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?
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Camping becomes an ideal option for many people to enjoy and relax in the Covid-19 time, even at home. Camping has gained increasing popularity among urban families in recent years, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, alongside the growing number of personal cars. Particularly, in face of the movement restriction due to Covid-19, camping is becoming even more trendy. Camping- a raising tourism trend amidst Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Lan Cao Thi Increasing demand After busy days of work and study, weekends are the time that families look forward to, to rest and relax. With a car, many families prefer a picnic to a tour to famous destinations with more costly accommodation and longer traveling time. There are many camping groups in the country like Camping together, Hanoi Camping - Picnic Association, or Camping with Children, among others. Members of these groups usually recommend each other campsites, share experiences, exchange camping equipment, … [Read more...] about Camping – a favorable way to travel during Covid-19
Artist Hua Vi Van's new artwork Vùng Yên (Night Irene) is on display and will be auctioned off to support Vietnamese soldiers in border areas. Actor Hua Vi Van completing a painting at Toong coworking space. Photo ngoisao.net The painting Night Irene is mixed media and was made in front of the public audience at the Toong workplace. "The visitors can participate in the auction by writing their bid for the painting on paper and put it into a box at the exhibition," Van said. The painting, inspired by the island of Santorini, Greece – a place that represents the artist’s peace of mind, will go to the highest bidder on May 15. Friends of Hua Vi Van were invited to the opening ceremony on Saturday. They see the large painting sized at 3,6m by 1.2m. Photo vnexpress.net Van experimented with acrylic, sea snail shells and starfish, which were attached to the painting with sticky powder and glue, finishing with a glossy coating. Although he perfected his … [Read more...] about Actor auctions painting for An Giang border guards
Two more people die of COVID-related complications Đà Nẵng closes off beaches and sit-in dining again as new COVID-19 outbreak emerges Việt Nam confirms 293 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday IPs in Dong Nai take measures to prevent COVID spread from HCM City Two severely ill patients die of COVID-19 complications A street in HCM City is almost empty as the city imposed stricter measures for pandemic control. VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Giang HÀ NỘI — A total of 300 local COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday in nine localities, the Ministry of Health announced. HCM City topped the list of most infections with 137 followed by Bắc Giang Province with 96, Đà Nẵng City with 27, Bắc Ninh Province with 19, Bình Dương Province with 13, Nghệ An Province with five, and the provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Nam and An Giang with one each. Among the new cases, 281 were detected in quarantined or locked-down areas. On the same day, the ministry reported 11 imported cases … [Read more...] about Việt Nam records 300 local COVID-19 cases on Sunday
There are currently nine lighthouses on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's islands, namely Son Ca, Nam Yet, Sinh Ton, Da Lat, Da Tay, An Bang, Song Tu Tay, Tien Nu and Truong Sa Lon. In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, these lighthouses have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands. The 28 metre lighthouse on Son Ca island was put into operation in August 2010. It operates from 5:30pm to 5:30am on the next day. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA) Built in 2013, the 24.9-metre-high Nam Yet lighthouse lights up the waters of the East Sea, guiding vessels operating in the waters off the coast of Khanh Hoa province. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA) Built in 2013, the 24.9-metre-high Nam Yet lighthouse lights up the waters of the East Sea, guiding vessels operating in the waters off the coast of Khanh Hoa province. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA) The … [Read more...] about Lighthouses affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands
Hanoi Transportation Service Corporation (Transerco) will introduce new bus routes to reach all communes in the city. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Hanoi plans to add dozens of new bus routes over the next four years to encourage more people to use public transport . The new routes will service the outskirts of the city as well as areas that are usually crowded, like residential areas, shopping malls and entertainment complexes. It is expected that between 90 and 100 new bus routes will be introduced in the 2020-2025 period. The move is part of the efforts from the capital city to raise the ratio of passengers using the public bus system to 16-18 percent by 2025 and 25 percent by 2030. Currently, the bus system only meets 15 percent of the travel demand of Hanoi residents. Inadequate traffic infrastructure, a low rate of punctuality and limited accessibility have stopped buses from attracting more passengers. Nguyen Thanh Nam, director-general of the Hanoi … [Read more...] about Hanoi to add more bus routes in suburbs