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Tong Van

Tong Van

Tong Van was born and educated in Vietnam and travels around Southeast Asia frequently. A graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English, Van has been a content writer for several years. With Inside Retail Asia she has researched the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong for three years running and writes news. Her retail interests include fashion, health & beauty and food.


Inside the new I.T Orange Forest flagship in Hong Kong

I.T’s Orange Forest has opened its doors at The One shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui – here’s a look inside.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Vietnam launches in Ho Chi Minh City

US chain Chili’s Grill & Bar has opened its first restaurant in Vietnam in partnership with local food-franchise operator Golden Gate Restaurant Group.

Mars and AI at forefront in bizarre SKP Beijing department store

Chinese department store SKP-S has launched a futuristic ‘retail experience space’ in South Beijing this month featuring robotic sheep, martians and kinetic penguins.

Bacardi launches Aberfeldy pop-up store at Taoyuan International Airport

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched a glittering Aberfeldy pop-up store in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.

Furla Hong Kong unveils new store design at Harbour City

Furla Hong Kong has relocated within Harbour City, revealing a new store design concept.

Aeon Vietnam opens second mall in Hanoi

Aeon Vietnam has opened its second shopping mall in Hanoi, located in Hanoi’s southwestern district of Ha Dong.

Lee Garden launches A Joyful Christmas at Lee Gardens

Lee Garden is launching its holiday campaign A Joyful Christmas at Lee Gardens featuring three Instagrammable spots, including six-metre tall golden-mirrored stage.

Hong Kong’s I.T to open new Orange Forest retail concept on Friday

Hong Kong’s I.T Group will open its new Orange Forest concept in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday, December 13.

New dining experiences at Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has become a “foodie destination” after welcoming seven new restaurants and outlets together with a revamped East Hall Food Court.

La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

Luxury skincare brand La Mer has opened its first flagship boutique in Marina Bay Sands.

Lancome flagship unveiled in Paris

The new Lancome flagship store occupies a 300 msq area and spans two floors on the prestigious Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris.

Maiden Uniqlo Vietnam store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The first Uniqlo Vietnam store opened its doors today, marking the Japanese fast-fashion brand’s sixth market in Southeast Asia.