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Qui Dining Lounge

Located in the Lancaster Building on Le Thanh Ton in the spot once inhabited by Sin Lounge and Cepage, Qui Dining Lounge looks like it has been around for longer than the short time it’s been open. It offers mood lighting and a mellow atmosphere th...

Ho Quan Son

  Southwest of Hanoi is a place that is a land version of Halong Bay. Billy Gray heads out of town for some well-needed respite ...

The Other Side of Maldives

Paradise-like beaches, crystal clear seas, tropical nirvana… Yet as Tran Cam Thu discovers, there’s far more to this group of islands than first meets the eye. Photos by Hang Le ...

The Five Stages of Expat

There’s a famous poster entitled Beer! with the tagline: “Honour your ancestors, they drank it too.”

Lissom Parlour

One step inside the Lissom Parlour, I am transported to a world of tranquillity, leaving behind the non-stop commotion of the coffee street of Nguyen Huu Huan. A closer look reveals not a typical coffee shop, but more like the living room I’d love ...

Stick Up

  While Vietnam is known for prowess in many sports, field hockey is not one of them. But Malaysian expat James Chew aims to change all that. Words by Harry Hodge ...

The Hospital

FV have just been awarded the premier international credential for healthcare facilities. So what exactly does this mean?

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Now You Can Buy

From Jul. 1, foreigners can buy property in Vietnam. Here are the caveats

The Construction Worker

Even building site workers have to take coffee breaks. Jon Aspin catches up with lifelong construction worker, Hung, as he heads out for a coffee and a smoke. Photo by Francis Xavier. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Dalat Ghost Hunt

One year ago, ghost hunters Ed Weinberg and Kyle Phanroy took a trip up Vietnam’s mystic mountain, Dalat. Once there, they proceeded to freak themselves right out. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Wastelands

In 2012 the bulldozers moved in, and soon the east end of Ho Chi Minh City would be indelibly changed. Words and photos by Nick Ross

The Hanoi Underground

We know a city by what we see and feel upon its surface. But what do you find when you venture underground? Words by David Mann. Photos by Trung Del and Julie Vola

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The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

In Search of the Super Cave

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped...

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

Considered the ultimate people’s beer, bia hoi started off as a concession to the shortages...

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

Through its history, beer has inspired many people to tell lies — including some about...

Burger Wars

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers...

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