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?
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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
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
UK trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the country wants to be a part of Vietnam’s development story in the 21st century, and fostering bilateral trade relations is among its priorities. Vietnam and the UK should set a trade turnover target of over US$10 billion by 2023, which would be a meaningful step to mark the 50 th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic relations next year. Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (mid) at the forum. Source: VNA Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh gave the remarks at the Vietnam-UK High-level Forum on Economy and Trade held on June 29. The event is one of the highlights of a visit to the UK by the high-ranking delegation from the National Assembly of Vietnam led by Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue from June 28-30. According to Thanh, the Vietnam-UK strategic partnership has progressed strongly over the years and contributed to socio-economic development in each country. Thanh expected the partnership would … [Read more...] about Vietnam-UK target US$10-billion trade turnover by 2023
Vietnam expects to create the utmost favorable environment for foreign companies to be successful in the country. Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue on June 29 held several meetings with executives of UK multinationals, including Prudential, Standard Chartered, Pacific Land, Pearson, and Enterprize Energy. All executives have expressed their good impression and pledged to commit long-term presence in Vietnam. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and President of Prudential Shriti Vadera. Source: VNA President of Prudential Shriti Vadera said the company's business performance was positive during the Covid-19 pandemic, expressing her delight to be part of Vietnam’s development. Vadera suggested Prudential could further contribute to the country’s economic growth by taking part in the long bond issuance. Chairman Hue welcomed Prudential’s successes in Vietnam, saying insurance corporations remain key partners of the State in Government bond issuance. … [Read more...] about UK multinationals pledge long-term presence in Vietnam
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met with Prudential’s leaders, led by chairwoman Shriti Vadera, Mark FitzPatrick, Interim Group CEO, and Phuong Tien Minh, CEO of Prudential Vietnam, during his official visit to the UK. Source: VNA/VNS Photo: Doan Tan Prudential has put its focus on building a resilient business to provide the best services to customers. Insurers like Prudential play an important role in developing innovative savings and protection products to meet Vietnam’s evolving needs while strengthening and deepening its capital markets and harnessing new technology to increase financial inclusion. Shriti Vadera, chair of Prudential said, “The world still faces significant economic headwinds, but we are optimistic about the year ahead – and I know the same is true of the Vietnamese economy, with the very robust 5-per-cent growth figures for the first quarter of 2022, given the wider conditions." Talking to Prudential chairwoman Vadera, the NA0 leader congratulated the firm on … [Read more...] about NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets with Prudential’s leaders during UK visit