December 31st, 2011

 

The New 7 Wonders of Nature have been announced. These are: Amazon Rainforest (in South America); Iguazu Falls (at the border of Brazil and Argentina); Jeju Volcanic Island (off South Korea); Komodo National Park (in Indonesia); Puerto Princesa Underground River (in the...

 

December 30th, 2011

 

After 3 months of gathering votes from readers of SmartTravelAsia.com, a popular online travel magazine with over a million reader across the globe, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and the Nam Hai in Hoi An came out on top in the Asia’s best leisure properties for 2011 poll.

 

December 27th, 2011

 

A new species of bats described to be “demonic” has been found in Vietnam. Beelzebub tube-nosed bat or Murina Beelzebub, are “diminutive but demonic-looking” bats recently discovered in Southern Indochina by researchers from the Hungarian Natural History Museum and Fauna & Flora...

 

December 25th, 2011

 

Ha Long Bay was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO not only once, but twice, in 1994 and 2000. So for it to be included even in the temporary list of the Seven New Wonders of Nature ignites concerns that the sudden tourism boom in the area may make it more difficult to...

 

December 23rd, 2011

 

Twenty Years In Art’ opened at Tu Do Gallery December 10, marking 20 years of artist Ha, the owner of the gallery.

 

December 22nd, 2011

 

Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has recently approved a proposal to set up HCMC Technology and Science Park, the city's second high-tech park in District 9, following the success of the first one.

 

December 21st, 2011

 

Hankering for a feast with a panoramic view? Then try a barbecue atop the tallest building in Da Nang every Friday and Saturday evening.

 

December 19th, 2011

 

As part of its goal to raise public awareness and increase tourism to its historical establishments, Ho Chi Minh City's museums, since early 2011, have brought hundreds of mobile exhibitions to schools, universities and industrial parks in city districts and southern provinces.

 

December 18th, 2011

 

Dr. Nguyen Nhu Sang, a Vietnamese environmentalist, has been awarded a prize for young Asian biotechnologists by Japan’s Society for Biotechnology.

 

December 16th, 2011

 

If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, particularly of Ho Chi Minh City, Riverside the Deck Restaurant is the perfect getaway. The Deck is famous in the city for being a great escape from the noise and motorbikes.