The embassies of India in many countries have supported yoga practitioners with a series of online mode. “Yoga from Home” is the theme of the 6th International Day of Yoga celebrated by the embassies of India around the world in the course of the global health crisis. International Day of Yoga celebrated since 2014 While the social distancing measures adopted by countries to fight the Covid-19 pandemic have shut down yoga studios and other communal spaces, yoga practitioners have turned to home practice and online yoga resources. With schools closed and summer break activities cancelled, parents may find it challenging to keep their children physically active. Yoga can help. UNICEF says kids can practice many yoga poses without any risk and get the same benefits that adults do. These benefits include increased flexibility and fitness, mindfulness and relaxation. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word … [Read more...] about “Yoga from home”- celebrations of 6th Int’l Day of Yoga amid Covid-19
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Xiazhi (midsummer) in Vietnam is also the onslaught of heat, rainfall, humidity, mosquitoes, flies and related summer illness. However, Xiazhi brings myriad of delicious fruits, among the prince of our fruits, is the lychee. Duanwu Festival in Vietnamese culture is a celebration for harvest and worshiping ancestors, to show our gratitude to gods and our eagerness to see bumper autumn harvest. Duanwu marks the start of new farming season in Vietnam. In the early morning of the Duanwu Day, right after waking up, people eat lychees, plums, ash cakes, and sticky rice wine to kill insects and diseases. Lychees and these Vietnamese delicacies are believed to help people getting rid off insects and protecting the crops during summer. Growing up in Hai Duong and Bac Giang provinces, lychee is now providing lifeline for many Vietnamese farmers. These major lychee growing localities harvest about 200,000 tonnes of the fruit annually, 10 percent of Vietnam’s lychee production destined for … [Read more...] about Celebrate Duanwu Festival with Vietnamese lychees
Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong locates in the Singapore Industrial Park (Vsip) – one of the largest business parks in the province that houses almost 70 international factories — Photos courtesy of Fairfield by Marriott Fairfield by Marriott has celebrated the brand’s entry into Viet Nam by opening the Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong in the southern province of Binh Duong. Part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands, the 181-room hotel is poised to become the destination of choice for travellers in the south. “The opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong marks the entry of Marriott Bonvoy’s fifth brand into the fast-growing Viet Nam – a testament to our focus on bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travellers. We look forward to expanding our portfolio further across Viet Nam in order to offer more options for travellers,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. Located in the … [Read more...] about Fairfield by Marriott celebrates brands debut in Viet Nam
A Vietnamese saying goes: “Work for a whole year just to serve 3 days of Tet holiday”. That shows how important is the Lunar New Year to Vietnamese people. In Vietnam, the Tet Holiday customs are slightly different in each region. But basically, they all have characteristics like praying, eating year-end meals, hanging out during Tet . To celebrate Tet Holiday, many temporary markets have appeared in local communities providing specialties of Tet such as peach blossom, apricot flower, and other things. Peach blossom, apricot blossom, and kumquat trees are indispensable during Tet holidays as long-standing traditional beauty in Vietnamese New Year culture./. VNA … [Read more...] about Shopping for Tet: A special tradition of Vietnamese
Illustrative image (Source: businesstime.com.sg) Singapore (VNA) – Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in February dropped 5.9 percent year-on-year, the strongest decline since October 2016, International Enterprise Singapore announced on March 16. The decrease disappointed economists who had expected a 4.8 percent expansion. Both electronics and non-electronics shipments fell in February. Accordingly, Singapore’s electronic product exports plumped 12.3 percent following a 3.9 percent decline in January, the strongest fall since July 2016. Meanwhile, non-electronic product shipments also decreased 3.4 percent in February, after a 20.7 percent surge in the previous month. Singapore’s exports to most of Singapore's top markets dropped in February, except the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The sharpest decline was seen in China, the European Union and Taiwan. Singapore’s trade value in the first two months of 2018 increased 1.7 percent, mainly due to … [Read more...] about Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports fall 5.9 pct in February
According to the Vietnam Real Estate Brokers Association, land prices have risen quickly, 10% a month on average. In some places, it has increased 2-3 times in just 1-2 months. One afternoon in a village in the northern province of Hoa Binh, a group of kids playing together on the village road were interrupted by luxury cars passing by. Luxury cars are no longer strange to the kids. The parents of some of the kids have become “estate brokers” during their leisure. They take customers to see land and earn commissions. Not located in the center of Hanoi, the land here is selling very well. A family sold a piece of land of several hundreds of square meters in the deep forest, where there was no road and no power grid, for VND1 billion (nearly $50,000). A similar plot of land was sold by another family for VND2 billion. Local people did not expect to see a “land fever” in their hometown and even senior land investors did not think that suburban land would have such a price, with … [Read more...] about What’s different about ‘land fever’ in 2021?