinkers, Vietnam has had a long love affair with bia hoi. With the local beer market going through a sea change, how does this affect that most quintessential of Vietnamese drinks?

Published in The Final Say
Friday, 02 February 2018 08:02

Doug Stanhope

In mid-March, audiences are set for an amazing night of comedy when America’s very own ‘Deadbeat Hero’ brings his acerbic wit to Saigon.

Published in Many Faces Of Vietnam
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