While large and luxury condos with over 100 square meters (about 1076 square feet) are having a hard time selling, sales of smaller and less expensive units have been gaining momentum in the real estate market recently. These small condos are typically in the suburban areas, away from the high concentration in large cities, but […]
According to World Economic Forum, Switzerland tops the overall ranking in the Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010. Due to the economic recession and the weakening macroeconomic stability, the United States falls one place to second position.
Robocon 2009 took place in Tokyo, Japan and finished on August 22. Vietnam team won the third prize in the contest; China was the winner and Hong Kong the runner up.
Sixteen health and charity officials in northern Nam Dinh province were tried for getting involved in an adoption scam. Six of them were sentenced to jail terms of two to five and a half years; the other ten were were on suspended sentences of fifteen to eighteen months. These officials were accused of receiving babies […]
Khanh sits and ponders. She was fresh out of college and just recently moved to Saigon, excited for her new job. For Khanh and her peers, opportunities were everywhere. But then, the economy crashed. This is what happens next.
Fresh off the press (aka Wall Street Journal): WSJ: Vietnam Offers Plan to Help Farmers Do you think Vietnam should continue its focus on exporting farm products? Or should more effort be spent on growing one of its most valuable assets: the people? If so, how do we make the switch?
Saigon is a dynamic city with an unbelievably large population and traffic jams to … well, make you believe how many people are actually there. Just how one can be in traffic when so many are on tiny motorbikes is still hard for me to fathom. Despite that, the city has a lot to offer: food, entertainment, education, etc. But most of all it offers an environment brimming with energy. This is where the young people congregates, a place to see and be seen. Business and other opportunities seems abundant. Just spent a day to walk around Saigon and you will feel it.
So just how cheap is it to really live there? To satisfy this curiosity …
Living in California, I ran into countless people who were born in other countries. They came from all over the world (Asia, Europe, South America, etc) and now call the US home. These individuals have a diverse background, growing up with one foot in each culture. There are myriads of benefits in growing up multi-cultural. […]