Stone pillar: A giant column with explorers swimming through the depths of Hang Kén, one of 20 new caves discovered in 2011 in Việt Nam. The photo was taken by Carsten Peter. — Photo nationalgeographic.com Viet Nam News QUẢNG BÌNH — The largest cave in the world, Sơn Đoòng Cave, which is in Việt Nam’s central province of Quảng Bình, continues to receive attention from international press outlets, the provincial Department of Tourism announced. The UK’s The Telegraph released recently a list of “Amazing places discovered surprisingly recently” featuring 11 undiscovered places on the planet, including Sơn Đoòng Cave. “Many miles of underground caverns are yet to be explored. Indeed, the subterranean record books are being rewritten on an almost annual basis and some of the biggest caves on the planet were only discovered relatively … [Read more...] about VN’s largest cave in the world still a magnet for int’l press
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Sunset in Berlin. Germany tops the HSBC Expat Explorer career rankings in 2018. — Photo courtesy of HSBC VietnamViet Nam News HCM CITY — Việt Nam has climbed eight places to 18th in the world as the best place for a career for expatriates, according to HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey. The survey polled more than 22,000 expats to identify the best destinations in 2019, and they said moving to Việt Nam fetches a higher income and helps them save more than they did in their home country. In Việt Nam, 83.6 per cent received benefits as part of their employment package such as health and medical allowances, an annual trip home or airfare allowance and accommodation allowance. More than half (55 per cent) of expats in Việt Nam said their work-life balance is better than at home and 40.3 per cent said the work culture is better. Việt Nam is a good place for expats to progress in their career (47 per cent). Renowned for its efficiency and … [Read more...] about Việt Nam ranks 18th in the world for expat careers: HSBC survey
FOR a man who refuses to fly, Dennis Bergkamp has done a pretty good job of piloting Holland into the semi-finals of the World Cup. He's scored three goals already in France 98, claiming a Dutch national record of 36 in the process. He struck the vital 90thminute winner against Argentina – a goal of such exquisite touch and ruthless execution that it could well prove to be the best individual effort of the tournament. He has been the inspiration behind so much of what has been a revelation about this Dutch side. And tonight in Marseille he comes up against Ronaldo – the Brazilian star who cost £20million when he moved from Barcelona to Inter Milan, and who at 21 is the brightest talent in the soccer firmament. It is not fanciful to suggest that they will be competing for more than a place in the World Cup final – they will also be playing for the right to be called the world's greatest footballer. Their showdown promises to be the most intriguing battle of France … [Read more...] about France ’98: So who is the best soccer player in the world?
Film and Television Institute of India ( FTII ) has given us another reason to be proud as one of America's leading magazine, Variety, has mentioned it as a leading film institute in the world and Bollywood celebs couldn't stop from sharing their joy about it. Here are a few celebs who talked about this phenomenal achievement. Raza Murad: It’s a moment of pride for me that FTII has been considered as one of the best film schools of 2018. My joy has no limits and I am going to share this great piece of news with my fellow friends who were also associated with FTII. I think any school which is considered as best is all because of the hard work of the students, for instance, we have one Oscar winner from FTII and it feels great that was I associated with such organization. Rakesh Bedi: I am very elated and feeling like I am top of the world. It’s a great feeling and FTII has given out some great actors, directors, musicians and many others over the years. It has contributed … [Read more...] about FTII selected as one of the top film schools in the world: Bollywood celebs react
The Hanoitimes - The travel website Rough Guides has revealed the world`s top 10 best backpacking destinations. Accordingly, Vietnam was ranked at 9th place. The travel website Rough Guides has compiled a list of the world’s best backpacking destinations. In the ASEAN region, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are among the best destinations for backpacking tourists, according to Rough Guides. Writing about Vietnam, Rough Guides said the country is buzzed with energy and hope. Backpackers can discover colorful cities which are full of amazing scenery and delicious street foods. The website also recommends tourists to opt for a motorbike trip along the national routes, or enjoy the magnificent Ha Long Bay from a cruise’s window. With the mountain tribes, offbeat beaches and beautiful countryside, Vietnam is considered as the paradise for backpackers. Beside Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are three other southeast countries also in Rough Guides’ list. Thailand … [Read more...] about Vietnam named in the world’s top backpacking destinations