The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese-style coffee often includes added ingredients like egg yolk and yogurt to make the beverage more flavorful. Vietnam has been ranked second among the most fascinating holiday destinations in the world for coffee lovers, according to a list released by Forbes, a US family-controlled business magazine. Vietnamese coffee. “Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by French colonialists in the 19th century. According to Topdeck Travel, Vietnamese-style coffee often includes added ingredients like egg yolk and yogurt to make the beverage more flavorful,” Forbes wrote. Traditionally, the rich drink is served in a glass with sweetened condensed milk at the bottom. Shin Coffee in old Saigon is one of the best places to sample Vietnamese specialty coffee. The Coffee Ship is yet another must-visit stop for coffee enthusiasts. Housed in a boat that floats on the Kenh Te Canal, it's hands down one of the trendiest coffee shops in the city. Forbes … [Read more...] about Forbes names Vietnam among world’s most fascinating destinations for coffee lovers
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The Hanoitimes - India.com has announced its list of six Asian countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket. India.com, an India fastest-growing internet company, has just named Vietnam the number one country that a good choice for solo or family travel will buy you a lifetime of memories without giving a monetary set back. Vietnam among Asian’s countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket. “Vietnam is known for its white sand beaches, cascading rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have regal French colonial landmarks, Vietnamese War history museums and the Cu Chi tunnel, used for the defence of the country,” India.com wrote. On the list, Vietnam is followed by Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia. Earlier, News Nation, an Indian newspaper, named Vietnam the number one destination among the top cheapest countries you can visit without having to empty you bank account. News Nation suggested that … [Read more...] about Vietnam among Asian countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket
The Hanoitimes - The renowned Vietnamese romantic-comedy "Co Ba Sai Gon" (The Tailor) will compete in two categories--the Grand Prix and Most Promising Talent--at the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) to be held from March 9 to 18. Among its 14 potential competitors are the films "Columbus" (US), "Empty Hands" (Hong Kong), "The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful" (Taiwan), and "Bad Poetry Tomorrow" (Japan). The Tailor poster. "The Tailor" was produced by multi–talented movie star, director, and producer Ngo Thanh Van. The movie, set in the context of old Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), tells the story of Thanh Mai (played by Ngo Thanh Van), the owner of a boutique tailor shop called Thanh Nu and her arrogant daughter, Nhu Y (played by Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc).While the mother tries to convince her daughter to carry on the family’s traditional job making Ao Dai – a craft they have practiced for nine generations – Nhu Y, who is … [Read more...] about Film in honour of Vietnam’s timeless Ao Dai vies for awards at Osaka Asian Film Festival
Viet Nam is set to play a pivotal role in Southeast Asia’s future economic landscape and emerge as one of the region’s most important countries. Its explosive annual growth of nearly 8 per cent in the noughties has retrenched only to around 6.5 per cent on average since 2010. Strong growth should continue, not least due to a young, dynamic and well-educated labour force, which is nonetheless very competitively priced. The country also represents a highly attractive domestic market of 90 million citizens with middle-class aspirations – hence all the trade envoys visiting this beautiful place. Viet Nam also enjoys a crucial – and hard-won - place in the world’s supply chains, in large part due to the authorities’ very proactive approach to global trade. Investment into the country has been encouraged across a number of sectors, from electronics to farming. Meanwhile, a flurry of some 16 free trade agreements have helped Vietnamese exports explode, … [Read more...] about How will Trump’s trade tariffs affect Asian growth?
The New York-based travel site Thrillist has included Cat Co 2 on the northern Cat Ba Island and Thom Beach on the southern island of Phu Quoc on its list of the best seaside getaways in Vietnam. US travel site urges tourists to explore Vietnam's two most beautiful beaches If you're not by planning, there’s just enough time to add them to this year’s checklist before they are marred by over development. Just 45km to the east of Hai Phong, Cat Ba boasts crystal-clear waters, jungles and ancient fishing villages. However, the island has managed to keep a relative low profile even though it is just to the south of the world-famous Ha Long Bay. The travel site described Cat Co 2 as “the most relaxed of Cat Ba’s three beaches,” where travelers can take in a panoramic view of the amazing island surrounded by spectacular limestone mountains. Thrillist also recommended holidaymakers to touch down on Thom Beach on the southern coast of Phu Quoc. … [Read more...] about US travel site urges tourists to explore Vietnam’s two most beautiful beaches