HO CHI MINH CITY, March 29 -- Covering 4,000 sq meters in a new residential area in Ho Chi Minh City's District 2, Snow Town is becoming a popular venue for a different kind of entertainment. Vietnam News Agency reported District 2 located on levels 3 and 4 of CBD Premium Home on Dong Van Cong Street, has temperatures maintained at 15-16 degrees Celsius and artificial snow.
This file aerial view taken on July 27, 2012 shows part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China now considers part of Hainan province. Countries around the disputed South China Sea are opening tiny islets, some once tiny reefs, for tourism as a way of proving territorial claims, but the trend is expected to falter long term for lack of economic returns.
Yokohama's Chinatown, Japan's largest, is more kitsch than cultural but has a raucous, colourful appeal. It's a popular destination for hungry visitors from Tokyo, just 30 kilometres away, and as a result is crammed with an estimated 600 eateries, from stalls selling steamed buns to noodle shops and grand banqueting halls draped in gold-leaf dragons.
Bobby Fischer would have been 74 March 9. Among his many contributions to the game was his endless work on the Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian defense. Fischer long searched for ways to win with Black, and the very sharp Najdorf suited this very well while the endless theoretical preparation suited his nature.
Fascinated by the contradictions of post-war Vietnam , a country somewhat in limbo between free-market capitalism and the strict rules of the Communist Party, Italian photographer Simone Sapienza embarked on a journey to explore the country beyond its perfect travel photographs. Almost 40 years after the Vietcong's victory over the United States , modern Vietnam has radically changed its ambitions and dreams.
HO CHI MINH CITY, March 24 -- Vietnam's southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the World Bank have agreed to shake hands to improve the quality of life for the city dwellers, Vietnam News Agency reported. The agreement was reached by Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong and WB Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva during their meeting in the city Friday morning.
The artist's exhibition, on view through March 26, centers on an endangered species of monkeys in Vietnam and a US military document from 1969. Tammy Nguyen, "Shoot" , watercolor, acrylic, and oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in In 2010, artist Tammy Nguyen stopped into a used bookstore in Ho Chi Minh City.
University President Drew G. Faust paid homage to the lives lost in the Vietnam War in a speech at a university in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday. During her speech, Faust announced that Harvard alumni from the class of 1967 will take part in a special remembrance event for the war at this year's 50th reunion.
Mapletree Investments chairman Edmund Cheng presents a token of appreciation to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. HO CHI MINH CITY: Singapore developer Mapletree on Wednesday launched a new office tower, Mapletree Business Centre, in Ho Chi Minh City as part of its expanding investments in Vietnam.