Thứ Ba, 31 tháng 5, 2016

Places to Retire in Vietnam

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According to several reports published in magazines and newspapers, Vietnam is one of the best places to retire not only in Asia but in the world! Vietnam, along with Thailand and Malaysia is often counted as the most amazing place to spend the retirement years in. The criteria which is used to select the best places to retire include the reasonable cost of living, opportunities for growth and available physical and social activities etc.

Reasons for Retiring in Vietnam
The fact that a person can lead a comfortable life for $500 per month in this country makes it an affordable place to retire. In this price, you can get a nice house, decent food and enough entertainment. Another factor that adds to the suitability of Vietnam as a retiring destination is its climate. The climate of Vietnam is such that you do not need to add layers to your clothing.
One can suffice in a tee and shorts all year round. The hotter temperatures can be dealt with easily and there is no humidity in the air. The social life in this country is amazing and even for expats. If you want to find company, you will be able to do so very easily as the locals are friendly and helpful.
Best Places in Vietnam from the Retirement Points of View
The following is a list of the best places in Vietnam where one can retire comfortably:
Nha Trang
Kiplinger recently put Nha Trang at the 6th position of the list of the best places to retire in Vietnam. Nha Trang is a beautiful city which offers a wonderful landscape, awesome climate and friendly locals. The fact that the cost of healthcare is low and there is a new and modern hospital opened up in this city recently makes it a good choice for many people looking to retire.

Additionally, the low food cost and a variety of food options like fresh fish, vegetables herbs and fruits adds to the suitability of Nha Trang as a retirement destination. Food here is cheap and therefore dining out too doesn’t cost heavily. Some other factors include cheap accommodation, cheap tours and beautiful beaches.
Hoi An
Hoi An is another beautiful place where one can retire and lead a peaceful and comfortable life. It has stunning architecture and a vibrant culture which attracts many people from across the world.

It is easy to live in Hoi An as it has a lovely climate all year round and consists of pristine beaches where you can enjoy the rest of your life at. The local people are friendly and the cost of living here is definitely under $1000. Moreover, Hoi An is a food paradise where sea food and vegetables are cheap and in abundance. Due to this reason, eating out doesn’t cost heavily and adds to its retirement possibilities for foreigners.

PhuQuoc is an island which lies in the very south of Vietnam and is an ideal destination to retire in Vietnam.

This place consists of wonderful beaches and one example of this is the Bao Sao. The cost of living at this island is quite affordable and this is one of the greatest reasons why one must consider this place of Vietnam as a retirement option. Seafood here is cheap and so is buying vegetables and fruits. So if you wish to retire at a place close to the beach and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle then PhuQuoc is surely a good choice.

Apart from these three places, there are several others in Vietnam which can be looked out for retirement. If you are not too tight on the budget then you can also consider the larger cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City which are rich in terms of culture, entertaining places, restaurants, cinemas etc.

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“Bun cha” of Hanoi

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 “Bun cha” is a signature dish of Hanoi people with special and delicious taste; it is certainly an indispensable dish for Hanoi cuisine lovers.

“Bun cha” is made with familiar ingredients such as noodles, pork, vegetables, fish sauce.

“Bun cha” with slices of grilled pork, grilled chopped pork, add a few pieces of green papaya, enjoy with raw vegetables and fish sauce. In some places, we can also enjoy “bun cha” with traditional spring rolls.

“Bun cha” of Hanoi is voted by CNN into the list of the world’s most delicious summer dish. Earlier, “bun cha” is also included in the list of 10 best street foods in Asia by CNN.

“Bun cha” is not only preferred by foreigners but also many generations of Vietnamese people enjoy it. “Bun cha” is the traditional dish of Vietnam.

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After 5 years of conducting the survey and researching the market of Vietnam, the leading retail group from Korea – Emart (owned by Shinsegae Group) has officially entered Vietnam market by opening the first Emart hypermarket in Vietnam on December 28th 2015 in 366 Phan Van Tri street, ward 5, Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Go Vap Emart Hypermarket has over 3 ha in area with a total investment of up to 60 million USD (equivalent to 1,350 billion VND). Starting construction from early 2015 and went into operation at the end of the year,  Emart Go Vap is expected to meet the shopping needs and create modern consumption habits of Vietnamese people with quality products and reasonable price.
Emart Go Vap has two main parts with an area of 6,000m2, serving diverse items from staples, fresh products to household goods, electronics, fashion…; the utility service areas include restaurants, children’s education and entertainment park… The modern shopping space, nonstop improving and upgrading services are differences that help Emart Go Vap conquer local consumers.
Mr. Choi Kwang Ho, CEO of Emart Vietnam said that the growth of Emart will accompany the development of Vietnam. Thus, 95% of goods in Emart are domestic goods. With the quality and best price as well as services that match with shopping habits of Vietnamese, Emart commits to put on great efforts to become a close shopping destination for local people.
Come to the opening of Emart from December 28th, customers will have chance to visit and shopping with many attractive 50% discount programs plus thousands of gifts and awards such as Emart helmets, Emart environmental bags, SH 150i motorcycles, Samsung TV… At the same time, customers can also participate in many exciting activities such as taking pictures with snow, the rotation of luck, darts and face painting… Especially, customers visit Emart Go Vap will enjoy unique dishes from Korea as traditional kimpap and many other unique Asian dishes… With the shopping discounts and attractive activities, Emart Go Vap promises to bring consumers an exciting and attractive shopping space, especially in the time of Lunar New Year is coming very close.
As the first Emart Hypermarket in Vietnam, Emart Go Vap is an important step in the launching plans and the ambition to penetrate the Vietnam retail market. Pursuing the motto “Every day of customers will be full of joy”, Emart committed to providing goods and best service to customers.
With the desire to grow in breadth and depth in new markets as well as to realize the goal to brand Emart to the world, Emart promises to continue a-20-year-history of impressive development with Emart Go Vap and the future system of Emart in HCMC and Vietnam.
Since the opening of the first low cost shop in Korea in 1993, Emart has achieved impressive growth steps in the past 20 years. Currently, Emart Hypermarket is the no 1 hypermarket chain in Korea with over 160 hypermarkets in Korea and foreign countries. Emart is the largest and oldest low cost store chain in Korea with sales exceeding 13.2 billion USD as of 2014. Through the launching of new series of trade centers and acquired Walmart Korea in 2006, Emart is confirming the leading position in the field of retail and supermarket chains.

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Chủ Nhật, 29 tháng 5, 2016

Discover a Small Paris through 5 Architectural Works of Hanoi

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Albeit being such a small city, Hanoi’s architecture is a mixture of both domestic and foreign influence. Hanoi contains in it the ancient style of feudal past, modern 21st century to Soviet-inspired monotone blocks, and that ofeternally-valuable French design.

In the process that shapes up Hanoi as of today, a number of the city’s buildings clearly show the distinctive imprint of French architecture. The influence is obvious in the organization of space, technical and construction materials and patterns of expression. The unique French architecture that adjusts for the local oriental style of living has become a characteristic of thousand-year-old Hanoi.
Of the finest French buildings in town, these five works are among the most popular that can not be missed whenvisiting Hanoi.

Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Grand Opera House, a smaller version of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, was built on 07/06/1901 and completed in 1911. The Opera House was constructed in theater-style which draws its influence from the classical works in Renaissance Europe.
The building occupies an area of 2600 square meter, at its peak reaching 34 meters above the adjacent road and the main auditorium measures 24 by 24 meter. Hanoi Opera House is a unique work with an outstanding value of history, culture, architecture and art.
Nowadays, this is one of the most important hearts of Hanoi where regular cultural activities, art performances, concerts, etc. are often held.

Hotel Sofitel Metropole Legend Hanoi
Situated in the heart of Hanoi, sandwiched between Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House, the hotel was funded in 1901 by two French investors. Sofitel Metropole Hanoi bears that feeling of the colonial period with its white-painted walls, green windows, delicate iron patterns, wooden plank walls and a green lawn.
This is the very first five-star hotel in Hanoi where many ambassadors and celebrities have chosen to stay. Besides, Sofitel Metropole is the only hotel in the entire Indochina region with a unique collection of Citroen classic cars.

The President Palace
The President Palace, built in 1901 and completed in 1906, at first played a role as the palace for the Indochina’s General Governor Palace.
Like many French colonial architecture of this time, it is wholeheartedly European in design, with the only hint of a Vietnamese presence is the mango garden that surrounds the building. The palace’s ground is designed symmetrically, with a big block in the middle and two blocks on either sides. The building is covered in yellow paint and the huge green iron gate still guards its entrance.
At present, it is the office of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Dong Xuan Market
Constructed by a French company called Poinsard Veyret in 1980, Dong Xuan Market is one of the biggest markets in Hanoi as well as the largest market in the Old Quarter area.
The design of the market is relatively simple: its 6500 square meter area contains five blocks with domes of 52 meter length each and steel frame of 19 meter high. The front entrance owes its stunning look to French architecture, including five sculpted triangular arches arranged like a honeycomb and metal roofing.
After the liberation of the capital, Dong Xuan Market remains its full usefulness and civil architecture to Hanoians and now is one of the most important clue markets of Hanoi.

Saint Joseph Cathedral
The church was built in 1886 following the Gothic architectural style of medieval Europe which was popular in the 12th century and the Renaissance.
Saint Joseph Cathedral much resembled the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris with curved domes toward the sky. The church has a length of 64.5 meter, width of 20.5 meter and two 31.5 meter high tower with massive stone pillars at the four corners. On the top of the church lies the huge stone cross. The church also owns a collection of western-made bells including four small and one very large bell which itself costs 20,000 francs to build at that time. It also has a giant clock which the alarm system linked to the five bells hanging on the two towers.
To this day, Saint Joseph Cathedral still holds several masses throughout the day and is usually crowded on weekends and religious holidays.
French architecture in Hanoi has become a heritage which both represents historic significance and combines harmonically with the traditional architectural elements of the urban landscape. It has played an important role in conceiving the beautiful image of Hanoi and creating an unforgettable impression on those who visit the thousand-year-old Ascending Dragon.

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Vietnam in Top 20 Destinations to Living in the World

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Althought the economy is not too rich like many developing countries, visitor still plus destination to Vietnam by owning many scene nice and the food.

Vietnam in  20 top destinations  to living in the World Business Insider Page recently has suggested for many peoples tired of life at home and looking for new environment to do again the begining. Vietnam ranks 16th among the top  20 most liveable , higher than Japan and Belgium. In the opinion of this website, S-shaped strip of land owned many beautiful landscapes, delicious food, attractive, affordable, easy to make friends and social life stable. However, Vietnam also has some limitations such as standing near the bottom of the rankings on health and quality of life for children.

Topping the list is Switzerland. Despite small size, this country owns the economy, political stability, income per capita and is located in the heart of Europe.

National received the most opposition after the name in the list is India. Many people believe that this is dangerous countries for women evils of rape still occur daily and the government, there is no effective preventive measures.

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