Weekly roundup: Death of president, Hanoi's drug overdose, trekking guide from first-timer and more

September 22, 2018 | 08:05 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

Weekly roundup: President death, Hanois mass overdose, trekking guide for first-timer and more

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 62

 Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died Friday morning of a rare illness.

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Hanoi investigates music fest deaths amidst a passing-the-buck game

As agencies say ‘not me,’ Hanoi has begun probing drug overdose deaths at a Hanoi music festival.

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Foreigners cash in on teaching English in Vietnam

With average monthly earnings of $2,000, teaching English as a second language is a lucrative deal for many foreigners.

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Vietnam takes Bali’s place as top Aussie travel choice

Vietnam has become the favorite travel destination for Australians, pushing Indonesia’s Bali off that perch, says booking site Webjet.

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On Saigon's outskirts, many housing projects turn into ghost towns

Housing estates abandoned at various stages of completion in HCMC and neighboring provinces wear a desolate, even eerie look.

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Vietnam’s best trek is no walk in the park

The Ta Nang-Phan Dung trekking route is tough on newcomers, but justifies all the raves it gets.

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Vietnam sees high-speed train flying high

The trans-Vietnam high-speed rail is back on the agenda, with officials saying it can compete with aeroplanes for business.

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You cannot go wrong, going to Ninh Thuan

Most unusual sights and experiences await visitors to Ninh Thuan Province in south-central Vietnam

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Vietnam mafia ups role in ivory smuggling

With 978 kilograms seized this year, Vietnam remains a hub for ivory smuggling, a report says.

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Saigon brings an endless longing into play

In four hours, four decades of Saigon’s history step on to the stage under French-Vietnamese director Caroline Guilela Nguyen.

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First metro line gets on track with trial run in Hanoi

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