Through his experiences of dating local women, Derek Milroy analyses the pros and cons of being a ‘white male’ in his adopted home


In our first installment of serialised original crime fiction by English author Rob Marsh, a murder is committed on Vietnamese soil and only one detective can solve the mystery. But can he bury his past to help a pleading mother? Illustration by Henry Fenton

We at Word have gratuitously waxed lyrical on how to get a girl. We’ve even played cupid with our annual singles issues. But what comes next when you’ve made the match and have to meet the parents? One brave man finds out

Though it can be frustrating, Michael Arnold finds out that taking the bus in Saigon can enrich both your travelling experience and your wallet at the same time. Photos by Nick Ross

Foreigners living in Vietnam do more than just adapt. Many of them go native. Have you? Here are 20 ways of telling

Julia Plevin’s only claim to fame is that she is quoted on the Wikipedia entry for “hipster.” Is she a hipster? Are you? Read this to find out

We, at Word, are an equal opportunity publication. So we had to get the other side of the story from a woman’s perspective. While Stephanie Cantrell and Christine Van both agree that though there are many varieties of men out there, it’s still slim pickings

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