Vietnamese pensioner nabbed at Saigon airport for smuggling leopard skins and elephant parts International

By Quoc Thang  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 08:25 pm GMT+7 Leopard skins were found inside the detained woman’s luggage. Photo by H.Q. The illegal haul was cleverly hidden in her luggage and worth an estimated VND2 billion ($88,000). A 65-year-old Vietnamese woman was detained at Tan Son Nhat International Airpoirt on Sunday for trying to […]

Vietnamese airlines issue warnings over rising in-flight thefts International

The number of in-flight thefts carried out by foreigners on domestic flights in Vietnam has been on the rise in recent months, prompting Vietnamese aviation authorities to highlight the problem and warn passengers to keep an eye on their belongings. Eleven cases of in-flight crime that all involved foreign suspects were reported in the first […]

Watch that belonged to Vietnam’s last emperor becomes most expensive Rolex ever sold International

By VnExpress  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 12:50 pm GMT+7 The legendary ‘Bao Dai Rolex’. Photo by Phillips. Known as the ‘Bao Dai Rolex’, the watch went for a world record breaking $5 million. A legendary Rolex once owned by Vietnam’s last emperor Bao Dai sold for $5,060,427 at the Geneva Watch Auction held by Phillips and […]

Watch that belonged to Vietnam’s last emperor becomes most expensive Rolex ever sold International

By VnExpress  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 12:50 pm GMT+7 The legendary ‘Bao Dai Rolex’. Photo by Phillips. Known as the ‘Bao Dai Rolex’, the watch went for a world record breaking $5 million. A legendary Rolex once owned by Vietnam’s last emperor Bao Dai sold for $5,060,427 at the Geneva Watch Auction held by Phillips and […]

Lion fangs found in passenger’s sandals at Saigon airport International

By Anh Duy  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 10:56 am GMT+7 Airport security also discovered items made from ivory and bundles of elephant tail hair in the latest incident. Airport security in Ho Chi Minh City caught a Vietnamese passenger attempting to illegally transport wildlife products on Friday. Dinh Van Tuyen, 41, was trying to board […]

Holy hog: Vietnam’s culinary love affair with pigs International

The Vietnamese lexicon recognizes pork as the standard meat. In the mind of a native speaker, the word “meat” simply means the flesh of a pig. Traditionally, Vietnamese people did not raise cows for meat or dairy products. Researchers have pointed out that unlike many Western countries, Vietnam did not have the rich meadows conducive […]