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Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: Vietnamese people are having chances to enjoy a cool summer holiday at the beaches as the country has so far successfully curbed the virus outbreak. After staying at home for some time following the government’s social distancing regulation, life has now almost returned to normal in Vietnam and people are flocking […]

Free book ATM supports reading culture in Hanoi amid virus outbreak

Free book ATM supports reading culture in Hanoi amid virus outbreak

  By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Following the recent success of the rice ATM project, a free book ATM machine has been set up in Hanoi to help people continue their reading habits amid the difficult time caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. The first-ever free book ATM machine was launched on April 24 […]

Military plays major role in Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

Military plays major role in Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: While Vietnam has been praised by international friends for its first success in combating the coronavirus, not everyone is aware that the local military is making great contributions in preventing the spread of the deadly virus. With experiences earned from the SARS epidemic outbreak in 2003, the Southeast Asian country […]

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: It was the death anniversary of Hanh Nguyen’s grandfather and the large family were having a big party together. Someone was asking why there was no dog meat on the table. The Hanoi man answered that from now on there would be no dog meat on his table anymore. “I’ve […]

Vietnam imposes $870 fines for posting fake news

Vietnam imposes $870 fines for posting fake news

HANOI: A decree signed by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in February stipulating sanctions against those spreading fake news and rumors on social media has come into effect. Amid a deluge of online misinformation about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the country, the decree is expected to provide authorities a legal tool to deal […]

“Rice ATM” launched in Vietnam to help the needy amid coronavirus pandemic

“Rice ATM” launched in Vietnam to help the needy amid coronavirus pandemic

HO CHI MINH CITY: A Vietnamese entrepreneur has invented an automatic rice dispenser, a “Rice ATM”, that offer the needy free rice 24 hours a day. Hoang Tuan Anh’s expectation is to curb the potential COVID-19 cross transmissions when rice from charitable organizations is distributed in person, Vietnam Times reports. The director of an electronic […]

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

  By Phong Lan Vietnam Ha Giang: Spanning 185 kilometres through high mountains and deep valleys, the Happiness Road connects Ha Giang City with two remote mountainous districts of Dong Van and Meo Vac in Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang. The road, running through the stunning Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark, is a […]

The colourful charm of a Sunday market in northernmost Vietnam

The colourful charm of a Sunday market in northernmost Vietnam

  By Phong Lan Vietnam Dong Van: A market in Vietnam’s northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang has attracted lots of visitors thanks to its unique beauty featuring diversified cultures of the local ethnic minority groups. The Dong Van Market is located about 150 kilometres to the northeast of Ha Giang City. The area is […]

Malaysia, Vietnam discuss new opportunities, strengthening cooperation

Malaysia, Vietnam discuss new opportunities, strengthening cooperation

Hanoi: Malaysia and Vietnam agreed to strengthen cooperation and look for new economic opportunities to reduce trade imbalance between the two ASEAN countries. In a joint media conference, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said both countries agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation in various sectors including defence, security, […]

International Lion Dance Festival in Vietnam to feature 30 teams

International Lion Dance Festival in Vietnam to feature 30 teams

  Hanoi: Teams from China, Taiwan (China), Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Vietnam are set to participate in the International Lion, Dragon and Unicorn Dance Festival. The festival, from August 30 to September 2, will be held in the central city of Da Nang. Vietnam will feature 24 teams. According to Vietnam News Agency (VNA), […]

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