Whether it’s talked about in international newspapers or in hushed tones down the street, the illegal dog trade is a problem. With Katie Jacobs joining the ranks of Hanoi dog owners, she finds her struggling with the same questions

Although The Heart Institute has operated on over 20,000 children, with 4,000 helped financially by its sister organisation, CMI, every heart they put right matters. Words by Margaret Smith. Photos by Francis Xavier

How does a business go from being small to becoming medium or even large? Nick Ross speaks to three business owners based in Vietnam who’ve made that transition. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

World Cups are entirely predictable, at least until the first game has finished, when people start looking at one another and asking questions. Questions like: Why does the ball always fly out of the stadium when someone kicks it? Where is Senegal? Why did those Scottish players bundle the ball into their own net? How do you pronounce Schillaci?

As more employees in Vietnam loosen their shirt collars and digital nomads take to the country’s Wi-Fi hotspots, a solution to all that freedom has popped in the form of collaborative, co-working spaces. Words by Aimee Millwood. Photos by David Harris

Western-style classical music is growing in popularity. Kim Megson heads to the Vietnam National Academy Music to meet the country’s existing and future stars. Photos by Nick Ross

From ground level we get one main perspective on what’s around us — that which is straight ahead, to the side or behind, all on the same plane. Yet ascend a few flights of stairs or take a lift up to the 50th floor, and our perspectives change. Below us stretches out a landscape that on the street we can only imagine. People become the size of pins, cars form into beetles and motorbikes start behaving like ants in a colony, zooming from one point to another, with little in-between.

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