Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
Street vendors encroach on sidewalks near hospitals in ho chi minh city
Real estate prices in Ho Chi Minh City skyrocketed during the second quarter of this year to hit record highs, with some villas in the city currently on sale for VND700 billion (US$30 million), according to statements given at a conference on Tuesday. At the 'Money Flow and Real Estate Trends in Late 2022' conference hosted by Cafeland , a real estate website, Vo Huynh Tuan Kiet, director of housing project marketing at CBRE Vietnam, shared that houses and villas in urban areas in the east of the city are currently on the market for prices ranging from VND200 million ($8,580) to $400 million ($17,200) per square meter. Regarding housing supply, Kiet said that the number of available apartments in Ho Chi Minh City soared to 12,000, up from about 1,000 in the first quarter of this year. The supply in the second quarter is nearly equal to that in the third quarter of 2019, a sign that the market is making a serious comeback. These apartments, however, are primarily high-end and … [Read more...] about Housing prices in Ho Chi Minh City hit record highs
Ho Chi Minh City is calling for investment into 197 projects in ten key areas, including infrastructure development, agriculture, industry, trade and services, healthcare, tourism, education and housing, an official told the Vietnam – Europe Business Forum in the southern largest economic hub on June 30. The Vietnam – Europe Business Forum takes place in HCM City on June 30. (Photo: VNA) Dao Minh Chanh, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, said EU countries are investing in 2,724 projects in HCM City, mostly in the fields of manufacturing and processing, retaile and wholesale, motor and automobile repair and maintenance, and information and communications. Worth a total of 7.69 billion USD, they account for 10.27% of FDI in the city, he said. HCM City has constantly improved its business climate and adopted various incentives to encourage more FDI, he said, adding that most notably among the incentives include … [Read more...] about HCM City calls for EU investment in nearly 200 projects
After suffering severe burns across his face as a child, Ngo Quy Hai, a 27-year-old from Vietnam’s Central Highlands, has managed to shed the physical and emotional burden of his injury and become the successful owner of Sunhouse Coffee – a well-known pastry shop in Plei Kan Town, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province. Hai burned his face when he was just a few months old after falling out of a walker and landing face first on a boiling pot of porridge. His parents rushed him to Children’s Hospital No. 1 in Ho Chi Minh City where he received medical treatment for almost two years. While doctors at the hospital were able to save Hai’s life, his injuries left him so scary that other children refused to play with him. Hai’s parents pulled him out of school as a first grader to keep him from being bullied by other children and the result was that Hai became a recluse, worried that strangers would tease him for his injuries. Hai eventually made friends with Hoang Xuyen, a … [Read more...] about After a life spent hiding, Vietnamese burn victim steps into the spotlight with bakery
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam inspects the treatment of dengue fever at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. (Photo: SGGP) Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made a field trip with his delegation to inspect the prevention of dengue fever and vaccination against Covid-19 in Ho Chi Minh City on June 30, accompanied by Standing Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and Vice Chairwoman of HCMC People's Committee Phan Thi Thang. Dengue fever cases increased by 172.5 percent MD-Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Deputy Director of the Department of Health of HCMC, informed that by June 29, the cumulative number of dengue cases in the city was 20,952, an increase of 172.5 percent compared to the same period last year, including ten deaths. Districts with high dengue cases include Binh Tan, Binh Chanh, District 12, Hoc Mon, Thu Duc City, Cu Chi, and Tan Phu. It is because the work of killing mosquito larvae and mosquitoes has not become a habit in people's awareness and actions. Besides the … [Read more...] about Covid-19 might recur if people neglect vaccination: Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam
UNESCO Chief Representative in Vietnam Christian Manhart addresses the event (Photo: VNA) Ben Tre (VNA) – A international symposium was held in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on June 29 to discuss the life and career of UNESCO-recognised cultural celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu, a great poet, an enthusiastic teacher and a moral doctor. According to UNESCO Chief Representative in Vietnam Christian Manhart, during the UNESCO’s 41st General Assembly in Paris in November 2021, 193 members of the agency approved a resolution to celebrate the Vietnamese poet’s birthday in 2022. The representative explained that the General Assembly made this decision because Nguyen Dinh Chieu was an outstanding figure, one of the most honoured Vietnamese poet s whose works were translated into many languages. According to Associate Prof. Dr. Pham Lan Oanh, Vice Director of the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts, poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu had greatly influenced the … [Read more...] about Symposium looks into Poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s life, career