• Floating villages: Where tradition meets tourism

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    Floating Villages 1 from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. The floating villages of Halong Bay were once isolated communities, shut off from the outside world. However, with the region becoming a major tourist attraction in recent years, the local villagers have needed to adapt their traditional lifestyle. Camera: Nicole Rowles and Emma MacKenzie...

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    Brain Drain: Keeping skilled workers in Vietnam

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    Brain Drain: Keeping skilled Vietnamese workers at home from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. An increasing number of young people from Vietnam are aspiring to live and work overseas. Nicole Rowles talks to Nguyen Binh, the vice dean of international studies at the University of Hanoi, about the risks of a ‘brain drain’...

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    Foodie Feature: The Green Tangerine

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    After what felt like a year of travel by plane from Australia, we arrived in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Exhausted and keen for a feast we wandered around the Old Quarter in search of a restaurant called The Green Tangerine. We were all ravenous and keen to see why this city is known around the...

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    Organic and free range life in Tam Coc

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    Organic food and free range farming is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, but in Tam Coc it has been the normal way of life for centuries. Along with lush vegetable gardens, many homes in the area raise cows, goats, chickens, dogs and poultry for food. These animals roam freely in Tam Coc, enjoying a...

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    Discussing Vietnamese music with an expert

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    Vu Anh Tuan is a renowned Vietnamese music producer who also actively works to bring international artists to his nation’s shores. Tuan speaks to Vietnam Reporter’s Daisy Sowter about the up-and-coming Vietnamese music scene, how traditional and K-Pop influences come into play, and just what he thinks of pop culture phenomenon, ‘Gangnam Style’. Vu...

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    Tam Coc pedals to a sustainable future

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    To a tourist, Tam Coc and its neighbouring city Ninh Binh may look like small, underdeveloped destinations. However, parts of these semi-rural areas have made admirable efforts towards sustainable living that the rest of the world can learn from. Many locals grow their own vegetables and some farm cattle and poultry too. This trait...

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    Vietnamese doctors learn Australian best-practices

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    Hanoi pediatrician Dr Dang Mai Lien auscultates an infant patient in the respiratory ward of the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics.

    Humanitarian aid organisation Project Vietnam Inc. introduced “Vietnam Reporter” to a young Hanoi doctor working in the overcrowded Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics. Dr Dang Mai Lien and her supervisor, Dr Doan Thi Mai Thanh, talk about the challenges faced by Vietnam’s health care system and how new professional communications are aimed to bring...

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    Halong Bay is a postcard destination

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    Postcards of Halong Bay from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Halong Bay is one of the most stunning destinations in the world and deserves its World Heritage listing. The Bay has almost 2000 islands, and Cat Ba is one of the most popular. Here “Vietnam Reporter” explores the picture-postcard scenery in the Bay...

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