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Campaign launched in HCMC to promote helmet wearing
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:40 (GMT+7)
The HCMC Traffic Safety Management Board and the municipal Department of Education and Training on January 16 teamed up with medical experts to launch a helmet wearing campaign for students and teachers at Tan Thanh Dong Primary School in the city.
Temple of Literature offers automatic voice-over service
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:39 (GMT+7)
The Center for Scientific and Cultural Activities of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) late last week put into operation an automatic multi-language voice-over system to cater to visitors from many countries around the globe, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
Visiting 100-year-old Dong Ba Market in Hue
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,17:06 (GMT+7)
A trip to the former imperial capital of Hue would be incomplete without dropping by Dong Ba Market, one of the most famous and oldest markets in Hue, where tourists can earn an insight into typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market and buy various specialties from the central region.
Int’l culinary festival lures huge crowd
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,23:03 (GMT+7)
Huge numbers of domestic and international gourmets late last week converged at Le Van Tam Park at the corner of Vo Thi Sau and Hai Ba Trung streets in District 1, HCMC to gain hands-on experience into the cuisines of different cultures around the globe during the annual international food festival named “Taste of the World”.
Hue to open puppet and traditional art theater this year
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,17:26 (GMT+7)
The authority of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is planning to build a puppet and traditional art theater costing VND6.9 billion this year with an aim to boost the province’s tourism development.
French restaurant opens in HCMC
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,17:25 (GMT+7)
French restaurant Jardin des Sens, a joint venture between SonKim Land and Pourcel Château Group (PCG), opened in a heritage villa in HCMC’s District 3 late last week.
Saigon’s 300-year-old floating temple
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,22:48 (GMT+7)
Phu Chau Temple in HCMC’s Go Vap District has long been known as one of the city’s most unique religious sites. The 300-year-old temple covers an entire islet of 2,500 square meters in the heart of Vam Thuat River, so it is always referred to as a floating temple.
Installation art exhibition wraps up in town
Monday,  Jan 15,2018,18:34 (GMT+7)
An exhibition of installation art by French artists Pierre​ ​Larauza​ and Emmanuelle​ ​Vincent and Vietnamese Belgian artist Thy Nguyen Truong Minh wrapped up on Friday night at the HCMC Museum of Fine Arts in HCMC’s District 1 after more than three weeks.
A 105-year-old tea shop in Ben Thanh Market area
Friday,  Jan 12,2018,21:28 (GMT+7)
In the busy Ben Thanh Market area, curious foreign tourists often drop by an old and shabby house which has been known as the oldest and most famous tea store in the city in the early 20th century, with a history of nearly 105 years.
Experiencing new river tours with Saigontourist
Friday,  Jan 12,2018,21:26 (GMT+7)
Saigontourist Holding Company, the country’s leading tourism services provider, has put into service five new tourist boats and rolled out a variety of fresh river tours, which take in popular destinations in the city and neighboring provinces.
Weekend entertainment in town
Thursday,  Jan 11,2018,18:09 (GMT+7)
Following are a couple of entertainment and cultural events held in HCMC this weekend.
Lawrence S. Ting 2018 charity walk slated for next week
Thursday,  Jan 11,2018,17:41 (GMT+7)
Phu My Hung Corp. will organize the 13th Lawrence S. Ting 2018 charity walk at The Crescent in Phu My Hung urban area in HCMC’s District 7 on January 20.
A 170-year-old pagoda in town
Wednesday,  Jan 10,2018,23:18 (GMT+7)
Lying at the foot of Chanh Hung Bridge in District 8, HCMC, An Phu Pagoda with a history of more than 170 years is frequented by foreign tourists who want to explore its ancient and unique architecture.
Vietnam among world’s 10 happiest countries in 2017
Wednesday,  Jan 10,2018,23:16 (GMT+7)
Vietnam has recently made the list of the 10 happiest countries in the world in 2017, according to the 41st Annual Global End of the Year Survey conducted by Gallup International Association.
Sofitel Saigon has new executive chef
Wednesday,  Jan 10,2018,23:16 (GMT+7)
Sofitel Saigon Plaza in downtown HCMC has picked Frenchman Stephane Postoyan as executive chef to oversee the operation of all food outlets at the hotel including L’Olivier, the hotel’s signature French restaurant, Mezz buffet restaurant, the Boudoir Lounge and Gourmand Shop.
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