In our second installment of serialised original crime fiction by English author Rob Marsh, Russell Kemp, an ex-Captain in the South African Police Service and now a private detective, has reluctantly come to Vietnam. He is looking for a girl named Nguyen Hai Hien who has gone missing after leaving Johannesburg with her South African boyfriend. Nguyen Ba Hoa, the missing girl’s twin sister, has met him at the airport… Illustration by Henry Fenton

Through his experiences of dating local women, Derek Milroy analyses the pros and cons of being a ‘white male’ in his adopted home

 

In our first installment of serialised original crime fiction by English author Rob Marsh, a murder is committed on Vietnamese soil and only one detective can solve the mystery. But can he bury his past to help a pleading mother? Illustration by Henry Fenton

We at Word have gratuitously waxed lyrical on how to get a girl. We’ve even played cupid with our annual singles issues. But what comes next when you’ve made the match and have to meet the parents? One brave man finds out

Though it can be frustrating, Michael Arnold finds out that taking the bus in Saigon can enrich both your travelling experience and your wallet at the same time. Photos by Nick Ross

Foreigners living in Vietnam do more than just adapt. Many of them go native. Have you? Here are 20 ways of telling

Julia Plevin’s only claim to fame is that she is quoted on the Wikipedia entry for “hipster.” Is she a hipster? Are you? Read this to find out

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