The Disco Diva of Saigon

A small but growing community is stepping out of the shadows of Vietnam’s past into the twirling lights of a disco ball. Meet Skarlet Tran—their fearless leader. by Simon Stanley Photos by Vinh Dao Translations by Cam-Tu Tran Published by Roads & Kingdoms, May 2018 Long-listed for One World Media’s 2019 Print Award   Inside…

A New Spin on the Circus

For some Vietnamese youth, the challenge to escape poverty can be insurmountable. Simon Stanley meets one organisation offering them a future to be proud of. Photo by Vinh Dao. In February of this year, the Asian Social Circus Association (ASCA) announced a five-year plan to improve the lives of 1.5 million underprivileged children across Asia,…