Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
Alpha Books is putting 25 metric tons of books on sale for $3.9 a kg to celebrate Christmas A Vietnamese book company will celebrate Christmas with a special event whereby titles will be sold by weight, but not all booklovers are happy with the idea. During the ‘Year-end Book Hot Pot’ event, running from December 15 to 17 in Hanoi, Alpha Books will sell 25 metric tons of books not by the price on their back covers, but by weight, the book company said on Monday. The books, of all genres from economics and business administration to self-help and sciences, will be available at a fixed rate of VND88,000 (US$3.9) per kilogram. The event will also give “1,000 books collectively worth VND1 billion [$44,053]” to lucky visitors, and offer 2,000 titles at a 50 percent discount. The idea of selling books by weight and associating them with a ‘hot pot,’ a soup made with various ingredients, has sparked mixed responses from local bookworms. Making books cheap? … [Read more...] about Vietnamese book firm sells ‘books by the kilo’ this Christmas
Female workers pack cinnamon to be packaged in the store of Visimex JSC. Photo Courtesy of Gia Chính By Thanh An Cinnamon might smell like Christmas to many in the West, but to some Vietnamese farmers, it smells like prosperity. The spice has been long seen by farmers of Phong Dụ Thượng Commune in the northern province of Yên Bái as a path to escaping poverty. In recent years, demand for cinnamon has become greater than ever and has helped many households in the province's Văn Yên District get a better life. Bearing that in mind, the province has developed an organic cinnamon platform, focusing on building an agricultural sustainable chain from this valuable spice. Export organic cinnamon To see how cinnamon has helped develop Yên Bái’s agriculture and enriched farmers, Viet Nam News travelled to the fourth factory of Visimex Việt Nam Joint Stock … [Read more...] about Cinnamon: the spice of life for farmers
Sunworld Ba Na Hills Carnaval Each of the five Sun World complexes in Vietnam offers a unique charm that has made the country’s leading destinations even more appealing. The origin of Disneyland On July 17, 1955, Disneyland first opened its doors in Anaheim, California, ushering in a new era of entertainment that would go onto capture the world’s imagination. Now there are a total of 11 Disney operated parks around the globe with five Disneyland locations and six other theme parks. By the end of 2018, Disneyland had welcomed more than 2 billion visitors globally—the equivalent to nearly one-third of the world’s population—since that opening day. For both adults and children, Disneyland is considered a must-see experience—one that they would gladly return to again and again. The theme parks are filled with thrilling rides and magical experiences that whisk all who enter into a fun-filled world. Most visitors agree that one day at Disneyland is … [Read more...] about With world class entertainment and accommodations, Vietnam enters a new era for travel and leisure
Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo and striker Nguyễn Văn Toàn at the press conference between Việt Nam and Indonesia in the World Cup qualifier in Indonesia yesterday. Việt Nam set to beat Indonesia. Photo phapluatplus.vn Football HÀ NỘI Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo is confident his charges will secure a win against Indonesia in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers today. The game will take place at the Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Bali. Việt Nam gained their first win of the qualification campaign against Malaysia last Thursday after they were held to a goalless draw by Thailand in their opener last month. Meanwhile, Indonesia have lost all three of their qualifiers so far. “Việt Nam had a difficult match at home against Malaysia. Tomorrow, we have another game with Indonesia away. Our rivals are very strong but fans can beleieve in us,” said South Korean coach Park … [Read more...] about Việt Nam prepare to beat Indonesia: coach Park