From December 17, 2018, VIB has officially relocated its headquarters to Sailing Tower at 111A Pasteur, Ben Nghe ward in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. VIB CEO Han Ngoc Vu Previously, VIB’s headquarters relocation plan from Corner Stone Building at 16 Phan Chu Trinh Street in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district to Ho Chi Minh City was approved by shareholders and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor. VIB’s new headquarters in the heart of District 1 is considered very convenient for traffic, so that it is expected to serve and better meet customers’ requirements in the area. “Ho Chi Minh City is the southern economic centre, having the role to connect and support other cities to develop. This is also the regional and national centre of international trade, culture, creative knowledge, scientific research, high technology transfer, creative industry, besides acting as international tourism, finance-commerce and logistics hub. … [Read more...] about VIB relocates headquarters to Ho Chi Minh City
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Australian budget carrier Jetstar Airways has announced the launch of direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City from May this year, naming it a rising holiday destination star in Southeast Asia. The airline said on its website that it will be flying non-stop to Ho Chi Minh City from Melbourne from May 10, and from Sydney the next day. A 12-hour sale which ends at 1:59 p.m. GMT on Thursday offers one-way tickets from just $159. The airline said it also plans to provide connecting flights to Ho Chi Minh City from several other major Australian cities. The city, which is the largest in Vietnam, is well connected to many other tourist spots across the country. Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said, as quoted by the Daily Mail, that Vietnam is one of the fastest growing holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. “Vietnam has the potential to become as popular as Bali or Thailand for Australian travelers,” she said, naming its rich culture, vibrant cities, beaches and cuisine as the … [Read more...] about Australia’s Jetstar to fly non-stop to Ho Chi Minh City from May
Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig will perform German folksongs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. The concert will feature 14 folksongs from the 16th to 20th centuries, including the songs Der Mond ist aufgegangen (The Moon Has Risen) and Abendlied (Evening Song), which the choir will sing with Vietnamese musicians. The Moon Has Risen is a piece which presents the age-old fear that the moon will not rise again. The tuba in an opera plays a dramatic role, representing humanity, which is questioning the frightening destruction of nature and the environment. Evening Song is the second of three German folksongs for soprano and alto voices composed in Berlin. The date of composition is uncertain. The concert will be conducted by Gregor Myer, who has been artistic director of Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig since the 2007-08 season. The acapella concert will be presented on stage at Vietnam National Academy of Music’s Grand Hall at 8pm on October 12 and at the Ho Chi Minh city Ballet and Symphony … [Read more...] about German folk singing coming to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city
It is one of those questions that pop up whenever there is a new gathering of expatriates in Vietnam. Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City? Which do you prefer? This time it was at a soiree the day after Christmas, or "Boxing Day," as the Brits call it. Around the table were folks from Europe, North America, South America and New Zealand. As the young German explained his preference for Hanoi, I nodded my concurrence. This is a question that divides my wife and I. She was born in Saigon and left a few years later, after it was renamed in honor of the late Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh. So naturally she thinks of Saigon as home. She speaks with a southern accent and enjoys visiting not-so-distant relatives. She finds the southern food more flavorful, the society friendlier. She does not mind the heat and she likes the hustle and bustle. But I have never lived in Ho Chi Minh City. And Hanoi is starting to feel like. . . well, if not home, then maybe a bit homey. But it is not a matter … [Read more...] about Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?
The Hanoitimes - At 26 Le Loi street, on the sideline of Hue Festival 2012, the Thua Thien Hue provincial Union of Literature and Arts Associations in collaboration with Art Photography Associations of Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City opened a photography exhibition on Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City. 150 works at the exhibition presented the beauties landscapes and people of the cities. Viewers will enjoy in all sincere sentiments of a lover of beauty, love their homeland by the soul of the artist, happiness before the changes and development of the 3 major cities under a variety of different angles. On the same day, at Thuong Bac Park, Hue city inaugurated the "calligraphy space" with the participation of 4 generations from children to age 70. They have together produced interesting poems about the ancient city of Hue from past to present on a 10 meter long purple ribbon. Besides, the Hue calligraphy club showcased 2012 letters of calligraphy to domestic and … [Read more...] about Photography exhibition on Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh city