Stories about Vietnam from April, 2008
Special report on Vietnam censored
Saigon Blues writes that the current issue of The Economist which has a special report on Vietnam has been subjected to censorship in Vietnam.
Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.
American couple and bloggers Robert and Lesa went to Vietnam 16 months ago to adopt a girl. Imagine their disappointment as Vietnam ends its adoption program with the United States
Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis
The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in the region.
Vietnam: Motorcycle car park
The Final Word in Saigon blogs about the motorcycle car park from the center of town near the now infamous golden triangle.
Olympic torch relay in Southeast Asia
The Olympic Torch has landed in the Southeast Asian region. Bloggers describe how ordinary people, protesters, police forces, sports enthusiasts and politicians are reacting to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the region.
Vietnam: Early rainy season
antidote to burnout explains why there will be an early start on the rainy season this year in Vietnam, and possibly in the Southeast Asian region as well
Vietnam: Morning activities
Virtual Doug observes that the Vietnamese get up early in the morning and that they like to spend their morning hours in different ways.
Vietnam: Hung King memorial Day
Blogger Faster than the Fastest has a question: “Every Vietnamese know that we have 18 Hung Kings during the 4000-year long history, why there is only one day to memorize them? Did 18 of them “die” on the same day?”
Vietnam: Street food
Miss Adventure in Vietnam samples the street food of Vietnam
Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice
Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive and supplies are dwindling. Bloggers discuss the impact of the rice crisis in the region.
Vietnam: Twitter and power source
Blogger noodlepie thinks that popular online tool twitter can help residents in locating the nearest power/wifi source since power cuts seem an everyday occurrence in Saigon and Hanoi.
Video on Flickr: An apple of dischord
Seventeen hours after its creation, the Flickr group "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!" already has more than 5475 members and 670 items. What is even more amazing is that another group, "We Say NO to Videos on Flickr", created 2 hours later, has more than double the number of members of the previously mentioned group, and both are composed of flickr users who oppose the idea of having video on the platform traditionally used for uploading pictures. On the other hand, the groups created for uploaded videos hardly have more than 30 members yet. What is the reason for this insatisfaction with Yahoo and Flickr's decision to make video uploading and viewing possible on their site?
Vietnam: Returning home
Blogger Vietnamese God shares the happiness of a mother who returned to Hanoi after being away for ten years.
Vietnam: Internet speed
Blogger Saigonnezumi is happy to report that internet connection and internet speed in Vietnam is about to improve.
South East Asia: China And Southern Neighbors
Milton Osborne looks at the Chinese trade expansion in the South East Asian nations just to the south of it and some of the concerns that are coming out of these countries.