Located 24 km to the south-east of Quy Nhơn, the small island of Cù Lao Xanh has an area of around 5 sq.km, which is 4km in length and the largest part of which is just 1.2km. Despite its impressively blue charm as its name and picturesque landscapes, the island has long been an unrecognized destination on Việt Nam's tourism map, and is now still considered "the island of the old and the children." Although the island is surrounded by the sea on all sides, its people are not able to make their living from the sea. According to the People's Committee of Nhơn Châu Commune, the highest annual fishery production in Cù Lao Xanh is less than 1,000 tons and that is plummeting, once reported less than 400 tons. The average monthly income of people could not even reach VNĐ1 million (US$45) and the average population once dropped to only 2,000 people. Expect the prosperity There have been marked signs of change since 2016. Along with the impressive growth of … [Read more...] about Who Is Investing in Cù Lao Xanh?
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VietNamNet Bridge - Cu Lao Xanh, which deserves to be a tourism paradise, seems to be indifferent to tourists. No one intends to develop the local infrastructure to attract travelers. Part 1: The precious gem under the beauty's pillow No infrastructure items Dan Viet's reporters felt lucky when they could find somewhere to stay when they visited the isle. If they had not informed about the trip to the Nhon Chau Commune People's Committee, they would have not got a chair to sit. The only guest house and the most luxurious one in the island is the guest house of the commune people's committee, where there are three beds. Le Van Sao, a local authorities' officer, said if travelers "accidentally" arrive in the isle, they would have to seek somewhere to stay among people's homes. If they cannot find any places, they would ask for the help from the commune authorities. "Sometimes, we have to lend our office to the travelers," Sao said. In fact, the reporters were warned by Ngo Van Quy, … [Read more...] about Part 2: The tourism paradise lacksâ¦ chairs
VietNamNet Bridge - While Cu Lao Cham (Cham Isle) in Quang Nam province receives thousands of tourists a day, Cu Lao Xanh (Green Isle) in Binh Dinh, also a wonderful natural landscape still cannot attract tourists. Local people, therefore, still have to live in poverty, though they have a gold mine. Cu Lao Xanh has another name - the Van Phi Island, located near the Xuan Dai bay in Nhon Chau commune of Quy Nhon City in Binh Dinh province. The island covers an area of 365 hectares, where 2300 people are living. It is just 17 kilometers far from Quy Nhon City and six kilometers far from Xuan Hoa commune of Phu Yen province. … [Read more...] about Part 1: The precious gem under the beauty’s pillow
VietNamNet Bridge - A Wednesday article by Live Science magazine reporting that Vietnam recorded unusually high numbers of shark attacks in 2010 is unreliable, said a local expert. It said that unprovoked assaults by sharks last year include six in Vietnam, 14 in Australia, eight in South Africa and six in Egypt. … [Read more...] about VN had unusually high numbers of shark attacks?
Lighthouse stamps spark lifelong passion (15-02-2009) by Minh Thu A picture of a beam of yellow light, shining out from a lighthouse and guiding ships safely to shore inspired Nguyen Huy Khanh to collect images and stamps of lighthouses in Viet Nam and throughout the world. With a collection of over 200 lighthouse stamps, Khanh owns every Vietnamese stamp which features a lighthouse, including Cu Lao Xanh (Quy Nhon City), Long Chau (Hai Phong City), Can Gio (Vung Tau city) and Vung Tau (Vung Tau city) as well as lighthouse stamps from countries all over the world. "Many people think that collecting stamps requires a lot of money and effort but I don't think so, it's simply my passion. I'm happy when my collection is enriched," Khanh says. "I was passionate about collecting stamps when I was a child, but I began focusing on collecting stamps of lighthouses when I began working for the HCM City Maritime Safety Company in 1983," Khanh says. As director of the company, Khanh got a chance … [Read more...] about Lighthouse stamps spark lifelong passion