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Hoi An – one of the best cities in the world
VietNamNet Bridge – This year Vietnam’s Hoi An ancient town ranks 6th among the ten best cities in Asia, voted by readers of Travel & Leisure.
The top ten include: Chiang Mai and Bangkok of Thailand, Luang Prabang of Laos, Kyoto and Tokyo of Japan, Siem Reap of Cambodia, Hoi An of Vietnam, Ubud of Indonesia, Udaipur of India and Lhasa of China.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Luang Prabang, Laos
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Thailand vs. Australia WCup qualifer to be moved
SYDNEY (AP) — Football Australia says it is awaiting formal notification on whether the World Cup qualifier against Thailand next month will be moved due to the mourning period for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday.The Football Association of Thailand has suspended all domestic fixtures in line with a government directive to limit entertainment and festivities for a 30-day period.While the Nov.16 match, originally scheduled in Bangkok, will fall just outside that 30-day… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Lebanon set to elect president, ending two-year vacuum
Beirut (AFP) - Supporters of Michel Aoun gathered in the Lebanese capital Monday ahead of a parliament session expected to elect him president and end a political stalemate of more than two years.Lawmakers will convene at noon (1000 GMT) for their 46th attempt to elect a president but the first expected to actually produce a result.Security was tight around the parliament and Beirut's Martyrs Square, where supporters of Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), dressed in their trademark orange,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Prime Minister: Vietnam can overcome its economic challenges
As the country marks the end to another tumultuous year for the national economy, that has seen significant challenges to globalization and integration, there has been a lot of reflecting about the past and future. In this vein, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has delivered a series of speeches outlining the country’s future challenges and introducing solutions on how they might be overcome. The Prime Minister has said the country’s most immediate challenge over the next decade would be… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Sai Gon streets come to life in pop-up book
VietNamNet Bridge – A typical tourist’s guidebook with plain pictures and information might not leave much of an impression, but paper pop-ups of the landmarks might tempt readers to visit the sites immediately. Famous landmark: A 3D version of a remarkable building in the city, the Ben Thanh Market. At least that’s the goal of Sai Gon Pho (Sai Gon Streets), a new pop-up travel book. As the brainchild of four students from the Department of Industrial Arts of Van Lang University in HCM City,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Greek government gives green light for FIFA to run Greek federation
Athens (AFP) - The Greek government Thursday gave legal backing to world governing body FIFA to run the daily affairs of the country's crisis-hit soccer federation (EPO).Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis submitted in parliament the necessary amendment which puts an official end to months of bickering between the federation and the Greek government over discrepancies between national laws and the independence of the federation.Last month FIFA appointed a normalisation committee to run EPO… chat_bubble_outline Read More...