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  • August 2014 Print Edition

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  • Wasted Time

    The time it takes to get from Tan Son Nhat Airport to downtown Saigon is 25 minutes (motorbike) and 40 minutes (car or taxi). The equivalent journey from Noi Bai to Central Hanoi by car is 40 minutes. If you’re in Hanoi’s West Lake area, then a quick saunter down Read More
  • Saigon Chamber Music 2014, Part I

    Although orchestral music is suffering a 50-year downturn in most of the world, young musicians in Vietnam are increasingly turning to the soothing stir of the strings, brass and ivory Read More
  • Word Readership Survey

    Over the years we’ve always asked for you, the reader’s, feedback. This gives you a chance to tell us about our magazine and website, two publications that have been closely linked to Vietnam’s English-speaking community for almost seven years. It also helps us to ensure that our content and direction Read More
  • Reconstructing the City

    When the World Bank-sponsored Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project kicked off in 2001, it was a precursor to an overhaul of the city’s water system. Nhieu Loc Canal in District 3 was dredged, while 51km of combined primary and secondary sewers and 375km of tertiary sewers were replaced. Read More
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  • Battle of the YEAR! +

    Battle of the Year is the highlight of the year’s dance events for dancers of all kinds; whether you like

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  • Cama ATK's Delicious Saturday +

    CAMA's fish sauce

    Cama ATK is starting August off right with two underground music gurus set to take the stage one right after

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  • Closing Down Sale +

    Saigon Scooter Centre

    Saigon Scooter Centre is closing down their District 2 shop at 80 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien and relocating to bigger

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  • Bottin is Back! +

    “One of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around” (Vice Magazine) is hitting Saigon for the second time this Aug.

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  • Lighting Up Saigon +

    Nothing transforms a room quite like great lighting, and for Saigon's aspiring interior designers, a big opportunity is right around

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Briefings

  • Cat of the Month: Maru +

    Named in homage to the famous Japanese YouTube celebrity cat Maru’s adventures in tight places, this Maru came to ARC

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  • A Party to Remember +

    Sailing Club celebrates two decades of decadence

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  • Made for Mondays +

    Monday Night Football is a whole new ball game in Vietnam. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

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  • Word Readership Survey +

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    Over the years we’ve always asked for you, the reader’s, feedback. This gives you a chance to tell us about

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  • Reconstructing the City +

    The pending metro line makes an imprint in Saigon. Photo by Francis Xavier

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Travel

  • In Thailand with Holga +

    Julie Vola voyaged to The Land of Smiles with her Holga, a Hong Kong-built plastic camera that looks like a

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  • Photography Tips: The Power of Lines +

    In composition, lines play a great role. They give direction to your photo, create something for your eyes to follow

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  • Destination Zero: An Lam Saigon River +

    An Lam’s private residences may only be a few short kilometres from the non-stop rough and tumble of central Ho

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  • Photography Tips: What Goes Through My Head +

    After teaching photography for a number of years, I have begun to find educational material to be all the same

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  • When in Sri Lanka… +

    One of the few destinations in the region that has a little something for everyone, Sri Lanka is more than

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Just In

  • Eden Bar +

    Set outdoors down Ngo 264, Au Co and close to the Tay Ho end of the Red River, Eden is

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  • The Invasion Has Started +

    And no, we’re not talking an alien invasion here, although rewind a decade or so and just the very concept

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  • Hand-Pulled Noodles +

    With all the good Chinese food we have in Ho Chi Minh City, it’s a wonder Tam Hao is our

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  • VIVA Tapas Bar & Grill +

    District 7 now has one more good tapas option, to make up for the quality seafood option it replaced. VIVA

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  • Happy Family with Local Treasures +

    For sustainable shoppers in Vietnam that are dedicated to making their purchases count toward the greater good, there’s good news

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Columns

  • HCMC Coffee Cup: M2C +

    Stepping into M2C, 'Modern Meets Culture’, you might be surprised by the collision of trendsetter aesthetics.

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  • Calories vs. Chemicals +

    The calorie myth is a hard one to kill. Calories are not the most important issue when striving for effortless

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  • In The Club +

    Vietnam is full of little clubs, bars and secret spots that always spike my curiosity. What sort of awesome fun

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  • Crime Thrillers +

    This month Bookworm’s Truong takes a look at some of the best crime thriller writers around

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  • Fighting Flu +

    We see people with influenza or flu all year round, but the numbers peak during autumn and throughout the winter

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Promotions

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    Promotions of the month

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    Promotions of the month

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    Promotions of the month

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