For the first time in Vietnam an entrepreneur ordered a Phantom car of the Rolls-Royce with highest price and also for the first time Mr. Colin Kelly Reglonal, Rolls-Royce's director of Asia-Pacific region visits Vietnam. Could you talk some about the operation of Rolls-Royce? The Rolls-Royce has started for 102 years in the United Kingdom. So far only 100,000 Rolls-Royce cars have been produced. However, their value has increased as time passes by. Biggest markets for Rolls-Royce are the US, the Middle East and the mother country. Rolls-Royce's customers are rich industrial bosses, traders' families, singing stars, movie stars and sports stars. We have established 80 agents with 6,000 staff all over the world. In 2007, we produced 1,010 cars. In Asia-Pacific region, we have three branches in China, Singapore and Japan. For the first time in Vietnam one customer orders a Phantom car of the Rolls-Royce worth 500,000 USD. Could you talk about the particularities of the car? Phantom car … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce Phantom director: Vietnam is our destination
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British carmaker Rolls-Royce on Wednesday sold the most valuable car it brought to Vietnam at the launch of its first official showroom in Hanoi, the capital city of the Southeast Asian country. … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce sells priciest car at launch in Hanoi
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businessmen not only have big money and power, but they also know well how to use the money to entertain themselves and show up their upper class. The man who kicks off the private helicopter movement At that moment, Duc was listed among the Vietnamese most influential businessmen with the hugest assets. He was then also topped the list of the Vietnamese 100 stock millionaires. When asked why he spent so much money to buy a helicopter, Duc said he needed it for his business. "I bought it for my business, not just to satisfy my habit. I don't have so much money to buy an aircraft just to go sightseeing on it," he said. The second man who owns private aircraft In 2010, the second private helicopter officially appeared in Vietnam. It was a helicopter of Tran Dinh Long, President of Hoa Phat Group who bought it for VND17.4 billion. The time when Long bought the helicopter also marked an important milestone in his life: his name was listed among the … [Read more...] about The Vietnamese most famous “men of pleasure”
A 2008 model Rolls-Royce Phantom arrived at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport just a few days ago. Worth US$1.5 million after tax, it took the title of Vietnam's most expensive car. Vietnam's high fliers are snapping up luxury cars, such as these BMWs, like never before. … [Read more...] about Phantom drives Vietnam’s car craze to new heights
City bids fond farewell to Year of the Pig (06-02-2008) 2007 was a year of robust development and growing prosperity for the nation's largest city. HCM CITY — Downtown HCM City is overflowing with locals and foreigners streaming in to enjoy the tree-lined streets decorated with lanterns, decorative balloons, flower displays and terra-cotta figures of the rat, the zodiac animal this lunar new year. Markets and supermarkets were still overcrowded with shoppers hastily stocking up on food, fruit and clothes bought with last-minute Tet work bonuses. "During the last two weeks, sales of goods at our supermarket chains have increased by 40 to 50 per cent," says a manager of a Co-op mart store. The city of 8 million is celebrating the end of a record economic year, which had a growth rate of 12.6 per cent, the highest in the last ten years despite various challenges brought by globalisation. "That figure makes up 21 per cent of the nation's GDP," said Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the city … [Read more...] about City bids fond farewell to Year of the Pig
Ryu Hashimoto, Japanese, HCM City I saw big size paper motorcycles, cars, mobile phones and houses burnt as offerings when I came to Viet Nam. After my Vietnamese wife explained things, I realised comparisons could be made with the Bon festival in the middle of August. Next week Over the past few years, privately-owned apartments have been traded illegally in Viet Nam, especially in big cities like Ha Noi. This business is likely to be made legal following the decree that recognises these mini-apartments and has since caused prices for them to skyrocket. These apartments are in high demand as many people, especially those with middle-incomes, can afford them when most of the land and houses in Ha Noi are very expensive. The demand for mini-apartments has almost doubled that of normal apartments, which only wealthy people can afford. Clients who buy these apartments are usually newly married couples, migrants and students. Most of the apartments are located in crowed residential … [Read more...] about Are offerings to the dearly departed getting out of hand?
Next week Have you ever seen a Rolls Royce Phantom being sold for VND200,000 (US$10) on the streets of Ha Noi? Does that seem too cheap? What do you think about people buying a paper version of the car only to burn it with the hope that people in the other world will be able to ride in a "real" Rolls Royce? Every July 15 according to the lunar calendar (this year it fell on August 24 on the Gregorian calendar), Vietnamese people have a tradition of holding a ceremony to worship their ancestors' spirits in the other world. The ceremony is calledVu Lan (Thanksgiving). During the Vu Lan ceremony, and most other ancestor worshipping ceremonies as well, people burn paper products with the belief their ancestors will receive them. In the past, people only burned paper money and paper-clothes. However, these days they also burn paper replicas of the most modern cars, villas, and air-conditioners available. The original rituals were meant to be modest and reveal the good attitude people felt … [Read more...] about Viet Nam must deal with waste time-bomb
Luxury villas, flatscreen TVs and mobile phones will all go up in smoke this Tet lunar New Year as newly affluent Vietnamese burn paper models of the latest mod-cons for their dead relatives. In a sign of Vietnam's growing wealth, especially in the big cities, the product range of 'hang ma' votive offerings burnt for ancestors has shifted from common household items to a catalogue of high-end luxury goods. Peach blossom, as seen here in Hanoi, is a popular decorative item during the Lunar New Year festival … [Read more...] about Mod-cons for the dead a sign of good life in modern Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge ' Having private aircraft, possessing islands, traveling in a Rolls & Royce, owning yachts and attracting the media like the portraits of the showbiz world ' this is the common portrait of the Vietnamese millionaires. The villas in West Lake area … [Read more...] about How rich are the Vietnamese millionaires?
1.The Vietnam Motor Show 2014 saw record sales with more than 560 sales contracts signed during the five-day event, double the number recorded at the 2013 show. This trend is seen as a positive indicator of the domestic automobile industry's recovery.2. The Vietnam Motorbike Festival 2014 attracted many famous brands including Ducati, KTM and Benelli. The event organiser held two competitions: Art of Speed and Pimp My Ride. The Art of Speed contest was open to beautiful motorbike models modified by motorbike enthusiasts. The winner, who received the "best of the best" award, was chosen according to criteria such as design concept, the style of fine-tuning, the body kit, the graphic design, and the accessories. Meanwhile, the Pimp My Ride contest evaluated the most unique design ideas of the year. Based on the submitted concept and design sketch, the organiser selected the best entry and put the designer in touch with producers seeking good designs. 3. The Vietnam General … [Read more...] about Viet Nam’s top 10 auto events of 2014