Market 200 in District 4 is often referred to as a food paradise in Saigon, with many restaurants and stalls for customers to choose from. Among these, a fried rice stall called Thien An stands out as a particular favorite. The owner opened this stall two years ago, and it has stayed crowded since day one. One of the reasons that the fried rice stall attracts so many customers is the irresistible fragrance that emanates from the kitchen that is set right next to the entrance, triggering hunger pangs. There are 20 different fried rice dishes on the menu, including chicken wings fried rice, beef fried rice, seafood and ribs fried rice. Noodles and vermicelli are also served here. The cheapest dish here is fried rice with chicken wings, which is about a dollar for a portion. The owner said preparation is the hardest and most time-consuming part of her business. "We have to buy a lot of ingredients, because there are over 20 dishes on our menu," she said. The stall opens and starts serving … [Read more...] about How do you like your rice fried? 20 options await
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Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
Viet Nam News Opera singer Đào Tố Loan, who started her career from zero, now teaches at the Việt Nam Academy of Music (VNAM). She speaks with Lê Hương after winning first prize at the Singapore Lyric Opera ASEAN Vocal Competition 2018. Inner Sanctum: Can you tell us more about the contest in Singapore? The contest takes place every two years in Singapore, where short listed candidates compete in the semi-final and final rounds. Each contestant has to sing three arias in the semi-final and three different arias in the final. But just a few hours before the semi-final, the organisers announced that each contestant had only five minutes to prepare their performance, including an introduction. We were all worried as most of our arias were rather long. Some contestants cut the piano parts from their performances, while I chose short and cheerful arias to sing. During the final round, each contestant had ten minutes to sing two arias – one … [Read more...] about Hard-working mum wins opera contest
Mr. Chanathap Indamra, head of Thailand supreme auditing institution (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) is taking place in Hanoi, where participants shared their experience in environmental auditing for sustainable development. Thailand will be the ASOSAI host and chair in the next term. The head of the Thailand supreme auditing institution (SAI), Chanathap Indamra, has given comments on Vietnam’s hosting of the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency on the sidelines of the second plenary on September 22 in Hanoi. The following is the full text of the interview: Reporter: How do you evaluate Vietnam’s organisation of the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI 14)? Mr. Chanathap Indamra: I must say that Vietnam’s hosting of ASOSAI 14 is excellent, thanks to the hardworking of … [Read more...] about ASOSAI 14: Thailand to work closely with Vietnam in auditing
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the real estate sector has transformed Vietnam’s urban landscapes, with the vistas now sporting spectacular developments from the very first big names, like Phu My Hung, Ciputra, and of course Indochina Land. What role has FDI played in the Vietnamese real estate market? FDI has helped introduce international standards for real estate development in Vietnam. With The Nam Hai and Six Senses Con Dao, Indochina Land raised the bar for resorts in Vietnam, thus firmly planting the country in the arena of global luxury tourism. Our other developments, including Indochina Plaza Hanoi and Hyatt Regency Danang, have made high-end properties accessible to Vietnamese people, owners, and tenants alike. We also inspired the property market in Vietnam to adopt and embrace world-class standards in terms of design, services, and operations. Furthermore, a portion of FDI has been devoted to improving infrastructure in Vietnam. Accessibility is a key driver for … [Read more...] about Regulations moving in the right direction But there is work to be done
Viet Nam News Tropical Zone exhibition will open at Việt Nam National Institute of Arts and Culture Studies (VICAS)’s Art Studio today, displaying artworks by five artists. One of them is Lưu Vũ Long, who is an established artist among the few neo-expressionist painters in Việt Nam. Born in the northern province of Thái Nguyên, Long graduated from the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts in 2001. But he held his debut exhibition in 1997. He had lived and worked for two years in Munich, Germany, before returning to Hà Nội. Long has had over 20 solo and group exhibitions in and outside of Việt Nam. During the last 10 years most popular paintings have focused on the theme of children. However, in the exhibition Tropical Zone his latest paintings reveal his concern for social and humanitarian issues, including the desire for a better life. Khánh Vân interviews artist Long about his new works at the … [Read more...] about Exhibition helps artist popularise work
VietNamNet Bridge - Scientific research remains one of the weakest points of Hanoi and HCMC National Universities, which appeared in the QS 2019 ranking. Vietnam's universities are weak at scientific research In the QS World University Ranking 2019 that ranks 1,011 leading universities in the world (QS World), HCMC National University appears in the group of schools ranked from 701st to 750th, while the Hanoi National University was in 801st-1,000th. In the QS World University Ranking 2019 that ranks 1,011 leading universities in the world (QS World), HCMC National University appears in the group of schools ranked from 701st to 750th, while the Hanoi National University was in 801st-1,000th. Also according to Tuan, among the best known rankings, QS is the most criticized, especially for its methodology. RELATED NEWS Two Vietnam’s universities listed in QS top 1,000 schools University accreditation: ‘a game of the rich’? Kim Nam … [Read more...] about How do Vietnam’s two schools in the QS ranking fare in research capacity?
Viet Nam News Many people sneered when he opened his first co-working space on Tràng Thi Street in Hà Nội. Few believed the concept, new and “odd” at that time, could succeed. Years have passed, and Dương Đỗ’s ambition has come true, and his Toong co-working space has become a smashing success, even spawning copycats. Lê Thu Ngân speaks to Dương. Inner Sanctum: You used to be the managing director of a reputed foreign company. Why did you quit a job that is even now the dream of many young people to start Toong? How did the idea of opening a co-working office first come to you? Repetition will not add more new value to society. So, since the start of my professional career, I have always chosen unconventional routes. I joined Galaxy Studio when the cinema industry in Việt Nam was at a nascent stage. Then I joined Richard Moore Associates when branding was still a foreign concept in … [Read more...] about Unconventional entrepreneur develops Việt Nam’s best-known co-working space
Viet Nam News Ian de Cruz, the Global Director of Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 (P4G), a Denmark-inspired new initiative to support innovative public-private partnerships, talks to Việt Nam News about P4G and how it could work in Việt Nam on the occasion of his three-day visit to the country this week What is P4G? P4G is an international agreement that provides a frame for how we want to move the world into the future. It brings business, government and civil society organisations together to find public-private-partnerships and advanced solutions in five sectors. The first is food/agriculture, the second is water, the third is energy, the fourth is cities and the fifth is the circular economy. We have seven partner countries. The Danish government will provide funding for the next five years. The funding for this year is expected to be about US$4 million. In 2018, P4G expects to fund 5-10 partnerships with investment ranging from under $100,000 to … [Read more...] about How Denmark’s P4G could work in Việt Nam
After making headlines when Forbes welcomed him into its world billionaires’ club with a net worth of $1.3 billion, Tran Dinh Long – Chairman of Hoa Phat Corporation, a private industrial production group specializing in steel, told reporters how he balances between work and family as well as tough decisions made along his way to the top. Upon learning that your name was on the 2018 list of Forbes’ world billionaires, what did you and your family think? We didn’t really mention anything about it, for me it’s just a title. As for my company, it will continue to function normally, with or without the title. What makes me happy is the fact that among the list was my name and Tran Ba Duong’s – Chairman of Truong Hai Auto Corporation. We are both representatives of two businesses working in industrial production. For a country with new and developing technologies like Vietnam, a billionaire in such an industry is bound to show up. However, even … [Read more...] about ‘What’s most important is you do your job well,’ Vietnam’s King of Steel on road to billionaire