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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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    Raising environmental awareness in Halong Bay

    by  • 16/12/2012 • front page, Lauren Williamson, radio, reporters, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    The number of visitors to Halong Bay is increasing every year and so too is the challenge of neutralising their impact on this beautiful environment. Lauren Williamson speaks with Guilhem Cavaillé, communications and responsible travel manager of tour company Handspan Travel Indochina, about the organisation’s work to raise environmental awareness in the area and help...

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    Observing Vietnam’s ‘openness’

    by  • 04/12/2012 • front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    While travelling through Vietnam I found that one of the most striking cultural features of the country is its openness. From sunrise to sundown, shopping, cooking, eating, working and socialising is all conducted openly on the street. Although it seems intrusive to photograph personal activities which to us seem so private, with a friendly...

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    Aussie expats are a rare breed in Halong Bay

    by  • 01/12/2012 • front page, Mark Blackman, radio, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Photo by Lucy-Ellen Steadman

      Halong Bay is renowned for its stunning scenery and the multitude of junk boats packed with tourists, chugging away between the limestone islands. Jim Feeney and Max Hart are two of the very limited number of Australians working in the Halong Bay area, and detail their experiences to Mark Blackman. Aussies Radio_mixdown Click here...

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    Australia wants expanded education and trade links with Vietnam

    by  • 26/11/2012 • front page, Mark Blackman, stories, tv highlights, Uncategorized, video • 0 Comments

    Phillip Stonehouse, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, talks about Australia's relationship with Vietnam

    The Federal Government’s “Australia in the Asian Century” White Paper details our plans to expand links with many Asian countries. Phillip Stonehouse, the deputy head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, sits down with Vietnam Reporter’s Mark Blackman to discuss what this report means for Australia’s relations with Vietnam.

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