VietNamNet Bridge – This 55-year-old man has only one leg but he is a well-known kung-fu master in HCM City who has many students. But after several months, Dung could stand firmly on one leg and his movements became skilful. Dung’s efforts and talent was admired by locals. They brought their kids to see Dung and asked him to teach martial arts. After receiving a martial art master’s degree in 2002, Dung has developed the Kim Ke Tay martial sect and become a well-known name in traditional martial arts in Vietnam. "I do not want to depend on others. If I’m still healthy, I will keep working to help my family and myself," he said. Zing … [Read more...] about The one-leg martial art master in Saigon
VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City has more than 200 large and small bridges. Watching over Saigon through bridges is a new experience for tourists who are familiar with the most bustling city in Vietnam. Four old bridges in HCM City to be closed The old bridges waiting for collapse in Saigon Anh Sao (Starlight) Bridge The Anh Sao Bridge is located in the new urban area of Phu My Hung, District 7, spanning the Thay Tieu canal. This is considered the most beautiful bridge in Saigon with an eye-catching lighting and water spray system along the bridge. In addition, the two large squares on either sides of the bridge which simulate the moon and the sun make people feel like going to step on the moon and thousands of twinkling stars. The Anh Sao Bridge is only for pedestrians. It is also an ideal place for taking photos of the prosperous city over 300 years old. Thu Thiem Bridge The Thu Thiem is a 1,250 m long bridge connecting the two banks of the Saigon River in District 2 and Binh … [Read more...] about In pictures: Saigon and bridges
It is time to get spooked. Are you ready for ‘trick or treat’ this Halloween season? Here are some places recommended for you to celebrate this special occasion. Caravelle Saigon (19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC, tel: 0906 900 523) The Saigon Saigon Bar on level 9 of the hotel is hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday. Guests are offered a titillating drinks list and a hauntingly staggering food menu with such classics as sausage baby mummies, pumpkin head sandwiches, apple almond mouth and dead finger cookies. Participants are advised to dress up to have a chance to win two Sunday Brunch buffet vouchers of the “Spookiest Stars of the Night” contest. Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC, tel: (08) 3827 2828) Level 23 Wine Bar will organize a “Welcome to Hell” Halloween Party on Monday, October 31 from 6 p.m. till midnight. The whole ambience will be decorated in the chilling and thrilling decorations with … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Halloween in Saigon?
VietNamNet Bridge - One of the most famous orchestras in the world - the Orchestre de Paris - will have a performance at the HCM City Opera House on the evening of October 30. In 1967, following the dissolution of the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, conductor Charles Munch created a new orchestra in Paris - the Orchestre de Paris. The Orchestre de Paris has been invited to perform at major music centers such as New York, London, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, the Nordic countries, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. During the autumn tour around Asia in 2013, more than 30 artists of the Orchestre de Paris will have a performance in be HCM City under the baton of conductor Paavo Järvi. In the show, the orchestra will play the Symphony No. 83 in G minor "Hen" (Haydn), the Suite Holberg (Grieg), Roussel's symphony, the version for flute and orchestra by Faure and the symphony No. 33 by Mozart. The presence of Paavo Järvi and the … [Read more...] about Orchestre de Paris to perform in Saigon
VietNamNet Bridge – Many shops do not use advertising signs or display commodities in HCM City but rather hang special signs on the sidewalk as a way to identify their goods and services. This form of "advertising" is mainly used by small service providers. In the photo is the "icon" of a motorbike repair shop. Tires are hung up on a stick on the sidewalk of Tay Thanh Road in Tan Phu district. The motorbike repairman is hiding from the sun in a corner. Although they cannot see the repairman, passers-by still know that there is a motorbike repair shop here. A paper hopper plugged into a hole of a brick – the side of a retail gasoline point. Both motorbike repair and gasoline selling service at one point, on Truong Chinh Street, Tan Binh District. What are sold here? Poultry – because the sign is chicken feathers put into a hole of a brick. On major roads, car drivers often see empty 30-liter plastic containers hung along the road. It is the sign of … [Read more...] about Photos: Saigon’s special advertising style