The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold wave, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is well on the way to become Asia’s next tiger with strong economic growth, a rapidly growing middle class and relatively affordable pricing. Vietnam’s prime segment to see strong demand in 2019 as more foreign investors come Is it time to invest in Vietnam’s prime homes? A latest Savills research showed that Vietnam’s prime residential segment is of great attention in comparison with regional markets like Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, and Bangkok. Illustrative photo Apartment prices in HCM City and Hanoi are generally still lower than regional peers such as Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, making Vietnam relatively attractive to international investors, according to Savills Vietnam. “New home prices in Ho Chi Minh City’s CBD now average around US$5,500-US$ 6,500/sq.m, a fraction of the eye watering levels seen in Hong Kong where prices are at all-time highs,” said Neil Macgregor, managing … [Read more...] about How attractive is Vietnam’s luxury residential segment amid global slowing trend?
VietNamNet Bridge - ROBO Café, the first café in Hanoi where visitors were served by a robot named Mortar, no longer exists. Customers drink coffee and fish swim below The robotic coffee shop attracted a large number of customers with a robot serving drinks to the tables. The robot was controlled by a touchscreen. It used a battery and moved along a metal line on the floor. But it shut down just after six months of operation. The temperature inside Ice Coffee is always at minus 10oC. Visitors to the café these days have to wear coats to keep warm, while Hanoians suffer from the summer heat with the outdoor temperature reaching 40oC. However, ROBO had to compete with hundreds of other cafes. RELATED NEWS Hanoi's icy coffee shop proves popular during heat wave Amazing coffee shops in Saigon Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Ice, robot, reptile cafes: how long can they last?
Laboring over the age-old question "What do women look for in men?", scientists added an item to the list Wednesday: legs slightly longer than average, with a good shin-to-thigh ratio. Long arms, however, fail to impress. In an online survey, some 800 American women preferred faceless male figures "when their legs are slightly longer than average" - but not too long, said studyco-author Thomas Versluys of the University of Cambridge. The women, aged 19-76 from different racial groups, were asked to judge the attractiveness of computer-generated male silhouettes with slight differences in leg- and arm length. The respondents preferred legs that were just above the average length, but not too long. They also found figures most attractive "when the ratio between the lower and upper limb segment - shin and thigh - was average," Versluys told AFP. However, "we also found that arm length has no effect on attractiveness." In the study of sexual selection in humans, limb proportions are known … [Read more...] about Long legs turn women’s heads, arm length immaterial: study
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20, and was first introduced by the United Nations in 2013. To mark the occasion, let’s take a look at Vietnam’s levels of happiness in reports compiled by global experts. In the most recent index published earlier this month, Vietnam ranks 95th out of 156 countries in terms of happiness, according to the World Happiness Report 2018 (WHR), an initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. This is a slight drop compared to last year when it ranked 94th. The country also ranks 102nd in terms of changes in happiness, down 0.258 points from 2008-2010. According to the report, the happiest country in the world is Finland, followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Vietnam’s WHR ranking this year is lower than in other Asian countries such as Singapore (34th), Malaysia (35th), Thailand (46th) and China (86th), but higher then in neighboring Laos (110th) and Cambodia (120th). The WHR ranks … [Read more...] about Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?