Viet Nam News by Ollie Arci For most expats, moving to a new country is a daunting experience. Transposing one’s life to a new location is difficult enough, but the added hurdles of language barriers and cultural contrasts can make the move a lot harder. In addition to democratising the internet, social media has made expat life a lot easier. Facebook, in particular, has allowed the creation of a virtual town square, where neophytes and veterans of a particular town or city can gather and share information and tips on how best to navigate your new home. There are no stupid questions, and, even if there were, someone has probably asked them before. Among the plethora of groups are those dedicated to finding jobs or apartments, marketplaces for sellers and conferences of self-confessed gastronomes, alongside other, more general, venues for chat. Some of these enjoy the participation of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of users. Social media, for many people, is now a … [Read more...] about Time to treat avatars with respect?
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The Hanoitimes - The connection makes public government data more accessible to the people, making the governance more transparent. Sweden pushes for innovation, safe Internet surfing in Vietnam Vietnam Internet Day 2018 focuses on digital ecosystem amid booming users International experts have advised Vietnam to use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve the accessibility to public sector information and services for citizens, businesses and government entities. International experts at the Vietnam Internet Forum 2019 in Hanoi. Photo: VIF Digital government, commonly referred to e-government, or GovTech, is an inevitable step in making public sector information available for the citizens amid more requirements for openness, transparency, and liability, the experts said at the Vietnam Internet Forum 2019 (VIF19) in Hanoi on March 20-21. The event marked the attendance of Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam Pereric Högberg, World … [Read more...] about It’s time for Vietnam to use ICT for better accessibility to public sector
Women looking at their smartphones while walking together outside a shopping mall in Bangkok. (File photo: AFP) This is according to research findings commissioned by Google and Temasek which were released on Monday (Nov 19). The jobs will be created to cope with the projected growth in e-commerce logistics, as well as in ride-hailing and food delivery services, the study said. The value of Southeast Asia's Internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, a fifth more than previously estimated, the Google-Temasek research found. It estimated that the gross merchandise value (GMV) of the region's Internet economy reached US$72 billion in 2018, rising 37 per cent from the year earlier. The GMV for e-commerce alone in the region will exceed US$23 billion this year, the report said. The study, first published in 2016, encompasses ride-hailing, e-commerce, online travel and online media. The latest report adds new sectors such as online food delivery, as well as … [Read more...] about Internet economy to create 1.7 million full time jobs in Southeast Asia by 2025: Study
PwC Vietnam's general director shared her expert views with the audience at the Vietnam, Business Summit 2018 Growth in ASEAN David Wijeratne Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a unique achievement considering the regional conflicts and poverty which characterised the region in the first half of the 20th century. The ASEAN’s remarkable growth journey to become the world’s sixth-largest economy has been powered by its people, with the establishment of a formidable labour force and the subsequent creation of a wealthier middle class which has driven domestic consumption. Challenges to ASEAN’s growth However, against this backdrop, questions have been raised about the sustainability of the ASEAN growth story. Global economic growth has slowed in recent years and this has impacted all markets across the ASEAN. GDP growth in Singapore (or the developed ASEAN) dropped below the global average to 2.0 per … [Read more...] about Time to act for the future of ASEAN
Viet Nam News Earlier this year my friends and I visited the mountainous town of Sa Pa with a group of Thai friends. It was the first time our foreign friends had visited the town, so we hired a tour guide who could speak Thai to ensure they had the best experience. Everything was fine during our bus trip from Hà Nội to Sa Pa, but when we visited an ethnic village in Sa Pa, our tour guide did not actually ‘guide’ us as we expected. She remained silent the entire time from when we started walking down a road that leads to the village to when we were in the middle of the village itself. No introduction of the place, no instructions to our Thai friends, which left us with an impression that this was her first time being there as well. The outing was not all ruined, but it was disappointing enough to make one of my friends call the tour operator and complain about the guide. As for me, although having gotten used to independent travelling, I felt that our Thai … [Read more...] about There’s more to tour guides than language