Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City are hoping to cash in with Christmas and New Year parties The festive season is upon us. With people looking to unwind after a hard year of work, hotels in Ho Chi Minh City are hoping to cash in with Christmas and New Year parties. Caravelle Hotel has invited the Saigon Children's Charity Choir to perform carols in the lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day from December 20 to 25. It has also announced gala dinners and other music and entertainment shows on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. A flute of Taittinger champagne will be served along with Christmas high tea in the lobby lounge from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. until December 23. On Christmas Eve Nineteen Restaurant will have a dinner gala with a free flow of house wines, one flute of Taittinger champagne, and premium cocktails. At Reflections Restaurant on the same day there will be a performance by the band Quartet Jazz and a free flute of Taittinger champagne. If masks and … [Read more...] about Saigon hotels prepare to celebrate festive season
Local merchants trading coconuts wholesale by the Ham Luong River, Ben Tre Province. Known as "the coconut land," the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will launch a week long festival featuring its characteristic fruit from April 4-10. One of the key activities at the 3rd Ben Tre Coconut Festival is a food and beverage festival that offers dishes made from coconuts such as coconut candies, coconut rice cakes and mứt dừa (slices of coconut meat coated with sugar). However, since locals use coconut not only to make desserts, more than 40 food stalls are to offer visitors a variety of coconut-based main dishes which include the fruit's water, buds and meat in their recipe. Tép rang nước cốt dừa (shrimps roasted with coconut water), tôm luộc nươc dừa (prawns boiled with coconut water), bánh xèo (rice pancakes with batter mixed with coconut water), and gỏi củ hũ dừa (pork and prawns mixed with coconut buds and vinegar) are among the specialties. HOW TO GET THERE … [Read more...] about Ben Tre to celebrate the coconut
*Caravelle Hotel The Caravelle Hotel is putting on a mouthwatering Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner of Asian, Western and traditional Tet delicacies at the Nineteen Restaurant on Jan. 22 and 23 with banh chung and banh tet, fish and seafood, grilled and BBQ, and many others. Chefs at the hotel prepare French pastries with classic cream fillings and decadent toppings to delight guests in the Lobby Lounge from Jan. 14-21, featuring seven varieties of choux and eclairs including chocolate cream with poached pear slices and icing sugar, and toffee cream with sliced fresh bananas and broken walnuts. For further information, call 08 3823 4999. *Duxton Hotel From January 20-29, capture the mood of Tet at The Grill with traditional dishes of Tet dinner buffet including braised shark fin chicken soup, Shabu Shabu or Sukiyaki hot pot, baked item with sturgeon spice olive oil, hot dish with Chinese glutinous rice cake, Lap Mei Fanh, braised pork knuckle in dark sauce, traditional Tet sweets and … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Lunar New Year parties in Saigon
Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi will host a series of cultural and sports events to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam and Denmark’s diplomatic relations. A scene in “In a better world”, a drama thriller by Danish director Susanne Bier The program kicked off in Hanoi last week with the multimedia art exhibition titled “Emergency room” presenting artworks of different genres, from paintings, photography, installation, sculpture, to video art opening at the Hanoi University of Fine Arts on November 24. Featuring 17 artists from Vietnam and Demark, the exhibition, which will run until December 8, displays a new work every day at 11am to reflect the ever-changing reality of modern society. In Ho Chi Minh, the HCMC General Science Library will house a photography exhibition titled “City of bicycle” introducing 50 photos by Danish photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen that capture the images of bicycles in daily … [Read more...] about Hanoi and HCM celebrate ties with Denmark
The concrete actions of each person can save the world from hatred, selfishness, coldness and lack of caring. This is VietNamNet’s urgent call to the people of the planet. A Day for Reconciliation American leading expert on political media to visit Vietnam “Each of us has a role to play in the normalization process” VietNamNet on September 8 launched the Reconciliation Website at http://day0909.net , where readers can contribute their ideas to promote the World Reconciliation Day. VietNamNet, Vietnam’s leading on-line newspaper, and many Vietnamese and foreign intellectuals, joining with the people of all walks of life, all over the world who are dreaming and working for a peaceful and worthwhile life, choose this day, September 9 as “World Reconciliation Day.” On this day, we call on the leaders of the world to stop acts that make people feel wretched and fearful. Let’s stop manufacturing weapons. Let’s … [Read more...] about Let’s celebrate September 9th as World Reconciliation Day!