I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
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After the flight to Shanghai, P.T.H.T. returned to Ho Chi Minh City before traveling to her grandparents’ hometown in Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province for the Tet, or Lunar New Year, holiday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese woman, suffering fever, isolated in central province for new coronavirus observation
The report shows a fall of 8.6% in the number of accidents but a rise of 13.3% in the number of deaths. On January 27 which was the third day of the Tet hospital, there were 33 accidents, killing 19 people and injuring 43 others. These numbers showed an increase of 3.1%, 18.7%, and 7.5%, respectively compared to last year's number. No traffic congestion was reported in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on January 27. During the day, traffic police dealt with 2,243 violations, seizing 19 cars, 315 motorbikes and revoking 319 driving licenses. … [Read more...] about 102 killed in traffic accidents in first five days of Tet Holiday
2020 will see many momentous national events: the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the 90th anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the organization of Party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress, the 75th Vietnam National Day, the 130th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, the 45th anniversary of the Liberation of the South for national reunification, and Vietnam becoming ASEAN Chair, Chair of the 41st ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly, and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure. … [Read more...] about Welcoming a new spring with confidence
Most of the international tourists to Khanh Hoa come from China. The provincial tourism authority had yet to release any statement related to impacts of the new coronavirus strain as well as of the Chinese travel ban on the local tourism industry, but forecast the volume of tourists to the coastal province to sharply decline. … [Read more...] about Khanh Hoa’s tour firms stop receiving Chinese tourists