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Saigoneer Sunday Rewind

Saigoneer's staff highlights their favorite articles from the past week.

Vietnam Bans Romance Novels For Being “Poisonous,” “Filthy”

Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture has ordered local publishers to stop publishing romance novels amid reports that the steamy literature is “poisoning” the minds of the country’s young.

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Fake Rice Made With Plastic Has Allegedly Made Its Way To Vietnam

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to local food safety, reports have surfaced that fake, plastic-based rice may have found its way into our food supply.

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Walk Through Son Doong Cave With These Incredible 3D Panoramas

Amidst the live telecasts and drone videos of Son Doong Cave that have been making international headlines in recent months, National Geographic has quietly released an insane set of 3D panoramas that basically serve as a subterranean version of Google Street View.

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[Photos] The Majestic Sheep Of Ninh Thuan

Considered the Vietnamese province with the harshest, driest weather, Ninh Thuan has found its niche as a home for the country’s largest herds of sheep. Brought to Vietnam by the French over 100 years ago, the animals have thrived in the province ever since.

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[Video] Samurai Isao Machii Is A Real Life Fruit Ninja

In this SoftBank commercial, modern samurai, Isao Machii, is attacked by three assassins – an orange, a fried shrimp and a glowing ball.

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Old Saigon Building Of The Week: 136 Lý Tự Trọng

Owned during the colonial era by the Roman Catholic Church, the two-storey French villa at 136 Lý Tự Trọng in District 1 is one of just a handful of surviving French villas on that busy street.

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