The Hanoitimes - Some tourists think it would be interesting to go back to Ho Chi Minh City and explore other parts of Vietnam. Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, and Saigon Central Post Office are just few of the wonderful destinations in Ho Chi Minh for travelers taking an adventure trip, Claire Algarme wrote in an article published on Sun Star, a Philippine English-language newspaper. Sun Star lists seven must-visit locations in Ho Chi Minh City. The writer has named Ben Thanh Market the number one destination among the best seven locations across Ho Chi Minh City. “Ben Thanh Market with over a century-old structure is one of the famous destinations in Ho Chi Minh City,” Sun Star wrote. Ben Thanh market is followed by Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Tao Dan Park. Earlier, Ho Chi Minh City has been ranked 5th among the 10 hot travel destinations that are … [Read more...] about Sun Star lists seven must-visit locations in Ho Chi Minh City
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Viet Nam News To mark the National Day of the Russian Federation on June 12, Việt Nam News presents an article by Konstantin V. Vnukov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Việt Nam Russia today: traditions and modernity June 12 marks the main holiday of my beloved country – the Day of Russia. On this day, I would like to share with readers of Việt Nam News, the leading Vietnamese English-language daily, my views on the future development of Russia and her relations with our friend – Việt Nam. Throughout more than a thousand years of history, Russia has experienced many ups and downs and with pride and honor overcome numerous difficulties that often threatened its very existence. In the 13th century, we repelled the Crusaders’ invasion. Two hundred years later we emerged from dependence on the Mongolian Golden Horde, the most powerful empire in world history, survived the Time of Troubles and foreign intervention in early 17th century, … [Read more...] about Russia’s relationship with Việt Nam focused on future
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Despite being one of Vietnam’s most sought-after second home property types, condotels are prompting a number of concerns among investment experts. Despite being a popular asset type, cash flow problems for initial condotel investment years are raising worries Condotels are a blend of hotel and condominium accommodation, with the service standards of a hotel but the independence of a condominium. According to Can Van Luc, an expert from Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, despite the high financial capacity of their owners, some condotel projects may not be free of risk. “The current committed yield of up to 15 per cent is too high. Buyers may think that this high yield could be from the good management, but I think that this yield indicates substantial risk,” Luc said. This comes from two factors: firstly, the above yield is much higher than that offered by banks, and secondly, the higher the committed yield, the more risk it can bear. Luc also said … [Read more...] about Condotels concerning to experts
The singer’s win follows the huge success of her recently-released album, Tam 9, which sold over 12,000 copies. The album was ranked 10th on Billboard’s World Albums chart in the third week of January based on sales data compiled by Nielsen Music, according to Billboard.com.“Tam 9 was a special thing for me, and these awards have been a supplement to it,” said the 37-year-old singer, expressing her sincere thanks to the support of her audience “who have held special affection for me.” The prestigious Devotion Music Awards ceremony is held annually by Vietnam News Agency's The Thao Van Hoa (Sport & Culture) daily. The four-member indie pop band Ngot (Sweet) band also won two awards, New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with their tune Em Dao Nay (You Recently). “This would have seemed unbelievable to our band just several months ago,” said the representative of the Hanoi-based band. “Our awards today will serve as … [Read more...] about Devotion Award winners announced