Friday, 05 May 2017 01:59

I’m A Legend

American children’s book author, Curtis Norris, has just announced the launch of two new projects: I’m a Legend personalised story books and Saigon Saturday Stories Club for kids.

Published in Breaking
Sunday, 09 October 2016 06:29

A Personal History

Vietnam is abundant with history — 4,000 years’ worth. Yet, with the transformation of this country from sleepy, upstart backwater to modern middle-income economy, much of the recent past is being lost. As Thomas Jefferson once said: “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” He wasn’t referring to Vietnam, but he might well have been.

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 23 May 2016 16:35

Saigon Pool Tour

Sofitel Saigon Plaza. Photo by Rodney Hughes

During a hot month, Jon Aspin set himself a challenge; visit as many hotel pools as he could in one day. It wasn’t easy, but somebody had to do it. Photos by Rodney Hughes

Published in The Stories
Monday, 06 April 2015 20:39

Recalling Hanoi: Part 12

Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell.

Published in Recalling Hanoi
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 18:17

Recalling Hanoi: Part 11

Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell. The book I am working on, Recalling Hanoi, is my vision of Hanoi, a tapestry weaved out of portraits, people’s stories and the urban landscape that hosts them.

Published in Recalling Hanoi

For the next 13 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

Published in The Final Say
Monday, 15 September 2014 20:12

Recalling Hanoi: Part Five

Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell.

Published in Recalling Hanoi
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 20:43

Hanoi Slam: Busted!

Hanoi Slam, the event-based sounding board of Hanoi’s best storytellers, is back for the month of April with BUSTED! — an invitation for all to share their most harrowing, heartbreaking or hilarious stories about being caught red-handed.

Published in Hanoi
Monday, 10 February 2014 21:10

Before Sliced Bread

I remember in my early days, seeing a T-shirt that read “I made it to Vietnam before McDonald’s did!” I recall loving that concept at the time; I felt original, like I accomplished something groundbreaking. With my nine-year anniversary of living in Vietnam having passed in June, along with the news recently breaking of McDonald’s finally coming to the country, I started thinking of all of the other things this city didn’t have when I first arrived. Here’s my list of eight things that made it to Vietnam before McDonald’s (but not before me).

Published in Features
Friday, 24 January 2014 09:53

Only in Asia

Only in Asia

In the Face of Danger

 

A tourist in Australia was rescued last month after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone.

Published in Briefings

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