It encouraged him to study the Vietnamese language and culture, and he also learned how to sing many Vietnamese songs. The novelty of hearing a foreign singer crooning local tunes has brought him fame. PERFORMER: Singer Kyo York is loved for his sweet voice and renditions of Vietnamese folk songs. Though I wasn’t able to perform, I still worked hard on my voice and recorded some songs. I love his music and Vietnamese audiences love me as a foreign singer performing his love songs.
April 10, 2021 01:41 UTC
Hanoi has been named the most expensive city in Vietnam in terms of the cost of living, but for residents it’s still a good choice. The index compares the cost of living in different regions, to which the cost of living in Hanoi was kept at 100 per cent. To some people life in the capital is comfortable despite the high living cost. The capital city has the highest spatial cost of living index in the country in 2020. She said: “I travel a lot to other provinces for work, and I don’t think Hanoi is the most expensive.
April 09, 2021 08:48 UTC
International certificates and international programs are a "strong passport" for students to enroll in universities in Vietnam. In recent years, the HCMC University of Technology has reserved annual quotas for exceptional students having international certificates or following international training programs (these students don’t have to attend entrance exams). The students following high school programs of other countries can apply if they can meet some requirements. The HCMC Economics University, Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC University of Technology and Education and HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy apply similar policies. According to Pham Thai Son from the HCMC Food Industry University, the students following international programs and with international certificates have good understanding about careers, job opportunities and training programs.
April 07, 2021 03:00 UTC
The International Living Magazine has recently unveiled ‘The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021’, which ranked Vietnam in tenth place. Vietnam is listed in the top 10 countries where people should settle down living and promote business abroad after retirement, according to the 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index. The index aims to help people consider retirement abroad with the exciting business of choosing where in the world will best suit their needs. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, is in the north, so it’s not quite as toasty, temperature-wise, as HCMC. Photo: Cao Anh TuanAn evolving future“Jefferson Saunders moved to Vietnam in retirement in 2016, having spent time in the country before.
April 06, 2021 11:15 UTC
A group of folk music artists have gathered together in a project honouring Vietnam’s 18th century masterpiece ‘Truyen Kieu’ (Tale of Kieu) by celebrated poet Nguyen Du (1765-1820). People’s Artists Thanh Hoai (centre) reciting an extract from ‘The Tale of Kieu’. Under the project, all 3,254 verses of the epic poem were recited and recorded in a total time of 561 minutes. Across 3,254 verses, written in luc bat ("six–eight") meter, the ‘Tale of Kieu’ is widely regarded as the most significant work of Vietnamese literature. The poem recounts the life, trials and tribulations of Thuy Kieu, a beautiful and talented young woman, who has to sacrifice herself to save her family.
April 06, 2021 03:33 UTC
The cover of "A Rainy Night in the City", a collection of short stories, released by the Hanoi Publishing House. Photo courtesy of Ho Anh ThaiThe publication is sponsored by the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications and is aimed at those who appreciate literature. It is also hoped that it will send Vietnamese literature to prestigious international book fairs in Gothenburg (Sweden), Kolkata (India), and Frankfurt (Germany), among others. This anthology is thus significant in being released by a prestigious publisher that actively seeks to introduce quality Vietnamese literature abroad, without waiting passively for foreign publishers. VNSPopular Vietnamese literature works you can’t miss Reading not only provides you with bags of knowledge, but it is also a good way to kill time during the COVID-19.
March 30, 2021 10:30 UTC
An exhibition of books and calligraphy works by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in HCM City has attracted visitors with its soulful, meditation-rich space. Vietnamese monk film hits US screensAt the exhibition named "The fragrance of motherland," which will end on April 5, the audience can explore more than 100 calligraphy works in many languages such as English, French, German, Dutch... In the middle of the exhibition space are six tools that Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh often used when he lectured on meditation. More than 145 book titles in Vietnamese by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh are on display. Thich Nhat Hanh was born in 1926 in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue with the birth name as Nguyen Xuan Bao.
March 30, 2021 05:03 UTC
Pop star My Tam will organise a special live concert called 'Tri Âm' (Soulmate) in HCM City and Hanoi next month to mark her 20-year career. Pop star My Tam, known as the 'Queen of Pop' in Vietnam, will organise a special live concert called 'Tri Âm' (Soulmate) in HCM City to mark her 20-year career. She will sing pop and dance songs that made her famous for two decades. Tam, a native of Da Nang Province, studied at the HCM City Music Conservatory. Tam’s concert Tri Âm will open at 8pm on April 25 at the 7th Military Zone Gymnasyum in HCM City.
March 29, 2021 05:26 UTC
The recruitment platform TopCV connects more than 150,000 candidates with recruiters a month. — Photo courtesy of NextTech GroupHÀ NỘI — The recruitment platform TopCV has received nearly VNĐ10 billion (US$424,000) in investment from NextTech Group through the group’s start-up fund Next100. The investment aims to help labourers nationwide seek job opportunities to increase incomes from working at home. After receiving the investment, TopCV quickly launched its portal to help businesses recruit labourers remotely at http://remote.topcv.vn. The TopCV platform collects jobs according to kinds of projects, part-time or full-time jobs.
April 16, 2020 09:22 UTC
Hồng Bàng International University will reduce second semester fees by 20 per cent for all students, while many others will reduce fees for or offer scholarships to disadvantaged students. The university wants to share the difficulties faced by disadvantaged students.”The HCM City University of Law will dip into its fund for supporting students to award scholarships to disadvantaged students. Hồng Bàng International University will reduce second semester fees by 20 per cent for all students. Văn Lang University will reduce second semester fees by 20 per cent for online lessons and 10 per cent for students attending classes. Many such as the Industrial University of HCM City, University of Economics and Finance and Banking University are closed until the end of this month.
April 15, 2020 04:18 UTC
Health staff and medical equipment are available if the city’s COVID-19 incidences increase to 200-500. — Source http://www.medinet.hochiminhcity.gov.vnHCM CITY — HCM City will set up 62 booths for COVID-19 prevention and control throughout the city, the chairman of the People’s Committee, Nguyễn Thành Phong, said at a meeting of the Steering Board for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on April 3. Phong said that staff at the booths will provide clear information about preventive measures against COVID-19 and social distancing. Authorities will also strengthen the use of IT surveillance of suspected COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 patients, Phong said. As of April 4, the city had a total of 53 COVID-19 patients.
April 04, 2020 07:30 UTC
As the Secretary-General said in his remarks, “the achievements of the mine action community show that, in working together, we can reach milestones once seen as impossible.”As the representatives in Việt Nam of the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA Việt Nam) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Việt Nam), we are responding to these calls for action in close partnership with the Government of Việt Nam. Meanwhile, a database was created with 75,000 persons with disabilities, of which 9,100 were caused by unexploded ordnance or landmines. We stand ready to support the Government of Việt Nam to achieve a shared ambition of eliminating the impact of unexploded ordnance and landmines on the population of Việt Nam by 2030, as well as putting a complete stop to civilian casualties from the remnants of war. Just as there will be a day, and no later than in 2030, when we look back at the issue of contamination of unexploded ordnance and landmines in Việt Nam, as a problem we acted upon and overcame together. * Han-Deog Cho is KOICA Country Director in Việt Nam and Caitlin Wiesen is UNDP Resident Representative in Việt Nam.
April 04, 2020 02:03 UTC
A software app helps the HCM City Department of Health manage people under quarantine and COVID-19 patients more effectively. Source http://www.medinet.hochiminhcity.gov.vnHCM CITY— The HCM City Department of Health’s operation centre on April 2 began using a software application to manage quarantined people and COVID-19 patients. The app helps health officials keep track of treatment of quarantined people and COVID-19 patients at hospitals, from admission to discharge. It also has data about quarantine areas and hospitals’ admission capacity, and helps health staff maintain records about working hours. As of today, the city has 8,035 people in quarantine areas.
April 03, 2020 07:56 UTC
One previous study has found that stock market liberalisation leads to a 1 percent increase in a country's annual real GDP growth. "While some studies show that stock market liberalisation leads to an increase in capital expenditure, it is unclear ex ante how stock market liberalisation affects a country's innovative activities," Prof. Wenrui Zhang said. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2403364 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2403364This article was first published in the China Business Knowledge (CBK) website by CUHK Business School: https://bit.ly/2QFbfQd. CUHK Business School has the largest number of business alumni (36,000+) among universities/business schools in Hong Kong -- many of whom are key business leaders. The School currently has about 4,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students and Professor Lin Zhou is the Dean of CUHK Business School.
January 17, 2020 01:52 UTC
Surveying Excellence in Development and ConservationHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 January 2020 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors ("HKIS") is launching the first HKIS Best Development and Conservation Award 2020 ("BDCA"). Key DatesDate Items 16 January 2020 Award Briefing Session & Application Opens 29 April 2020 Application Closes May 2020 Stage 1: First Screening 13 - 14 June 2020 Stage 2: Site Visit 19 June 2020 Finalists Announcement 3 - 4 July 2020 Stage 3: Finalists Presentation to Jury PanelAward Categories and EligibilityThe Best Development and Conservation Award (BDCA) 2020 is open to all types of development projects, including residential, commercial, and "Government, Institution or Community" (GIC) projects. Award TypesAwards are available in 4 tiers, ranked at follow:Award Type* Description Best Development and Conservation Award(s) Best Development and Conservation Award will be presented to project(s) with outstanding OVERALL quality that is (are) judged to be the BEST among all the Grand Award Winners. "The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Best Development and Conservation Award 2020" briefing session drew over 40 participants to attend, including developers, construction professionals, surveyors and the media. About HKISEstablished in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong.
January 16, 2020 12:56 UTC