In Vietnam, there is an obsession with lucky numbers, unlucky numbers, bad dates and good dates. Derek Milroy admits he is also bewitched. Photo by Kyle Phanroy
Big, bulky and influenced by Asian design styles, Harmony Necklaces are the work of Dror Lam. Photo by Alexandre Garel
A corpse buried in a garden in Saigon leads to the discovery of three more and the unveiling of a long kept secret. Story by Rob Marsh. Illustration by Richie Fawcett
Rarely do top DJs digress from the standard touring route to take in the humble environs of Vietnam. But one certain French producer and disc-spinner found his way to Ho Chi Minh City in early May. Photos by Alexandre Garel
Russell Kemp, an ex-captain in the South African Police Service and now a private detective, has teamed up with an ex-detective from the HCMC Police Force named Tran Hai Duong. The two men are on the trail of Gerard Prinsloo, a South African serial killer who is operating in Vietnam. They have finally discovered the location of Prinsloo’s secret hideaway in District 2. They know too that he has gone there with a young Vietnamese woman… By Rob Marsh
Justice is headed to Europe after a blip on the Asian radar. Gotye is zigging Tokyo-wards, while some of his Laneway Festival mates are zagging closer to where their festival circuit ends, in New Zealand and Australia. Snoop Dogg is headed straight back to the US, presumably only led so far afield by rumours of Thai sticks, and — oh yeah! — his first Indian tour ever.
Whether you’re being served a steaming bowl of pho at the Copacabana in Rio De Janeiro, or just grabbing a quick banh mi on the streets of New York City, today you can easily get your Vietnamese fix in most of the world’s major cities. But surprisingly, there are still some places (relatively) nearby where its reach hasn’t quite been felt yet.