The Goethe-Institut in Hanoi showcases the best of southeast Asian youth talent on Jun. 16 with the first ever performance in Vietnam of the South East Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra (SEAYCO).
This town usually gives music heads plenty of reason to complain. Despite the efforts of some of the promoters in Hanoi, various elements have conspired against them to make for a pretty drab scene. There are exceptions, of course, and even cause to believe that things are getting better. Now we have one more.
Located in Ba Vi National Park, Long Viet tourism park avoids the errors of its not so tourist-friendly predecessors. Words by Douglas Pyper. Photos by Francis Roux
Our roving, undercover food reviewer heads down Giang Vo way to sample some Japanese shabu-shabu. Photos by Francis Roux
As one of the oldest and most holy sites in Vietnam, the peaceful temple complex of Den Soc makes a great getaway from the bustle of Hanoi. Words by Douglas Pyper. Photos by Francis Roux
Singaporeans like to talk of the Lion City as the capital of Southeast Asian cuisine. But for price, taste and pure quality, the region’s best street food destination is Penang. Elisabeth Rosen takes a trip to this former British colony lying to the northwest of mainland Malaysia