Monday, 03 March 2014 23:48

The Early Bird

At 5.30am, Saigon’s Phu My Hung is not normally the liveliest place on a Monday. Factor in that it’s Tet, and you don’t even hear any motorbike horns. Walking roughly 20 minutes in the morning darkness from my apartment to a neighbourhood bar, the usual xe oms who hit me up for a ride are noticeably absent. Why would anyone be out so early? would probably be the main question in their minds.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:40

The Pod Life

It has finally happened. Living in a space capsule is now possible in Vietnam. And it only costs a minimal US$6 (VND126,000) a night in the form of Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel’s capsule accommodation.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:26

The Foundation

For one sibling duo, the term ‘building bridges’ is more than just a metaphor. Set up by 16-year-old Khang and 21-year-old Phuong, the intention of the Nam Phuong Foundation was to provide capital to improve infrastructure in rural Vietnam by building bridges. However, the venture has transformed into a project that is funding more than just construction.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:23

Cat of the Month: Patrick

Patrick is a wiry orange one-year-old boy cat awaiting his chance at the big time — a spot on your couch.

Saturday, 01 March 2014 04:35

Valentine’s Day at McDonald’s

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014, and a week after its grand opening the hottest restaurant in town is as busy as ever.

Saturday, 01 March 2014 04:28

The Village

The Village - Circus Show

When we think of a ‘circus’, most of us think of complex equipment, bold stunts and extravagant costumes. We imagine vivid colours and death-defying physical feats that transfix audience members who gasp and shriek with bated breath. But the My Village show — the brainchild of the creative team behind the A O Show that takes to the stage this month at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House — isn’t like most circus performances.

Friday, 24 January 2014 09:53

Only in Asia

Only in Asia

In the Face of Danger

 

A tourist in Australia was rescued last month after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone.

Friday, 24 January 2014 09:18

Two Men And Lots Of Women

Two Men and Lots of Women

One might be forgiven for not looking twice at what look like doodles on cigarette boxes. But if you look twice, you can read critique that you won’t find in other media. 

Friday, 24 January 2014 09:08

A Fact of Life

A Fact of Life

The unspoilt view of the Thu Bon River is one of the highlights of stopping by the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar in Hoi An. Owner Steve Harrison, who is originally from the north of England and is not a stranger to wet weather, woke to a surprise on the morning of Nov. 16.

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