Nha Trang

Exhibition recalls historic research in plague fight

More than 100 years ago, working out of a straw hut in Kennedy Town, a young French chemist barely out of university made history when he isolated the bacteria responsible for one of the most destructive diseases.

Sunday, 25 May, 2008, 12:00am

HK geared for tough test

Hong Kong's boys and girls are ready to take on the best at the fourth Asian Schools Basketball Championships 2007, to be held in Nha Trang, Vietnam, from August 23 to September 1.

All the players have undergone intensive training for the past six months to ensure that they are well-prepared for the competition.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Nha Trang

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16 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Ana Mandara

Where? On the beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam's premier seaside resort, 450km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Old-fashioned or new-fangled? Bit of both. Offering the perfect traditional-modern mix, Ana Mandara's graceful architecture resembles an ancient Vietnamese village, while its facilities - fitness centre, spa, satellite TV - are decidedly modern.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Challenging death on killer coasts

There are fishing villages in Vietnam where they say the women must look for a new husband every two years.

On a typhoon-lashed coast, the risk of death is a constant companion as increasing numbers of fishermen ply perhaps the country's most dangerous and poorly paid trade. It is a national tragedy.

5 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

When table talk turns to sex

IT'S 8 am and Ms Binh has just started working the breakfast tables of a respectable state-run restaurant on the shores of Nha Trang, an increasingly important resort town in southern Vietnam.

'Good morning, I am a prostitute, can I be of service,' she asks as she goes from table to table.

15 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Vietnam fleet is set to go

TWO years of planning culminates this afternoon with the start of the ground-breaking Hong Kong to Vietnam yacht race, a 690 nautical-mile downwind ride to the beach resort of Nha Trang.

A quality fleet of 17 yachts will take part in the race which has the potential and mystique to become one of the leading bluewater classics in the world.

16 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Police seize mafia arsenal

POISONOUS gas canisters, machine-gun ammunition and weapons have been seized from a restaurant and brothel housed in a former military tennis club in the coastal city of Nha Trang in one of the first crackdowns against the Vietnamese mafia.

5 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

ADB decision opens the door to Vietnam

IT is good news that normal international financial services are being resumed in Vietnam, and particularly fitting that it should be the Asian Development Bank which has moved most swiftly to earmark funds for the country.

29 Jul 1993 - 12:00am