Due to the Lunar New Year, February was a big month for beer in Vietnam. Jon Aspin met some of the men who call beer their 9 to 5.
With the biggest festival of the Vietnamese year just around the corner, Vu Ha Kim Vy gives some tips on a lucky New Year. Photos by Francis Xavier
One year after Zone 9 shut its doors, David Mann went in search of the precinct’s former tenants to see what they’re up to now. Photos by David Harris and Julie Vola
From the cocoa plantations of southern Vietnam via its modest Ho Chi Minh City factory, Marou chocolate has made its way onto the shelves of some of the finest stores in the world. Simon Stanley and Francis Xavier rode out to the edge of Nam Cat Tien National Park to meet the farmers supplying the country’s only bean-to-bar producer
I’ve never been murdered before. I’ve never even seen somebody else get murdered. This isn’t a complaint — most people would probably be content to go through life without being murdered (or murdering someone else, for that matter).
While Saigon is working on a public transport network that will transform the city, Hanoi has some solutions of its own in the works. Words by Lucy Sexton. Photos by Julie Vola
While Ho Chi Minh City is finally getting a handle on this comedy thing, Hanoi is just coming into its own. Dara O Foghlu gets a chance to chat with one of the jokers leading the way. Photos by Julie Vola