Friday, 12 December 2014 14:09

The Love Below’s Neighbourhood Tour

After an 11-day, 10-show, six-city tour, The Love Below got back to Saigon with one question, at least in the mind of vocalist / keyboardist Tanya Smackdab — “Why don’t we do this ‘tour’ thing forever?”

Friday, 12 December 2014 14:02

Surfing Suoi Nuoc

For the past four years, Stephen Quinn has been organising a showcase for Vietnam’s nascent surfing culture. Through his quirky adventure travel agency, AHI Co. Ltd, the tourney has gone a long way towards growing the surfing community in the kitesurfing badlands of Mui Ne. This year’s event drew competitors from all over the watersports world, and the water was kind enough to provide clean three-to-four-foot swells in the lightly windy conditions.

Isn’t that the only reason you’re reading this one too? If you didn’t read that article last month I wrote about expat Facebook groups, where I described Expats in Ho Chi Minh City as a “vicious snake pit of despair”, then I apologise. Just flip around — there are nice adverts somewhere.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:09

The Axis of Not Cricket

On the launch of a new cricket season, all eyes stay on the prize

Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:07

A Bender with Beckham

When Beckham came to Saigon

Did you guys hear that David Beckham was in town a few weeks ago? When I found out, I was so excited. The guy used to play soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy — you don’t see many celebrities like that in Saigon!

Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:39


Noi Hanoi’s chief instigator and Word Hanoi’s former features editor, Kaitlin Rees, is teaming up with Hanoi poet Nha Thuyen for a collaboration the likes of which Vietnam has never seen

Friday, 07 November 2014 00:28

Sports Digest

From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam’s month in sports

Friday, 07 November 2014 00:27

Cat of the Month Nim

A series of unfortunate events led Nim, a healthy and beautiful cat, out of her home.

Friday, 07 November 2014 00:23

Still Young at 15

Renaissance Riverside Saigon celebrates a landmark

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