A Vietnamese environmental studies student believes that animal species going extinct is part of the theory behind Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’, while an Australian wildlife conservationist disagrees. He blames extinction on manmade greed. Follow their heated debate

In our third instalment 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. To this end he has enrolled the help of an ex-detective named Tran Hai Duong…

With increasing numbers of people posting photos of themselves online, narcissism, or excessive self-interest in our own appearance, is huge in Vietnam. But why? Vu Ha Kim Vy explains

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

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