A taste of Cambodia in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 27/06/2017

Its official name is Le Hong Phong Market, but for decades people have been calling this market in HCM City’s District 10 “Cambodian Market” simply because it sells certain products from Cambodia.

Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

After turning into alley 374/51 on Le Hong Phong Street, it is easy to find the market since Cambodian colours can be seen all over the place.

The market dates back to the 1970s when Vietnamese-Cambodians were forced to flee Cambodia due to civil war. They returned to Viet Nam and set up the market together, according to a vendor named Tu Xe.

These days, Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

Some photos of the market:

Chợ Miên, Sài Gòn, khô cá lóc, Camphuchia, quận 10, Lê Hồng Phong
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Vietnam’s ethnic minorities through the lens of French photographer

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Last update 17:32 | 28/08/2017

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Over the past 10 years, French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle has motorcycled to every corner of Vietnam to explore its land and people. The decade-long journey has produced hundreds of thousands of stunning photos of the country.

Réhahn’s intimate bond with Vietnam began 10 years ago when he joined a volunteering mission to help local people with difficulties. Mesmerized by the Southeast Asian country, Réhahn decided to settle in the UNESCO-recognized town of Hoi An, considering it his second home. Continue reading “Vietnam’s ethnic minorities through the lens of French photographer”

Vietnam’s mobile game market poised to explode

Last update 08:45 | 27/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – In recent years, millions of electronic game fans have gradually left internet cafes, where they played games on PCs, and have shifted to mobile phones. The mobile game market is expected to boom in the time to come, when the 4G network reaches all provinces and cities throughout the country.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news,  game industry, Flappy Bird, Nguyen Ha Dong

At least four mobile shooting games have been launched into the market this year by big distributors.

After RPG (roll playing games) and MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena), gamers now like shooting games on mobile phones.

“The product which can create differences and meet gamers’ taste will lead the race,” a representative of VTC Game, the distributor of Phuc Kich Mobile, said. Continue reading “Vietnam’s mobile game market poised to explode”

New entrants heat up Vietnamese beauty market

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Last update 17:00 | 28/08/2017

An increasing number of new players are entering the Vietnamese beauty market as local consumers are becoming more conscious of beauty treatment and products.

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Nguyen Van Minh, vice chairman of the Vietnam Essential Oils, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics Association, is confident that the market will maintain its bullish trajectory in the coming years.

In 2017, around 200 foreign beauty brands have entered Vietnam, especially Thai and Korean companies. Continue reading “New entrants heat up Vietnamese beauty market”

What to do with 9 million tons of coal in stock?

Last update 08:00 | 28/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – At least 9 million tons of coal are in stock because domestic demand is low, while the coal price in Vietnam is higher than in other countries.


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The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), the largest coal miner, has been told to clear the 9 million tons of coal in stock which is believed to be the biggest hurdle for its growth and business efficiency. However, experts say it will be difficult to do.

Nguyen Thanh Son, former director of Vinacomin’s Management Board of Coal Projects in the Red River Delta, said there were many reasons behind the big stock. Continue reading “What to do with 9 million tons of coal in stock?”

Saigon pet owners in expat neighborhood lose sleep over mass poisonings

The culprits remain at large with Thao Dien residents demanding action to be taken

By Tuoi Tre News

August 28,2017, 14:46 GMT+7

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A series of cat and dog poisonings took place in Thao Dien, a popular neighborhood for expats in Ho Chi Minh City, over the past week, with pet owners calling on local authorities to start an investigation to find the culprit.

The pet poisoning in Thao Dien, located in expat-heavy District 2, was posted online by Fernando Ruizbo, a 38-year-old Colombian. Continue reading “Saigon pet owners in expat neighborhood lose sleep over mass poisonings”

51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud

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A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector.

 
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HANOI: A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday (Aug 28) over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector.

Authorities have vowed to clean up an industry plagued by favouritism and dodgy loans – part of a broader drive against corruption in the country. Continue reading “51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud”

Đất trồng khoẻ mạnh là yếu tố then chốt để nuôi sống thế giới

English: Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

Một trong những bí ẩn hiện đại lớn nhất về nông nghiệp cho rằng, nông nghiệp hữu cơ vốn dĩ có tính bền vững. Điều này là khả dĩ, nhưng chưa đủ. Nhìn lại lịch sử, sự xói mòn đất từ các cánh đồng không có hoá chất là một phần nguyên nhân dẫn đến cái kết của Đế chế La Mã và các xã hội cổ đại khác trên thế giới . Những ý kiến khác lại cho rằng, tiềm năng khôi phục đất xấu để nuôi sống thế giới cần sử dụng ít hơn nguyên liệu hóa học nông nghiệp.

Khi tôi bắt đầu một chuyến du khảo 6 tháng tới những cánh đồng khắp nơi trên thế giới để nghiên cứu thêm thông tin cho cuốn sách của mình “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” (Tạm dịch: Trồng một cuộc cách mạng Mang lại sự sống cho đất) những người nông dân tiến bộ mà tôi gặp đã cho thấy, có những phương pháp canh tác tái tạo có thể khôi phục đất nông nghiệp toàn cầu. Ở cả nước phát triển cũng như đang phát triển, những người nông dân này nhanh chóng cải tạo độ phì của đất bị suy thoái, chính điều này đã cho phép họ duy trì sản lượng cao bằng cách sử dụng ít lượng phân bón cũng như thuốc trừ sâu hơn. Continue reading “Đất trồng khoẻ mạnh là yếu tố then chốt để nuôi sống thế giới”

Christianity and Violence: The Crusades

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TC – by Austin Cline – Updated March 17, 2016

One of the most famous examples of religious violence in the Middle Ages is of course the Crusades – attempts by European Christians to impose their vision of religion upon Jews, Orthodox Christians, heretics, Muslims, and just about anyone else who happened to get in the way. Traditionally the term “Crusades” are limited to describing massive military expeditions by Christians to the Middle East, but it is more accurate to acknowledge that there also existed “crusades” internal to Europe and directed at local minority groups. Continue reading “Christianity and Violence: The Crusades”

Vietnamese chemotherapy drug reduces treatment costs by 60 percent

Last update 08:10 | 25/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Pegfilgrastim, a chemotherapy drug made in Vietnam, is expected to hit the market in 2018.

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Pegfilgrastim is a product of the National Program on High Technology Development by 2020, one of the large-scale science & technology programs implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST).

After nearly three years of research, the product is in the testing phase on humans. Continue reading “Vietnamese chemotherapy drug reduces treatment costs by 60 percent”

The True Nature of John McCain’s Heroism

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Senators John McCain, at right, and John Kerry, both veterans of the Vietnam War, in 1985.

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“He’s not a war hero,” Donald Trump said two years ago, speaking at a Republican Party candidates’ forum in Iowa. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Trump’s insult to Senator John McCain—and, by extension, to every American P.O.W.—drew a gasp of rebuke from across the political spectrum. The initial indignation, however, did not last; in hindsight, it seems one of the final instances of a broad cultural unity that now seems lost to this country forever.

Continue reading “The True Nature of John McCain’s Heroism”