Vietnam is celebrating the third annual UNESCO-initiated International Day of Happiness on Friday Mar. 20. It is the second consecutive year that Vietnam will observe the globally beloved holiday, which is also widely known and celebrated in 192 other countries.
Hold onto your stale bags of overpriced peanuts, everyone — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has announced plans to upgrade Vinh Airport into an international transport hub sometime between 2015 and 2030.
Rough Guides seem to have fallen in love with Vietnam recently. After choosing Phu Quoc as one of the world’s best honeymoon spots, the travel advice gurus have now named the Mekong Delta as one of the hottest budget travel destinations.
Lovebirds of Vietnam, here’s some good news — the island of Phu Quoc has recently been named one of Rough Guide’s 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations. It’s quite an honour for an island once better known for its fish sauce and indigenous hunting dogs.
Comedy lovers and hecklers get ready. After a short but well-needed hiatus, Saigon International Comedy is returning to Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday Mar. 18 with a great, post St. Patrick’s Day line-up.
Tet’s just finished, March is slowly winding into gear and you can tell that we’re clutching at straws when we’re about to report a rumour. But sometimes rumours might quite be true, especially when you hear them from the horse’s mouth (sic).
According to a recent article on supercompressor.com, of the top 50 most-visited tourist destinations in the world, Vietnam sells the cheapest beer.
In a new ranking just released at the end of January, Ho Chi Minh City has been placed among the top world cities for growth and investment potential.
Architectural competition entries for the design of the new Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee complex - the city hall and the area around it - have been narrowed down to a short list of 12 designs. These are presently on display at HCMC Exhibition House (92 Le Thanh Ton, Q1, HCMC).