Thursday, 18 October 2012 04:31

Ancient Cham walls dug up in Binh Thuan

Construction workers at the Po Dam temple complex of the Cham people in Tuy Phong district in the central province of Binh Thuan have discovered two underground ancient walls while working to restore a collapsed tower in the complex.

While global fast food brand names such as KFC, Lotteria, Jollibee, and Subway have become increasingly familiar to Vietnamese consumers, the local fast food market shares are expected to be rearranged as more players are jumping in the game.

Vietnam saw a registration of over 8 million new telephone subscribers in the first nine months of this year, up 10 percent over the same period last year.

Monday, 15 October 2012 04:01

Vietnam Tightens Grip on Spam

Vietnam will start taking more control of unwanted emails and text messages that advertising service providers send to email and cellphone users by introducing a new government document it calls an “anti-spam decree.”

Sunday, 14 October 2012 10:58

Cyclo Driver Fined for Climbing Statue

Binh jumps onto a mattress from the top of the statue

A middle-aged man, who shocked the public by climbing up the statue of a Vietnamese famous historical figure opposite Ben Thanh market over a week ago, has received an administrative fine of VND750,000 (US$36) for “causing public disorder under the influence of alcohol”, local police said on Saturday.

Vietnam is one of the largest beer-drinking nations in the world

Vietnamese drinkers put down 2.6 billion litres of beer in 2011, ranking first in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Thailand (1.8 billion liters) and the Philippines, according to the global market research company Euromonitor International.

Monday, 08 October 2012 02:35

Drunk Man Climbs Statue in Ho Chi Minh City

Posing for the cameras in central Saigon

A drunken man climbed to the top of the statue of Vietnamese famous General Tran Nguyen Han opposite Ben Thanh Market based in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday Oct. 6, attracting large crowds of curiosity seekers.

Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:31

Vietnamese version of MasterChef kicks off

Masterchef to debut in Vietnam

The first season of the Vietnamese version of the UK reality cooking show ‘MasterChef’ has recently kicked off in the country under the name “Vua Dau Bep – MasterChef Vietnam.”

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:18

French Once a Week


Originating in New York City ten years ago and in numerous cities across the globe, French Tuesdays is adding Vietnam to its repertoire.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:13

Yoga Training


Singapore’s Trisula Yoga will hold a 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course on Oct. 8.

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