Veteran striker Nguyen Anh Duc scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to give Vietnam a nail-biting 1-0 victory over Thailand in their 2019 King’s Cup encounter at Chang Arena in Buriram on June 5 night. Seconds before the final whistle, Anh Duc rose powerfully to meet Xuan Truong’s corner with an emphatic finish that proved cunning enough to beat Thai goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan. Together with the 2018 AFF Cup triumph, the convincing win against Thailand on Wednesday helped Park Hang-seo’s Vietnamese side affirm themselves as the “true king” of Southeast Asian football. Thailand headed into the match with strong determination to avenge their losses to the Vietnamese side at the U-19 and U-23 levels. Vietnam dominated ball possession in the first half, but it was the Thai side who came close to opening the scoring, with Supachai Jaided striking the post after 18 minutes and Thitipan Puangchan skewing a powerful volley narrowly wide from outside the box … [Read more...] about Anh Duc’s stoppage-time goal grabs win for Vietnam over Thailand
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The overcrowding at some tourism sites in recent years has raised a debate about whether Vietnam’s tourism has reached its critical point. Twelve years ago, Anh Lan, director of a travel firm in HCMC, began sending international tourists to Nha Trang City. Later, realizing that tourists like the sea city, she decided to focus on bringing tourists there. HCMC reported that it has received 4.25 million foreign travelers in the first half of 2019 and a much higher number of domestic travelers. Hanoi received 14.4 million travelers, Quang Binh 8.5 million, Khanh Hoa 3.4 million, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 8.46 million and Kien Giang 4.29 million. In a special report on tourism development in Vietnam, the World Bank commented that in the last decade, Vietnam witnessed a boom in the number of domestic and foreign travelers. The number of domestic travelers soared from 20.5 million in 2008 to 80 million last year, thanks to the rapid increase of the middle class. However, though … [Read more...] about Is it time to curb the number of tourists?
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 6 December 2019 - Kaohsiung's soft power is once again on the international stage! The latest issue of the well-known American Time Magazine named Kaohsiung's well-known National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) as one of World's Greatest Places 2019. Taiwan's Pride, Weiwuying, became the first Taiwan attraction to appear on Time magazine's list.National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has become an important platform connecting Taiwan and international culture. It uses cultural soft power to speak for Taiwan. It has successfully attracted many foreign tourists and international performers. In order to continue enriching cultural elements, Kaohsiung will establish a unique Marine Culture and Pop Music Center in 2020. It is located at the junction of Love River and Kaohsiung Port, leading the city's style and future trend. It will help Kaohsiung to become an Asia-Pacific pop music creation and performance center and … [Read more...] about Time Magazine named Weiwuying as one of World’s Greatest Places 2019
Other News Online shopping day kicks off today The Saigon Times Daily Friday, Dec 6, 2019,14:20 (GMT+7) Online shopping day kicks off todayThe Saigon Times Daily A customer selects clothing products on the Sendo ecommerce platform. Online Friday 2019, the largest online shopping event this year, takes place today, December 6 – PHOTO: SENDO HCMC - Online Friday 2019, the largest online shopping event this year, takes place today, December 6, with over 1,000 brands offering discounts of up to 70% on 50,000 products, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh noted at the opening ceremony in Hanoi on December 5. Minister Anh stated that over the past six years, Online Friday has developed in terms of both quantity and quality, VietnamPlus news site reported. The number of participating firms, products, orders and sales has edged up each year, he said, adding that control over fake prices has also been prioritized. … [Read more...] about Online shopping day kicks off today
International Everton sack manager Silva after Merseyside derby humbling The Saigon Times Daily Friday, Dec 6, 2019,14:26 (GMT+7) Everton sack manager Silva after Merseyside derby humbling The Saigon Times Daily Everton manager Marco Silva reacts at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain November 9, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva the day after dropping into the relegation zone following a 5-2 defeat at Merseyside rivals Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Silva, who arrived at Goodison Park in May 2018, has left with the team languishing 18th in the table on 14 points after they lost nine of their 15 league games this season. "Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the Club," Everton said on their website. “Majority Shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Chairman Bill Kenwright and the Board of Directors would like to … [Read more...] about Everton sack manager Silva after Merseyside derby humbling