Maybe you accept it. It’s Vietnamese culture, you chuckle to yourself. It’s not that bad, you try and convince your travel buddies. You’re not going to let a distant but persistent racket wreck your holiday. The warbler – perhaps a fellow tourist in a nearby hotel – wants to enjoy their holiday just as much as you do, and that’s fine. The Vietnamese don’t seem to mind, so why should you? … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
Wrong for the right reasons
“I’m not well off or anything. I am a wage-earner myself, doing interpretation for a living. I saw him being all alone so I came by to help feed and clean him. He only had his motorbike to his name but had to sell it as well to cover the eye surgery cost. It was only enough for one of his eyes,” Long said. … [Read more...] about Falsely jailed in a foreign land: Alone, bankrupt, and dying
Yet it’s lovely to see the early evening plastic chair group conversations on footpaths around town. It’s reassuring to watch people chat for hours over a bowl or two of something. While a foreigner might assume that local shops have died, many families here are busy making plans and looking to re-organize for business comebacks. The bars and cafés that some claim will never re-open are just biding their time. If you can cook, you’ll always be able to get another job in Hoi An. … [Read more...] about A sigh of relief in Vietnam
A survey done by the HCM City Union of Business Associations in August on the status of businesses in the city found 84 per cent of them faced difficulty or great difficulty in restoring their production and business activities after the pandemic, 9 per cent had started to overcome the difficulties and only 5 per cent had returned to normal. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 13
In the next 10 years, the number of enterprises supported with solutions to improve productivity and quality is expected to increase by 10-15 per cent per year, of which the number of certificates for ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system granted to businesses will increase at least 10 per cent compared to the 2011-20 programme. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8