South China Morning Post lists must-do things in Hanoi. Writer Ed Peters from South China Morning Post — Hong Kong's English-language paper has recommended travelers what and how to explore Hanoi during 48 hours of weekend. There’s the usual lucky dip of low-cost carriers and rather pricier ones touching down at Noi Bai International Airport 60 minutes after taking off from Chek Lap Kok (and vice versa) flying at a theoretical 873km/h between Hong Kong and Hanoi. Jetstar’s US$150 return seems very reasonable, though a 7kg baggage allowance doesn’t leave much room for souvenir shopping. South China Morning Post advises travelers that there are many places you can stay in Hanoi, such as Metropole hotel. Heritage buffs won’t need to be told about the Metropole – opened at the turn of the 20th century and since restored well beyond its former glory – there’s air-con for a start. According to the Hong Kong-based newspaper, during 48 … [Read more...] about Which are must-do things in Hanoi in 48 hours?
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Back to English Comments Travel & Life - December 30, 2018 | 09:16 am GMT+7 Mui Ne is already a top beach destination in Vietnam, but the town has much more to offer. For starters, it is home to historical vestiges including remnants of the Champa Kingdom that once ruled south-central Vietnam. The added attractions of the town, part of Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuan Province, can be enjoyed at any time of the year, as Mui Ne enjoys a tropical hot climate all year round, but the best time to visit is from April to August. From August to December, it is a better destination for adventurous travelers who like to surf and/or engage in other extreme sports.But to really enjoy Mui Ne to the full, here’s a selection of ten places you can add to your itinerary. 1. Hon Rom isletThis islet, located in Mui Ne Ward, is an islet that offers unspoilt landscapes of beaches and mountains. Early morning and late afternoon are great times to be here, because the sunrise and sunset … [Read more...] about How to enjoy a Mui Ne holiday to the fullest – VnExpress International
Experts want to reduce number of export inspections Experts have suggested changing the number of and the time spent for inspections of export activities, including customs clearance, to help reduce costs for enterprises. Speaking at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh on December 20, Tran Ngoc Liem, deputy director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) HCM City, said that overlapping inspection procedures were causing problems for enterprises. The General Department of Vietnam Customs said that procedures accounted for up to 50 percent of customs clearance time. Many shipments have been inspected, but still have not been cleared, it said. Even after three months, State agencies are still conducting inspection checks. Phan Duc Hieu, deputy head of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), said the proportion of imports and exports subject to specialised inspections at customs clearance was up to 30-35 percent and would be reduced to 15 percent under a … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/12
Vietnam’s Macroeconomic Policies-Third Quarter 2018 under scrutiny HCM City Securities Corp tops derivatives market share HCM City Securities Corporation (HSC) had the biggest market share on the derivatives market in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Ha Noi Stock Exchange. Of the 11 securities companies that are allowed to operate in the derivatives market, HSC held a 25.35 per cent market share. HSC was followed by VNDirect Securities JSC (23.98 per cent), MB Securities JSC (15.88 per cent) and Saigon Securities Inc (15.40 per cent). Other securities firms with less than 10 per cent market share included VPBank Securities JSC (9.87 per cent), BIDV Securities JSC (4.65 per cent) and Viet Capital Securities Co (2.84 per cent). The three new securities companies whose operation on the derivatives market had been accepted earlier by the HNX were Viet Dragon Securities JSC, KIS Vietnam Securities Co and Vietcombank Securities Co Ltd. Those three … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 16/10
Talented: Nguyen Bach Lan, also known as Ma Bay (Seventh Mum) from Ben Tre‘s Chau Thanh District, often uses coconut to make dishes, including cakes for her family. Whenever I think of coconuts, Ben Tre Province immediately comes to mind. Though coconut trees can be found nearly everywhere in the country, only in Ben Tre can you find the special species of palm tree that is characteristic of the region. Located in the southwestern part of the Mekong Delta, about 90km west of HCM City, Ben Tre has ong been famed for its delicious variety of coconut dishes. Travelling from HCM City, you will soon notice the shadows of coconut trees as you cross the Rạch Mieu Bridge over the Tien River linking the two Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Ben Tre. All around you are lush, verdant paddy fields and boats quietly gliding on waterways, a perfect gateway to a relaxing vacation or weekend retreat away from the big city. One of the area’s most famous products is keo dua (coconut … [Read more...] about Ben Tre: Vietnam’s coconut kingdom