A Meaningful Memento

Based in Vinh Long, Viet Artisans produce beautiful, hand-crafted products that reflect the country’s heritage. The project also provides work and support for women from disadvantaged families. Words by Tess Somerville, photos by Mads Monsen

The Flower Lady

After one false start, former advertising executive Quynh Anh’s flower arranging business, Padma de Fleur, is starting to blossom. Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Kyle Phanroy and Mads Monsen

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

Minh Huong Gia Thanh

From the pagodas, museums and European architecture of the city’s recent past to the growing number of skyscrapers looking a little lost among the predominately small-sized buildings, despite the aims of modern architecture Saigon is still determined to keep its charm of old.

Saigon isn’t known for its ground breaking, original live music. But two new music bars have added momentum to a growing scene

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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