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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.