The low cost of living and stable local currency has made Vietnam more affordable for expats over the past year compared to other cities around the world, according to a survey by world-renowned consulting firm Mercer. Two foreigners pass by a Louis Vuitton shop in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1. The city ranks 100th in the recent Cost of Living Survey by consulting firm Mercer, down 40 spots from a year earlier. … [Read more...] about For expats, Vietnam is more affordable, survey finds
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 With its landmark registration made and international recognition given in 1994, Vietnam’s national domain .vn has seen remarkable growth over the past several years. >> The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam: P1 – Forerunners >> The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam: P2 – Australian professor’s contribution >> The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam – P3: The ‘semi-illegal’ era In 1993, Tran Ba Thai, one of the pioneers of the Internet in Vietnam, along with his group at NetNam, which became the country’s first Internet services provider, worked closely with Professor Rob Hurle and his associates from the Australian National University, a national research university in Canberra, to conduct … [Read more...] about The Internet turns 20 in Vietnam: P4 – National domain .vn Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail
Expats in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang are being encouraged to sign up for the first-ever “Expat Got Talent” contest to be held later this month.The event, which will carry a ‘New Year’ theme, will be held on December 17 and 18 as part of Festival Season 2017-18, the Da Nang Department of Culture and Sports said in an announcement on November 28.“The event is an artistic and cultural exchange that will contribute to strengthening solidarity and connection between expat communities in Da Nang and local people,” the document, written in English, reads.The contest is open to any foreign economic, political or social groups, non-governmental organizations or international businesses that have an office in Da Nang, and to any expats who presently live, work or study in the city.Participants must have legal residence in Da Nang or neighboring areas, according to the department.The organizer is calling for participation from all members of Da … [Read more...] about Da Nang to host ‘Expat Got Talent’ contest Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail
Vietnam is becoming an ideal destination for foreigners because of its international economic integration and cooperation. Therefore, demands for studying Vietnamese are currently increasing rapidly, especially in a dynamic city like Ho Chi Minh City. Teaching Vietnamese in a Vietnamese environment is currently attracting a lot more attention from foreigners. We would like to introduce to you some of the most prestigious Vietnamese schools in Ho Chi Minh City. 1. 123Vietnamese Established in 2010, 123Vietnamese is recognized as one of the leading institutions for teaching Vietnamese to foreigners. 123Vietnamese creates a dynamic and creative study environment and has experienced and skillful Vietnamese teachers. In addition, its carefully designed teaching material includes 16 main lessons, six cultural lessons and six revision modules. Learners can improve their Vietnamese skills while learning about Vietnam's culture, people and attractions. 123Vietnamese designs flexible … [Read more...] about Best places for expats to learn Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City
Dear Santa,I wonder how you manage to get into Vietnam. Do you use a visa on arrival, booked by your elves? Or did the said elves have to wait in line at a consulate, pay the money and come back two days later? And since you’re on the job, how do you get your work permit so quickly?Mind you, Santa, you can get the visa faster in Cambodia than in Malaysia. Singapore is the most expensive embassy I’ve visited so far and the Australian Consulate has the smallest waiting area. Good thing you don’t have to travel overland, Moc Bai Border Gate is suffocating in the heat with nowhere to sit while waiting and Lao Bao Border Gate is a nice walk down the hill and back again from where the bus stops.And there’s no food stalls for reindeer, poor things.I wonder if customs will try to stop you at the border for sack inspection, ask for a detailed list of goods and recommend a good broker on your behalf when you’re accused of bringing in second-hand goods. Good … [Read more...] about Eek! Santa’s coming to Vietnam!