Silk and colonial houses. Nha Xa in Ha Nam is as unique as it is charming. Words by Hoa Le. Photos byJulie Vola

On the eve of its second decade, Saigon-based Galerie Quynh is still leading the way. Words by Cristina Nualart. Photos provided by Galerie Quynh

The capital’s newest sport? Motorbike racing on sand. Words by Elisabeth Rosen. Photos by David Harris

Embarking on a mission to find out what the future has in store for urban running in Vietnam, Karen Hewell laces up her neon Nike trainers and talks with ultra-marathoner Huy Mai during his morning run. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Crushed: A Kia gets the fall brunt of a fallen tree on Le Loi, Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday May 28th marked the start of the rainy season this year with a storm descending on Ho Chi Minh City in torrential style. Not only were streets the city over flooded, but one of the age-old trees on the city's central thoroughfare, upped roots and collapsed.

Live visuals are jumping off in Vietnam. And leading the way are the constituents of Vietnam’s first visual collective, LAV [Live Audio Visual] Syndicate.

On Apr. 19, Saigon’s rising bilingual rap star Suboi took to the stage, opening for R&B superstar Kelly Rowland at the ColorMe Run race’s musical finale, to a crowd of 5,000. A few years ago, Suboi was virtually unknown by the mainstream masses, with only a cult following in the still heavily underground hip hop and rap scenes in Vietnam.

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