Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam inspects the treatment of dengue fever at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. (Photo: SGGP) Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made a field trip with his delegation to inspect the prevention of dengue fever and vaccination against Covid-19 in Ho Chi Minh City on June 30, accompanied by Standing Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and Vice Chairwoman of HCMC People's Committee Phan Thi Thang. Dengue fever cases increased by 172.5 percent MD-Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Deputy Director of the Department of Health of HCMC, informed that by June 29, the cumulative number of dengue cases in the city was 20,952, an increase of 172.5 percent compared to the same period last year, including ten deaths. Districts with high dengue cases include Binh Tan, Binh Chanh, District 12, Hoc Mon, Thu Duc City, Cu Chi, and Tan Phu. It is because the work of killing mosquito larvae and mosquitoes has not become a habit in people's awareness and actions. Besides the … [Read more...] about Covid-19 might recur if people neglect vaccination: Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam
After suffering severe burns across his face as a child, Ngo Quy Hai, a 27-year-old from Vietnam’s Central Highlands, has managed to shed the physical and emotional burden of his injury and become the successful owner of Sunhouse Coffee – a well-known pastry shop in Plei Kan Town, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province. Hai burned his face when he was just a few months old after falling out of a walker and landing face first on a boiling pot of porridge. His parents rushed him to Children’s Hospital No. 1 in Ho Chi Minh City where he received medical treatment for almost two years. While doctors at the hospital were able to save Hai’s life, his injuries left him so scary that other children refused to play with him. Hai’s parents pulled him out of school as a first grader to keep him from being bullied by other children and the result was that Hai became a recluse, worried that strangers would tease him for his injuries. Hai eventually made friends with Hoang Xuyen, a … [Read more...] about After a life spent hiding, Vietnamese burn victim steps into the spotlight with bakery
Folding bikes are compact and light and do not take up too much space. The management board of Hanoi's Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line, the first in Vietnam, has allowed passengers to take folding bikes on trains, according to Vu Hong Truong, general director of Hanoi Metro Company, operator of the system. The move is aimed at providing commuters with more convenient and easier access to the public transport system because this is the only metro route in Hanoi for now, Truong said, adding that it has yet to be interconnected with other modes of public transportation. “Cat Linh-Ha Dong is the first metro line to be put into operation in Vietnam, thus, improvements still need to be made during the operation of the system. Folding bikes are usually compact and light and will not take up too much space,” Truong elaborated. He noted that, however, the operator will deny service to passengers carrying large and bulky bikes on the train. Passengers on a train of the … [Read more...] about Folding bikes allowed on Hanoi’s sky train
A poor man and his son who are both suffering from health problems have just received VND62 million (USD2,696) from the public after their story was published on Dantri/Dtinews. Representatives from Dantri/Dtinews visited Hoang and his son and gave the donations on June 29. Hoang Xuan Ha, 48, suffers from various diseases including diabetes, heart problems and a stroke. He weighs only 28 kilos. His nine-year-old son also weighs only 20 kilos due to malnutrition. Ha and his son live in a seriously deteriorating house in Village 2 in Hai Phong City's Kien Thuy District after his wife left with their small daughter to live with her parents. Representatives from Dantri/Dtinews visited Hoang and his son and gave the donations on June 29. Expressing his sincere thanks to the kind donors, Ha said that after his story was shared in the newspaper, he received many phone calls and gifts from people in and out of the country. "I've never received so much care and … [Read more...] about Ill man and son receive support
The investor Madison Land shared that the project topped out on schedule and delivered the committed construction quality by the contractors: Dong Duong Construction Investment JSC, Viteccons Construction Investment JSC, and a private unit project management Synergy Consultancy Corporation. The project is sponsored by leading state lender Vietinbank. Representatives at Dhawa Ho Tram Hotel’s topping out ceremony It took precisely one year from the construction started during the pandemic until the Dhawa Ho Tram Hotel has been completed. Phuong Dang, CEO of Madison Land Co., Ltd. asserted, “These efforts showcase our commitment to bring the best quality products to customers in the shortest time.” Phuong added that the Dhawa Hotel's construction started right at the peak of the pandemic and has put Madison Land and its partners in front of various challenges in terms of human resources, raw materials, and supply chain disruption. "Nevertheless, thanks to the … [Read more...] about Dhawa Ho Tram Hotel topped out on schedule
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A host of new policies , including those on minimum wage increase , paper bill elimination , and new ordinary passports, are due to come into force in July. Accordingly, a new decree, coded 38/2022/ND-CP, on raising the regional minimum wage for labourers will come into effect on July 1. The 6 percent increase is equivalent to a rise of 260,000 VND (11.20 USD) in Region 1, and 240,000 VND, 210,000 VND, and 180,000 VND in Regions 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The document to this effect also specifies that the minimum hourly wage will range from 15,600 to 22,500 VND, which also depends on the region. The geographical classification is determined based on the employer’s place of operation. Region 1 covers Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City's urban areas; Region 2 encompasses Hanoi and HCM City's rural areas, along with major urban areas in the country like Can Tho, Da Nang and Hai Phong; Region 3 covers provincial cities and the … [Read more...] about Policies to take effect in July