Author: Kristen Tran

On April 27, California Fitness & Yoga Centers Vietnam – a subsidiary of FLG (Fitness & Lifestyle Group), officially announced the goal of setting a world record towards changing the lives of 20.000 people in Vietnam. California Fitness & Yoga Wold Record Attempt With the aim of setting a Guinness World Record, the program encourages people all over Vietnam who have undergone a body transformation to submit a before and after photo of themselves. California Fitness & Yoga World Record Attempt also supports those who are currently on their journey with access to their Transformation Challenge over the course of…

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Gojek Vietnam also launched a range of new features to enhance the customer experience for customers, driver partners and restaurant owners. 200.000 driver partners milestone Gojek – Southeast Asia on-demand mobile service platform, announced that it has reached 200.000 motorcycle driver partners in Vietnam. Gojek Vietnam is currently connecting millions of users in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi through passenger service (GoRide), delivery (GoSend) and online food delivery (GoFood). This milestone demonstrates Gojek’s response to the changing needs of the growing number of users as well as thousands of new restaurants joining GoFood in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Lotteria Group only withdrew food business from Indonesia. In contrast, business in Vietnam is still going on normally and expansion plans are being implemented. On April 16, Korea Times reported that Korea Lotte Group is looking to withdraw its food business from Southeast Asian countries. In the report, Korea Times mentioned that Lotte GRS – Lotte Group’s restaurant business unit, has been shutting down Lotteria fast food chain in Indonesia since last year. Korea Times also said that Lotte GRS’ overseas office in Indonesia was currently undergoing liquidation. Lotteria franchises in Vietnam had all stopped operations and its headquarters in…

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On April 14, The Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (Nutifood) launched the Nutifood Nutrition Research Institute in Sweden (NNRIS) at The Reverie Saigon Hotel. This is a remarkable milestone of this Vietnamese brand to become a global health care and nutrition company. At the launch ceremony Nutifood Nutrition Research Institute in Sweden (NNRIS) is a gathering place for a team of nutrition experts, the world’s leading nutritionists, doctors and leading experts in Vietnam. The Institute will research and develop European standard nutritional solutions to meet the specific needs and conditions of Vietnamese children and consumers. The first achievement of NNRIS is…

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The scene of dozens of starfish being lined up on the sand to death rings bells alerting tourists that they should stop catching this marine animal to take pictures. On the afternoon of April 2, a female tourist from Hanoi caught a series of dry starfish in the fishing village of Rach Vem (Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc). She took a photo, then shared it on the travel group on Facebook. The post quickly attracts thousands of likes, comments and shares. Most of the comments expressed outrage and condemned the act of catching starfish in Phu Quoc to take pictures of…

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam suggests allowing passengers with vaccine passports and PCR negative test results to enter Vietnam. On April 6, the leader of the Vietnam Aviation Administration said that he petitioned the Ministry of Transport to report to the Government for the implementation of the vaccine passport in Vietnam to reopen international air routes. The airline industry is facing many difficulties due to the epidemic effects. The reopening of regular international flights is urgent. Allowing passengers to use vaccine passports and having negative PCR test results is the effective solution when opening flight routes.A representative of the…

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In response to H&M’s actions related to the “problematic map”, many Vietnamese consumers have voiced their opposition to this fast fashion brand. From the evening of April 2, many people spread information that H&M posted an illegal Chinese map of the nine-dash line, seriously violating Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty. This information quickly made hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese angry, causing H&M faces boycott in Vietnam. (Credit: Reuters. Via: Nikkei Asia) Regarding the incident, on the evening of April 2, the Shanghai city government said that the website of the fashion company H&M has agreed to modify the Chinese map. According to…

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For Autism Awareness month, Saigon Children’s Charity (saigonchildren) announced Vietnam Autism Alliance (VAA) and launched a website with information on autism (www.tukylagi.com). Vietnam Autism Alliance is a strategic partnership between organizations with expertise or interest in autism spectrum disorder in Vietnam. Members of VAA includes: Saigon Children’s Charity, Vietnam Autism Network, Mr. Thanh Bui, and experts from the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population, National Special Education Center – Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences, Hanoi National University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Children’s Hospital 1, Gia Khang International Hospital, CMI International Hospital, Simba…

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At 9:00 am on April 1, 811.200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX Facility through UNICEF arrived at Noi Bai International Airport. This is the first vaccine batch in the COVAX Facility’s commitment to support Vietnam with 92 countries worldwide. COVID-19 vaccine batch consisting of 811.200 doses sponsored by COVAX arrived at Noi Bai airport on the morning of April 1, and was transferred to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for preservation. The Ministry of Health will coordinate the distribution for vaccination in 63 provinces and cities in April 2021. Credit: STR/NurPhoto – Getty Images via The Conversation…

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