Vietnam

10 Hanoi food shops that don’t need a name to be famous

In Hanoi, a mobile kitchen, some plastic tables, stools and a few waiters sprinting around are sometimes all it needs to make a street food stall …

South-east Asia

6 Ways to Celebrate New Orleans' 300th Anniversary

The Big Easy is marking its tricentennial this year, and you can expect this party-centric city to throw an over-the-top fete to commemorate the 300 …

List-Worthy

What Spielberg’s The Post — and Our Textbooks — Leave Out

As I came out of the theater this week after watching Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Post</i>, I overheard a 60-something man — like me — say to his companions: …

Pentagon Papers

Staff Pick: “Hue 1968” is an unsparing look at the Vietnam War and how it changed America

Atlantic Monthly Press“Hue 1968” by Mark BowdenThe Vietnam War wasn’t all that unpopular in the United States until the long and agonizing stories …

War

Legends don’t rest easy

M.C. Mary Kom is Indian boxing’s most recognised face.<p>A mother of three, she continues to astound fans and experts, making comebacks and winning …

Ho Chi Minh City

Education secretary's cancelled Vietnam trip cost taxpayers £5,000

<b>A trip to Vietnam by the education secretary that coincided with an important Senedd vote and was cancelled cost the taxpayer more than £5,000.</b><p>Kirsty Williams was due to visit at the same time the Tories forced a vote on an inquiry into bullying allegations.<p>The Tories suspected the cancellation was …

Government

‘Pentagon Papers’: Even at its best the press didn’t stop war

“The Post” is a memorable movie. It tells an important story which needs to be told.<p>We have a president today who calls the press “the enemy of the …

Richard Nixon

What if H.R. McMaster Is Right About North Korea?

It’s reassuring to think the country wants only a defensive capability. It could very easily be wrong.<p>In the increasingly urgent, dramatic debate about the North Korean nuclear threat, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster stands out in the Trump administration as the strongest advocate of a …

North Korea

TOP PICKS: 15 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

<b>Ho Chi Minh City</b> is a vibrant city where old and new mix. It boasts of rich history and intriguing culture, monumental sights, and delicious food …

South-east Asia

Vietnam Airlines: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner business-class review

Vietnam Airlines operates the UK's only non-stop scheduled services to Vietnam, with daily flights available from London's Heathrow Terminal 4 to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. This is a review of a Vietnam Airlines business-class flight aboard a Boeing 787-9, flying from London to Ho Chi Minh …

Airlines

Afghan and Vietnamese migrants' astonishing flight to freedom in Soviet post-war biplane that can fly backwards

Eleven migrants from Afghanistan and Vietnam have been arrested after they allegedly sneaked into the EU in a Soviet-era biplane that can fly …

North Korea

The good, bad and ugly sides to a being a tourist in Ho Chi Minh City | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

THE GOOD<p>Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in Vietnam is an exhilarating, adrenaline-fuelled assault on the senses that demands your undivided attention – and …

News (China)

Shady triangle: Southeast Asia's illegal fuel market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An alleged oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 20 arrests, the seizure of at least one tanker and allegations that thieves siphoned thousands of tonnes of fuel from Shell's biggest refinery is shining a spotlight on an illegal trade worth tens of billions of dollars …

Business

Fish Sauce Helps Vietnam Mint Its Newest Billionaire

For Vietnamese consumer tycoon Nguyen Dang Quang, placing his fish sauce and other "must-have" condiments in the kitchen shelves of just about every …

Business

Dong Phuong Bakery Just Won a James Beard Award

The <b>James Beard Foundation</b> just announced that <b>Dong Phuong</b> bakery in New Orleans is one of five recipients of the 2018 America’s Classics award. JBF gives the America’s Classics awards to restaurants that have a “timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their …

Restaurants

This Tart Shop’s Design Proves Japanese Dedication to Perfection Knows no Bounds

Famous Japanese cheese tart brand BAKE just opened its first outlet in Vietnam, and its whimsical design allows the golden delicacies to speak for …

Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways Agent Tries to Deny Me Boarding… - Live and Let's Fly

Sometimes it is wise not to draw attention to a particularly cheap fare an airline has decided to honor.<p>You can accuse me of being greedy, but I …

Airlines

Sneak Peek: A New Resort Making Magic on the Mekong Delta

Take a sneak peek inside Vietnam’s new Azerai Can Tho.<p>Long overshadowed by its flashier neighbors Malaysia and Thailand, Vietnam is stepping out. Two …

South-east Asia

The Terrible Violence of ‘Pacification’

By the time of the cease-fire in Vietnam in 1973, more than 10 million South Vietnamese, mostly from rural areas — well over half of the estimated total population of 17 million — had been driven from their homes by the war. The United States Senate subcommittee on refugees estimated that by 1974, …

Opinion

How to visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos

Kuang Si Falls is unlike most waterfalls which end in deep dark pools. This three-tiered waterfall in Laos has bright turquoise pools that rival the …

Asia Travel

Best flight deal: How to fly to Australia for under £450

<i>Every week, Jack Sheldon from Jack’s Flight Club selects a flight deal from the UK for Independent readers that you can’t afford to miss. This week:</i> …

Air Travel

Bits: Qatar sale ends (again), new Hilton New York option, HFP mobile changes

News in brief:<p><b>Qatar Airways January sales ends (for the 2nd time) today</b><p>Here is a quick reminder that <b>the Qatar Airways January sale ends today</b> – see …

Airlines

Hot Deal: £380 UK + Euro Cities To Vietnam & Thailand - With Emirates...

There are plenty of incredible deals to Asia these days – but not with Emirates. That, you don’t see every day. For a limited time, Emirates is …

Air Travel

China a top destination for increasing number of Vietnamese traveling abroad for Tet holiday

People sledge and ice-cycle on a frozen lake at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: VCG<p>A middle-aged Vietnamese woman gazes at pop-ups on …

News (China)

Cloud seeding: Should we be playing god and controlling the weather?

If you wanted a guarantee that it wouldn’t rain on your wedding day in 2015, you could have done so for the small price of £100,000. That's what …

Ho Chi Minh City

Hong Kong Airlines Expanding In US Market With Affordable Luxury Flights

Hong Kong Airlines, which is expanding in the U.S. market, is quietly becoming one of the world’s best airlines. It was recently ranked the second best regional carrier in the world, has a stellar on-time performance record and is rapidly expanding its long-haul service. Hong Kong Airlines niche is …

Airlines

Anthony Bourdain - Telling Stories Through Food on "Parts Unknown" - Extended Interview - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

watch full episode<p>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah<p>Anthony Bourdain - Telling Stories Through Food on "Parts Unknown" - Extended …

Humor

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Travel

What to Order at Bo Ky, One of Chinatown’s Most Interesting Restaurants

Late in the last century, Chinatown abounded with Teochew restaurants. Also spelled Chaozhou and Chiuchow, this cuisine represented the cooking of the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong. For centuries, members of this group have traded with Southeast Asia and immigrated there too, and their …

New York City

Vietnam runs a US$5.9 billion trade deficit with Southeast Asian countries

According to the Asia-Africa Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam is running a US$5.9 billion trade deficit with the …

Economics