Since Covid-19 appeared and turned the world upside down two years ago, much has changed for humanity. Life's usual travails paled into insignificance or compounded it as the novel coronavirus claimed millions of lives and crippled whole nations. Today, in Vietnam, there does not seem to be much room left to think about and prepare for Tet , the Lunar New Year festival that usually sees millions upon millions return to their homes for eagerly awaited family reunions, traditional feasts and other celebrations. This year, many have decided to stay back in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and other big cities instead of returning to their hometowns, because one's own health and that of the family has become a dominant concern. Even more importantly, Tet has lost some of its unique luster and become not very distinguishable from other holidays. It is no longer that grand festival with full wardrobe changes and scrumptious feasts and endless trips to pagodas and relatives' homes. Covid-19 has … [Read more...] about In the new normal, is Tet losing its uniqueness?
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Young people are studying proper hardware to apply for the digital transformation ecosystem in SHTP-IC. (Photo: SGGP) “We began with identifying our vision, and searched non-stop for the most suitable technology for that”, said Elsa’s Founder and CEO Van Dinh Hong Vu. In 2021, Elsa was successful in its Series B funding round to attract US$15 million from Vietnam Investments Group and SIG. It is planning to expand its Latin American market and establish its own Business-to-Business (B2B) platform for wholesaling purposes. Being able to attract $578 million from Alibaba and other investors (B Capital Group, Monk’s Hill Venture, Zamrud, Geopost/DPDgroup), Ninja Van is valued at over $1 billion and included in the list of billion-dollar startup businesses and individuals in Southeast Asia. It is going to use the additional capital for technological and infrastructure upgrades, cost optimization, operation quality improvement. FoodMap is another noticeable name as it has just … [Read more...] about Technology as favorable choice among Vietnamese startups
More flights to be launched to bring overseas Vietnamese home. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue its coordination with other ministries, agencies, localities and airlines to arrange flights to bring overseas Vietnamese back to Vietnam as per their wish, spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a regular press conference held by the ministry on January 20. The organisation of the flights will be based on the latest COVID-19 situation and quarantine capacity at home, she stressed. The flights are part of efforts to boost socio-economic recovery and development, enhance international integration in the new context, facilitate trade between Vietnam and other countries and territories, and meet the demand for returning home of overseas Vietnamese. Since the pandemic broke out, the foreign ministry has followed the Government’s guidelines on “putting people at the centre” and “leaving no one behind”, and has coordinated with competent … [Read more...] about More flights to be launched to bring overseas Vietnamese home: spokesperson
VinFuture Prize, an international award founded in Vietnam to honour scientific achievements, gave out 4.5 million USD worth of prizes to several global scientists on January 20. At the award ceremony (Photo: VNA) Managed by the VinFuture Foundation, which was set up by Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong and his wife Pham Thu Huong, the annual VinFuture Prize is a global science and technology award to recognise groundbreaking scientific and technological discoveries. It comprised a VinFuture Grand Prize valued at 3 million USD and three special prizes, each worth 500,000 USD, for female innovators, innovators from developing countries, and those with outstanding achievements in emerging fields. Three scientists, namely Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman from the US and Pieter Rutter Cullis from Canada, were awarded with the VinFuture Grand Prize for their contributions to the development of the mRNA vaccine technology. Chinese-American scientist … [Read more...] about VinFuture Prize honours mRNA vaccine researchers
WorldHotels is a hotel management and operation unit with 50 years of experience and brings together 250 of the world’s most unique and luxurious independent hotels. With the desire to offer customers a top-notch living experience, each WorldHotels property must undergo a rigorous evaluation process to achieve the highest standards of quality. Besides setting a new standard for the industry, WorldHotels is also committed to supporting partners in the operation process to achieve the greatest possible service quality, ensuring that every living area meets international living standards. On the back of the tie-up with WorldHotels, My Way Halong Investment & Hotel wishes to bring the world’s leading high-class service quality standards exclusively to worthy owners. The project boasts luxury apartments designed with sophisticated European architectural style as well as five-star amenities. The project is situated at a prime location at the intersection of Clock Tower in Halong City, … [Read more...] about MW Luxury Halong brings WorldHotels’ international standard to Halong
Some 3,000 runners participated in the Halong Heritage Marathon 2019 For five consecutive years, Quang Ninh provincial Department of Culture and Sports, in collaboration with Ha Long People's Committee and DHA Vietnam, have successfully organised the Halong Heritage Marathon, with the number of participants skyrocketing over the years. The race aims to create a healthy and positive environment where running enthusiasts can challenge themselves, meet, and share experiences with each other. The special design of the racetrack offers unique running course across Bai Chay Bridge, the longest single-span bridge in Southeast Asia. This course’s design also provides a spectacular view from above to the magnificent landscape of Halong Bay. The route continues through picturesque spots of mountains and coastal lines along the bay and beautiful fishing villages, with the start and finish line at Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Centre – an honoured architectural work. … [Read more...] about Some 3,000 runners take on Halong Heritage Marathon