Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:25

Ten 10 - Jimmy Pham


Word magazine has been published in Vietnam for over 10 years. So, to celebrate a decade of people making the impossible somehow possible, we are speaking to business owners here who have been operating through good times and bad for over 10 years. First up, Jimmy Pham, founder of nonprofit social enterprise KOTO — Know One, Teach One — a vocational training programme serving at-risk and disadvantaged youth

Published in Last Call
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 19:13

The Last Call: Hoang Nam

As Vietnam’s foremost urban explorer and star of YouTube series Challenge Me, Hoang Nam’s urbex exploits in Vietnam are unparalleled. Photo provided by Hoang Nam

Published in Last Call
Thursday, 04 June 2015 21:50

The Bachelor

In between stewarding the nascent Kujuz Café empire, designing clothing and curating spaces, Chuong Dang finds time to go on some dates. Photo by Francis Xavier

Published in Last Call
Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:15

The Last Call: The Lunch Lady

We speak to Vietnam’s best known streetfood vendor, 49-year-old Nguyen Thi Thanh, also known as The Lunch Lady. Photo by Francis Xavier

Published in Last Call
Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:23

The Last Call: Mark Wildblood

One of the longest of the long-term expats living in Vietnam, British-born Kiwi Mark Wildblood has been here since forever. Photo by Francis Xavier

Published in Last Call
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 18:26

Last Call

If you’re looking for that elegant yet cozy cocktail bar to slip away from the chaos and roughness that is Saigon at just about any hour of the night, it’s time you get your patooties over to Last Call.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 02 March 2015 17:47

The Last Call: Justin Mott

On the back of making the first-ever reality TV show about photography — Photo Face-Off — we catch up with award-winning, Hanoi-based photographer Justin Mott

Published in Last Call
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:29

The Last Call: Alex Violette

Vietnam’s beer industry has grown in fits and starts — a home-brew here, a beer club there, a draft beer somewhere else. Now, Pasteur Street Brewing Company is bringing Vietnam its first American-style craft brewery, and Alex Violette is the man shaking the kegs. Photo by Francis Xavier

Published in Last Call
Sunday, 04 January 2015 23:04

The Last Call: Santa Claus

Our celestial being of the month is the one and only Santa Claus, who’s been ladling out the presents and occasionally getting drunk on a Santa pub crawl since the days when you still believed in him! Word is here to confirm that he’s real — and here he (or she) is, getting real. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Last Call
Monday, 15 September 2014 22:31

The Last Call: Lola Guimond

One of the faces behind Saigon late-night bar Last Call, California native Lola Guimond has gone from fashion designer, stylist and actress to well-known bar manager and cocktail aficionado. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Last Call
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