return icon

Lunar New Year Festival kicks off in HCM City

A festival that promotes Vietnamese people’s lunar New Year – known as Tet - was launched on January 16 evening in Ho Chi Minh City to welcome the coming 2022 Tet that falls on February 1.

A space of Ong Do (scholar) street featuring the art of calligraphy during the Tet holiday in Vietnam.

The event is held annually by the local tourism sector to popularize Ho Chi Minh City as a young, colourful and vibrant locality with full of excitement among travelers in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

This year’s festival, the third of its kind, is scheduled to last from now till January 30 (lunar New Year’s Eve) to introduce and promote a variety of destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors will be provided with information about tourism stimulus programmes in 2022 and regional tourism routes, and have the opportunity to receive festive gifts.

As part of the festival, a Tet Shopping Fair on 2D and 3D online platforms is taking place with the participation of dozens of local businesses and those from more than 20 localities nationwide to introduce special Tet products.

At the Youth Culture House, visitors can learn about and sample many traditional Tet dishes such as mixed salad, Southern Tet cakes, grilled beef and five-coloured chicken.

Visitors can take photos in a space imbued with traditional Tet cultural identity that features yellow apricot flowers, red lanterns, Tet couplets, calligraphy along with the performing art of making To He (toy figurine) and a model of a floating market in the air.

A hot air balloon festival is scheduled to take place in Thu Duc City on January 22-23 that will include hot air balloon performances, a yacht parade and other aquatic sports, and art performances.

Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, has just become a green zone, meaning that is safe to travel and kick-start routine activities. The tempo of life in the country’s largest locality has gradually returned to normal.

The festival is expected to contribute to preserving and promoting the traditional cultural values and meeting the entertainment, shopping and food needs of local residents and visitors alike.

Source: VOV

Saigonese busily prepare for Lunar New Year 2022

Saigonese busily prepare for Lunar New Year 2022

As the Covid-19 outbreak has been controlled in HCM City, local people are now preparing for the 2022 Lunar New Year (Tet).


Vietnam looks forwards to stronger investment from US, Europe

Vietnam is hoping to attract more investment from the US, Europe and major global enterprises under a recently approved strategy on foreign investment cooperation.

People in HCMC wait in long queues at passport office on July 1

On July 1 afternoon, thousands of people lined up waiting for passports at the Immigration Department on the first day of issuing ordinary passports in the new form.

Three SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.5 cases detected in Hanoi

Although the number of daily new cases of Covid-19 is decreasing sharply, Hanoi has recorded three infections caused by the BA.5 sub-strain of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Binh Duong ranks first nationwide by GDP

The southern province of Binh Duong took the lead among Vietnam’s 63 provinces and cities in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2021, according to the latest data released by the General Statistics Office.

Tan Hoang Minh allegedly appropriates VND8 trillion of investors

Tan Hoang Minh Group, a major property developer based in Hanoi, is facing charges of misappropriating over VND8 trillion from investors, said a Ministry of Public Security representative.

Businesses get set for circular economy

Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has caused environmental challenges which have forced the nation to focus on fostering the development of a circular economy with less pollution and reused and recycled products.

Over 60,000 fishing vessels urged to seek safe shelter from storm Chaba

Approximately 60,000 fishing vessels operating at sea have been urgently notified to avoid dangerous areas and seek safe shelter from incoming Storm Chaba, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Siem Reap - Da Nang air route resumed

Flight K6 840 departed from Siem Reap of Cambodia at 3:35 pm on July 1 and landed safely at Da Nang International Airport at 5:35pm on the same day.

Embassy: two Vietnamese arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

Police on the Spanish island of Mallorca on June 25 said they had arrested two Vietnamese citizens accused of raping a 17-year-old girl and privacy violation, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain.

The key role of top leaders in fighting corruption in Vietnam

Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac has emphasized the important role of top leaders, especially Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong, the people and the media in fighting corruption.

Huge costs for filling Ha Long largest open-cast coal mine

It would cost about VND 1.20 trillion (USD 52.18 million) to fill the Nui Beo open-cast coal mine pit in Ha Long City after closure.

Cutting taxes on petrol products is more urgent than ever

“VND50,000 please. No, just VND30,000."  “VND100,000, please. No, only VND70,000." These were conversations I heard yesterday at a filling station.

28 provinces, 21 central hospitals report lack of drugs, medical equipment

Twenty-eight healthcare departments and 12 out of 21 central hospitals have reported they lack drugs.

HCMC proposes developing huge port in Can Gio

The HCMC government has proposed developing an international container port in the outlying district of Can Gio with an estimated investment of some US$6 billion to aid the local marine economy.

500 tonnes of Vietnamese-labelled rice exported to EU

Loc Troi Group JSC exported nearly 500 tonnes of rice labelled with its own brand name “Com Vietnam Rice” to the EU markets in June.