Eastin Grand Saigon Hotel is offering various unique packages for this wedding season, with attractive tailored benefits for guests at its five star wedding fair “Where the happiness starts” due to be held on Saturday, April 6. A Saigon wedding or engagement party at Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon is a dream come true for couples seeking a uniquely elegant location. Simply share your dream wedding ideas with the hotel’s wedding planning team, and then be at ease as they incorporate your desires and personality into a spectacular and romantic affair. With a range of unique tailored options, a wedding here is sure to delight and astound. The impressive venue enchants guests and this season the hotel is offering a new wedding menu combining Vietnamese and Western cuisine. All visitors to the wedding fair will enjoy a vast number of door gifts and vouchers as well as attractive lucky draw prizes and discount services at the hotel provided by prestige sponsors such as Kim … [Read more...] about Make your wedding dreams come true at Eastin Grand Saigon
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By Robert Bicknell Comedian Billy Crystal joined the cast of Saturday Night Live the 1984-85 season. His most famous recurring sketch was his parody of Fernando Lamas, a smarmy talk-show host whose catch phrase was “It is better to look better than to feel good and, darling, you look Mahvelous!” became a media sensation So, here’s an interesting question… Is it better to look good, or to play good? (Grammar critics stop screaming, I know “play good” is wrong, but it’s the only way it fits the set up correctly. Call it, artistic licence and shaddap). The reason behind this is that I see far too many people on the driving ranges trying to swing like Tour pros and failing miserably. The painstakingly compare their swings to what they see on YouTube and keep making changes, despite not having the physical characteristics or strengths of the player in the video. So the question is, do you want to look like you can play golf, or do you want to … [Read more...] about Look good, or play good?
Asia is a huge and mysterious part of the world which has so many incredible places that it would take us years to visit and properly feel them. Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Photo: Thetravel.com Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Con Dao islands and Hue in Vietnam have been ranked 18th, 12th and eighth among the 20 hidden gems of Asia will surely inspire wanderlust and make you want to get back to this wonderful place again and again, according to a list released by The Travel, a website on vacation destination. “Vietnam has plenty of outstanding beaches, tasty street snacks and hidden gems that are yet to be discovered by the traveling enthusiasts. Central Vietnam is especially interesting because it serves home to the cities of Hoi an and Hue and to a number of natural wonders one of which is Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park,” The Travel wrote. The Travel advises travelers that by visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site you can see the world’s largest cave complexes which were only … [Read more...] about Vietnam destinations among Asia’s hidden gems that make the US look like a dump
Viet Nam News By Thanh Liêm At Phan Kim Ngân’s house, visitors can make their own local traditional cakes and enjoy a buffet consisting of nearly 50 kinds of cakes. Ngân’s is one of many households offering community-based tourism services on Cồn Sơn or Sơn Islet, located in Bình Thủy District in the southern city of Cần Thơ. Nguyễn Thu Liễu’s family from the northern city of Hải Phòng visited Ngân’s house during their three-day trip to Cần Thơ Province in early July. “We arrived at the islet during a rainy spell so we could not visit all the places that we had planned to, but we still enjoyed our trip and had fun making our own cakes here,” said Liễu, after pouring powder into a mould to make kẹp cuốn (egg roll with black seasame) – Ngân’s dish that won a silver medal at the fifth southern … [Read more...] about Make your own traditional cakes in Cần Thơ
Viet Nam News By Dr. Ngô Chí Hiếu* What are heart palpitations? When you get the feeling that your heart is beating too fast, pounding, fluttering or seems to be “skipping a beat”, you probably have what is commonly referred to as palpitations. Many things can cause palpitations: excitement, stress, pregnancy, strong coffee and some medications. They are also associated with some medical conditions, such as gastritis and dehydration. They are usually more uncomfortable than dangerous. In a few cases, though, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition: heart valve disease, coronary heart disease, heart failure or other underlying problems, which might require treatment. What are the symptoms? Typically, you may experience the feeling that your heart: Is beating too fast Is pounding in your chest as if it wants to jump out Is fluttering Is skipping a beat Has extra beats in between your normal heart beats Palpitations can happen … [Read more...] about What to do when your heart keeps skipping a beat
Viet Nam News The morning glory plants stood unharvested. Considering how popular a green vegetable this is across the length and breadth of Viet Nam, it was strange that farmer Nguyễn Mạnh Hồng could not be bothered to cut and sell them. But Hồng is a disheartened man these days. It has been a year since he started growing clean vegetables in his 2,600 square-metre net house in Ha Noi’s Yên Mỹ Commune, Thanh Trì District. When Hồng decided to invest more than VNĐ3 billion (US$130,000) in the net house along with other equipment, he hoped that the increase in demand for safe, organic products would deliver handsome returns. But he has been brought down to earth by a combination of factors that defy simplistic analysis. While there is demand for organic vegetables from increasingly health conscious customers, as also increasing recognition of the environmental benefits of organic farming, farmers in Viet Nam struggle to … [Read more...] about Organic farmers unable to make a clean break
African nations have been turning to Vietnam as the business environment in China becomes increasingly more difficult. African businesses started flooding to Guangzhou City after China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the South China Morning Post said on Monday. Migration from Africa has risen as China "has stepped up its diplomatic links and investments with the continent," the newspaper explained. In 2009, local media put the African population in Guangzhou at 100,000, including those who had overstayed their visas, it said. Guangzhou draws merchants who come to buy goods such as jewelry and electronics in bulk, which they ship back to their homelands, according to AFP. A part of the city has even been given the name "Little Africa." But things have changed. The city’s African population had dropped to 10,344 in February last year, the South China Morning Post cited the municipal bureau of public security as saying, though Liang Yucheng, a professor of social … [Read more...] about Rising costs in China make African entrepreneurs look to Vietnam
Viet Nam News Hải Hậu District is full of flowers. This is because people have been planting them to make their areas look nice. Along the flower-lined roads are interesting things, like pagodas, bridges and churches. Some of these are very old and historic. by Trần Mai Hưởng Our first glimpse of Hải Hậu District in the northern province of Nam Định was roadsides full of flowers. In recent years, the land along the inter-village roads in the coastal district has been planted with flowers—indicating that people have not only focused on surviving by building, fishing and raising rice, but also on beautifying their community. The total length of flower-filled roadsides in the district has reached more than 200km linking the communes of Hải Quang, Hải lộc, Hải Đông, Hải Bắc and Hải Vân. The idea was first launched by the Hải Hậu … [Read more...] about Flowers make a difference
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
Asian workers are expected to enjoy the highest real wage rise in the world in 2018, thanks to a growing economy and changes in the region’s economic structure, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Vietnam is expected to see wage growth of 4.6 percent in 2018, making the country the second best performer in the region after India, according to a recent survey conducted by human resources company Korn Ferry, which tracks 20 million workers in 25,000 organizations in 110 countries. Salaries in Vietnam are growing strongly as private consumption has emerged as an engine of growth along with manufacturing exports, even though concerns remain over the country’s rising private debts and signs of property market bubble, said HSBC. Despite the sharp rise, average wages for laborers in Vietnam remain low, failing to meet their basic daily expenses. The average wage for a laborer in Vietnam reached VND5.5 million ($247.7) per month in the last quarter of 2017, up 7.8 percent … [Read more...] about Despite 2nd fastest wage bump in Asia, Vietnamese workers barely make ends meet