Royal City

Katie Jacobs goes in search of the perfect urban complex. Might it be located in the newly opened Vincom Royal City in Thanh Xuan? Photos by Francis Roux

Fashion4Freedom

Ed Weinberg meets two women propping up Vietnam’s craft heritage by means of the collaborative social enterprise, Fashion4Freedom, and a very impressive shoe. Photos by Nick Ross

Dragonfly Theatre

We’re in Q4, a massive warehouse-cum-event space that will be the eventual setting of the production’s opening night. Right now, though, it is littered with stools, plush armchairs and wobbly sofas that Aaron is shoving across the uneven asphalt floor to create a makeshift stage. He takes a few steps back to survey his work, pausing to contemplate, and then begins approximating the stage dimensions by striding around the room in long, even steps, counting as he goes.

Vietnam’s Last  Cycling City

Motorcycle is king and cars are becoming ever more popular, but Ha Tinh seems to buck the trend. Could it be Vietnam’s last cycling city? Words and Photos by Marc Forster-Pert. Translation by Tran Thi Thu Hien

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

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

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