VietNamNet Bridge - Two Da Nang citizens who assisted foreign travelers in distress have received thank-you letters from the city Vice Chair Dang Viet Dung. On May 6, Dung sent a letter to thank and praise Lieutenant Le Viet Trinh, a police of Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau District who opened a manhole cover to pick up the cell phone for a foreign tourist and Nguyen Thi Thong, a staff of the Hoan My hospital, for giving first aid to a foreign visitor. On April 9, at the intersection of Nguyen Chi Thanh - Ly Tu Trong in Hai Chau district, Da Nang, a Korean dropped his cellphone down the sewer. Lieutenant Trinh who was patrolling in the area borrowed a crowbar of a nearby family to open the manhole cover and picked up the phone for the foreign tourist. On April 3rd, on her way to Linh Ung Pagoda, a famous tourist site in Da Nang, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thong saw an elderly foreign woman fell off a motorbike on the road. Based on her experience, Thong was determined that the foreign … [Read more...] about Da Nang official sends thank-you letters to citizens who helped foreign visitors
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A teacher thank you card that has set a Guinness Vietnam record for its size will be on display at the HCMC Youth Cultural House in HCMC's District 1 from November 18 to 20. The event is organized by Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) to honor the dedication of VATC teachers and mark the Vietnam's Teachers Day (November 20). The debut of the card and its Guinness recognition ceremony will be held at the Youth Cultural House from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 20. The event is expected to draw 3,000 people, including government officials, local enthusiasts, city students and about 2,000 students of VATC. The festive night also features music and dance performances by young singers and bands such as Bao Thy, May Trang, Mat Ngoc, Dong Nhi and by VATC's students. The eight by ten meter card was made of 15,000 pink lotus flowers in Japanese style by around 4,000 students of VATC from HCMC, Binh Duong, Vinh Long, Can Tho and Vung Tau. Each flower is inscribed with … [Read more...] about Lotus flower thank you card sets Guinness record
Dear valued readers, Tuoi Tre News is celebrating its fifth birthday today, June 18. We have been around for five years with a mission of being a news gateway to Vietnam for everyone who wants to know what is happening in the country through accurate, updated news stories published in English. To celebrate this milestone, we have asked readers to tell us what they expect from our website, and what they think needs to be improved. And our call received an enthusiastic reply. We owe you, readers, great appreciation for this. But allow us to first show off our birthday wishes, which kept arriving and overwhelming us over the week. Another heartfelt thank you to all our valued readers. "Congrats. Long may you continue," Mark McKellar-Harding told us on Facebook, while Graeme Marr hailed our good work and Choat Gemini said she loves Tuoi Tre News and what we are doing. "It's great to find an English publication for news and happenings in Vietnam," Vickie Le said as she thanked us for … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to us! Thank you for reading Tuoi Tre News!
Most Vietnamese people weren't too enthusiastic when they heard the news that a smoking ban was on its way and you probably would not have noticed but it did actually take effect on May 1. You may not also know that there is a long-time law against kids smoking aged under 18 and that cigarette advertisements are banned; laws that are rarely enforced and one of the reasons why many skeptics sniffed at the government's plan to try and clean up the nation's health and public areas once and for all. You can't blame this indifference to what seems like an applaudable effort to cut down the number of smokers in this cigarette-obsessed nation. They have heard it all before many times. Most recently, a 2009 government decree banning smoking in public places was ignored with smoking in public still widespread and teenagers able to buy cigarettes at every shop nationwide. Enforcement was also weak with only 10 people fined for smoking in non-smoking areas in the province of Lao Cai, for … [Read more...] about Thank you for not smoking
Thank You Sister Saigon For Opening My Heart By Tinna Bondestam (*) August 10 this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Agent Orange spraying missions in Vietnam. According to the website of Agent Orange victims in Danang, from two to four million Vietnamese people have shown signs of effects at various levels from the defoliant. The following is an article relevant to the issue. I don't particularly like museums. Actually, I often find them pretty boring. When I face a new city for the first time, I prefer to find out about nice cafés where I can have my cappuccino and a good view of people. I try to ask around about where the best food markets are, where I can study the strange fishes, vegetables and spices that might be served on my dinner plates later on. Places like that will provide me with essential information about where I am in the world. How come I'm now leaving my first visit ever to Saigon with images from a museum, clustered to my heart? I really didn't … [Read more...] about Thank You Sister Saigon For Opening My Heart