Nguyen Nhat Huyen, the commercial deputy director of the Northern Helicopter Company, noted that with the launch of the "Red River HeliTour" from Gia Lam airport, visitors will be able to experience flying on a light, modern helicopter which was manufactured by the US firm Bell. The Red River HeliTour offers visitors the chance of viewing beautiful landscapes through the spacious glass of a Bell 505 aircraft from a height. Notable landmarks on a tour include Long Bien bridge, Bat Trang pottery village, the Ecopark urban area, and Vinhomes Riverside residential area. Le Quoc Khanh, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, said that operating in the field of aviation sector under the Ministry of Defense, the firm has great potential to help develop the tourism industry nationwide due to the country’s numerous beautiful landscapes which are internationally recognised as "natural wonders" and sites of "world cultural and natural heritage". The enterprise has … [Read more...] about New air service offers spectacular views of Red River
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A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Sticky rice mixed with trám đen is a speciality of Cao Bắng. Photos baocaobang.vn Viet Nam News By Thanh Hà Cao Bằng is not only well known for its natural beauty at sites such as Bản Giốc Waterfall, Pác Bó Caves and Thang Hen Lake, but also its trám đen, a wild fruit that the Tày and Nùng ethnic groups pick in the forest to cook into many tasty dishes like trám kho (braised with pork rinds) and xôi trám, a favourite dish of guests and travellers. When I was a little girl, each time my grandmother cooked braised trám đen with pork rinds, my sisters and brothers would crowd around the tray, mouths watering as they waited for the dish. It was so tasty that each of us could eat four or five bowls. My grandmother had to prevent my young brothers from eating too much because she was afraid they would suffer from indigestion. Boiled trám đen and … [Read more...] about Xôi trám, a specialty of Cao Bằng
First phase of metro city project in HCMC to be completed by Q3 2021. Zeitgeist, the largest metro city in Saigon South and developed by Vietnam GS Industry (VGSI) - a subsidiary of the prestigious GS E&C in South Korea - will add more green space in Nha Be district as per the company’s commitment to incorporating nature as the new standard of living. With a total area of 349 ha, divided into five development stages, and with an expected population of up to 68,000 citizens, Zeitgeist is one of the largest projects in the South Saigon area. Phase 1.1 of the project, called “Zeit River County 1”, will cover 17.9 ha and comprise 359 villas, townhouses, and shophouses. Built to be a modern urban area, 70 per cent of Zeitgeist is green with ample public space and relaxing facilities. The project incorporates solar panels to ensure sustainable energy sources while designing homes to have airy views, optimized for fresh air and natural light. “We believe … [Read more...] about Zeitgeist metro city to add more green space
A male passenger has been fined VND8.5m (USD367) for sexually harassing a female passenger on a Vietjet flight from Hanoi to HCM City. illustrative image The 34-year-old man touched the thigh of the woman sitting next to him during a flight on August 31. His action was witnessed by a third passenger in the row. The woman quickly reported the incident to the crew. The flight attendant filed a report and transferred the case to the Southern Airports Authority after landing at Tan Son Nhat Airport. According to the Southern Airport Authority, the male passenger's action was harassment of the female passenger. However, it was not serious enough to be a criminal offence. The male passenger was fined VND8.5m. In late July, a male passenger named Vu Anh Cuong was also caught sexually harassing a woman and a flight attendant in a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi to HCM City. The captain then refused to transport Cuong. The crew member and the ground staff filed a report and asked Cuong … [Read more...] about Passenger fined VND8.5m for sexual harrassment