Indochina Studies™

Welcome to our Indochina Studies™. This is place where we put all our explorations and discoveries which do not fall under Sunrise Energies™ or Festival Watch™. Here we look at all manner of things – from asking why so many streets in Vietnam are named after women, to exploring the meaning of beauty across the region, to tracking the rapid changes in technology and connectivity in Myanmar, to archetyping mobile devices and people’s relationships with those… to name just a few.

Where the streets have a name: A woman’s name!

Bui Thi Xuan's sad demise aside, we reflected on the fact that her street isn't the only one in Vietnam named after a woman - not by a long way: there are literally hundreds of them. Is this, we wondered, something peculiar to Vietnam? And, if so, why and what might that tell us about the country?