Mr. Hai owns the bicycle repair shop at 70 Bui Huu Nghia (‘Bicycle Street’) in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District. In his spare time he makes custom bikes for cyclists who are looking for something unique, but don’t want to spend millions on name-brand frames.
More than a year on from our cover story on cycling, we return to this growing trend to see how it is developing in Vietnam. Words by Evan Hudson, Duhwee Pham and Nick Ross
Whether its snakepits of despair you’re looking for or that small-town feeling you’ve been missing, the expat groups of Facebook supply that little touch of connection that we all occasionally need. Words by Niko Savvas. Illustrations by Vu ha Kim Vy
In Danang, Phong Lan meets one elderly fisherman still making coracles the traditional way — with bamboo and an old technique. Photos by Khanh Hong
When we addressed the legend of Vietnam’s Bigfoot in our July issue, people called us crazy. Here, iconic war journalist Wilfred Burchett and close friend of Ho Chi Minh writes on another sighting.
Whether it’s talked about in international newspapers or in hushed tones down the street, the illegal dog trade is a problem. With Katie Jacobs joining the ranks of Hanoi dog owners, she finds her struggling with the same questions
Although The Heart Institute has operated on over 20,000 children, with 4,000 helped financially by its sister organisation, CMI, every heart they put right matters. Words by Margaret Smith. Photos by Francis Xavier