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Traditional Sushi Techniques on Full Display at Okome

For many years Saigon has been home to two distinct sushi scenes. First, the non-technical, low-cost options that occupied the same culinary space as all-you-can-eat hotpot and BBQ joints; and on the other end, restaurants that generally used higher quality ingredients in central locations with sleek interior designs. This duality has slowly been upended by small mom and pop businesses that focus on providing the best quality seafood the region has to offer while staying true to traditional Japanese techniques and styles.

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Where Saigon’s Water Comes From and Why It Matters

While most people know Saigon’s water is far from clean, few grasp the severity of the contamination.

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Pushing Boundaries with Globally Recognized Chefs at Qui

Potato foam is not something you’d expect to find in Saigon, or maybe anywhere and yet here it is, on my plate, during a tasting of Qui: Cuisine and Mixology’s new menu launch.

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Jamming Out at the Hard Rock Cafe Saigon

“Let's get loud, let's get loud, turn the music up, let's do it!“ singer Noiichan roared while standing atop a table in the middle of the spacious Hard Rock Cafe Saigon.

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From Hamlet-Dotted Wilderness to Tourist Hotspot: The Story of Phu Quoc

“Phu Quoc is a large, uncultivated island, apart from a few hectares of coffee plantation and the small gardens of Duong-Dong, covered throughout its whole extent by beautiful jungle which grows on a forest floor of exceptional richness and is exploitable, provided we build roads.”

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Tea, Comfort Food and Unique Antiques at Villa Royale

Two large crane statues stand atop ceremonial turtles with lotus flowers in their mouths on either side of the entrance to Villa Royale.

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Envy Ranked #80 Club on Top 100 Clubs DJ Mag 2019

Envy is officially amongst the top 100 clubs in the world.

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A Look into Phu Quoc’s Developing Tourism Efforts

Set against verdant mountains, the metal cranes reaching into the air all across the island make for an odd contrast; same for the construction trucks rumbling down newly built roads that slice through lush forests.

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Saving Reefs and Servicing Communities at British International School

A whale with trash spilling out its busted belly, a seagull with feathers soaked in sticky oil, horses galloping in terror: a group of students circled around a computer peer over images of sculptures, searching for inspiration.

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A Confluence of Art, Culture and Cuisine at Square One

Your first impression when stepping into Square One may reveal the type of person you are.

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A Round Square Education in Action at Renaissance's Science Week

Upon hearing the panicked squeals and shrieks, one might think someone was being tortured in the Renaissance classroom, but the students were actually excitedly conducting a science experiment by placing live crickets in a variety of environments to investigate which climate they preferred.

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