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Getting around | About Vietnam

Though still a little rough around the edges, Vietnam’s transport network is continuing to improve. Most travel takes place on the roads, which are …

Vietnam

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

Museums

Emerging-Market Rally Is Just the Beginning, Top Investors Say

The two-year rally across emerging-market assets is just the beginning, according to some of the world’s largest investors.<p>Money managers at shops …

Economy

Narrow windows allow daylight into terrazzo-covered house in Ho Chi Minh City

The washed-terrazzo facade of this house positioned on a compact plot in Ho Chi Minh City is punctuated by tall, narrow windows that allow natural …

Design

In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

When filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick began research for a 10-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War, they thought they knew the material. After all, Burns was of draft age in 1970, though his draft number was too high for him to be called to serve.<p>But as they began interviewing subjects and …

News (U.S.)

Thinking of Coming Down Under? New Flight Routes You Should Consider

I won’t deny that the journey to Australia is long. With the distance between us and our nearest neighbour, New Zealand, totalling 3 hours, Asia 6 …

Airlines

ASIA RICE-Prices gain amid tight supply in India, Bangladesh demand

BENGALURU, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rice prices rose in major Asian hubs this week, buoyed by a supply crunch in India, while demand prospects from …

Rohingya

Asahi President Says Valuation of Vietnam's Biggest Brewery Is 'Very High'

Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. is expensive at its current valuation, according to Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., a potential bidder for Vietnam’s …

Business

Rabbis lead Jewish heritage tour to Southeast Asia's synagogues

Observe the Shabbat and discover the Jewish history and traditions of Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam on a 15-day tour escorted by two rabbis.<p>Highlights include dinner and services at Singapore’s historic Magen Aboth Synagogue; Shabbat at Myanmar’s Musmeah Synagogue, home to more than 120 …

News

How Comics Captured America’s Opinions About the Vietnam War

More than any other medium, comics closely followed the narrative arc of the conflict, from support to growing ambivalence

Vietnam War

How Art Can Stand Up to Dictators and Discrimination

What role can art play in today’s turbulent times?<p>Asia Society’s new exhibition, <i>After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History</i>, turns for …

Vietnam

Here's Where The Money Is Going As Wealth Rises In Vietnam

Vietnamese are handily finding jobs as the Southeast Asian country’s economy expands on export manufacturing. Exporters hire workers. Prosperity of factories enables the launch of local suppliers and companies that do back-end services. The supporting firms create more jobs. The whole cycle …

Johnson & Johnson

A Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but the U.S. Hasn’t Granted Her a Visa

A Southern California woman battling leukemia has been unable to obtain a stem cell transplant from her sister in Vietnam after the U.S. thrice denied her application for a visa, according to the woman’s family.<p>Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February and was …

Health

The South Vietnamese who fled the fall of Saigon -- and those who returned

More than 120,000 people fled Vietnam after the North Vietnamese captured Saigon on April 30, 1975.<p>This chaotic evacuation has been captured in …

Vietnam

How Stephen Constantine is aiming to take Indian football to unprecedented heights

FOOTBALL IN INDIA IS GROWING ALL THE TIME. Right now, the place is abuzz with anticipation ahead of the Under-17 World Cup finals which are set to …

World's Best Cities for Street Food

To eat on the street is to engage all five senses. There’s the taste and texture of the food; the smell of it (and probably diesel and charcoal); the sound of bleeping horns and meat sizzling on the grill; and the sight of elbow-to-elbow crowds and bumper-to-bumper traffic. At once, street food is …

Travel

Inventive Modern House Brings Green Goodness to Urban Landscape

It is barely surprising news to know that we are increasingly moving away from nature and are stuck in a world dominated by concrete, glass, cement …

Architecture

FM Logistic sets up base in Vietnam to strengthen its position in Asia | Supply Chain

September 19, 2017: FM Logistic has set up base in Vietnam to support its historical customer, Auchan Retail. This new set up confirms its …

Logistics

Ken Burns' Vietnam: Episode 1. Very Good, But 2 Omissions

I congratulate Ken Burns on the first episode of his documentary. I really do. It takes great diligence to be able to wade through the mountain of …

Conservative View

Vietjet to fly Ho Chi Minh-Phnom Penh route

Supplied photo<p>Low-cost carrier Vietjet will begin flying between Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Nov 24, the company …

Vietnam

The Unexpected Beauty of Airports

Air travel may be routine, but airports can still delight and surprise us, as these images show.<p>Airports aren’t just necessary stops en route to a destination, they’re part of the journey. A rich mosaic of people, culture, light, reflection, and architectural forms, they can make for captivating …

Airports

Ken Burns's Vietnam Documentary Promotes Misleading History

Its first episode can be understood as a sophisticated exercise in empire denial.<p>Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary on the Vietnam War began airing on PBS last night after much anticipation.<p>The film follows previous Burns works in providing poignant footage mixed with compelling interviews and …

Vietnam

Sweet sounds on Ho Chi Minh City's 'Guitar Street'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ton That Anh looks perturbed ... and it's not just because I'm umm-ing and ah-ing about which of his handmade acoustic guitars to buy.<p>One of the longest-serving artisans on Nguyen Thien Thuat in Ho Chi Minh City, known to generations of musicians in southern Vietnam simply as "Guitar …

Vietnam

The little-known story of Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh’s admiration for the US

The founding father of modern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh. He led Vietnam's communist revolution against French colonial rule and then took on the US. But it seems he long had an admiration for the US and repeatedly sought the country's help in the decades before the Vietnam War.<p>What people might find …

Vietnam

‘The American War’: Ken Burns never wanted to do another war documentary. Then he found Vietnam.

<i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.</i><p><i>Subscribe:</i> …

Opinion

Awesome Travel Blogs to Follow

I love family vacations, which is exactly why I started my blog, Travel Plus Family. Through my vacations, I hope to inspire others! My favorite …

Travel

50 years of Aislin: The Vietnam War produced no heroes

Ken Burns’s PBS documentary on the Vietnam War reminds us that America was sharply divided then, too. I and most of my Montreal acquaintances — my …

Canadian News

Tree branches poke through floors of Vo Trong Nghia's Stacked Planters House

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a house in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring a series of stacked concrete slabs punctured by rectangular holes that …

Design

Stem cell donor denied entry into US to save woman's life

A Garden Grove family said their mother is near death because the U.S. government is preventing her from being saved.<p>Helen Huynh is in extreme pain …

U.S. Army

Why Vietnam still attracts emerging-market bulls - MarketWatch

Sunday marked the debut on PBS of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”, kicking off what promises to be an exhaustive and illuminating …

Economy