December 28, 2003

From Suntans to Santans

A story about locals who make a living growing coconuts and selling them to tourists at a resort in Spiadan-Mabul.
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Ben Tre, Then and Now

Ben Tre province in Viet Nam was heavily hit in the war back in the 60s and 70s. A U.S. Major once made the infamous statement, "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it," about a town in Ben Tre.

Now, Ben tre is Viet Nam's largest coconut-growing province.

Here's a recent article about Ben Tre and its coconut industry from VNANET.VN.

Posted by brian at 09:38 AM