Weekly roundup: Vietnam's indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more

By Staff reporters   February 10, 2018 | 12:16 pm GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Vietnams football advances to AFC U23 semis, never-ending work for the elderly, growing plastic waste imports and more (Bài clone - 2)

Wealthy Vietnamese turn their backs on 'boring' Tet for overseas travel

Droves of families are escaping the usual rigmarole for a more exotic Lunar New Year.

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Vietnam enjoys fastest wealth growth in the world: report

Much of that growth is due to the surge in super rich individuals living in the country.

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Vietnamese underground: An incomplete list of independent music artists

From post-punk to electronica, check out some homegrown alt music artists you might not have heard of.

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Top Vietnamese taxi company sues Grab for $1.84 mln in losses

The ride-hailing firm says that if Vinasun wants compensation, it should file a suit against the Ministry of Transport instead.

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US encourages Vietnam to buy more of its weapons, diversify from Russia: report

Most of Vietnam's military aircraft and all of its submarines were provided by Russia.

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Ready-made feasts free Vietnamese women from Tet chores

Why should men have all the fun while women are slaving away in the kitchen?

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Vietnam set to build world’s longest zip line in cave kingdom

The line will run 3.5 kilometers across the jungles of Quang Binh Province.

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Hanoi, Saigon choked in traffic as clock ticks down to Tet

It looks like city-dwellers are scrambling to get everything done before the year-end party.

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Vietnam’s stock market plummets for second consecutive day, loses $9.55 bln

The benchmark VN-Index tumbled nearly 6 percent just 15 minutes after opening on Tuesday.

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Runaway bigwig receives second life sentence as PetroVietnam purge continues

Trinh Xuan Thanh has been found guilty for losses worth millions of dollars at the energy giant's real estate unit.

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The most fascinating remote parts of Vietnam (and how to get to them)

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