Same sex weddings now legal in Vietnam

After we posted our article on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Vietnam, a storm followed on Facebook.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:39

Same Sex Marriage Now Legal in Vietnam

Same sex marriage is now legal in Vietnam

While Southeast Asia’s Muslim countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, take a dim view of homosexuality, Vietnam is leading the way with its views on LGBT.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:08

Area Codes to Change from March

Area dialing codes in Vietnam to change in March

For anyone about to do some printing work, take note. From Mar. 1, Vietnam’s national dialing codes will be changed.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:58

Internet to be Slow for a Month

Internet in Vietnam to be slow for most of January

Repairs to the break identified Monday in the submarine cable system that supplies Vietnam’s internet connectivity could last between three weeks and a month.

A view from one of the volcanic caves in Dak Nong, Vietnam

According to local newspaper, Tuoi Tre, a group of its reporters recently joined the exploration for the first ever volcanic cave system discovered in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:13

Homeless to go into Mental Health Centres

A homeless woman in Vietnam with a baby

According to a report on Thanh Nien News, a sweep of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City this coming Sunday will see any homeless people or beggars found to be ‘mentally ill’ placed in Mental Health Centres.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:03

Sapa Market Closes

Ethnic minority women demonstrate close to the market in Sapa

According to posts on Facebook, Monday Dec. 22 was the last trading day of the traditional Sapa Market, the trading centre in the hill station city known for attracting colorfully dressed ethnic minorities.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:56

New Hanoi Airport to Open on Christmas Day

An artist's impression of the new terminal at Noi Bai, Hanoi

The new terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Terminal 2, will go into operation on Thursday Dec. 25, with all international flights departing from the facility from Dec. 1.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:52

Operation Continues to Rescue Trapped Workers

Outside the collapsed tunnel in Lam Dong, Vietnam

A rescue operation is continuing in an attempt to reach a dozen workers trapped underground in Lam Dong Province, reports Thanh Nien News.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:10

Vietnam Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Putting on the oxygen masks aboard the diverted Vietnam Airlines flight

VietJetAir are not the only airline to land their planes at the wrong airport - Vietnam Airlines were also in on the act in mid-December, but with good reason.

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