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Jasmine Goes Three Well-known and well-loved spa and hair salon Jasmine on Ton That Thiep has opened its third location, this time in the confines of the former Eden Mall, now known as Union Square, Vincom A. Providing a more exclusive, top-end edge to its other locations, the spa and salon includes a range of treatments from pedicures, manicures and all things nails, through to facials, foot, leg, hand and full body massage, waxing, scrub and hair services. Under the auspices of three, well-travelled hair professionals

— Jonny, Kevin and Ukrainian, Dimitry — the full range of hair, cut, colouring and treatments are available here, all in the confines of a pleasant, contemporary spa

and salon atmosphere. The new Jasmine of Saigon is at B2-01B, Union Square, Vincom A, 171 Dong Khoi, Q1, Tel: (08) 3936 9195, jasminespa.vn

Vietnamese Fruit Fruit is abundant in Vietnam, coming in many forms and varieties. And for Vietnamese people from the various regions and provinces of this country, fruit brings with it a series of sensory emotions — smells, tastes and memories — visions of childhood, reminiscences of the countryside, feelings about home and the past. Such evocative images and memories are captured in the collection of essays, Vietnamese Fruit and Other Stories, by author Cao Thi Lan Phuong. Costing VND286,000

and now available in bookshops around the country in English, the 112-page work is published by Phong Lan Printing & Media Company in association with Thanh Nien Publishing House. Evocative, lyrical and nostalgic, as the author herself writes in the book’s foreword, “I grew up sitting in the sweetsop tree in my grandparent’s plot eating my lunch after school, and joining the other kids in their rowdy search for wild fruits in the garden. Today when I see fruit, I see the little stories around them.”

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Word Vietnam January 2014  

The what's on guide to Vietnam. This issue focus on the islands in around Vietnam as well as art, food and the changing drinking trends in...

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