02 May 2013
This week, 30 April marked the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Back then, thousands of Saigonese and foreigners fled the approaching Communist tanks. These days, a happier evacuation of ...
24 April 2013
A salute to Dong Khoi Street's wonderful Mr Thai. It seems he's finally taken his long overdue retirement.
15 April 2013
We take a look at the restrained commemoration of war in Vietnam, the surprising presence of memorials to the country's erstwhile invaders and ask who was Roy Thompson?
04 March 2013
2013 marks 20 years since I first moved to Ho Chi Minh City. It's a big personal milestone. I'm an appalling nostalgic at the best of times so this year's likely to be especially bad. ..
02 July 2012
Smoking is to be banned in Vietnam - again, after a new law, the country's second attempt to rein in an impending public health catastrophe, passed in June. It's set to take effect in most ...
16 August 2012
A look at the flourishing of new boutique hotels in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
07 June 2012
Mr Tan, whose family has lived in Hoi An for 3 centuries, takes us through his courtyard home and his bonsai garden.
28 May 2012
We return to My Lai, the site of the infamous 1968 massacre of unarmed villagers by US...
26 March 2012
Expect to get plenty of personal questions from the locals when travelling in Vietnam. Try not to be too coy, the conversations that the questions spawn can be a...
23 July 2011
Australia’s Vietnamese community is so firmly integrated into life here that it’s...