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Alcohol destroyed my brother’s life. Don’t let it destroy yours

As long as drinking is a cultural necessity and worn as a badge of social honor, there will be a price to pay.

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.

Hanoi coffee shops lend fresh wheels to recycling

A collection of special coffee shops in Hanoi alleys give a new lease of life to junk – discarded things acquire decorative purpose.
May 20, 2019 | 09:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnam records fifth highest increase in per capita alcohol consumption

Per capita liquor consumption in Vietnam increased 90 percent in 2010-2017, surpassing regional giants and against drops in Europe.
May 13, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Three really cool, crafty, draughty weekend haunts in Saigon

What’s a better weekend option than gourmet beer and gourmet food? Three places will try to answer this question.
January 17, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

When a sugarcane harvest ends, the borer hunt begins

In drinking sessions after a sugarcane harvest, the best snack to be served can be found in the hollowed out roots of burnt sugarcanes. 
January 11, 2019 | 08:40 pm GMT+7

Doctors infuse five liters of beer to save man from alcohol poisoning death

Doctors had to perfuse a man's stomach with 15 cans of beer to prevent him from dying of alcohol poisoning.
January 11, 2019 | 03:01 pm GMT+7

Death toll in Malaysia tainted alcohol scandal hits 21

A total of 21 people, mostly foreign workers, have now died from drinking tainted alcohol in Malaysia, authorities said Wednesday.
September 20, 2018 | 09:41 am GMT+7

Beer binges a health problem, WHO warns Vietnam

The World Health Organization has called on Vietnam to tackle excessive drinking with strong measures.
August 07, 2018 | 07:50 am GMT+7

Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

The health ministry says it’s time to tackle the costs of excessive late night drinking.
April 14, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

The social guide to drinking in Hanoi

The city promises great rewards for those who look beyond the Old Quarter beer joints.
April 30, 2017 | 08:20 am GMT+7

Sing, don't drink: Vietnam weighs banning booze in karaoke bars

Late night drinking dens may lose their core clientele if the ban is approved.
April 28, 2017 | 05:45 pm GMT+7

Bottoms up: Why do some Vietnamese go red after drinking?

Just one beer and your Vietnamese drinking pal turns red. No, they're not that angry.
April 15, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese men face sobering charges after drunken reservoir blunder

The three men released enough water to fill 800 Olympic swimming pools.
March 22, 2017 | 02:22 pm GMT+7

Drunk men open water reservoir, flood 2 communes in central Vietnam

Officials reported over $13,000 in damages after three drunk men released 2 million cubic meters of water from a reservoir.
March 19, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7
 
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