Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
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A cooking contest searching for the best pho chefs and a competition to vote for the favorite pho brands in Vietnam have been launched in the lead-up to the 2019 Day of Pho, the third edition of the annual program to honor the world-renowned food. December 12 was officially designated as the Day of Pho in celebration of Vietnam’s effective traditional dish in 2018, one year after the first ‘Pho Day,’ an initiative by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, was held. Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, fresh herbs and meat, either beef or chicken. The third Day of Pho will be held on December 8 this year at White Palace on Pham Van Dong Street in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, with support from Acecook Vietnam. A cook pours broth onto a bowl of pho. Photo: Tuoi Tre Besides the main festive day, a competition is being held to search for the best pho makers in Vietnam. The contest is open to both local and foreign chefs who currently work at eateries, … [Read more...] about Competitions for pho makers, brands launched ahead of Vietnam’s Day of Pho
The program will celebrate Gender Month, which kicks off this week for Vietnam Women’s Day (20 October) and runs until the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). Funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and conducted by Social Good Outpost, the Speaker Series is run across selected locations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It also aims to honor the youth’s role and position as well as to cement long standing ties between nations. Australia ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) held in Ho CHi Minh City in August Working closely with the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, the program will comprise many firsts – dynamic events with youths across Vietnam, plus international NGOs and local organisations all seeking to improve their society across the spheres of education, gender equality, violence prevention and inclusion. Two multi-award winning … [Read more...] about Inspiring, celebrating and connecting young entrepreneurs and leaders
Excellencies Ambassadors and Chargés d'affaires from Middle Eastern and African countries, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to extend my warmest welcome to Excellencies Ambassadors, Chargés d'affaires and diplomats from Middle Eastern and African countries, and all distinguished guests to the “Meet Ambassadors of the Middle East and Africa 2019” Conference. I wish to sincerely thank you all for the active support shown to our Ministry’s initiative in creating a forum for frank and substantive discussions between Middle Eastern and African diplomats and Vietnamese Ministries, agencies, localities and businesses, on measures to further promote our multifaceted cooperation. Ladies and gentlemen, After 30 years of tirelessly carrying out comprehensive ‘Doi Moi’ reforms, Viet Nam has escaped from underdevelopment and become a middle-income country. Political stability and social order are maintained, industrialization, … [Read more...] about Remarks by Deputy PM, FM Minh at “Meet Ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa 2019” Conference
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister’s activities in Vietnam Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An (L) and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An has visited the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in Hanoi as part of her going visit to Vietnam from October 14 to 19. Chairman of BIDV's Board of Directors Phan Duc Tu said implementing the policy of the two countries’ governments on promoting investment, trade and tourism activities, the bank has set up commercial representative offices in the fields of finance, banking and insurance in Cambodia since 2009. BIDV is now the leading Vietnamese financial institution in direct investment activities and financial and credit cooperation in Cambodia, he added. After 10 years … [Read more...] about VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 18