Thomas Barrett

Thomas Barrett

Born and bred on the not-so-mean streets of rural North Yorkshire in the UK. Thomas’s interest in Vietnam was piqued during a Graham Greene module at University, where he studied his classic novel, The Quiet American. He came wanting to find out what makes modern Vietnam tick, and stayed for the life-giving energy that Saigon brings every day. You can follow him on Twitter at @tbarrettwrites

Saturday, 03 June 2017 11:25

BMV

Since opening four years ago, BMV has become a staple of the drinking scene in District 2. It brings a schnitzel-sized slice of Germany to this corner of Saigon, and is open daily from 11am to 2am.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:36

The Rise of V-Pop

From Lam Truong to Son Tung M-TP, the last 20 years of Vietnamese pop music have seen immense change. Vietnam could even become Asia’s next big thing for pop.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:19

Mama Squirrel

A squirrel eating bananas provided by Mama Squirrel in Tao Dan Park

The squirrels of Tao Dan have someone watching their back.

Friday, 03 March 2017 11:55

East West Brewing Co.

You are struck by the scale of the place as soon as you walk up the small staircase into East West. It’s a grand arena, and the lofty ceilings match its impressive ambition. The trick is to make the large space inviting without being intimidating, and East West have pulled it off.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:07

Arnaud Foucard

The photographer and brains behind Vietnam Photo Adventures, Arnaud Foucard has been in Vietnam for 20 years and counting. Interview by Thomas Barrett

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