Monday, 08 July 2013 06:20

Separated by a Common Language

Separated by a  Common Language

English speakers like to talk about what’s across the pond, or the Atlantic in layman’s terms. But in Vietnam it’s all about what’s across the Hai Van Pass, that landmass separating Hue and Danang.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:18

Eradicating SARS

Eradicating SARS

In early 2003, doctors and nurses clustered around the bed of Nguyen Thi Men as she emerged from a nine-day coma, urging her to stay alive.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:17

Fighting the Fever

Fighting the Fever

Anyone who’s spent time in Vietnam might have either contracted dengue or know someone else who has. Such is the virulence of the epidemic, that between 1998 and 2010 over a million cases were reported.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:16

Google Summit

Google Summit

Despite not having an office in Vietnam, Google is still intent on spreading its virtual tentacles here. And in this instance it’s the inaugural Vietnam Google in Education Summit, which will take place on the weekend of Sep. 14 and Sep. 15.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:14

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

Imagine climbing 1,914 steps. Not the easiest of tasks. Now imagine doing it in a race format and competing against 500 people to be the fastest to the top.
This is the vertical run, and on Sunday Sep. 15 it returns to Vietnam for its third outing, its second in the capital.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:13

Japandroids play SGN

Japandroids

Canadian garage-rock duo Japandroids are sweeping across the world and spreading their infectious good-time rock. Landing in Ho Chi Minh City Aug. 21 as part of the Loud Minority series, they will soon be bringing their overdriven sound and scorching stage presence to Q4.

Monday, 08 July 2013 06:10

The Dude

The Dude

Playing both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on Jul. 5 and Jul. 6 is the DJ with probably the raddest name and most psychedelic set on the planet. Meet Jerome Doudet, aka The Dude of Stratosphear

Monday, 08 July 2013 04:43

Freddie in Town as Gunners Ambassador

Former Arsenal great Freddie Ljungberg comes to town

Former Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City in early June to promote the Gunners’ clash with the Vietnam national team next month in Hanoi.

Monday, 03 June 2013 07:42

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

One of France’s best known choreographers, Jean-Claude Gallotta, will be bringing his version of Stravinsky’s ballet, The Rite of Spring, to Vietnam at the end of June. Marking 100 years since the first performance of what is one of the most controversial ballets ever written, Word caught up with the man behind the performance. Photos by Guy Delahaye

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:20

The Ghost Inside

The Ghost Inside

The Ghost Inside’s Asian tour started out like most western bands’ Asian tours, with stops in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan, while Vietnam watched from the sidelines. On May 14, it turned into this — 150 sweat-soaked Vietnamese metalheads circle-pitting the floor of Hard Rock, as lead singer Jonathan Vigil intoned dire death growls in songs and uplifting crowd banter before the next.

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