Christian Gabriel and Fredy

Fredy and Christian bring their laugh-out-loud ventriloquist act to Saigon this month. In the words of Fredy, here is the lowdown on the son of King Kong and his bodyguard

Lacuna Coil

European metal band Lacuna Coil played Ho Chi Minh City at the end of July to an audience of 5,000. So is metal the musical future of Vietnam? Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Francis Xavier

A Posthumous Death

A boating trip in Mui Ne, an illicit affair and a penthouse apartment in Ho Chi Minh City — a recipe for tragedy. Story by Rob Marsh


We’ve just had a power cut when the rain starts. Within 10 minutes the phone rings. It’s 3.20 in the afternoon.

Chris Makos (left) and Paul Solberg

It all started in New York. The Hilton Brothers, aka Chris Makos and Paul Solberg, were about to set off for China.

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