Matt Cowan

Matt Cowan

Managing Editor of Word Vietnam. Destined to be a dairy farmer until he accepted a spur of the moment job offer in Japan in 1998. After making it big in Japan, he now finds himself wrangling stories in Vietnam instead of cows in Australia. Matt has been living in Saigon since 2010.

Thursday, 04 May 2017 05:32

20 Years in The Making

As ISHCMC can attest, building quality takes time

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 13:44

State of Mind

What does it take to be the world’s most liveable city?

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:44

The Dragon Fruits of Labour

Once a peculiar-looking fruit brought to Vietnam from South America, these days dragon fruit is getting everywhere. Even Australia. Words by Matt Cowan

Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:49

Asian Streat

Asian Streat is a new pan-Asian restaurant specialising in Sri Lankan cuisine, located on the second floor of the building that houses well-known cafe L’Usine on Dong Khoi Street in District 1. The concept behind Asian Streat is to bring the taste of street foods from around the region to an environment more comfortable for diners.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:19

Layla Eatery & Bar

Something feels different upon stepping inside Layla for the first time that sets it apart from other cocktail bars in the same category around Saigon. It could be the floor-to-ceiling windows that bookend the space and allow the last of the fading afternoon light to filter in before the sun dips behind the buildings along Dong Khoi Street below.

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