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No Vietnamese confirmed dead in Japan earthquake

No Vietnamese confirmed dead in Japan earthquake Photo

Vietnamese students and guest workers in Japan have been found safe after the biggest earth quake in Japan’s modern history and high wave tsunami hit the northeast region on March 11. The Tokyo-based Vietnam News Agency correspondent reported that no name of Vietnamese nationals was included in the list of 564 deaths and over 1,000…

Tourism industry earns $4.8 billion in 2010

Tourism industry earns $4.8 billion in 2010 Photo

The 2010 revenue of the tourism sector is estimated at VND96 trillion ($4.8 billion), up by 37 percent from last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). The impressive figure has been supported by the steadily increasing numbers of foreign and domestic visitors, VNAT explained. VNAT’s senior official Vu The Binh said…

Vietnam’s most challenging foods

Vietnam’s most challenging foods Photo

There is a local Vietnamese saying that when a man encounters a new animal, his first question is: “Is it dangerous?” and the second question is: “Is it edible?” The Vietnamese are adventurous eaters, and they’re not afraid to eat the whole animal, blood, guts and all. Here are six Vietnamese dishes to chew over. Bugs…

Fake eggs not detected in Vietnam yet

Fake eggs not detected in Vietnam yet Photo

A Chinese newspaper on December 27 reported that many Chinese companies publicly advertised technology to produce fake eggs. The Vietnamese Food Safety Agency on December 28 confirmed that it had not detected fake eggs in Vietnam. The Chinese newspaper described in detail how to make fake eggs. Major materials are sodium alginate, CaCO3, CaO, food coloring…

Photos of greatest groto in Vietnam captured by National Geographic

Photos of greatest groto in Vietnam captured by National Geographic Photo

The cave was found by the royal British cave exploring team. Its name is Son Doong and it belongs to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang grotto system in the center of the province. Howard Limbert, team representative, said that the cave was first discovered by a local in 1991 who forgot the location. Limbert’s team believes…