Tubudd’s website. Like searching for hotels on booking platforms, on Tubudd’s website and app, travellers can look for local guides who match their travel needs and budgets through a few simple clicks. - VNS Photo Khánh DươngViet Nam News Khánh Dương HÀ NỘI — What’s the best way to explore a city from a local point of view? For Vũ Thái An, the CEO of a tourism start-up, it’s travelling with local people. About five years ago before starting her masters in Manchester, An took a tour around Việt Nam as a backpacker with two Canadian friends. During the trip, she realised there was a market for helping foreign backpackers to avoid tourist traps and experience true Vietnamese life. Most tours and individual trips don’t offer this experience and cost more than necessary with restricted schedules. An nurtured the dream of connecting foreign tourists with locals in Việt Nam while … [Read more...] about Innovative start-ups exploit technology to unlock tourism potential
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VietNamNet Bridge – No matter what the degree is, the measure for employees in the digital era is the evaluation of the employer: that is the common view of the participants of VietNamNet’s online roundtable talks with the theme “Human resource challenges in the digital age”. High-quality human resource is always a target of any economy. This is the content of the first part of the talks. Journalist Pham Huyen: Mr. Dao Quang Vinh, are there any numbers that address Vietnam's fundamental challenges that will increase in the digital era with respect to human resources? Dr. Dao Quang Vinh, Director of the Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs, Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dr. Dao … [Read more...] about Chairman of FPT Software: “I do not need a degree”
VietNamNet Bridge – The IT community has expressed scepticism about a report by PIKOM, a Malaysian information and communication technology company, that says Vietnamese engineers receive the best salaries in ASEAN countries. Analyzing the data from PayScale, a software and data service provider, PIKOM compared the income of IT engineers in 70 cities in 13 countries in accordance with the purchasing power parity (PPP) theory, and found that the most attractive income was being paid to the engineers in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Vietnamese IT engineers’ earned 2.19 times higher than their Malaysian counterparts, while Hong Kong engineers’ earned 2.12 times higher than Malaysian. According to PIKOM, an IT expert in Malaysia received 7,152 RM in 2013, on average, or $47 million a year. The association pointed out that besides network security and Big Data analysts, the engineers with Java, C#, C++, dot Net, SharePoint skills and web application developers are the most … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese IT engineers the best paid in the region?
The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost. Five years later, a pair of puppies perfectly preserved in Russia's far northeast region of Yakutia and dating back 12,460 years has mobilised scientists across the world. "To find a carnivorous mammal intact with skin, fur and internal organs -- this has never happened before in history," said Sergei Fyodorov, head of exhibitions at the Mammoth Museum of the North-Eastern Federal University in the regional capital of Yakutsk. And the discovery could contribute to the lively scientific debate over the origin of domesticated dogs. When the hunters stumbled on the first frozen pup in 2011, they alerted Fyodorov who immediately flew out to the remote Arctic tundra, about 4,700 kilometres (2,900 miles) from Moscow and only 130 kilometres from the Laptev Sea, which borders the Arctic Ocean. … [Read more...] about Caveman’s best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists
Archdaily, a US-based architectural magazine presented Vietnam's most renowned architect, Vo Trong Nghia, with its annual "Building of the Year" award for 2012 on February 14. Nghia, who was born in 1976 in the central province of Quang Binh, won the prize for his "Stacking Green House," located in Ho Chi Minh City's District 2. The house, which was co-designed by Sanuki Daisuke and Nishizawa Shunri of Japan, is 20 meters high and four meters wide. The building's dozen levels of concrete planters create a vertical garden on its facade. The planters span from the side walls to cover the front and back of the building, and are spaced unevenly according to the height of the plants. Automatic irrigation sprinklers fitted inside the planters allow for easy watering and maintenance and the rooftop garden provides shelter from the noise coming from the street below. Inside the house, there are few partition walls in order to maximize views of the green facades and the building's … [Read more...] about Vietnamese architect wins award for best building of 2012