Ba Na Hills at the Sun World complex in Danang From the cloud-covered peak of Fansipan Mountain in Sapa to the magnificent Halong Bay; from the lush paradise of Ba Na Hills to the stunning beaches of Danang or Phu Quoc – there’s no denying each of the five Sun World Complexes in Vietnam is a neighbour to great natural beauty. When first mapping out their vision, the investor Sun Group — Vietnam’s premier developer of luxury tourism projects and entertainment complexes — knew they wanted to create world-class theme parks and entertainment complexes in some of the country’s most incredible locations. However, the plan was not simply to ‘"entertain". They also wanted to add something truly magical to each of these iconic destinations. In many cases, people could scarcely believe what they managed to achieve. The view from Sun World Fansipan Legend “A cable car to the top of Fansipan? We couldn’t imagine that such a thing … [Read more...] about At Sun World, Mother Nature is always the star of the show
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Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. — AFP Photo PARIS — Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine. Along the Pont au Change bridge, which connects the Ile de la Cite with the Right Bank, the atmosphere was one of a vigil as … [Read more...] about ‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns
Bosch pushes forward innovation for smart city In other words, cities that are intelligent and sustainable, and offer us a safe, energy-efficient, and all-around great place to live. Technologies to create this kind of urban environment exist, and many are already in use. Step by step, cities and communities around the world are boosting their IQ. As one of the companies with the broadest and most comprehensive portfolios of smart-city solutions, as well as decades of cross-domain expertise, Bosch is supporting cities to do it. One of the major focus of smart city initiatives is mobility. Due to alarming increase in road vehicles, Vietnam’s fast-growing cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang are facing numerous transportation challenges such as heavy traffic, congestion, and pollution. To help the cities combat the challenges, Bosch has developed a series of solutions for improved traffic flow, convenient commuting and better road safety. Our vision is to create an … [Read more...] about How Bosch is boosting the IQ of cities
Viet Nam News In a few decades, when people look back on 2018, perhaps they will only remember one or two major headlines. In the field of diplomacy, they may remember the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un. If this were to happen it would be one of the biggest injustices of selective history and memory. Because without South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s insistence, persistence and patience, the Trump-Kim summit would never have happened. No Moon – Kim summit, no Trump – Kim summit. A period of tension If we think back to the tail end of 2017, the headlines that was taking place in and around the Korean Peninsula highlighted a region that was on edge. Trump had antagonised Pyongyang with a series of tweets including comparing his rocket size to Kim, calling the chairman a ‘little rocket man’ and threatening nuclear destruction of North Korea. Pyongyang responded by calling Trump a “dotard” and questioning … [Read more...] about Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year
VietNamNet Bridge - Salaries for lecturers of state-owned universities are based on their service length and contributions in accordance with the wage scale. Lecturers' income includes salary and non-salary earnings However, their income might be much higher if counting earnings from scientific research, extra teaching and extracurricular activities. Salaries for lecturers of state-owned universities are based on their service length and contributions in accordance with the wage scale. Phan Van Kien, MA, from the Hanoi University of Social Sciences, who has 10 years of experience, said he receives VND7.5 million a month from lecturing hours, including 25 percent allowance. Now he is writing a PhD dissertation. RELATED NEWS Ministry urged to improve quality of lecturers in tertiary education What do university lecturers actually do? Mai Lan … [Read more...] about How high is the salary expected by university lecturers?
Viet Nam News by Thu Ngân Trần Mỹ Tiên is a hard-working employee of a famous bank in HCM City. Looking at her outstanding performance, no one can believe the 30-year-old has another job on the side: she is the co-owner of a coffee shop called Cái Lò Gạch Cũ in District 11 that opened several months ago. Talking about how she manages to juggle two jobs at the same time, she merely said “technology”. She was referring to the phone applications she uses to monitor everything in the shop like cash flow, revenue growth, supply sources, and others. While many people may not understand industry 4.0 and other technological changes, they are clearly sweeping across the country. On the one hand, there are many conferences on esoteric concepts like big data, cloud, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, on the other, these have already entered daily life to benefit users. Tiên is one of those benefiting from the … [Read more...] about How technology is changing lives in VN
(VEN) - What if you didn't have to diet or take supplements? What if you could trust that what you consume is designed to keep you in optimum health instead? Well, that’s almost a reality. Ironically, it’s our propensity for a sedentary lifestyle and fast food that’s helping to drive demand for healthier products to consume, and thus a bourgeoning research industry in support of nutritious foods and ingredients, beverages, dietary supplements, nutricosmetics and personal care. At the upcoming Vitafoods Asia exhibition, you can see exactly how the food, supplement, beauty and pharmaceutical industries are being transformed by innovators and scientists who are working to deliver optimal health in what you consume. The exhibition is a full-service look into the nutraceuticals industry, from its key ingredients, to contract manufacturing and labelling to services & equipment and branded finished products. Along with what is being offered commercially, there’s … [Read more...] about How science is shaping the future of nutritious consumables?
Nguyễn Thanh Hoá. — Photo tuoitre.vn By Khánh Vân Given their frequency, we should not be surprised, but we continue to be shocked each time an instance of corruption in high places comes to light. The latest such instance is the arrest of a former senior public security police officer on suspicion of involvement in one of the country’s biggest online gambling and money laundering cases. Nguyễn Thanh Hoá, former head of the Public Security Ministry’s Hi-tech Crime Police Department, was placed under arrest on Sunday for allegedly organising gambling, a crime under the Penal Code. Hóa’s hi-tech department was in charge of tackling illegal activity on the web, including online fraud and illegal betting. But now the Major General is in the dock for the very crime he was required to fight. Hóa, 60,was a very high ranked officer who’d gained repute for busting many cases of illicit online gambling, both … [Read more...] about Is our corruption glass half full or half empty?
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20, and was first introduced by the United Nations in 2013. To mark the occasion, let’s take a look at Vietnam’s levels of happiness in reports compiled by global experts. In the most recent index published earlier this month, Vietnam ranks 95th out of 156 countries in terms of happiness, according to the World Happiness Report 2018 (WHR), an initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. This is a slight drop compared to last year when it ranked 94th. The country also ranks 102nd in terms of changes in happiness, down 0.258 points from 2008-2010. According to the report, the happiest country in the world is Finland, followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Vietnam’s WHR ranking this year is lower than in other Asian countries such as Singapore (34th), Malaysia (35th), Thailand (46th) and China (86th), but higher then in neighboring Laos (110th) and Cambodia (120th). The WHR ranks … [Read more...] about Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?
Vietnam hosts WEF as Asia Takes New Role In World BusinessReported by Quang TuanVinaCapital is exclusive meeting supporter of the WEF on East Asia 2010 held in Vietnam on June 6-7 in HCM City. On this occasion, Don Lam, VinaCapital’s CEO, talked with the Weekly about the importance of this event to Vietnam, Asia and the world.Q: Can you tell us why Vietnam’s hosting of this event is important?A: VinaCapital was the first Vietnam-based company to join this prestigious organization, becoming a WEF member in 2007. We have attended all the WEF meetings in Davos, Switzerland and around Asia since joining, and we have been asked to speak on numerous panels related to investment and economic growth. These panel discussions have been an important opportunity for us to explain more about Vietnam’s economic development to an audience consisting of the highest level of world political and business leaders.Soon after we joined the WEF, VinaCapital asked other Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnam hosts WEF as Asia Takes New Role In World Business