Of the three Vietnamese social networks, Lotus has attracted the highest attention from the media and the public. Gapo, which was launched months before Lotus, has announced it has 2 million users, a very encouraging figure after two months of operation. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese social networks: what do they need to do to succeed?
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Over the past 27 years, the AVSHO and its 46 provincial chapters have become trustworthy friends for philanthropists, the disabled and orphan children. In 2018, the association raised VND 591 billion and provided support for over 4.1 million handicapped people, orphans and other vulnerable groups. … [Read more...] about Music program raises VND 25.7 billion for orphans, people with disabilities
Talking with VIR, Nong Viet Yen, Secretary of Mu Cang Chai Party Committee in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, shared the local people’s desire for support and implied that understanding the needs and aspirations of the community plays a crucial role in helping businesses plan out sufficient programmes and offer meaningful contributions to society. “We sometimes receive clothes donated by philanthropists – however, these items are not always necessary because local people here are mostly ethnic minorities, and they wear their own traditional costumes,” said Yen. “What we really need is access to clean water. For this reason, we have negotiated with two organisations for equipping water purification systems at local schools so that the students have clean water to drink.” … [Read more...] about Setting off New Year with hearts full of warmth
For almost all Vietnamese expatriates enjoying Tet at home, an end of the year meal is very important. In the memory of overseas Vietnamese, Nguyen Ngoc Duc, though living in the subsidy period was difficult, people still tried to have enough traditional dishes for a year-end meal, including chung cake, pickled onions, frozen meat, bamboo shoot soup, sticky rice with gac fruit, in the hope of a prosperous New Year. Nowadays, the year-end meal still plays an important role in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people. This is not just a family meal but also an opportunity for people to gather together after a busy and hectic year. On New Year's Eve, children and grandchildren worshipping their ancestors is the most sacred moment of the year, reminding them about the nation's precious tradition of "When drinking water, remember its source," Duc said. … [Read more...] about OVs wish to return home to welcome Tet
Vietnam has the opportunity to develop well-established tourist infrastructure to increase its visitors exponentially over the next few years. The country is opening and urbanising new local destinations which had not been yet developed over the past years, such as Quy Nhon, Ho Tram, Ba Vi, etc. Melia Hotel International has strongly followed this trend positioning our brand in these new destinations. Along with the aforementioned Melia Ho Tram in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Melia Ba Vi located 1.5 hours from Hanoi is rapidly becoming a popular destination. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s upscale tourism on the rise