· August, 2010

Stories about Vietnam from August, 2010

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

  28 August 2010

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people. In this post, bloggers from the region share their ‘durian stories.’

India: Why Mumbai Is The Place To Live

  25 August 2010

Chip Huyen, a Vietnamese geek, blogger and a traveler is in Mumbai as a part of her travel around the world program. She explains why Mumbai is the place to be among other Indian cities.

Vietnam: TedxSaigon 2010

  16 August 2010

TEDxSaigon is the first ever TEDx event licensed by TED in Vietnam. Themed “Dream, Diversity and Development”, the conference took place on August 15 focusing on development issues in Vietnam

Vietnam: Housing prices

  16 August 2010

Neil Nguyen, writing for Vietnam Talking Points, analyzes the rising asset prices in Vietnam since 2001 and asks if it is going to burst like the housing bubble in the U.S.

Vietnam: Supporting local orphanages

  16 August 2010

Little Tigers is a non-profit organization founded this year “to assist in improving the welfare of the many orphans and vulnerable children in Vietnam.”

China: Visa tales

  8 August 2010

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in step? Well-heeled journalist Chen Zikun shares his experiences, see if or how any of them compare to yours.

Revisiting Vietnam's “hot bloggers”

  5 August 2010

Thu An Nguyen Ha, writing for the Asia Digital Map, revisits the online profiles of some of the popular bloggers in Vietnam, one year after the closure of Yahoo 360 which was the most popular blogging platform in Vietnam.