I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
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Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son (C) works with doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on January 23. Photo: Tuoi Tre / Thien Chuong While the son is said to have already recovered, the father has also been conscious, able to breathe smoothly with the assistance of an oxygen ventilator, and had steady blood pressure. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s first novel coronavirus patient has recovered
Dong Ky Village used to have a contest for making and firing cannons. According to a legend, the tradition was a commemoration of General Thien Cuong who led the army and began a fight against invaders by firing a cannon on the fourth of the first lunar month during the reign of King Hung, the mythical founder of the first Vietnamese state - Van Lang. … [Read more...] about Northern villagers ring in lucky year by lugging giant cannons
In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue – who was later Emperor Quang Trung led his Tay Son troop to launch a surprise attack and defeated more than 29,000 invading soldiers in a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, liberating the imperial city of Thang Long and regaining national independence and freedom. … [Read more...] about Gia Lai Province celebrates Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory
The slowdown makes it difficult for carriers to make bigger profits. Vietjet’s gross profit margin in the first nine months of last year was 14.24%, down from 15.48% in 2017, while the rate of Vietnam Airlines in the third quarter last year also dropped by almost one percentage point year-on-year, with costs rising faster than revenues. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese aviation market experiences competition rage