Urbanist Hanoi

Hanoi's Legendary Pho Thin Opens Restaurant in Tokyo

Nguyen Trong Thin opened Pho Thin back in 1979. Since then, its reputation has grown steadily. Now, he’s set up his first franchise in Tokyo.

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Thailand Is Sending Obese Cops to an Exercise Boot Camp to Get in Shape

Thailand is going all out to help its obese police officers shed their excess kilograms.

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Thailand's Illegal Wildlife Trade is Open 'For All to See' on Facebook

Facebook is once again in the spotlight, this time for the rampant illegal wildlife trade being facilitated through its groups in Thailand.

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In Thailand, Monks Ordain Trees to Protect Them Against Loggers

As development in Thailand is increasing, so is deforestation. Acres of forests are cleared for contract farming, habitats are torn down to make room for new factories, and soil is eroded, causing massive flooding during the rainy season.

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What We Know So Far About the 152 Vietnamese Tourists Who Went Missing in Taiwan

The recent disappearance of 152 Vietnamese tourists in Taiwan has the potential to severely affect the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.

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Thousands of Myanmar Women Are Trafficked for Forced Marriage in China: Report

The report was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT).

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South Korea to Grant 5-Year Multiple-Entry Visa to Saigon, Hanoi, Da Nang Residents

The South Korean government will consider extending the policy to other Vietnamese provinces if the implementation of the policy goes smoothly.

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Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Dr. He Jiankui’s declaration prompted a group of 122 scientists to issue a statement condemning his actions as “crazy.”

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Taiwan Votes Against Marriage Equality in Referendum, but All Is Not Lost

While the voting result is a setback for Taiwan's progress on LGBTQ rights, there is still hope.

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Dead Whale Found in Indonesia with Plastic Bottles, Bags, Flip-Flops in Stomach

A dead whale washed ashore in Indonesia this weekend with thirteen pounds of plastic in its stomach. 

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Dark Time Looms Over Wildlife as China Reverses 25-Year Ban on Rhino Horn, Tiger Bone

The government's reversal on a 25-year ban may prove to be ruinous for the preservation of the endangered species.

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