Before one of Vietnam’s biggest bike races got underway in Hanoi on Sunday, a favorite for the overall title, Pérez of Team VUS, spoke to VnExpress International about his preparations, and how he became a member of the Vietnamese cycling peloton. The 2019 HTV Cup winner also weighed in on the impact of a Vietnamese diet, chasing KOM’s for wealthy Hanoi businessmen and what he describes as Vietnam’s toughest climb. Months before the start of the annual VTV Ton Hoa Sen Cup, which began with a 30-lap criterium around the Hoan Kiem Lake, the locally contracted Pérez was preparing alone, far away from the hustle of Hanoi. During June and July this year, when the wet season calls for a hiatus in Vietnam, Pérez took himself home to his native Cantabria, the mountainous region of northern Spain that hugs the North Atlantic coast between Bilbao and Gijon. Blessed with the kind of terrain that can make cyclists weep and rejoice in equal measure, Cantabria is … [Read more...] about Cycling in Vietnam is all about adaptation
Where is ho chi minhs body
The public reopening follows an inspection conducted by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Wednesday. The management board of the mausoleum in a meeting with Phuc stated that President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body is being maintained in the best condition and the technological system and equipment are working well. "Security around the Ba Dinh Square and the adjacent Monument to the Fallen Hero is ensured." The board has suggested the building of an underground parking lot at the Ba Dinh Square to serve locals and tourists who come from far and wide to see the mausoleum. President Ho Chi Minh passed away on September 3, 1969. In the following days, his body was embalmed by Soviet Union experts and a special Vietnamese medical team under a joint agreement between the two governments. His body is placed in a glass coffin at the mausoleum named after him in Hanoi. Opened in 1973, the granite memorial was inspired by Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow and built on the spot where Ho Chi … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to reopen after annual repairs
Late President Hồ Chí Minh worked at his house in 1957. — VNS File Photo HÀ NỘI – In early 1941, Hồ Chí Minh walked across the Chinese border and entered the jungle of north Việt Nam determined to lead a revolution: to drive foreign invaders out of his country and liberate it, or to die trying. At that time, the vast majority people in Viet Nam were not familiar with the name Hồ Chí Minh. In 1969, everybody in the country cried over his death. He died six years before his dream finally came true. In 1975, the Vietnamese liberation forces took the South Vietnamese city of Saigon and renamed it Hồ Chí Minh City in his honour. He might not have lived to witness what he spent his life fighting for, but his legacy remains. The testament In 1965, Hồ Chí Minh started to write his last testament. The first draft was only 800 words long. Over the next … [Read more...] about Hồ Chí Minh’s testament lives on 50 years later
By Patrick Burke CEO, HSBC US ,By Pham Hong Hai CEO, HSBC Vietnam A memorandum of understanding between Singapore and the United States, signed in early April, will see the two countries’ infrastructure agencies work together to facilitate private sector deals across the region in areas such as energy, water, transportation, and urban development. It follows other US announcements of infrastructure financing for the Indo-Pacific region, including its July 2018 trilateral agreement with Australia and Japan. The commercial opportunities for the region and Vietnam, in particular, will be significant and wide-ranging. The ASEAN is the fourth-largest export market of the US. Trade with the ASEAN supports more than half a million American jobs, and nearly 4,700 American companies in the region. Southeast Asia is the top destination for US foreign direct investment in Asia. Moving forward, the ASEAN presents the US with a low-cost production option, a growing consumer base, and … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam ready for American infrastructure foray?
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Nối Music Fair Oct 21, 1pm Rec Room, 49 Lang Yen Phu Street A full day of Live Original Music & Workshops Hanoi- A Night of Ballet “Bolero & Suite en Blanc” October 17 and 18, 8pm Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district A Night of Ballet “Bolero & Suite en Blanc”, featuring artistic director - Meritorious Artist, Tran Ly Ly, and dancers from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. “Bolero” is a play that shows simplicity but power from beginning to end. You will see the power of the artists through their simple but inspirational ballet moves. Meanwhile, the romantic ballet “Suite en Blanc’ shows the beauty, perfection and elegance of the classical ballet language through strong and powerful body language of the male and female artists, providing audiences an unforgettable evening. Ticket: VND 200,000 – VND 300,000 – VND … [Read more...] about What’s on October 15-21 (Daily updated)