Real estate boom tipped for next year

Following the announcement of real estate figures in October, the last quarter of this year is predicted to be the best time for property investors in HCM City to accelerate their investment.
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Photojournalist juxtaposes old, new

A German photojournalist who was only 20 years old when he was on assignment in Vietnam in the 1960s has returned to exhibit a new collection of photos that juxtapose the old with the new.

Cruise tourism needs strategic plan

Poor port facilities have contributed to an alarming drop in cruise tourism to Vietnam, according to Vu The Binh, a senior official of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Since the beginning of this year, only 52,300 visitors came to Vietnam by sea, Binh said, a fall of 54 percent from the same period last year.
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Food fest hungers for better attendance

HCM City ’s annual Taste of the World cuisine festival will be held in a public area for the first time to attract more tourists and residents, the city tourism authority told a press conference on Oct. 6.
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Tourism Year 2010 to kick off next month

National Tourism Year 2010 will kick off starting next month with a series of commemorations of the 999th anniversary of the capital Thang Long-Hanoi, the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNTA) said.

Book of folk songs tugs heartstrings

Le Giang says many people who talked to and sang for her as she traversed the country collecting folk songs would burst into tears when they saw themselves in her new book.

Full moon festival brings joy to disadvantaged children

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper on Sept. 28 presented 3,000 gifts to orphans and children with disabilities in Central Highlands Kon Tum province on the occasion of the traditional and popular Full Moon Festival that falls on Oct. 3 this year.

US investors advised to consider Vietnam's ETFs

Website, the flagship product of Oregon based corporation Wall Street Tools LLC, has advised US investors to consider Market Vectors Vietnam (VNM) as the best option out of the five recently launched international exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Trial of highway officials begins

The HCM City People’s Court on Sept. 24 began the trial of 87 people accused of various violations in carrying out the East-West Highway and City Water Environment Improvement project.
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Leafy escape from concrete jungle

Inspired by the tropical climate in Vietnam, two foreign artists – Jean-luc Vilmouth from France and Asami Nishimura from Japan – have created their own piece of jungle right in the heart of Hanoi.

Hanoi shops among Asia’s best

The capital city of Hanoi has been named one of the 13 best cities for shopping in Asia by Smart Travel Asia , the online travel magazine for Asia .

Tourists take to life down on the farm

With a myriad of tourists attractions in the Hanoi area, more and more people are now spending their holidays at the “Countryside Farm”, a new destination in Hanoi ’s suburban District of Ba Vi.
Instead of spending their holidays in luxury, tourists are flocking to the countryside’s peaceful environment, which provides a pleasant escape from the busy life of the city.