A number of expats have told Tuoi Tre News how they feel about walking in Ho Chi Minh City and how living in the city is a struggle for pedestrians. A number of expats have told Tuoi Tre News how they feel about walking in Ho Chi Minh City and how living in the city is a struggle for pedestrians. The comments were made after a story by Tuoi Tre News featuring the idea of the Ho Chi Minh City administration, whereby it is considering calling on its residents, particularly public servants, to walk to school or work and contribute to efforts to curb traffic congestion. City-dwellers should take up walking if they live within 3km from schools or workplaces, the city’s deputy chairman, Le Van Khoa, suggested. Would be easy, if… I think many people commute from outer districts, so walking is not really an option. In my opinion, improving mass transit systems and encouraging people to use public transportation, combined with walking, would be a good solution. Also, taxing … [Read more...] about Expats explain why it’s hard to walk in Ho Chi Minh City
Know when to walk away
VietNamNet Bridge – This month Vietnamese audiences will have a chance to enjoy thrillers, and action and romantic films, including the long-expected blockbusters Bridget Jones's Baby, Miss Peregrines Home's for Peculiar Children and Sully.Gang Tay Do (Red Glove) Release date: 2/9 Director: Nguyen Tuan Anh Cast: Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Quang Su, Hieu Nguyen, Tran Tuan Luong, Tran Ngoc Linh Chi, Lam Vinh Hai, Trang Phap, Quoc Cuong, Hoang Son, Trong Khang, Lam Thanh My, Thinh Vinh Genre: Action Running time: 112 minutes Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles The movie is about a journey discovering the destiny of anonymous assassin no. 7, who was trained to be a machine-killer until her return to Vietnam. Realizing the true value of life here, she sets off to walk away from her dark past and turn to a brighter future.Blood Father Director: Jean-François Richet Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna Genre: Action, Thriller Release Date: 2/9 Running Time: 1h … [Read more...] about 18 movies to be released in Vietnam in August
Whether Vietnamese parents are giving excessive care to their 18-year-old children remains a topic of discussion after the national high school exam ended early this month. th graders who are 18 years old will only sit for one national exam, also called the national high school exam. The results of the national exam will be used for both high school graduation and university admission. Although the exam lasted from July 1 to 4, its sideline stories are still being discussed as of this week through a forum titled "Is 18 Mature Enough?" launched by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. To sit for the exam, which is considered a turning point of student life, contestants from across the country flocked to major towns and cities. It was easy to see images of parents accompanying their children to those cities, nervously waiting for their children during the exam, driving them from home to school, watching them finish their meals and fanning them as well as giving them other care. Le Dinh … [Read more...] about 18-year-olds in Vietnam – P1: Are they still kids to parents?
LONDON, April 2, 2010 (AFP) - Martin O'Neill may decide to walk away from management with Aston Villa at the end of the season with the Ulsterman seriously considering his future ahead of a summer summit with American owner Randy Lerner. O'Neill has reacted to criticisms aimed at him following Villa's embarrassing 7-1 capitulation against FA Cup semi-final opponents Chelsea amid rumours of a breakdown with Lerner with a clear message that he retains the right to hand in his resignation. Just days after rumours surfaced on the internet claiming O'Neill had already walked out on the club, O'Neill revealed he has been given total backing by the owner of the NFL Cleveland Browns franchise. The Northern Irishman insists there has been 'no fall-out' with Lerner - but stopped short of confirming he will stay beyond this season. The 58-year-old plans to sit down and 'assess' everything with American businessman Lerner at the end of the campaign. The former Celtic boss has a 12-month rolling … [Read more...] about Villa’s O’Neill to “assess” at end of season
Everyone is waiting for the market to stabilize Marc Townsend, managing director of CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam), will mark his tenth year here in Vietnam next month. With great insight in the domestic property market, he says many Vietnamese families are waiting and seeing, and that as soon as prices stabilize, they will get back to the market. And many developers are also waiting for that moment. The Saigon Times Daily spoke with him on the prospect of the market in 2012. The Saigon Times Daily: Will the real estate market in 2012 be better than in 2011, or will it be gloomy, or still gloomy? - Marc Townsend: As we close 2011, we obviously have a very challenging year ahead. Many of the things that are troubling us at the moment are compounded by very challenging situations in the rest of the world, whether it’s in Japan, with their tsunami and earthquake earlier this year, whether it’s in Thailand, with the floods, whether it’s the euro zone problem, or the budget … [Read more...] about Everyone is waiting for the market to stabilize