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A hot day in the Mekong Delta

# Stefan Dreyfus #

After a comfortable night and a Vietnamese breakfast, we were ready for our first day in My Tho. At 8 o’clock we headed to our first stop with our acclimatized coach: Hung Vuong sea food company. The company handles shark catfish from breeding until packing. First, we got a video introduction which was about production and supply chain processes and the large number of certifications which the company has. As we are all curious people, we wanted to see the described processes in reality. 

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Easter break in Ha Long Bay

# Timo Kühnis #

After spending the night on a boat in the middle of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, the exploreASEAN delegation started Easter Sunday with more sightseeing activities to experience one of Vietnam's top tourist attractions. The bay in the northern part of Vietnam consists of several islands which together form a beautiful scenery. 

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Students setting sail

# Philipp Stäheli #

On Saturday we had the first surprise event on schedule. The adventure into the unknown started early in the morning as usual by bus. The journey took us through the interesting countryside with its small villages and containing many empty and unfinished buildings. 

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Our first company visit in Vietnam

# Melanie Pranjic #

The first night in the charming capital of Vietnam was so energetic that most of us were still sleepy, when entering the bus to our first company visit in Hanoi. We arrived at the ABB production site, which is in Bac Ninh (about an hour from Hanoi) at 9 am. A group picture before every company visit has become our ritual by now, but we still spend a lot of time to get into the right formation. This is a good opportunity to thank the communication team for their patience. We met Brad Havlin in a meeting room in one of the ABB buildings. With his Australian accent he welcomed us warmly, while informing us about safety instructions and providing us with facts and numbers about ABB Vietnam.

The next step of our visit was a tour through the operating and noisy factory. Before we headed to the canteen for lunch Brad Havlin hold a final presentation about the strengths, opportunities as well as challenges of Vietnam.

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Exciting first day in Vietnam

# Nicole Stuber #

Last night we said goodbye to Indonesia and took a plane to Malaysia, where we had to catch a transition flight early in the next morning. After a very short night, we arrived in Vietnam, the last of the three countries we are visiting during the onsite seminar. The next three days we will spend in Hanoi, later on we will get the chance to stay in My Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

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