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Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

Farmers till a field in the southern city of Cần Thơ. Scientists are compiling a crop map for the Mekong Delta to counter the growing climate change impact in the region. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương Viet Nam NewsCẦN THƠ — Scientists are compiling a crop structure map for the Mekong Delta to counter growing climate change impact in the region known as the country’s food granary. The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said NguyễnRead More


14 dead in tropical storm in Vietnam

At least 14 people have died in a tropical storm that has hit Vietnam after pummelling China. The two countries are dealing with the aftermath of Storm Talas, which was accompanied by torrential rain and strong winds. A cargo ship with 13 crew members aboard sank off the coast of Vietnam’s Nghe An Province, leaving one dead and six others missing. (Reuters video) Please credit and share this article with others using this http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1289442/14-dead-in-tropical-storm-in-vietnam. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. Link toRead More


Asia continues battle as Vietnam declares free of bird flu

Vietnam’s agriculture ministry announced in late May that the country was free of the H5N1 virus after weeks of no new cases. It’s not yet seven in the morning, but the slaughterhouses at the back of Terban market in Yogyakarta city are in full swing. Wholesalers, housewives and businessmen arrive on motorcycles, weaving their way through blood and feathers to pick up freshly killed chickens. Officers from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services, sporting masks, gloves and aprons with hair tucked under plastic caps, are on theirRead More


Australia, India left out as Vietnam renews visa-free travel for some Europeans

Insiders are unable to push for a wider visa program to include more nationalities. The government has decided to extend its visa-waiver scheme for visitors from five European countries by another year, effectively rejecting the recent push by industry groups for a wider scope. A post published on the government website on Monday afternoon said the visa waivers for citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. will stay on for another year, until June 30, 2018. They will be allowed to stay in Vietnam for 15 days. ThisRead More


Pho no! Hunting in Hanoi for the best wanton noodles

HANOI: For many first-time visitors to Hanoi, their food excursion in this fast-changing city usually includes pho (beef or chicken noodle) and bun cha (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat).   But as many local and long-time residents know, this 1,000-year-old-city has many other culinary delights to offer other than these two popular dishes.   Top of many lists when the hunger pangs hit is a wonton noodle soup stall – My Gia Cho Lon 1960 – on Trieu Viet Vuong street. With a base in Ho Chi Minh City, theRead More


Surgical forceps removed from Vietnamese man after 18 years

HANOI: Doctors in Vietnam have removed surgical forceps from a man who unknowingly carried them inside his body for 18 years, national television VTV reported. Ma Van Nhat, 54, said the forceps had probably been left in his abdomen in 1998 when he had emergency surgery after a traffic accident. Nhat had felt only the occasional pain and a clinic had given him medicine for a suspected stomach ulcer. An X-ray taken late last year showed the forceps were to blame. The 15cm-long instrument had broken apart and become lodgedRead More


Floods kill 21 in central Vietnam as typhoon approaches

HANOI • At least 21 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam’s four central provinces in the past week, and eight are still missing, the government said yesterday amid preparations for Typhoon Sarika to hit the country. Fifteen of the victims were in Quang Binh province, where the typhoon is expected to hit by Wednesday, the government said. Typhoon Sarika yesterday barrelled into northern Philippine provinces before weakening. It was moving towards the South China Sea, but the local weather bureau said it was closely monitoring another storm thatRead More


Journey to another world: Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It’s over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls. But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago. The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, although other caves vie for the title of longest (Mammoth Cave in Brownsville, Kentucky nabs that title with about 400 miles of passageways) and deepest (Krubera Cavein the nation of Georgia). A local manRead More


Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima on Japan and Vietnam trip

Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month – the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945. The visit will be part of an Asian trip from 21-28 May that will also take in Vietnam. The Hiroshima bombing on 6 August 1945 killed 140,000 people. Along with a second bombing on Nagasaki – it is credited with ending World War Two. The White House said there would be no apology for the bombings. A statement fromRead More


Serviced offices good or bad for your business in Singapore Featured Company City Hub

We have has several email sent to us as to how serviced offices work and run. We would like to feature one company each week operating out of Asia. This week  we Feature City Hub of Singapore and Vietnam City Hub CityHub is a premier serviced office established since 1999 with the aim of providing a one-stop business solution for entrepreneurs, start-ups and multi-national companies looking to establish themselves in Singapore. Since then, CityHub has grown to become one of the leading Serviced Offices in Singapore, and has also expandedRead More