The best attractions in Nha Trang

Last update 08:00 | 24/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The best attractions in Nha Trang are set against a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches, verdant mountains, and untouched islands.

Great for history buffs, Nha Trang is home to remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches while natural hot springs, salt fields, and unique waterfalls offering a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities.

Here are the top attractions in Nha Trang.

Po Nagar Cham Towers

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Po Nagar Cham temple complex was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central plain of Vietnam. Continue reading “The best attractions in Nha Trang”

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The places to come at night in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 23/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Nightlife in HCM City means very different things depending where you are in the city. 

Saigon’s best live music bars

Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment in Saigon. But move a few kilmoetres west into District 3 and the backpacker street of Pham Ngu Lao, with its boisterous street bars, cheap eats and good time vibe, is certainly the place to be when night falls.

Here are some places for you to try.

Lush Nightclub

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Lush Nightclub is a premier nightlife hotspot in the city. It is the place to see the young and beautiful of Saigon, dressed to impress and not afraid to spend a little cash. Continue reading “The places to come at night in Saigon”

Saigon’s best live music bars

Last update 15:20 | 22/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Live music in HCM City is never far away. Whether you are looking for relaxing background melody or a rip roaring rock session, Vietnam’s largest city has a place for you. And here are the best live music bars in the city.

Acoustic Bar

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The Acoustic Bar is the venue of choice for Vietnam’s up and coming rock musicians. This is the place where legends never die and you can hear amazing renditions of – amongst others – Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and John Lennon. But it’s not limited to the classics; the international roster of musicians is free to rock on with anthems from any era. Continue reading “Saigon’s best live music bars”

Deforestation haunts Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Updated : 06/23/2017 18:00 GMT + 7

Severe deforestation in Quang Son Commune, Dak G’Long District, located in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong

 

Countless hectares of forest in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are being destroyed as the result of industrial and agricultural activities conducted by local businesses and residents at such a rate that authorities are unable to prevent the situation.

Businesses, residents, and even immigrants in the Central Highlands region are exploiting the local forests for its natural resources.

Meanwhile competent authorities have been unable to manage the excessive exploitation, with some even caught abetting the harmful activities. Continue reading “Deforestation haunts Vietnam’s Central Highlands”

Corrupt traffic inspectors in Can Tho spend ‘protection fee’ on job promotion

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Updated : 06/23/2017 17:05 GMT + 7

A group of former traffic inspectors in Can Tho City in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region previously arrested for demanding ‘protection money’ from local businesses claim the cash was used to ‘buy’ promotions.

At a trial held for seven of the corrupt traffic inspectors at the municipal People’s Court on Thursday, some of the defendants admitted that the extortion money was used to pay for job promotions.

Duong Minh Tam, a former deputy chief traffic inspector in Can Tho, said he spent VND370 million (US$16,240) for his position. Continue reading “Corrupt traffic inspectors in Can Tho spend ‘protection fee’ on job promotion”

Shipbuilders flout contracts in fishing boat scandal in central Vietnam: inspectors

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Updated : 06/23/2017 11:31 GMT + 7

Two shipbuilders responsible for 18 fishing boats which suffered damage shortly after delivery were found to have violated the technical specifications listed in their contracts with fishermen in the south-central province of Binh Dinh, inspectors said Thursday.

The steel-clad vessels, ranging from VND12 billion (US$528,634) to VND20 billion ($881,057) in value, were delivered to Binh Dinh fishermen in September 2016.

Thirteen of the vessels were built by Nam Trieu Co., run by the Ministry of Public Security, while the remaining boats were built by Dai Nguyen Duong Co.

However, in April 2017, ten of the ship owners filed a complaint to local authorities that their boats were experiencing damage after only a few fishing trips. Continue reading “Shipbuilders flout contracts in fishing boat scandal in central Vietnam: inspectors”

Sand exploitation vessels on Chu River a grave concern

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Update: June, 23/2017 – 18:30

An illegal sand exploitation vessel on Chu River. — Photo dantri.com.vn

THANH HOÁ — Several illegal sand exploitation vessels have been found operating along Chu River in the central province of Thanh Hoá.However, local authorised agencies are finding it difficult to deter vessels owing to inadequate and weak human resources.As a result, banks along the river have suffered serious erosion, narrowing the cultivable area of residents and threatening people’s safety.

On the river between Thiệu Toán and Thiệu Vũ communes in Thiệu Hoá District, some vessels were caught exploiting sand from the riverbed. Upon being chased by the inspectors’ vessel, they sped away at their fastest speed. Continue reading “Sand exploitation vessels on Chu River a grave concern”