SOCIETY IN BRIEF 24/12

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Vietnamese citizen honoured in RoK A Vietnamese man was honoured with the award "2012 Hero Neighbours" by S-Oil Corporation in Seoul, Republic of Korea (RoK), on December 21. Prize money, totalling 145,000 USD, was given to 19 brave citizens who had made noble sacrifices and showed great courage to help people in danger. Tran Dinh Tam from Hai Phong city of Vietnam is a sailor currently working in Mokpo city, Jeolla province. He was awarded for his brave rescue of a 76-year-old Koreanman … [Read more...]

Christmas spirit captured in various localities

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The jubilant atmosphere of Christmas is overwhelming various localities nationwide together with activities to make this occasion merry and happy. Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, Ha Van Nui, offered Christmas greetings to dignitaries of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) in Hanoi on December 22. Pastor Nguyen Huu Mac, Head of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) informed Nui of its 2012 humanitarian activities that included assisting … [Read more...]

US and Vietnam partner on humanitarian assistance in Ha Tinh

Throughout August US Navy Seabees, active duty and reserve US Air Force members, and Vietnamese military members have been working together to complete multiple humanitarian assistance projects in support of Pacific Unity 2011 in Ha Tinh Province. According to a press release from American Embassy in Hanoi, the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, US Air Force reservists from the 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and active duty airmen are part of the Engineering … [Read more...]

Basking in the beauty of Ha Tien

The 17th century town, which lies sandwiched between the Gulf of Thailand and Dong Ho Lake, is blessed with spectacular scenery. The light of the moon is like a magic wand that casts a pall of silver on everything around, turning the earth into a new mysterious, alluring world. The obscure sounds of the night play their hand as well, casting a spell on me as I sat on the banks of the Dong Ho Lake in Ha Tien Town, KienGiangProvince. The water is laminated with a layer of quicksilver. … [Read more...]

Party leader urges effective implementation of Resolution 26 in Kien Giang

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged Kien Giang province to effectively implement the Party Central Committee's Resolution 26 on agriculture, farmers and rural areas. Party leader praises An Giang's agricultural achievements During his two-day working visit to southern provinces, Mr Trong worked with Kien Giang's provincial leaders on August 28. Kien Giang has promoted its potential and created many cooperatives and economic groups which are operating effectively, which has … [Read more...]

Saigontourist offers pilgrimage tours

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In Vietnam, the first month of the Lunar New Year is time to make pilgrimages to pagodas to pray for a happy life, good luck and good health in the year ahead. Pilgrimage tourism is becoming a part of modern Vietnamese culture and an attractive tourist product for foreigners. Pilgrimage tours to the north visit famous pagodas and temples, providing inner peace and interesting architecture such as Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, But Thap Pagoda in Bac Ninh Province, Temple of Literature, Tran … [Read more...]

Tourism cooperation between Can Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang

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On Nov 24th, the Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Investment,trade and Tourism Promotion Centers ofCan Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang held a Conference on "Tourism Cooperation between Can Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang" in Can Tho city, which aims to create favourable conditions to promote mutual understanding, business agreements, linking tourist routes. Tea festival will take place in Dec 2010, in Bao Loc city, Lam Dong province introducing picnic, sports and eco-tourism tours in Da … [Read more...]

Ice-sculptured world heritages at HCM City’s park

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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's relics like Khue Van Cac, Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), One Pillar Pagoda and many world cultural heritages which are sculptured in huge blocks of ice are now displayed at HCM City's Dam Sen Park. These works were made by 20 Vietnamese and Chinese artists in one month, using 750 tons of ice and 2000 bulbs. … [Read more...]

Taking pilgrimage tours in spring

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In the first month of the lunar calendar, Vietnamese people traditionally go to sanctuaries to pray for good health and prosperity. Pilgrimage tourism is becoming a nice traditional feature and this is also an attractive tourist product to international tourists. Stillness of sacred places and incense rising into the sky take people's sensation back to the real ego of life, wanting to escape daily stresses and miseries to find peace and precious silence for their souls. Therefore, … [Read more...]

Bringing Kien Giang’s Image to the World

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With the aim to tap potential and strength of the southern province of Kien Giang, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co., Ltd has continuously diversified its tourism products, raised service quality and helped to bring Kien Giang province's image to the world. Tapping potential and advantages Being a leading travel firm, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co.,Ltd has developed an operation network in the major localities of Rach Gia, Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City. The company has also expanded … [Read more...]