HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story Travel

HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story

“For a place with so much history – decades of wartime and occupation have left their scars – Ho Chi Minh City feels surprisingly new,” the New York Times Style Magazine starts in a recently-published story about the “vibrant, stylish, youthful” city.
Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20 World

Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20

Total fatalities in earthquakes in the Philippines since October 16 have reached 20, with at least five deaths reported in the magnitude 6.5 quake that shook Cotabato province in Mindanao on October 31 morning.
Singapore plans to step up solar energy production ASEAN

Singapore plans to step up solar energy production

Singapore has set a target of stepping up its solar capacity by more than seven times from the current level, and increasing the current output of 260 megawatt-peak (MWp) to 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2030.
Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality Travel

Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality

The ancient city of Hoi An is being challenged by mass tourism, traffic congestion, underdeveloped waste management, vendors, street food quality and poor design and operation of homestays that have badly impacted the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site.
HCM City to preserve 16 old villas Society

HCM City to preserve 16 old villas

The HCM City Development and Research Institute has proposed preserving 16 villas built before 1975 because of their historical and cultural importance.