The growth of the comedy scene comes down to the work of a number of individuals in both Hanoi and Saigon. Here are a few of them.
Apparently the international fast food chains are failing in Saigon. Some have closed their restaurants or cafés and some do not plan to expand, at least in the near future.
Known in Singapore and Malaysia as carrot cake, the local version of this classic dish is one of the most underrated streetfood dishes in Saigon.
In December 2017, the helmet law came into effect. A decade later, and there’s still headroom to grow.
For the third year running, in March and April Ho Chi Minh City will play host to the Magners International Comedy Festival. This year the extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever.
Life drawing for everyone
Throughout February, and in celebration of the forthcoming Year of the Dog, Anupa Boutique is running a sale of the British-made Age of Reason cushion covers.
In early January, Heart of Darkness brewery sponsored the heats of the third annual Vietnam Amateur Comedy Competition. For the wider comedy scene, this year’s tournament marked a watershed. Words by Billy Gray and Nick Ross
A country of beer drinkers, Vietnam has had a long love affair with bia hoi. With the local beer market going through a sea change, how does this affect that most quintessential of Vietnamese drinks?