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With over 40,000 condominiums being launched in 2017 and 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City alone, is ‘bubble trouble’ on the cards for the city’s already heated real estate market?

If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.

The sticky, humid days of summer are here at last. Vets all over Vietnam are providing important safety tips explaining everything from symptoms of heat stroke to reminders to not leave dogs in parked cars.

For a long time it was believed that when a woman became pregnant that she should give up all forms of exercise for the full duration of pregnancy. It was thought to be unhealthy for the woman and unsafe for the unborn child. Now, it is believed that keeping fit and staying active right up until you give birth is essential for the health of the mother and unborn child.

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the questions of a Vietnamese woman who was sexually abused as a child.

Programmes where a senior company figure mentors their staff are quite common in the west, but less so in Vietnam. The aim of mentoring programmes is to encourage knowledge transfer by way of sharing professional nuggets of information and advice, which help the employee grow professionally and develop their career.

It’s summer in Vietnam, and with it comes the familiar expat exodus that accompanies the season. Your bags are packed, itinerary set, but if your plan is to take your pet with you, the first step should begin well before you’ve squashed that last pair of undies into your suitcase.

We’ve always loved ice-cream in Ho Chi Minh City, but now we’re getting some new variations coming in. Here’s what you can find around the city.

It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to do what they love, but for me, my work is my hobby and my passion.

Relaxing and learning to switch off from the daily stress that you encounter from daily life in Vietnam is just as important as regular physical activity for optimal well-being.

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