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Vietnamese holiday-goers show a preference for Southeast Asian cities

Growing affluence has spurred Vietnamese holiday-goers to spend more on foreign jaunts, and Southeast Asia is heavily favored for this summer.  

Thailand tops growth in tourist arrivals to Vietnam

The number of Thai tourists visiting Vietnam posted the highest growth in the January-April period.

Thailand's early voting kicks off with long queues

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday.
March 17, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

AirAsia unveils plans to begin international flights to Vietnam city

AirAsia will start flying from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to Can Tho in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the next few months.
February 22, 2019 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon a top five city for single travelers

Vietnam’s largest city has joined Bangkok and Bali in a new list of best places for solo travel.
February 16, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week.
January 30, 2019 | 06:04 pm GMT+7

In Asia's space-starved cities, urban planners bring 'dead' land to life

Urban planners and authorities in fast expanding Asian cities are turning to unused land underneath bridges, flyovers and viaducts to create much-needed public spaces.
January 16, 2019 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Thai prosecutor among trio jailed for $1.4m rhino horn haul

A public prosecutor and two Thais were sentenced for four years Tuesday for rhino smuggling attempt.
November 21, 2018 | 08:35 am GMT+7

Thailand arrests Vietnamese man, three women for shoplifting

Thai police have detained four Vietnamese nationals to investigate alleged pilfering of high-end clothing from Bangkok’s shopping malls.
November 20, 2018 | 08:33 am GMT+7

Vietnamese, Cambodian men found dead in Thailand detention room

Two men, a Vietnamese and a Cambodian, were found dead in a Bangkok detention room by a fellow detainee early Wednesday morning.
October 24, 2018 | 12:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese man arrested with lion, warthog body parts at Kenyan airport

A Vietnamese national was detained at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday for illegal possession of wildlife products.
October 23, 2018 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Two Vietnamese pickpockets arrested in Thailand

Thai police have detained two Vietnamese pickpockets said to be preying on foreign tourists at Bangkok’s crowded shopping malls. 
October 08, 2018 | 04:32 pm GMT+7

New museum commemorates Ho Chi Minh’s Thailand sojourn

Ho Chi Minh once made Phichit Province the headquarters for the independence movement against Vietnam’s French colonizers.
September 09, 2018 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

Southeast Asia’s largest solar project to be built in Vietnam

The $420 million project, a Thailand-Vietnam joint venture, is set to open for commercial use in June 2019.
June 22, 2018 | 04:49 pm GMT+7

Anger over land rights spills into street protests in Thailand

Farmers said the government is giving land to industries and removing them from the land they have always lived on.
May 17, 2018 | 08:24 am GMT+7
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