From spunky teenager making customers laugh at Le Pub to bar owner and champion bartender, Pham Tien Tiep is the epitome of the rags-to-riches success story. And more is still to come. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photos by David Harris

Taking his nom de spin from the Black Noah of P-Funk mythology, DJ Starchild spins his intergalactic Dr. Funkenstein-sent grooves at a variety of nights around town. Together with his seven-piece funk band Dat Phonk, Justin is slowly “funkstifying” Saigon

Danang now has a wide array of international restaurants and bars. Here’s a list of places from those in the know

La Maison 1888 in Danang is theoretically the top restaurant in Vietnam. After all, the Michelin star-winning restaurateur, Michel Roux, is at its helm. But how does it really fare? Words and photos by Nick Ross

One of Danang’s defining features, the mountains surrounding the city rise to 1,500m within eyeshot and contain enchantments that have become part of the city’s identity. Words and photos by Ed Weinberg, additional photos by Nick Ross

In one of the most marked planning pushes seen in modern Vietnam, Danang has zoned its southerly shore for high-end tourism and leisure. Ed Weinberg takes a stroll down the hotel strip, to see how the future is shaping up. Photos by Nick Ross

The longest-running foreign restaurant in town, as Danang has changed, so has Le Bambino. Words and photo by Nick Ross

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