• Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

    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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    Vietnam moves towards religious freedom

    by  • 13/12/2012 • front page, Hannah Konecny, images, stories, text • 0 Comments


    From Confucianism to Catholicism, Vietnam is home to a complex patchwork of religions and beliefs. Since the days of mythical dragon-kings and ancient spirits, religion has and continues to spread a large blanket of influence over the day-to-day operations of Vietnamese society. Today, religion remains an integral part of Vietnamese life, dictating the social...

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    Australia and Vietnam to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations.

    by  • 11/12/2012 • front page, Lucy-Ellen Steadman, stories, text • 0 Comments

    Phillip Stonehouse

    Australia and Vietnam will celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations in 2013. The two countries established friendly ties in February  1973 and have been forging a closer relationship ever since. In 2009, the then-general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nong Duc Manh, visited Australia to launch a Comprehensive Partnership between the two...

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    Cat Ba in a day: Exploring Halong Bay’s hidden gem

    by  • 08/12/2012 • Emma MacKenzie, front page, Nicole Rowles, stories, tv highlights, video • 0 Comments


    Cat Ba in a day: Exploring Halong Bay’s hidden gem from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Emma Mackenzie and Nicole Rowles explore Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay's local tourist hub. Just 45 minutes from Halong City, the Bay's largest island can be reached independently, as well as through guided tours.

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    Vietnam refugees recount harrowing journeys to Australia

    by  • 07/12/2012 • front page, Lucy-Ellen Steadman, radio, stories • 0 Comments

    Vietnam War footage

    With the Asian century looming, Lucy-Ellen Steadman explores Australian attitudes to migrants and stories of Vietnamese refugees Anh and Dr Kien Cao-Xuan. Anh made the one-minute decision to flee Vietnam to America as the war was ending, and Kien escaped with his family by boat some years later to eventually arrive in Australia.  ...

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    Tourism drives construction and economy

    by  • 05/12/2012 • front page, Harry Clarke, reporters, stories, tv highlights • 0 Comments


    Tourism drives construction and economy from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. There has been concious and noticable shift in the Vietnamese economy towards promoting the tourism industry. In the increasingly popular tourist destinations of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh, this is manifested in a shrill chatter of hammers and powertools throughout the respective...

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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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