Children all over Việt Nam are out of school and excited about the summer holiday. How are they going to spend their free time? Phương Mai, San Hà and Ngọc Diệp talk to kids and their parents. Huỳnh Phong Sơn, a 12-year-old student from HCM City’s Hóc Môn District, says his parents want him to spend time on physical activities this summer. But that’s not all. He’s taking English and singing classes as well. “I play football with my neighbours every afternoon, and I swim with my cousins and friends on the weekends,” Sơn says. Though his family plans to travel this summer, he prefers to take part in summer camps and activities at cultural houses. “I can meet new friends and learn new things through fun activities.” To meet children’s needs, cultural houses, theatres and amusement parks in the city are preparing many kinds of programmes to welcome Children’s Day on … [Read more...] about What do kids want to do this summer?
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Sacombank international credit cards holders will enjoy promotions during summer vacation. — Photo courtesy of Sacombank Sacombank has announced promotions for international credit cardholders when they book air tickets, hotels and sightseeing services or spend when travelling under programmes it has launched for the summer holidays. From April 1 to September 30, Sacombank international credit cardholders (excluding corporate credit cards) can send text message THE VIVU to 8149 to get benefits when shopping and spending overseas, though not online. CCardholderswill get a preferential foreign currency transaction fee rate of just 1.5 per cent when they spend at least VND5 million (US$215.5). Sacombank Visa Signature cardholders will get their Sacombank air miles tripled, enabling them to redeem tickets from many airlines, get Vietnam Airlines reward miles or redeem for annual fees or cash. Other international credit card holders (except Sacombank JCB Ultimate card, Visa Platinum … [Read more...] about Sacombank offers summer vacation deals on credit cards
Việt Nam’s city of Đà Nẵng was the most popular summer vacation destination among Koreans this year. — Photo koreaherald.comViet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — Việt Nam’s city of Đà Nẵng was the most popular summer vacation destination among Koreans this year, a shift from last year’s preference for cities in Japan, according to an online shopping mall. Flight ticket sales in the July-August period showed Đà Nẵng as the top foreign travel location, TMON said, up three places from last year. The cost of travelling in the city is relatively cheap at about 100,000 won (US$90.33) per day. TMON said its sales data showed a growing preference for places that offer hotels, resorts, shopping and tourism activities altogether. Tickets sold for Guam rose one notch to No. 4, and Cebu, the Philippines, rose two places to No. 7. — The Korea Herald … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s Đà Nẵng top summer vacation destination
Viet Nam News By Lam Ngọc HCM CITY — During the school year, Đinh Thị Cẩm Tú, 16, lives with her aunt in her family’s hometown. Every day, she sees her aunt and cousins together as a family and misses her mother, who has worked inHCM City since Tú was small. Only when summer comes can she go to the City to meet her mother during her vacation from school. But this visit is not a typical summer holiday: The teenager helps her mother search for scrap around construction sites, and keeps the money she makes from selling the scrap to pay for her school fees. “Now I want to stay here, and not return to my hometown anymore. I grow up and can support myself. If I live beside my mother, I can stand all hard work,” Tú told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper. Tú’s mother, Phùng Thị Nga, 47, is a construction worker in District 2. Nga said that on sunny days, she … [Read more...] about Kids of construction workers spend summer in the City
If you haven`t booked a summer holiday yet, here are the 5 destinations in Vietnam that will make your vacation better. Hanoi Hanoi, with its thousand-year history boasts a bountiful collection of historical and cultural artifacts and represents a fusion of tradition and modernity. On the weekend, the area around Hoan Kiem lake is turned into a walking complex where you can witness most vividly how daily life of Hanoians. In 2017, the US-based online marketplace Airbnb has announced its top 10 destinations based on projected 2017 summer tourism demand, including Hanoi. The site said that Hanoi is attractive to holidaymakers thanks to historical relics, urban charm with a mixture of antiques and modernity, and special cuisine. From the tourist attraction, travellers can easily move to Vietnam’s other hot spots. In addition, Hanoi's cuisine is one of the most appealing impressions when tourists take a tour in the millenial city. The capital is famous for not only Pho, but … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s best destinations for summer vacation
Since using this modern payment application, my life has positively changed. As a person who was always cautious of managing money, I used to trusted in cash payment only. However I have changed my payment habit. It is now only with a cellphone, all of my ATM cards and membership cards are fully integrated with Samsung Pay, and above all others, it is still absolutely secured. Have you ever experienced the feeling of regretfully looking at your favorite items sold to somebody else, or how embarrassing it is when your money is not enough to pay for a coffee bill? Having gone through all of these, I shall share a tip to stay away from these troubles. The strong need of e-payment solution In the past, I only trust in things that I was sure of. Especially, I was very cautious of what I considered to be risky like crediting all my money to cards. It was partly due to my habits, and partly due to the obsession with the ATM card theft, I was not so interested in card payment. That was why … [Read more...] about How did my cash payment habits change?
The campaign ‘Pink Summer Vacation 2018’ was officially launched yesterday at the HCMC’s Children Center. Taking part in the campaign are 3,000 members of the Communist Youth Union of HCMC. This is the campaign to celebrate the 25th anniversary (1994 – 2018) of voluntary summer campaigns of the city. The campaign this year focuses on activities to help residents in remote areas, including constructing charity houses for poor people, improving 6 rural routes with concrete, delivering 12 scholarships and 50 presents to families under preferential treatment policy, gifting new textbooks and notebooks to poor children, organizing arts shows, performing medical examination and delivering medicine for 1,500 residents, donating 500 units of blood. Right after the launching ceremony, participants began their first task of improving the route in Group 1 of Hamlet 3 and open the rural road in Group 18, Hamlet 1 of An Phu Tay Commune in Binh Chanh District. … [Read more...] about ‘Pink Summer Vacation 2018’ aims at helping remote areas
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Summer is here, but it’s not all sunshine and good times for parents, who struggle to entertain their children during the school break. A lack of playgrounds is harming children’s physical and spiritual growth and though some facilities exist they are far short of demand, particularly from city families. When summer comes, children are happy to take a rest after a school year, but their parents feel differently as they struggle to find safe places for their children to play sports. Like other big cities, the capital Hà Nội doesn’t have enough outdoor entertainment spaces for children. Not all inner-city wards and districts have community places and entertainment programmes. Meanwhile, places like Tây Hồ water park, Bảo Sơn Paradise Park or places in buildings are always overcrowded on weekends. In these places, there are many activities and games but not all parents can afford to send their … [Read more...] about Long summer for kids
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Youth Theatre will treat audiences to a show that combines artistry with the latest technology on the occasion of International Children’s Day, which falls on June 1 and coincides with the start of summer vacation. The show is a musical production titledGiấc Mơ Của Nàng Tiên Cá (Mermaid’s Dream) based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Artistes will perform behind a full screen sheer curtain with 5D hologram technology. "We want to bring something new to our audiences," said veteran artist Cao Ngọc Ánh. "Every year in the summer vacation the youth theatre has a repertoire to entertain children. This year,Mermaid’s Dreamwill charm the little audiences with a show full of visual effects. "With 5D-technology effects the stage looks like an ocean. I hope the little audience members will enjoy it," Ánh said. The Vietnamese version of Mermaid’s … [Read more...] about Summer art shows for children
Summer is coming and it's about time to start planning your holiday. A vacation can be the highlight of your summer, but if you're still struggling with your itinerary, allow us to give you some ideas. Ha Long Bay Photo by VnExpress/Quy Doan Ha Long Bay never fails to attract tourists thanks to its stunning natural beauty and temperate climate. During the hottest days of the year, it's best to embark on a cruise sailing among countless spectacular rock formations rising above the clear water to Lan Ha Bay, kayaking through caves to hidden lagoons and swimming from white, sandy beaches. The Ha Long Carnival 2018, under the theme "Ha Long – Heritage, Wonder – Friendly Destination" will kick off on April 28 with music, art performances and fireworks shows. And for all those reasons, Ha Long Bay should absolutely be put on your go-to list this summer. Sa Pa Photo by Minh Khuong Sa Pa has long been a favorite among locals during the summer thanks to its cool mountain … [Read more...] about The top 5 destinations for your summer escape in Vietnam