Cruise Mekong River | - Part 30

US may blacklist Thailand after prawn trade slavery revelations

The Guardian tracked how some of the world’s big supermakets are using suppliers relying on slave labour to put cheap prawns on their shelves Link to video: Globalised slavery: how big supermarkets are selling prawns in supply chain fed by slave labour The US is considering downgrading Thailand to a human trafficking blacklist, following revelations

Vinh Long travel guide

Vinh Long travel guide

While the provincial capital of the same-named province is a medium-sized town, most of the points of interest sit in a small area in the northeast corner, where the town is bordered by the Co Chien River to the north and a wide canal to the east and it is from here that the boat

The Guardian view on the supermarkets’ slave labour problem | Editorial

What could be more innocent than a prawn cocktail ? Or a prawn on the barbie in the back yard? Just Sunday treats which everyone enjoys. Yet underneath the Marie Rose sauce lurks a tale of exploitation, environmental degradation, and, as our report today shows, in certain cases something even worse. The slave labour used

Slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK: ask your question

Warning: some people may find elements of this film distressing. Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used to supply seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers including Walmart, Carrefour, Costco, Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative, Aldi and Iceland, the Guardian

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

‘Trash fish’, used in the fishmeal fed to prawns, and trawled for by enslaved workers, is unloaded at Songkhla port, Thailand. Photograph: Chris Kelly for the Guardian Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold

Rolls-Royce to open showroom in Cambodian capital

Cambodia’s minister of industry and handicraft, Cham Prasidh, checks out the rear of a Rolls-Royce in Phnom Penh on Monday. Photograph: Charly Two/AFP/Getty Images A British luxury car manufacture will soon be marketing its goods in one of the world’s poorest countries: Cambodia. Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it has joined with a Cambodian business

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta became famous world wide during what locals call the anti-American War. The Delta is also famous for its floating markets which are typical of the Phung Hiep and the Cai Be. On arriving in the Delta, you can start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people

The Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda sits next to the Royal Palace, separated by a walled walkway, but within the same larger walled compound. The Silver Pagoda’s proper name is Wat Preah Keo Morokat, which means ‘The Temple of the Emerald Buddha,’ but has received the common moniker ‘Silver Pagoda’ after the solid silver floor tiles that adorn

Flying squirrel and eyeless spider discovered in Greater Mekong

A series of high-flying creatures, including giant flying frogs and squirrels and a parachute gecko, are among the hundreds of exotic new species recently discovered in the greater Mekong region in southeast Asia. A new eyeless spider and a fish that mates head-to-head are also highlighted in a report from WWF on the extraordinary biodiversity

The Mekong Delta’s famed rat market

The Mekong Delta's famed rat market

Men in Can Tho (considered the capitol of the Mekong Delta) use dogs to hu rats that living in caves near paddy fields. The rats are available all year round but thrive during the harvest season. Phu Dat market in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province sells three to five tons of rats a day,