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    Digging into Cat Ba Island’s rich history

    by  • 17/12/2012 • front page, Lauren Williamson, news today, reporters, stories, text, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


      Cat Ba Island on the edge of Halong Bay is renowned not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its historical significance. Its rich history is noticeable throughout Cat Ba especially among the Islands inhabitants. Recent archeological evidence suggests that people have lived on Cat Ba Island for almost 6000 years. Cat...

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    An inspiring insight into traditional medicine

    by  • 28/11/2012 • Daisy Sowter, images, news today, reporters, stories, text • 1 Comment


    At Ninh Binh’s largest traditional medicine hospital, doctors use a combination of ancient and contemporary practices, from laser treatments to steam baths, acupuncture to herbal drinks passed down over thousands of years. Though advancements in scientific research and medicine are rapidly sweeping the nation, many Vietnamese prefer to be treated traditionally, and many doctors...

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    Burying the dead in Vietnam

    by  • 26/11/2012 • Daisy Sowter, front page, news today, reporters, stories, text • 0 Comments


    An ancient Vietnamese proverb states, “The sense of the dead is that of the final”, referring to the dignified and solemn manner in which family members are buried, or sent into the next life. Though many Vietnamese identify as Buddhist, the common spiritual practice of cremation is uncommon throughout the country. Instead, the Vietnamese...

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    Rescuing bears from a life of abuse

    by  • 25/11/2012 • front page, Hannah Konecny, images, Lauren Williamson, news today, stories, text • 0 Comments

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    By Lauren Williamson and Hannah Konecny The Animals Asia Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao National Park was established in 2005 and is home to 103 moon and sun bears, rescued from farms across Vietnam. These bears are found in ‘crush’ cages suffering from a range of severe physical and psychological problems. Animals Asia works to...

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