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.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:03

Ha-Ha’s Magical Mystery Tour

Ha-Ha's stencils

How do you explain your job to people? In a recent interview, a non-starving artist based in Southeast Asia said he is ‘a dancing poodle for the one percent’. Another artist, Ha-Ha, has a business card that says he is an ‘alien theorist’. Being an artist has its perks.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:50

Swede Dreams

Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston is one of a new breed. Primarily a middle school maths and science teacher, he is one of just 800 Google certified teachers worldwide. This month he has the honour of representing Vietnam at the next Google Teacher Academy in Stockholm on Dec. 10.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:41

Only in Asia

Only in Asia

Stories from around the region

Friday, 01 November 2013 07:31

Cat of the Month

Kit - Cat of the month

Kit is just older than kitten-aged — in that adorable gap year between infancy and the terrible twos — but she’s not too jaded to enjoy her chin being scratched and her ears nuzzled.

Friday, 01 November 2013 07:21

Another Side of Vietnam

Another Side of Vietnam Awards

Scroll down the page of the Facebook group Another Side of Vietnam and you’ll see: Buck Skidmark posting a pic of a leaky airbridge, and explaining, “It’s raining… IN THE PLANE!”

Friday, 01 November 2013 07:02

The Beer Man

The Beer Man

Jonathan Gharbi loves his beer. In fact, Jonathan loves his beer so much that he’s started a blog dedicated to beer drinking in Vietnam —

Friday, 01 November 2013 06:46

The General

The General

On Oct. 4, Vietnam observed an outpouring of grief when General Vo Nguyen Giap, the last war idol of the country, died in Hanoi at the age of 102 (103 in Vietnamese counting).

Thursday, 03 October 2013 06:48

Cats of the Month

Jeff and Jumbo

If you have a spare pair of shoelaces, they would love to wrestle with them. While Jeff is more independent and playful, Jumbo is very affectionate and cuddly. Jeff and Jumbo were both abandoned a few months ago and luckily Animal Rescue and Care found them. Now they’re old enough for their own home and would love to have a caring person on whose lap they can sit and purr.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 06:18

The Slam

Hanoi Slam

Hanoi Slam enjoyed its second outing last month, this time hosted by CAMA ATK. A packed-out audience, whose VND100,000 entrance went to Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (, was entertained by 10 storytellers who were only given a theme — ‘lost in translation’. With this they had six minutes to wow judges without a script or notes to help them.

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