Nam Du Archipelago Off the southwest coast of Vietnam, Nam Du Archipelago boasts 21 unspoiled islands and islets in the Gulf of Thailand, which is still largely a secret to Vietnamese and foreigners alike. After a 7-hour journey from Saigon to Rach Gia City, and a 2-hour speedboat ride to Nam Du Port, visitors can enjoy pristine beaches, seafood fresh off the boat and long, languid afternoons spent swinging in hammocks. The journey doesn't seem too arduous, but for foreigners, like many military-controlled areas across Vietnam, Nam Du is especially difficult, if not impossible to get to. “As far as I know now, [Kien Giang Province] still does not allow foreigners to visit certain islands, like Nam Du,” Mr.Hai from Kien Giang Tourism and Trade Investment Promotion told VnExpress International last February, adding that those with a clear purpose like business or study can request special permission. As far as Vietnam's bureaucracy goes, anyone can … [Read more...] about The most fascinating remote parts of Vietnam (and how to get to them)
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Some Vietnamese officials are countering suspicions of their over-the-top personal fortunes with nostalgic evocations of the ‘good ole’ days’ when hard labor for a few extra pennies was the key to wealth. In 2014, Tran Van Truyen, former head of the state inspectorate, came under scrutiny for owning a luxury villa in the southern province of Ben Tre. Addressing the media, Truyen said at that time that he had “worked so hard that my thumbs were rotting” to save up enough money for the villa. In April this year, Nguyen Sy Ky, an anti-corruption official in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak made headlines when he claimed to have moonlighted as a xe om (motorbike taxi) driver to save up the cash for his luxury US$133,000 residence. In the latest incident of suspicious wealth, Pham Si Quy, director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of the northern province of Yen Bai, … [Read more...] about How to get rich? Vietnamese officials say ‘hard work pays off’
VietnamWorks.com, the largest online recruitment solution provider in Vietnam, organizes on April 10th, the seminar "Dare to succeed" in HCMC as its ongoing effort to help Vietnamese people achieve their career dreams. The seminar attracts more than 500 people those joined campaign "Better Jobs-Better Life" launched by the company last month. On 17th April, look for the "Dare to succeed" seminar that will take place in Hanoi. Both seminars are conducted by Quach Tuan Khanh, the leading expert in people development in Vietnam. "Dare to succeed" seminars are the final stage of the campaign "Better Jobs-Better Life" launched by VietnamWorks.com in early March. The campaign "Better Jobs-Better Life" attracted more than 24,000 young professional Vietnamese who shared their definitions of 'better life'. Chris Harvey - General Director of VietnamWorks.com said "With the mission of helping people to achieve their career dream, the seminar brought to the audience the formula to increase … [Read more...] about VietnamWorks.com Holds Seminar on How to Get Dream Career
NEW YORK - Because the sums were large and such attacks are relatively new, the two Middle East banks hit in a $45 million ATM heist face an uncertain path in trying to recover their losses, financial, insurance and legal experts say. Oman-based Bank of Muscat lost $40 million and United Arab Emirates-based National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah PSC (RAKBANK) lost $5 million in the global heist, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday. Hackers gained access through third-party companies that processed transactions for prepaid debit cards issued by the banks, the prosecutors said. While details of what happened are still sketchy, experts said the banks could bring claims against the processing companies in court, or they could file claims with their own and the processing companies' insurers. "There's no hard and fast rule," said Dan Karson, the Americas chairman of Kroll Advisory Solutions. "We're in very much a new cybersphere of finance, and allocating liability is still very much … [Read more...] about For banks in cyber heist, how to get their money back?
To the Editor, There are many foreigners in Viet Nam, but to my knowledge none seem to have a Vietnamese motorbike or car licence. And, the odd thing is, there seems to be no pressure on them to get one, from police or employers or society as a whole. Police almost never pull over a foreign driver, but if a foreign-driven vehicle hits someone - even if the foreigner is the innocent party - the lack of a licence can cost heavily in financial and social terms. It is not uncommon to hear of foreigners being deported after paying out tens of millions of dong in compensation. So, in the name of justice for all, would someone please explain how one goes about getting a licence? Is it similar to the endless "run-around" one has to go through to get a visa extension? One would hope not. John MacDonald, Quan Su Street, Ha Noi Dear John, We believe everyone is equal before the law. There is no biased arbitration on who should be blamed for an accident, no matter who he or she … [Read more...] about How to get a driving licence