Cruise Mekong River | - Part 30

Time seemingly stops on Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island in the sunset

Con Dao Island, about 97 nautical miles from Vung Tau City, is considered a beautiful pearl of Vietnam’s sea tourism and is endowed with smooth beaches shaded by evergreen trees, fresh air, clear blue water, primitive forests and abundant wildlife as well as its historical relics. Con Dao has about 16 islands in varied sizes

Scott Morrison questions status of refugees refusing move to Cambodia

The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, at a press conference in Canberra in February. Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAP Any refugee who refuses resettlement from Nauru to Cambodia should have their claims questioned, according to the immigration minister, Scott Morrison. He also rejects suggestions that a refugee deal could result in payments to corrupt politicians and officials in

Khmer Cuisine

Khmer Cuisine

Khmer Clothing Clothing in Cambodia is one of the most important aspects of the culture. Cambodian fashion is divided by the people’s differing castes and social classes. Cambodians traditionally wear a checkered scarf called a “Krama”. The “krama” is what distinctly separates the Khmer (Cambodians) from their neighbors the Thai, the Vietnamese, and the Laotians.

Refugee resettlement deal imminent, says Cambodia

Under the proposed deal, refugees transferred to Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest nations. Photograph: Department of Immigration/AAP A refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia is imminent, with the Cambodian government preparing to send a memorandum of understanding back to the Australian government in “a few days”. The secretary

Five Vegetable Stir-Fry

Five Vegetable Stir-Fry

A dinner of Brussels sprouts, turnips, carrots, and lentils may sound more like a punishment than a treat, but believe us—the combination is delicious. In fact, the general effect is actually rather delicate. Ingredients: 1. vegetable oil cooking spray 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 medium carrots, peeled cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices 1 large onion,

At least 21 dead in Vietnam anti-China protests over oil rig

Vietnamese protesters outside the construction site of a Formosa steel mill in Ha Tinh province. Protests led to at least 21 killed and nearly 100 injured. Photograph: Reuters At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 injured in Vietnam on Thursday during violent protests against China in one of the deadliest confrontations between the

Chinese nationals in Vietnam flee to Cambodia as anti-China riots turn fatal

Vietnamese protest against China near Formosa mill in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. A doctor told Reuters that more than 20 people died during the rioting on Wednesday night. Photograph: Str/EPA Violent reaction in Vietnam to China’s expansionist stance in disputed seas has turned deadly, with multiple reports of people being killed during rioting that began with

Cambodian lifestyle

lifestyle in cambodia

Most of the people of Cambodia live in villages and farm the land or fish to obtain their food. To see the real life and culture of how over three- quarters of the people of Cambodia live, you have to leave the cities and visit the villages. Houses are either in groups or strung out

Cambodia seizes three tonnes of ivory in record haul

Cambodian customs on Friday seized more than three tonnes of ivory – the country’s largest-ever haul of elephant tusks – hidden in a container of beans. The haul was made after the container was scanned at the southwestern port of Sihanoukville, said Bun Chiv, deputy head of the port’s customs office. “We confiscated more than

Stolen 10th-century statue to be returned to Cambodia

District attorney Preet Bharara with a picture of the Duryodhana bondissant. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images An ancient statue of a warrior that was stolen in 1972 and almost went to auction three years ago is to be returned to Cambodia. The 10th-century sandstone Duryodhana bondissant was stolen from the Prasat Chen temple at Koh Ker