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  • Beauty bedevilled

    Beauty bedevilled

    Vietnams stunning beaches deserve every accolade that comes their way but some degree of protection is needed.

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  • VIETNAM A - Z

    VIETNAM A - Z

    Some facts, snippets, titbits and trivialities you can quote to impress people with your in-depth knowledge of Vietnam.

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  • FAITHFUL TO THE FORM

    FAITHFUL TO THE FORM

    Vietnam’s three regions share certain similarities yet differ slightly in their Tet celebrations.

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  • Beware of dengue

    Beware of dengue

    Dengue fever has been more prevalent in Vietnam this year, so be sure to take the right precautions when visiting the country.

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  • GOOD TIMES CONTINUE

    GOOD TIMES CONTINUE

    Returning to work after Tet doesn’t always involve working.

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  • Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

    Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

    Fingerstyle is a new genre of solo guitar music in Vietnam that has been thriving over recent years. One simple way of describing the genre is that with only a single guitar a performer can play as if he or she is an entire band. Fingerstyle brings about a whole new perspective for the acoustic guitar. An annual event has been held since 2010 in Asia and this year is being organised with 16 concerts in seven countries, starting in Japan and finishing in Singapore. In Vietnam the festival is being held in Hanoi with the participation of Andy McKee (from the US), Huang Chia Wei (Taiwan), Masa Sumide (Japan), Tung AG (Vietnam) and Erica Eunji Cho & Sandra Bae (South Korea).

    Tickets are from VND600,000 to VND1,200,000 and available at www.ticketbox.vn .

  • JOB AT HAND

    JOB AT HAND

    A lot of services, and those providing them, are only found in this part of the world.

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  • HARD TO STOMACH

    HARD TO STOMACH

    Vietnamese cuisine ranges from the appetising to the bizarre.

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  • ‘Royal Treasures – Golden Books of the Nguyen Dynasty’

    ‘Royal Treasures – Golden Books of the Nguyen Dynasty’

    Twenty-two books made from gold created under the Nguyen Dynasty, the last in Vietnam (1802-1945), are being showcased to the public for the first time after decades of preservation. Since 1945, when Emperor Bao Dai abdicated, the museum has collected more than 3,000 precious items of the dynasty. On display are also ten related objects and two book boxes, all made from precious metals and subtly engraved. The objects are valuable not only because of their gold and also because they are unique art works carved by the best Vietnamese craftsmen of the time. They are also ideologically significant for honouring the filial piety advocated by the dynasty. Tickets: VND40,000.

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