Author: Kevin Le

Vietnam and many other Southeast Asian countries are yet to house Apple stores, while the number of Apple users in these countries is getting bigger and bigger As the country has no Apple store, so resellers are opening mono store chains in the country for consumers to experience an “Apple-standard shopping space.” Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands of iPhone 13 phones have been sold in Vietnam within days of its launch, with numbers exceeding those of Apple’s previous offerings. Industry insiders said the large number of incentives that Apple is offering users this year is…

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The railway system plan for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, which sets a target of building nine new railways by 2030 has been approved by Vietnamese government. Under the plan, the railway industry will renovate and upgrade existing railways, connect with international transport routes; prepare capital and resources to start construction on new routes, with priority given to North-South high-speed ones and those linking gateway seaports, international airports, and main railways in major cities. Specifically, the sector will upgrade the seven existing routes with a total length of 2,440km. ###: Foreign travelers can’t wait to visit Vietnam without restriction The nine…

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 Inner Sanctum: You majored in oil painting, but what made you decide to pursue silk painting? I graduated with a degree in oil painting in 1998. After that, I focused on painting on silk and have held several solo exhibitions of silk paintings. My oil paintings were often judged as quite bold and difficult to perceive, because when painting with oil, my emotions run a bit crazy and rebellious. Then in 2006, due to some changes in my personal life, I felt like I was standing on the edge. If I cling to the emotions oil painting brings, I am afraid…

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The ASEAN post pandemic recovery plan focuses on attracting investment and creating a more resilient supply chain in the longer-term, says Asean Business Partners.  Source: Asean Business Partners. The comment is noted from the webinar The Future is ASEAN – a Pathway to Growth in Southeast Asia. Mr Ted Osius – President & CEO US-ASEAN, Business Council comments “At this point, the competition to attract investment is increasing among ASEAN countries. They will need to invest more in infrastructure, enhance interaction within ASEAN trade environment, and focus on innovation for sustainable growth. More importantly, they must control the Covid-19 epidemic…

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Military Joint Stock Bank (MB) ranked 4th in the top 10 Vietnam’s most prestigious commercial banks in 2021. This is a recognition for its proactive response to the pandemic as well as the quick adaptation to the digital transformation wave in the banking sector. The list of Top 10 Vietnam’s most prestigious commercial banks in 2021 is a result of the independent and objective research of the Vietnam Report Joint Stock Company. The reputation of the assessed banks is based on the result of financial assessment; surveys of customers, banks, finance & banking experts; and communication prestige by means of…

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  RUSTIC CLASSIC: Cabbage rolls made according to age-old tradition. Photos courtesy of Slavic Tea House  It goes without saying that the Vietnamese capital is hardly noted as being a hotbed of Eastern European culture. But all that may be slowly changing with the opening of The Slavic Tea House in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District. This new restaurant was not, as one might imagine, opened by Muscovite pining for home-cooked delights, but a long-term expat from Melbourne, Australia. Ali Waugh has lived in the city for 15 years, mostly working at the Hà Nội International School in…

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The 17 SDGs are nationalized into 115 Vietnam SDG (VSDG). The Government of Vietnam has made a commitment to utilise all resources at all levels to achieve SDGs. To date, there are 2 SDG achievements with significant improvements in most SDGs. Vietnam first introduced its National Action Plan for the Sustainable Development Agenda in May 2016, with the support from 24 related ministries, line-ministries and international organisations, with the aims to achieve 140 sustainable development indicators by 2019 and the remaining 18 by 2025. These 158 indicators are used to reflect the 17 SDGs and 115 VSDGs, as stated in…

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  Nguyễn Thị Thu Nhi of Việt Nam celebrates her WBO World Title win in Ansan, South Korea, on Saturday. — Photo courtesy of Cocky Buffalo Gym HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Thu Nhi has become Việt Nam’s first World Boxing Organisation champion after winning a WBO belt on Saturday in Ansan, South Korea. The Vietnamese boxer took the title on a split decision with two judges scoring Nhi at 96 points, two more than her Japanese rival Etsuko Tada after 10 rounds of the women’s mini-flyweight title fight.  Nhi made history becoming the first ever Vietnamese to win…

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Football Hà Đức Chinh believes he must work hard to make his dreams come true. — AFP/VNA Photo  HÀ NỘI — When Hà Đức Chinh was a small boy growing up, his family could not afford to buy him a football. Instead, he had to make do with one made by his father from banana leaves and waste paper, held together with string. Chinh loved that make-shift ball, and as a child, could be seen kicking it around the rice fields in the mountainous province of Phú Thọ where he lived. Fast forward to today,…

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The move was made to facilitate the entry of entrants who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 into Vietnam in accordance with the Government’s Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP adopting provisional guidelines on safe adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has also put forward a roadmap for resumption of international air routes, suggesting the roadmap be implemented in the fourth quarter this year, reported the Vietnam Government portal. Accordingly, eligible entrants shall only undergo seven-day quarantine in line with the Ministry of Health’s quarantine protocol. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also discussed with…

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