Tuesday, 07 January 2014 05:46

The Buffalo is Back

Crazy Buffalo

After an electrical fire knocked out its lights a few months ago, one of the most photographed and iconic symbols of modern Saigon has returned to light up the streets of The Pham. Yes, you got it in one. That enormous Crazy Buffalo sign is back, and with a vengeance, too.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 05:25

Lighting Up the Skies

Lighting Up the Skies

In mid-December, to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between France and Vietnam, the Reunification Palace was lit up in a spectacular 3D light show created by Les Allumeurs d'Images.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 05:17

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Monday, 06 January 2014 11:32

Tiffany Chung

Tiffany Chung

In Vietnam, it is rare to see exhibitions of the most prominent Vietnamese artists. The stars of the country’s art world are in high demand in art fairs, biennials and museums in other parts of the globe.

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:28

Burger Games

Burger Games

All the burger talk this past month has centred on McDonald’s long-awaited entrée into the chain-hungry Vietnamese market, with a three-property location and 24-hour drive-thru service in downtown Ho Chi Minh City set to debut after Tet. It’s a move that’s been years in the making.

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:24

Conquering the Bridge

Conquering the Bridge

Streams of sunlight crawled across the early morning sky as the sea of blue-clad participants stretched and jogged in place. Close to 5,500 people were about to flood Phu My Hung over the next couple of hours — a tidal wave of runners would stretch from Crescent Mall to the Phu My Bridge, and back again.

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:18

Walk 'n Ride

Walk 'n Ride

Four years ago a new transport scheme was introduced to help relieve congestion pressure on Hanoi’s Old Quarter — the electric car. Designed to shuttle tourists around the labyrinthine streets of Hanoi’s historical heart, it was believed that this new mode of transport would reduce bottlenecks and pollution. While it provided a welcome new sightseeing service for tourists, the traffic jams and motorbike fumes remained.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:34

The Grand Tour

Charlie Paterson

Armed with saddlebags and a tent, Charlie Paterson is cycling from London to Tasmania. He’s certainly not the first person to pedal across the globe, but his story is one of the more intriguing.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:09

The Restoration

Lacquer ware Nguyen Gia Tri

Rarely do you hear of Vietnamese works of art being restored. Which is why artist Nguyen Lam’s recent restoration of the nine-panel lacquerware work, The Procession, by artist Nguyen Gia Tri is of such note.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:06

The Noodles

Cao Lau

Everyone has heard the saying ‘there is something in the water’, but that ‘something’ in Hoi An is the secret ingredient for one of the most delicious dishes in Vietnam.

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