Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. The fact that Donald Trump will take office as the next president of the United States makes the ‘Year of the Rooster’ more eerily appropriate than we could ever have imagined. Certainly he’ll be strutting his stuff in Washington, D.C. His actions will have an impact on trade and the economy, that’s for sure; but if he manages to slap China in the face and get away with it... I’ll buy him a beer. One prediction I plucked from the Internet was that ‘The Year of the Rooster represents a period of hard work and activity, as the rooster is busy from morning to night. … [Read more...] about New Year in Vietnam: What’s next in 2017?
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Nation gets New Year’s resolutions (24-01-2009) Party leader Nong Duc Manh visits 102-year-old veteran revolutionary Nguyen Cong Hoa in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Tuan President Nguyen Minh Triet visits people in Binh Thanh District, HCM City to cheer the lunar New Year.— VNA/VNS Photo Tu Hai Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visits Ha Noi’s Public Security officials for Tet.— VNA/VNS Photo Tung Lam NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong visits the President’s Palace in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dun HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh asked Ha Noi’s Party Committee and authorities to focus on developing a more modern and civilised capital city. He made the request yesterday during his visit to the city’s Party Committee and Government to wish them a Happy New Year. The Party leader also visited some prioritised families to present gifts. At his meeting with city leaders and religious dignitaries, the … [Read more...] about Nation gets New Year’s resolutions
The Minister of Education & Training hopes to see Vietnam continue maintaining political and economic stabilities in a sustainable and effective manner. "If we can do that, I believe 2010 will be a good year for teaching staff and students," said Nguyen Thien Nhan. As part of a meeting with the press on the occasion of Lunar New Year, Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Education & Training Nguyen Thien Nhan expressed his wishes for when 2010 comes to an end. He hopes that Vietnam will enter a new decade with a new position in the international arena where it will no longer be ranked as a poor country and become a reliable, reputable member nation of South East Asia and the world. “In this environment, where the global economy hasn’t recovered, my wish is that Vietnam can keep maintaining political and economic stabilities in a sustainable and effective manner which will be the backbone for education development,” expressed the Minister. The amendment of … [Read more...] about New Year’s resolutions for education
It was exciting to sense the city buzzing with excitement and preparations for the huge public gathers on the streets, in parks and around the city’s many beautiful lakes. In the early evening of December 31, the anticipation and excitement growing for the big moment marking the end of 2015 and start of 2016 was palpable on the streets of Hanoi and all across the country and world. I was sitting at my desk at the Nhan Dan office on the evening of December 31 and was lucky enough to have a prime view of Hoan Kiem lake. I could hear the musical rumbles of sound systems gearing up for the big night, with a buzz of crowds around the lake getting ready. I was once again impressed by the decorative lights covering the city, and giant New Year 2016 installations on Hoan Kiem lake. In my opinion, what truly makes the feeling of the December 31 New Year’s Eve in Hanoi different to any other country I’ve experienced is the feeling of only welcoming the first new year knowing … [Read more...] about I can start getting ready for the most exciting New Year time in Vietnam
The first tourists to visit HCM City this year got a warm welcome yesterday at Tan Son Nhat Airport by officials from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the city's Tourism Association. Boats look on as New Year's fireworks erupt over Sydney Harbour Bridge on Monday night. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London.– AFP Photo They included 315 passengers coming from Frankfurt, Germany on Vietnam Airlines and 150 others arriving from Hong Kong aboard a Cathay Pacific aircraft. Last year HCM City received 3.8 million international visitors, representing 56 per cent of all foreign visitors to Viet Nam - a year-on-year increase of 8.5 per cent. The city tourism industry reported revenue of VND68 trillion (nearly US$3.3 billion), 42.5 per cent of the country's total tourism earnings. This year the industry is expected to make great efforts to improve its products and services and ensure safety for … [Read more...] about World rings in the New Year