Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:47

Stories from the Strip

The stories on the following pages are based on interviews with bar and restaurant owners operating in two suburbs of Vietnam’s two major cities.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:41

It’s A Dog’s World - Thao Dien / HCMC

Rarely do you get a tiny, street-side eatery that has made itself into a photo opportunity. But that is exactly what has happened at Go Dog, a New York-style hotdog joint on the main drag of Thao Dien.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:31

A Match Made In Saigon - Thao Dien / HCMC

Eating Thai food in Vietnam in a street food setting just got easier with the opening of Thai Street on Thao Dien.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:13

Safety In Numbers - Thao Dien / HCMC

When Lubu opened just under five years ago, it was the only restaurant on the Lang Bao Chi end of Thao Dien. The Deck, Mekong Merchant, La Villa, Les Trois Gourmand, La Plancha and Papagayo were all up and running, but in this part of the suburb there wasn’t anything. Just Lubu.

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:09

The Perfect Fit - Xuan Thuy / HCMC

Some people go to extreme lengths to hire the right staff. In the case of Peter Holdsworth, man-behind-the-scenes at District Federal, it meant flying halfway across the world.

Published in The Big Story

Revellers drinking at the recently opened Q Bar on Ngo Quang Huy will find themselves in an attractive, high-end open plan bar with great atmosphere. Yet most won’t know about Q Bar’s history, which stretches back more than 25 years.

Published in The Big Story
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:46

Quoc Huong

While the Thao Dien area of Saigon continues its exponential growth, one key street manages to maintain its attachment with the past.

Published in Street Portrait
Friday, 08 June 2018 07:16

What’s in a Street Name?

I have been lucky with the street names surrounding my life in Saigon. My elementary school was on Nguyen Du Street.

Published in Know Your City
Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:07

Beautifying Saigon

It’s not only Hanoi that’s getting a facelift

Published in Briefings
Monday, 09 April 2018 10:38

New Products at Anupa

Boutique lifestyle store, Anupa, has brought in a stunning selection of new blue gems including Indian aqua calcedony, natural topaz, and aquamarine.

Published in Just In
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