Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:30

Smartening Up

More Vietnamese officials and gifted students to study overseas

A plan has been approved to provide VND2.070 trillion (US$96 million) for training officials and young talent abroad over the next seven years.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:28

Sign of the Times

Rules on signage to be enforced in Ho Chi Minh City

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City say they will remove banners and neon signs with illegal designs to ensure urban traffic safety in the city — and punish those responsible.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:11

Books are for Life

Books are for Life. The Festival of Books in Vietnam

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism revealed last month that Vietnamese people read a mere 0.8 books a year on average.

InterContinental Danang

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is the first Vietnamese resort hotel to be featured on the front page of the world-famous Conde Nast Traveller.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:29

My Son Tourism Village Opens

My Son Tourism Village Opens

The central province of Quang Nam officially opened the My Son community tourism village near the World Heritage Site. The village is one the first steps towards boosting the central province’s ecotourism and sustainable tourism development programme by 2020.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:27

A Trip in (more than) a Million

A Trip in (more than) a Million

A British web company has begun marketing a two-year super-luxury jaunt taking in the world’s 962 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a cool US$1.5 million per couple.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:24

MGM Hits the Skids

MGM Hits the Skids

Vietnam’s first resort-casino project has hit yet another snag as MGM Resorts has walked away from its contract to manage the Vung Tau facility.
The MGM Grand Ho Tram resort was a co-venture of MGM and Asian Coast Development Ltd. (ACDL), a Vancouver-based company. MGM subsidiary, MGM Hospitality, had been tasked with running the facility, but the development has been fraught with delays and cost overruns.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:21

The Gunners Come to the Capital

The Gunners Come to the Capital

English Premier League football club Arsenal will play a friendly at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi on Jul. 17 with the Vietnamese national football team, according to local reports.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:19

Tablets, Smart Phones Muscling Out PCs

Tablets, Smart Phones  Muscling Out PCs

The local PC market experienced a slowing-down of growth in the last quarter of 2012 and is likely to see an even poorer scenario this year due to increasing pressure from tablets and smart phones.

Monday, 04 March 2013 11:00

Biking the Light Fantastic

Biking the Light Fantastic

For all those who only go to Saigon Outcast’s parties, you might not be aware: Outcast is a public service. Latest in their mission to give Saigon a big cultural hug is a series of workshops dedicated to teaching manual motorbiking to the masses.

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