• Foodie Feature: Halong Bay

    by  • 27/11/2012 • 0 Comments

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    When it comes to eating in Ha Long Bay, one local tells us to “expect seafood, seafood and more seafood”. This beautiful region is tied intrinsically to its ocean surrounds as the waters of this world-heritage listed site is a place of work, play and even home for a number of Vietnamese people. During...

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    Annemarie has a passion for protection

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    A passion for protection from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Annemarie Weenegaar is the Vet and Bear team Manager at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. Originally from the Netherlands, her passion for animal welfare drove her to pursue a career with Animals Asia to end the suffering of...

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    Students receive warm welcome from VTV

    by  • 26/11/2012 • 1 Comment

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    On entering the headquarters of Vietnam Television in Hanoi, three students from “Vietnam Reporter” were surprised to learn that, along with conducting a radio interview with VTV3′s Vu Anh Tuan, we were set to appear on national television as part of a package on our visit to the country. VTV3 is the sports and...

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    Burying the dead in Vietnam

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    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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    Snapshots taken on our street

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    During our time in Hanoi we stayed at the Serene Hotel on Yen Thai street. It provided us with a quintessential ‘snapshot’ of the city. Between the bustle of the markets below in the Old Quarter, old women crouched over fry pans at street kitchens and others driving by on their motorbikes and getting their...

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    Rowlesy’s Wrap: 100 brothers and sisters

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    Traditional water puppetry tells the story of the birth of the Vietnamese people.

    Rowlesey’s Wrap: One hundred brothers and sisters from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. The Vietnamese story of creation epitomises collectivist culture, speaking of one hundred brothers and sisters, born of a dragon and phoenix, coming together to make up the diverse nation of Vietnam. Camera: Alison Francis Photography: Daisy Sowter

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    Making the cut in Hanoi

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    Despite rapid economic development in the crowded capital city of Hanoi, the place for a haircut is where everything else happens – on the streets. The whole ‘shop’ usually consists of a mirror hung on a tree or cement wall; a couple of pairs of scissors, shavers and combs; and a chair that can...

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    Will this south-east Asian tiger roar again?

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    Vietnam produces some extraordinary contrasts. A country ravaged by war for almost 100 years, it was the only Asian economy to have grown faster than China since 2000.  Altogether, there’s been 25 years of strong and stable growth, which has seen Vietnam become the rising tiger of south-east Asia and darling of the World...

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