The Tiger Trail

In May, Chris Slappendel started his six-month, 31-country trip around Asia. His purpose was to raise awareness about the plight of tigers. With only an estimated 2,500 to 3,200 wild tigers left on the planet, the Dutchman’s concern was that within 10 years, the creatures would be extinct.

Christian Gabriel and Fredy

Fredy and Christian bring their laugh-out-loud ventriloquist act to Saigon this month. In the words of Fredy, here is the lowdown on the son of King Kong and his bodyguard

The Mountain Bike

Karen Hewell and Marc Forster-Pert go in search of Vietnam’s wide and varied collection of bikes. Here’s the best of what they found. Photos by Mads Monsen and Francis Roux

Lacuna Coil

European metal band Lacuna Coil played Ho Chi Minh City at the end of July to an audience of 5,000. So is metal the musical future of Vietnam? Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Francis Xavier

Brighton Beach

On the hunt for perfect fish and chips and learning the lesson of how-not-to-avoid getting your flake nicked by a swooping seagull, Marc Forster-Pert went to a cloudy but mild Brighton to see what’s so special about the British seaside

Waterparks

Can’t get to the beach? Here’s a salt-free alternative. Words by Ed Weinberg and Elisabeth Rosen. Photos by Francis Roux

Treading  Uncharted Waters

Since starting up Swim Vietnam five years ago, Joanne Stewart has taught thousands of Vietnamese kids to swim. Derek Milroy spoke to the Scot who gave up the comfort of Singapore for a voyage into the unknown in Hoi An

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