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Nha Trang, Vietnam

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De volgende foto’s zijn door Hải gemaakt en door mij heel licht aangepast qua helderheid. Dit zijn de deur en de reling voor het terras, die ze op de voorgaande foto’s aan het maken zijn.

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Een dag heeft 24 uur en dan heb je de nacht ook nog.

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Is homeschooling a rising trend in Vietnam?

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While homeschooling is still foreign to most Vietnamese parents, two brothers in Ho Chi Minh City have been undergoing the educational method for years with flying colors.

The brothers, Dang Thai Anh, 14, and Dang Nhat Anh, 19, have dropped out of formal classes after finding their school curricula too stressful and the traditional schooling environment unsuitable for their development. They are now taught at home by their father Dang Quoc Anh, a former university professor who has given up his job to be a full-time dad.

“I objected the idea at first, as I believed kids their age should be taken to school,” said the brothers’ mother Le Thi Thanh, who is also a professor at the Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in Ho Chi Minh City. “But over time I became fed up myself with the strenuous experience the boys were getting at school.” “The last straw was when the homeroom teacher of my older son made him and nearly 20 of his classmates spend their break time in front of the headmaster’s office revising a lesson they had failed to memorize,” Thanh recalled. “I couldn’t come to terms with such punishment, for it does more harm than good to students in general.”

According to Thanh, when her older son was still in school, he would spend every night doing homework until 10:00-11:00 pm and wake up at 6:00 am the next morning to go to school. “The curriculum was ridiculously heavy, and his teachers assigned too much homework,” Thanh said. The parents finally decided they had had enough after Nhat Anh’s first year in high school, and allowed the boy to pick up homeschooling from then on.

As for their younger son Thai Anh, trouble came as early as in his middle school years.
“In his class, those who attended after-hours classes held by their teacher were exempted from oral tests, while those who didn’t were given as many as ten pages of homework every day,” said their father Dang Quoc Anh. “If he failed to finish it, he would be punished in class by doing squats.” “There were even times when the teacher would give him low marks on an English exam despite his answers being correct,” Anh said.

As he has a particular passion for science, Thai Anh would often mention black holes, antimatters, and astronomy in conversations with his classmates, for which he was always labeled a ‘freak,’ the father added.

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Dang Nhat Anh (L) and Dang Thai Anh study English on a laptop at home. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Both Thai Anh and Nhat Anh are now revising for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an English language curriculum developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. Apart from academic knowledge, the boys also excel in English, with the younger brother having earned IELTS band 8.5 at the age of 13 and the older brother scoring 8.0 on the same test in 2015.

They also take music classes where they learn to play musical instruments to develop necessary appreciation for the fine arts, their father said.

If he passes the IGCSE this month, Nhat Anh will be going abroad to continue his study, while Thai Anh has already been enrolled in an international school in Ho Chi Minh City, he said. “Every educational method has its advantages and shortcomings that we have to accept,” Quoc Anh said. “Both Nhat Anh and Thai Anh have their flaws that we are trying our best to make up for.”

According to Dr. Nguyen Kim Dung, deputy director of the Institute for Education Research at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, homeschooling has yet to be formally recognized in Vietnam at the moment, though the trend has started to pick up speed among families with good educational backgrounds. “In the hands of well-educated parents, homeschooling can be extremely beneficial as the curriculum is more personalized to the characteristics of their children,” Dung said. “In reality, however, a homeschooled child can experience social shock when they encounter people who may not be as understanding and ideal as their parents. Therefore, it is necessary that parents who wish to homeschool their children be ready to provide them with social skills as well as academic knowledge.”

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Dang Nhat Anh (L) and Dang Thai Anh. Photo: Tuoi Tre



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/edu...ng-a-new-trend-in-vietnam
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Dengue fever spikes in Vietnam

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Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, has been spreading at a rapid pace across Vietnam, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. About 1,700 to 1,800 new cases of dengue fever are recorded every week in the Southeast Asian country.

The Hanoi Department of Health convened a meeting with district-level leaders on Wednesday morning to discuss measures to cope with the alarming situation. The number of patients in the northern city has exceeded 2,000 since the beginning of this year, a four-fold hike compared to same period last year. According to Hoang Duc Hanh, deputy director of the health department, populated districts in the inner city have a higher number of reported cases of dengue fever.

While dengue outbreaks happen on a yearly basis, they typically begin in September. This year’s, however, began in May, Hanh said, adding that a 19-year-old girl had been killed by the disease. Although nearly 70 percent of the country’s dengue fever patients are situated in southern regions, the sickness has been rising rapidly in northern Vietnam, especially in Hanoi, over the past six months, Tran Dac Phu, head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, assessed.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the number of patients in June increased by 40 percent compared to last month and two-fold year-on-year. Nguyen Thanh Dung, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that 139 people were admitted to the infirmary with dengue fever on Tuesday alone. The number of adults affected by the disease has been on the rise, Dung added.

The mosquito-borne disease has become more serious in southern localities with rapid industrialization, namely Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong Province, and Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province, said Phan Trong Lan, head of the Pasteur Institute. Provinces in the Mekong Delta including Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Ca Mau, Hau Giang, and others have also recorded a hike in dengue fever, although the rainy season has only just begun.

In Can Tho city, 530 cases had been reported by June 19, a year-on-year rise of 158 cases.
Meanwhile, doctors in Soc Trang Province warned that the epidemic could continue to worsen over the coming weeks.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...n-the-rise-across-vietnam


Ik blijf me afvragen hoeveel mensen ik hier in de buurt kan overtuigen van het gevaar van muggen: dengue en malaria. Op basis van eerdere ervaringen is mijn meest optimistische schatting < 5%. |(
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Official denies owning ‘castle’ in Vietnam’s third-poorest province

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A high-ranking official of the Party Committee of Son La has denied allegations that he is the owner of a castle-like villa featuring European architecture in one of Vietnam’s poorest provinces.

A photo capturing the majestic property, a huge house featuring rounded vaults typical of European architecture, has circulated on Facebook, captioned as the personal residence of Hoang Quoc Khanh, head of the oversight committee of the Son La Party Committee.
The oversight committee is tasked with supervising all Party members of the province and handling any misconduct.

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The ‘castle’ picture has sparked fury online as it is not deemed reasonable for a public official to be able to afford such a luxurious personal residence. The allegation has added fuel to another public outrage that flared after several department heads of Yen Bai, another mountainous northern province, were discovered to have their own luxury villas. Son La ranked third in the list of the poorest provinces and cities in Vietnam in 2015, with 92,754 households living in poverty.

Yen Bai took sixth place in the list topped by the north-central province of Thanh Hoa.
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reached out to Khanh for comment, with the official rebuking all allegations, saying that the claims have been made to defame him.

‘Not my property’
Speaking to Tuoi Tre in his office on Monday, Khanh asserted that “the villa is not [his] property,” before inviting the media to “feel free to do any investigation."
“I confirm that I have nothing to do with corruption or misconduct,” he said.
“That villa is built on land plots owned by my mother and my two sisters.”
The official then showed photocopied certificates, proving that the property was built on three adjacent plots of land registered under his family members’ name.

Khanh went on to say that while his mother and sisters owned the land, the construction of the home was funded by his younger brother, an entrepreneur who used to do business in Russia. “Upon returning to Vietnam, my brother had the villa constructed to function as both his residence and the office of his construction firm,” he added.

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Khanh claimed that he has no idea why the photo of the property, as well as “false information targeting [him],” has been circulated on the Internet. “This is a deliberate plot to defame me,” he said. “I have called on Son La police to look into the case.”

Tuoi Tre asked locals living near the villa on Monday and was told that the ‘castle’ had been built around five years ago. “Khanh’s mother and his younger brother used to live there,” the locals said.

A Son La-born resident, Khanh graduated in economics in Hanoi in 1998 before continuing his studies in Russia, where he completed both his master’s and doctorate degrees. He had planned to continue his business career in Ho Chi Minh City after returning to Vietnam in 2003, but then “the former secretary of the Son La Party Committee invited me to work with him, and I have decided to work for my hometown since.”

Khanh started his public career by working at the office of the Son La Party Committee in 2003 before becoming the chairman of Phu Yen District and secretary of the district's Party Committee. He was later promoted to work as the director of the provincial investment department and finally, chairman of the oversight committee at the province’s Party Committee.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...ams-thirdpoorest-province


O-) O-) O-)
Een dag heeft 24 uur en dan heb je de nacht ook nog.

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Jungle Beach – a slice of heaven in Vietnam (1)

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One of the quietest beaches in Vietnam


Heaven at the beach is a deserted beach with a bamboo shack with cool drinks and nothing but the gently lapping small waves in the distance. So dream about… Jungle Beach. About an hour’s drive from Nha Trang in south-central Vietnam, Jungle Beach is completely made of bamboo and natural materials, including three-story bamboo villas!

Jungle Beach is a wild and wonderful mix of sand paths, beach trees and bamboo hotel rooms facing eastward to a long quiet beach with towering Karst Mountains with that slightly unreal look of a lush forest and raw rock face just behind the resort. It even features a kid’s playground with a water slide made from natural materials!

Kids would love this place, too. There’s more than a touch of the Lord of the Rings “shire” about the place with the thatched roofs and odd-shaped windows and doors around the place. It just looks like a little adventure …

One of those places where you’d feel more comfortable wearing a sarong, bare feet and forgetting the world, Jungle Beach has hit the backpackers’/adventurers’ bucket list for Vietnam. Attracting both young and older guests from all over the world (and some Vietnamese), it’s remarkable for offering one of the best chill-out zones I’ve ever encountered in Vietnam.

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Jungle Beach in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Stivi Cooke


The unassuming entrance gives no hint of living in a garden atmosphere with as simple a set-up as it can be. The main guest house and reception area just down from the front gate also double as the main communal meal area with sandy paths winding around to the guest rooms. The place had an extremely humble beginning.

As Sylvio Lamarche, the owner, a big, tall, tanned and talkative Canadian who likes to walk around in a sarong, tells it, Jungle Beach grew from nothing more than a decade ago to something pretty big quickly: “We had guests from day 1... At first we did day trips, with lunch and dinner at the beach, with a small fire on the beach... Then we had 3 tents, and one night we made a tipi (a North American Indian traditional house)… Then we had 3 guestrooms in the main house (and later) 3 more rooms in the longhouse… Then one day someone said, ‘Can we move the bed outside?’ In a few days, we had like 20 beds outside (then). At that time, we started building basic huts.” It became known fast too, “We bought the land (2 pieces) in September and December 2001 … We were in Lonely Planet by March 2002.”

The property eventually went to 18 rooms, then the land was split up for personal reasons which left seven rooms, after which Sylvio and his band of local bamboo artisans have now finished 16 rooms with two more soon to be completed.

An extraordinary feat of bamboo architecture soon to be included is a three-story-high bamboo villa with a curved roof with views to the southern end of the beach and the mountainsides. Sylvio also has plans for a four-story restaurant (to see over the huts in front of it) facing the beach!

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Two-story bamboo guest villa - Sylvio Lamarche is also building the only three-story bamboo guest house in Vietnam. Photo: Stivi Cooke

If you look back towards the beach from the shoreline, the resort fits in almost perfectly with its surroundings with not a single ugly Lego block structure in sight and looks exactly what it’s named – a jungle beach. The whole place seems to radiate a kind of peacefulness sorely lacking in a lot of Vietnam’s fancier beach resorts.

Although it seems rustic from the outside, most feature modern bathrooms, mosquito nets and outside deck chairs. The resort has Wi-Fi for the digital nomads but no TV in the rooms and no newspapers – there’s little here to remind the guest of the outside world. As Slyvio explained, “in the beginning there wasn’t much electricity around.”

Although it wasn’t intentionally designed as some kind of ‘nature resort,’ it does have that feel about it. “Jungle Beach developed its own soul and it just grew into what it is. I knew I wanted bamboo huts and I wasn’t into chemical lawns.”

Another intriguing feature is the lack of straight lines in much of the present hut designs – quirky odd-shaped windows, rounded doorways and one hut which looks like a crooked witch’s hat!

There are some trails to the surrounding hillsides although good shoes, water and planning are a must as the area is rugged; however, the views are stunning and the sunrise is unforgettable.

So if you are looking for something truly unique and special in Vietnamese tourism, get online, check it out and lie on a beach for a week. It is what you dream heaven should be, right?



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/cit...lice-of-heaven-in-vietnam


Erich en ik zijn er al eens in de buurt geweest. Zie FredVN in "Vietnam" voor een beschrijving van die dag en een kaartje. Mooie en rustige omgeving.

De eigen website is http://www.junglebeachvietnam.com/
Deze geeft veel informatie, behalve prijzen. Ik heb dus maar even de prijslijst aangevraagd.
Morgen het antwoord.
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Jungle Beach – a slice of heaven in Vietnam (2)

Zie hieronder het complete antwoord op mijn simpele vraag: “Do you have a list with prices?”. Ik was te lui om dit met de website te vergelijken dus m.u.v. de routebeschrijving, die ook op de site staat, domweg de hele bubs. Voor de goede orde, ik ken het resort verder niet, dus dit is GEEN reclame, alleen alle info, die ik op dit moment heb.



Read below for info, and get back to us,

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3P4Q18-BI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1IRCXIQTFQ
http://twomonkeystravelgr...ise-in-nha-trang-vietnam/
https://www.facebook.com/junglebeachvietnam/

Jungle Beach is located 60 Kms north of Nha Trang by road, 15 km as the birds fly... you get there by road...

We are not a fancy resort, just a small place, a homestay, past all villages, on Hon Heo peninsula, it is very quiet and secluded...by far the most quiet and relaxed beach in VietNam.

We are on a 6 000m2 piece of land [1 1/2 + acres] bordered in the front by the clean /clear turquoise waters of the East VietNam Sea…Jungle clad mountains surround the rear of the property, offering great trekking opportunities, with possible sightings of Douc Langurs and lorises, 3 types ofeagles, many birds and even more butterflies...Out front is a 3 km beach mostly to ourselves ...And the coast line south of us has no one living on it for 12 kms.

It is easy to just hang out in hammocks or on the beach, or get as active as you want...
Trekking into the jungle clad mountains or down the coastline, to even more secluded beaches
Snorkelling, Volleyball, Badminton, Ping Pong, Frisbee,
Night swim with glowing phosphorous,
Evening beach fire

We are a HOME STAY, with 5 deluxe suites , 4 rooms in a Long House. We also have 7 very basic bamboo “Cabanas” with beds with mosquito nets, mattress, blankets and pillows

For additional outdoor sleeping, outdoor garden beds with mosquito nets, mattress, blankets and pillows as well as starlight skies… These are weather dependent .Those sleeping outdoors and in the bamboo shelters store their luggage in lockers in one of the buildings.

When you arrive at Jb, we will show you all available rooms, you then can choose whichever place you want … during your stay, if someone leaves and you want to move/change places , you may be able to do so …

All rooms includes 3 meals per day, bottomless drinking water and lemon juice, as well as 1 afternoon fruit plate and snack, as well as use of all facilities and self guided jungle activities...
Free use of bicycles c offee and tea, beer and others not included

Food is home cooking and plenty of it…

All rooms are private rooms except for the dorm

Longhouse rooms, or, Basic Bamboo huts, shared bathrooms facilities
Priced from 600 000 to VND 700 000 /person/day,night, [ 27 TO 32 USD ]

Deluxe accommodation
Priced at VND 750 000 to 800 000 /person/day,night, [ 33 TO 36 USD ]

Outdoor garden beds and dorm
Priced at 1st night: VND 5500 000 / USD 27.00 /person/day,night,

Sorry, We do not accept credit cards , but it is possible to stop at Atm’s / banks on the way to or from JB.

Prices may vary when many share the same rooms [some of the rooms have up to 5 beds] Children below the age of 14 years old, of course get a lower price.

Due to currency volatility, price may change .

Many of our rooms have 3 to 6 double beds, if sharing with many people, prices will be adjusted accordingly

Between meal and late night coffees, fruit shakes and snacks, beers, soft drinks and such are extra of course, very low priced.

Beware, many folks complain of gaining weight, and staying way longer than anticipated...

WIFI is at the main house and at the beach

You can surf the waves, then sit on the beach and surf the net...free of charge of course

WHEN BOOKING AHEAD, YOU MUST GET BACK TO US 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOU GET HERE TO KEEP YOUR BOOKING


PLEASE e-mail or telephone for reservations,

info@junglebeachvietnam.com

84-913-429144

Syl and the gang
Jungle Beach VietNam
0 913 429144



Erich had in twee woorden een zeer uitgesproken en negatief commentaar. Helaas heeft hij ook wat Vietnamese gebruiken overgenomen, dus op mijn vraag, wat hij daarmee bedoelde heb ik nog geen antwoord gekregen. OK, het is pas een kleine week geleden gevraagd. Zijn exacte bewoordingen laat ik dus nog maar even voor wat ze zijn. O-)
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Komkommertijd

Tja, ook hier is het
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dus de komende periode wat meer “niet zelf geschreven” artikelen. De interessante blijken trouwens ook schaars.

Zodra ik zelf weer wat uit mijn beide dikke
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weet te zuigen krijgt dat uiteraard voorrang.
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Project “Koken voor minority-kinderen” (8)

Nog een update.

Ik heb de afgelopen week nog een mail met de Business Case naar een groot Nederlands bedrijf gestuurd. Helaas, ook deze kunnen maar een beperkt aantal zaken sponsoren en daar viel dit niet onder.

Wordt nog steeds in augustus vervolgd.
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Ondanks dat de meeste posts van jou zijn, ik lees nog steeds mee :)

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Ik blijf mijn best doen...
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Vietnam to improve investment climate for Dutch businesses: premier

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has promised to continue to provide favorable conditions for foreign investors in the Southeast Asian country during his visit to the Netherlands.

The Vietnam-Netherlands Business Forum was held in The Hague on Monday afternoon with the attendance of 400 local businesses, part of PM Phuc’s official trip to the European nation from July 9 to 11.

During his opening speech, Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, said that the two nations had traditional ties in dealing with climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food safety.
The European country is also willing to assist Vietnam in port management, dam and irrigation work construction, Asscher continued. The Dutch official mentioned the long history of bilateral cooperation since the 17th century when Dutch businessmen first operated in the Southeast Asian country.

Speaking at the event, PM Phuc stated that famous brands from the Netherlands, including Unilever, Heineken, Dutch Lady, and Philips, have long been trusted and favored by Vietnamese consumers. Vietnam hopes to welcome more Dutch investors to the country, the premier continued.

The Vietnamese government has been improving the country’s investment environment and will continue providing favorable conditions for businesses from the Netherlands and other countries.“We have a transparent set of laws and open regulations, which are suitable for foreign enterprises to invest in Vietnam,” PM Phuc said.

Vietnam still needs to deal with several challenges brought about by climate change, a problem similar to the Netherlands. The two nations will coordinate closely with each other in exchanging knowledge and technology to cope with the situation.

The head of government hoped that the Netherlands would help foster Vietnam’s strengths in agriculture and aquaculture, and boost the country’s image in the global value chain.
Speaking with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, Vu Tien Loc, president of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that a total of nine agreements were signed at the event, worth a combined US$800 million.

The deals focus on sustainable development in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the countries' ties in food safety management, assistance in flood control and natural disasters, and maritime training among others, Loc said, adding that two more agreements are expected to be inked later in the visit.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/pol...-dutch-businesses-premier
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Schoolboeken

Minh is heel enthousiast over de nieuwe Engelse leerboeken, die de overheid heeft uitgebracht. Er worden regelmatig allerlei hedendaagse problemen behandeld. Hieronder het stukje dat ze me gisteravond liet lezen, een onderwerp waar ik het al vaker over heb gehad. Het laatst in FredVN in "Vietnam Deel 2"
De aantekeningen en onderstrepingen zijn van Minh: dit is uit haar eigen boek.

Dit is voor zover Minh weet de eerste keer, dat in een studieboek goed wordt gesproken over de Amerikanen en dat als voorbeeld dient voor Vietnam. Sterker nog, op deze manier is het nog nooit in een Vietnamees-talig studieboek verschenen.

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Vietnam’s dengue fever outbreak: almost 50,000 infected, and counting

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Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (wearing blue) visits a dengue fever patient at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.


Nearly 50,000 cases of dengue fever have been detected across Vietnam so far in 2017, with Ho Chi Minh City reporting the highest number of patients diagnosed with the disease. The alarming numbers were announced at a meeting on dengue fever prevention on Thursday at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, chaired by the Ministry of Health.
According to Tran Dac Phu, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Preventive Medicine, 49,209 cases of dengue fever have been recorded at hospitals across the nation since the beginning of this year, up 9.7 percent from the same period in 2016.

Ho Chi Minh City has logged the highest number of hospitalizations due to the mosquito-borne disease nationwide, at 9,536 cases, Phu said. These numbers rise on a weekly basis, he noted, explaining that the country is at the height of the dengue fever epidemic. The southern metropolis together with neighboring provinces Dong Nai and Binh Duong boast the highest number of dengue fever infections in southern Vietnam, according to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan, director of the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City. Together, those three localities account for nearly 50 percent of all dengue patients admitted to hospitals across the southern region, Lan said.

The director added that the mosquito-borne disease is common in areas with increased urbanization and industrialization, putting Vietnamese adults in these areas at a greater risk of contracting the illness than in the past. The trend can be explained by better access to transportation in industrialized areas, meaning citizens are more capable of moving in and out of areas with dengue fever outbreaks.

In 1999, adults accounted for 18 percent of dengue fever patients across Vietnam. That number has since risen to 47 percent, Lan pointed out. In the dynamic metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, the adult-to-child ratio in dengue infection is 65-35, Lan said.

According to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, the dengue fever outbreak in Vietnam is forecast to spread over the coming months and is not expected to improve until September.

Negligence from local authorities in taking measures to prevent dengue fever may have played a role in this year’s early outbreakof the disease, Long asserted. “Dengue fever can’t exist without mosquitoes,” stressed Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh, director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

Kinh advised that residents take measures to keep mosquitoes from breeding in their homes by covering or removing stagnant water around their houses and destroying their larvae.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...50000-infected-and-rising


Het moge duidelijk zijn: een geblokkeerde sloot wordt niet meer geaccepteerd. Gelukkig lijkt degene, die dit altijd deed, nog steeds een andere manier te hebben om zijn land te bewateren. Niettemin, we bljven alert...
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Nieuwsbrief Looking Forward (1)

Yippie!! *O*

Komkommertijd is even over: de nieuwe halfjaarlijkse nieuwsbrief van LF staat weer op hun website. En is als zo vaak ook ditmaal weer een onuitputtelijke bron van inspiratie voor mijn cynische geest en sarcastisch toetsenbord. O-)

Ja, ja, ik weet het. Ik val in herhalingen. Gezien het stronteigenwijze karakter van de schrijver van de LF-nieuwsbrief zal dat nog wel vaker gebeuren. Ook al omdat ik het domweg niet kan laten: de deuren staan als altijd weer wagenwijd open, dus ik trap met veel genoegen... :+

Vandaag voornamelijk iets over het financiŽle plaatje.

Want zowel Minh als ik kunnen bv. maar niet begrijpen hoe het kan, dat kinderen geen geld hebben voor highschool, maar dat plotseling wel hebben voor veel duurdere vakopleidingen of zelfs universiteit. Dat er voor een enkele leerling misschien iemand als sponsor gaat fungeren zou mogelijk wel eens in uitzonderingsgevallen kunnen gebeuren. Maar dit jaar zelfs 8 van de 12? Hmmm...

Morgen daar meer over.

Maar er zijn meer vraagpunten.

Van de LF-website:
“Zij [= manager Hiep] geeft aan het begin van iedere maand het door ons opgestuurde schoolgeld rechtstreeks aan de ouders/verzorgers van “onze” kinderen.”
Ook dit begrijpen we niet helemaal. Alle kinderen hier uit de buurt (en ongeveer de helft van Minh’s leerlingen zit op een door LF ondersteunde school) moeten het schoolgeld per semester vooraf aan de school betalen. Dat zal voor de andere ondersteunde scholen denkelijk niet veel anders zijn. Hier in onze omgeving (die nauwelijks afwijkt van die van de LF-scholen) gaat het om de volgende bedragen voor highschool:
- Ca. VND 1.000.000 aan het begin van elk semester
- Ca. VND 150.000 – VND 250.000 aan het begin van elke maand voor de verplichte extra lessen.
Als de ouders geen geld hebben ťn ze krijgen het schoolgeld maar 1 keer/maand, hoe betalen ze dan de school aan het begin van het semester?

Engelse spraaklessen:
“Er wilden veel meer leerlingen komen, maar die hadden (nog) andere verplichtingen (vaak andere bijlessen vanuit school).”
Andere bijlessen zijn bijna altijd extra lessen en die moeten betaald worden. Wederom: waarvan? Over het feit dat dit geen examenvak is –en denkelijk ook nooit zal worden- hebben we het dit keer maar niet.

Negens en een tien:
“Ngoc Quy en Ngoc Tin hebben zelfs meerdere negens en een tien op hun cijferlijst.”
Bron: Website, “Successen”.
Hoge cijfers kun je vaak alleen maar halen met extra lessen. En alweer, die kosten geld. Minh vindt dit trouwens wel erg hoge cijfers. Maar het kan uiteraard, een paar zeer intelligente leerlingen die zonder extra lessen extreem hoge cijfers halen. Maar... ehh...twijfel, twijfel, twijfel...

Als ik naar alle bovenstaande punten kijk en aan mijn bekende kreet “wie is arm” denk, dan krijg ik zachtjes aan het gevoel dat het enige juiste antwoord “niemand” is. En jawel, we weten het: we hebben kleine snappertjes. Maar zelfs dan... O-)

Want, zoals ik al in een eerdere post aangaf:
“Ik blijf me ergeren aan het feit dat geld, dat voor een goed doel bestemd is, daar niet voor wordt gebruikt. Of misschien beter gezegd, niet effectief wordt gebruikt door foutieve informatie en vooroordelen. En zolang ik dat soort misstanden lees, blijf ik ageren.”

En argumenten voor dat ageren zijn –helaas- nog steeds moeiteloos uit nieuwbrieven en de website te halen. Want antwoorden op al mijn –deels hierboven gestelde- vragen verwacht ik eerlijk gezegd ook niet niet te krijgen. Al helemaal niet voorzien van harde argumenten.

En dan te bedenken, dat voor het –gezien het bovenstaande m.i. in veel gevallen ten onrechte betaalde- schoolgeld van slechts 7 highschool-leerlingen 30-40 minority-kinderen naar school kunnen. Een groep, waar geen enkele twijfel over is omdat ze als zodanig door de overheid zijn erkend.


Bron: http://www.looking-forwar.../Nieuwsbrief-17-defin.pdf


Morgen het vervolg met o.m. de beloofde toelichting.
Een dag heeft 24 uur en dan heb je de nacht ook nog.

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Nieuwsbrief Looking Forward (2)

De gisteren beloofde toelichting over de vakopleidingen.

Nieuwsbrief:
“Als ze toen van school af zouden zijn gegaan, was er niet veel van hun terecht gekomen; ze zouden dan bv. landarbeidsters of marktverkoopsters zijn geworden. Door ons schoolgeldproject konden deze 2 meisjes toch op school blijven en ontwikkelen als alle andere leerlingen van hun leeftijd.”
Een diploma van highschool is absoluut onvoldoende om een goede baan te vinden. Zelfs met een vakopleiding of universiteit is dat al moeilijk. Alleen studenten die goed zijn in Engels, gemotiveerd zijn en goed zijn in zaken als communicatie en time-management maken kans om een redelijke baan te vinden.

Dat voor de meeste van deze leerlingen na afloop van de beroepsopleiding het volgende probleem opdoemt – het kopen van een baan- laat ik verder maar buiten beschouwing. Hoewel ik mij wel afvraag hoeveel er bij de studiekeuze met dit aspect rekening hebben gehouden. Ter info, op dit moment kost een leraarsbaan in Nha Trang ca. VND 150M (ruim € 5.600) en in HCM ca. 300M.(ruim € 11.300).

Minh probeert daar veel aandacht aan te besteden in haar lessen, o.a. door een goede oriŽntatie op de verdere carriere en beroepskeuze. (Dat zouden er meer moeten doen... :+ ).

Minh heeft nog meer zaken aangegeven rond het vinden van een baan. Mogelijk kom ik daar binnenkort in een apart artikel op terug.

Nieuwsbrief:
“Respijt geeft het geldende schoolbeleid ook niet; er is voor een schoolverlater geen weg terug meer. Ook al willen wij het graag anders, wij zijn verplicht ons te voegen naar het Vietnamese (communistische) schoolsysteem.”
Pertinent onjuist! Schoolverlaters kunnen wel degelijk terug als ze dat zouden willen Ze moeten alleen dezelfde klas nog een keer in z’n geheel overdoen. En het heeft al helemaal niets van doen met “communistisch”.

Nieuwsbrief:
“Als we een leerling-in-nood toelaten tot Looking-Forward, garanderen wij dat de leerling de gehele 12-jarige reguliere schoolopleiding kan volgen, met of zonder persoonlijke supporter.”
Ook als de situatie veranderd? Hmmm...

Nieuwsbrief
“Om deze kosten te kunnen betalen zoeken ze allemaal een bijbaantje na schooltijd. Een deel van deze bijverdiensten moeten ze thuis afgeven, maar er blijft wat geld over voor hippe kleding en een drankje in een cafeetje of discotentje in hun dorp.”
Minh: studeren met een bijbaan is moeilijk, al helemaal in het examenjaar met een zware studiebelasting. Meestal komt er dan van studeren niet zoveel. En wat heeft dat schoolgeld dan voor zin gehad? O-)
Fred: dat is toch duidelijk? Daar kopen ze nu juist de drankjes en de kleding van zoals de nieuwsbrief zelf aangeeft:
“Bij hen thuis is de situatie weinig veranderd, maar de leerlingen uit klas 12 gaan hun eigen leven inhoud geven; dat is normaal en dat gunnen we ze van harte!”.
O-) :+
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Schooltijden

Van de LF website.
“Primary schools 1-2-3-4-5
Wanneer een kind in Vietnam 6 jaar oud is begint hij/zij aan de 12-jarige reguliere basisopleiding. De eerste 5 jaar voor halve dagdelen in klas 1 t/m 5”.


Huh? Halve dagdelen? Daar heb ik een heel andere voorstelling bij. Een dagdeel is bv. van 9-12. Hoeven ze dan alleen maar van 9-10:30 naar school?

MINH.............!!!

“Ja, ja, ik weet hoe het zit. De meeste van hen gaan naar school ‘s ochtends van 7 tot 10 en ‘s middags van 1 tot 4 uur, vrijdagmiddag en in het weekend zijn ze vrij. In de middag hebben ze vaak extra lessen (officieel) en lichamelijke opvoeding.“


Pffttt, gelukkig normale schooltijden. Ik kreeg al visioenen van een soort vakantieoord. :+

Tja, halve dagdelen = een kwart dag. Als je het heel letterlijk opvat, klopt het ook nog. Een dag heeft 24 uur en ze gaan 6 uur naar school. O-)
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Jungle Beach (3)

Ik ontving een dag of drie geleden antwoord van Erich.

Hij had als eerste opmerking gegeven:
“This is, to put it simply, a shit hole.”

Op mijn vraag over het hoe en waarom kwam dit antwoord. Ik plaats het hier ongewijzigd.

“To reply to this question is thus, I have only been to the reception area and that was far enough for me. Now I know why they call Jungle Beach. I was not impressed at all. For the price you are paying you expect a bit of luxury, there is none.

Just recently there was a family that wanted to give it a try, thinking their two boys, twins 13 years of age would find it fun. Well they did, all the activities that they did, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. But as for the adults they did not think it was.

One of the groups that went with them thought the same and added, it looks as if they just built it in a hurry, everything looked like the Crooked House.
OK you do get full food there, but that does not compensate for the lack of comfort.

With the money that they payed they could have gone the to Da Lat and stayed in a 4 star hotel could the Saigon Da Lat Hotel, with breakfast buffet, swimming pool, gym and a tennis court. At a cheaper price as well.“


Ik hoor het graag als iemand er heen gaat.
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Leuk dat je info over Vietnam op het forum zet. Ben er zelf een paar keer a 7 weken op motorvakantie geweest. Ook in Laos en Cambodja gereden.
Zo'n Honda Win100 is top om daar te rijden. Wel jammer dat de prijs kunstmatig op $300 wordt gehouden om te kopen. Heb ze zelf ook weer verkocht en dan heb je voor een paar tientjes gereden. 1 op 40 en de benzine was 60 cent of zo. Top dat je door het hele land op elke straathoek je motor kan laten maken. Desnoods laat je voor een paar tientjes je blok reviseren, terwijl je wacht.

Ben na een paar posts opgehouden met lezen, want ben er zelf geweest... Eerste keer 5500 km gereden en 2de keer 3800(ervaringsleer lol). Elke dag bijna doodservaringen, of had je dat al gepost. Iemand tegen een vrachtwagen zien plakken op snelweg 1. Recht van de sterkste en brutaalste heerst.

Heb mijn NL rijbewijs laten omzetten in HCM, koste 1 a 1,5 week, maar hoefde geen examen te doen. Rijbewijs is 10 jaar geldig. Kan niet meer heb ik begrepen, klopt dat?

Als ik niet meer landen wilde zien zou ik elke jaar terug gaan. Wat een lekker eten en aardige mensen. En goedkoop. Ook fatsoenlijke slaapplaatsen voor weinig. Heb niks met kamer delen met een vreemde.
Vond het Noorden van Vietnam minder aangenaam dan het Zuiden. Qua weer, eten en mensen. Beetje Noord en Zuid Europa verschil. Herken je dat?
Bedankt voor het ophalen van herinneringen :-)

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Foreign man dies during excess skin removal at Saigon beauty salon

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A foreign man died shortly after receiving an injection during an extra-skin removal operation at a beauty salon in Ho Chi Minh City, police confirmed on Thursday.

The victim was identified as American national Edward Hartley, 53, the municipal health department said in a report to the Ministry of Health. Hartley had loose skin near his waist and back after losing some 18kg, so he visited the Viet Thanh beauty salon on Su Van Hanh Street in District 10 on Wednesday morning for excess skin removal.

Initial reports said the operation was to remove his belly fat.

The clinic is registered under the name of Dr. Nguyen Viet Thanh. Thanh said in a testimony that he had performed a check-up for the U.S. man in the morning and asked him to come back later for the operation. Hartley returned at 4:00 pm the same day. However, only around 15 minutes after receiving anesthesia, the American patient started to show signs of vasodepressor, or the reduction of tone in blood vessels, resulting in lower blood pressure.

Doctor Thanh immediately carried out emergency procedures to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in the man, while calling for assistance from the nearby Trung Vuong Hospital. Even though Trung Vuong doctors showed up 20 minutes later, all attempts to save Hartley were in vain. The beauty salon notified authorities after the patient was pronounced dead.

An inspection by the city’s health department on Thursday morning found that the Viet Thanh clinic was not licensed to perform excess skin removal. The inspectors therefore requested that the beauty salon temporarily shut down, pending a conclusion on the death of Hartley.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...al-at-saigon-beauty-salon


Is het nu huid verwijderen of vet afzuigen?

Ik herinner me dat iemand van het project, waar ik in IndonesiŽ op heb gezeten, vet liet afzuigen in Jakarta. Ook deze man heeft dat niet overleefd. Kortom, weet wat je waar laat doen in dit soort landen.
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@Multi950
Jammer dat je bent gestopt met lezen. Ik ontvang heel graag aanvullingen, maar ook op- en aanmerkingen. Het blijft mijn streven om zoveel mogelijk informatie te geven.

Rijbewijs. Dat verandert nogal eens. Ik moet bekennen dat ik op dit moment niet weet hoe de situatie is. Die 10 jaar komt me eerlijk gezegd niet bekend voor. Ik weet dat er indertijd mogelijkheden waren om zoiets te doen voor de duur van je visum: max. 5 jaar.

Ik ben al een hele tijd niet meer in het noorden geweest. Maar het verschil herken ik wel, de mensen zijn daar wat stugger.

Ik zie graag nog wat herinnerigen verschijnen.
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Mijn vn rijbewijs is geldig van 2009 tot 2019. Het gedoe van het omzetten was al top om mee te maken. De halve stad gezien. Het zijn een paar a4tjes met stempels en handtekeningen. Nog wel een mooi verhaal over als ik wat meer tijd heb.

Dat geldt ook voor het lezen van jouw input. Keuzes maken heh....

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Waren alle keuzes maar zo eenvoudig... O-)
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Underground eateries a must-visit in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

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Residents and tourists in Ho Chi Minh City can now en joy the experience of popular foreign specialties in the laid-back atmosphere of eateries located underneath malls in the city’s bustling downtown area.

Visitors to the Asiana restaurant quarter in District 1 can presently relish an array of dishes from Vietnam and many other Asian and European countries. The food court, consisting of approximately 1,500 m≤ in the Block B basement of 23-9 Park, began operating just over six months ago. The owners of the 40 stalls have each gone to the lengths of hiring foreign chefs to ensure their food’s authenticity.

During a recent visit, one Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter stopped at a Thai food stall.
Three signature Thai dishes, namely a hotpot, Som tam (Papaya Salad) and Pad thai (stir-fried rice noodles) were ready for eating a few minutes after ordering. The reporter observed that the ingredients and taste were no different than the dishes he had enjoyed in Thailand.

Solomon Bamdele Junior, a 39-year-old Nigerian national, revealed that prior to opening his stall, his Vietnamese wife had traveled to Thailand, where she learned to cook the country’s hallmark dishes and hired a chef who had worked there for three years.

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Vietnamese ‘che’ (sweet soup) is an indispensable culinary delight at the Asiana underground food market in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre


Meanwhile, four young tourists from the UK and the Netherlands were enjoying mouth-watering goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), bun thit nuong (rice noodles with grilled meat) and pho (beef noodle soup) prepared by various stalls nearby. They explained that it was the third day in a row that they had eaten Vietnamese food there. “There is a plethora of Vietnamese food in this market, which has a cozy atmosphere. It’s a good way to explore Vietnam through its cuisine,” James, 26, said.

In another corner, Nguyen Thi Mai, 77, was savoring some family time with her children and grandchildren. The elderly woman was reveling in dishes from central Vietnam, while her American son-in-law was enjoying pizza and her grandchildren indulged in Korean courses. “Everyone has their own ‘treats’ in this food quarter. It’s where we usually spend our weekends,” Mai shared.

As observed by the Tuoi Tre reporter, the vibrant food court, which has been charming even the most discerning of guests, reminds visitors of its underground counterparts in Singapore.
In addition to the Asiana food quarter, Ho Chi Minh City is home to several other underground food courts including those located in the B3 Basement of the Vincom shopping mall in District 1, and the B2 Basement of the Takashimaya Mall at Saigon Centre, also in District 1.

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The collective space at Asiana. Photo: Tuoi Tre


However, one of the things setting the Asiana food court apart is its common space. Stall owners need only worry about hiring quality chefs, as the parking lot, tables and chairs, dish washers and even diners are shared. “We tend to have headaches around parking space, furniture and dining areas when planning conventional eateries. By contrast, all we care about here is preparing our food in the best and fastest way possible for customers,” Nguyen Tuan, one of the vendors said.

Friendly staff and quick service are also a high priority, as customers are spoilt for choice. Though most stalls in underground food courts offer street snacks, the venues remain beyond the means of ordinary vendors because of what many are calling exorbitant rents. Each square meter at Asiana is worth VND15 million (US$ 654) per month.

Despite the high rent, Vo Quang Duc Huy, who runs a beverage stall at another food court, embraced the concentrated trading area as an incubator for start-ups, as their investment is only one-third of what they would otherwise spend opening their shops elsewhere.

Phan Van Tam, manager of the Asiana food quarter, stressed cost efficiency and the benefit of such a variety of options for both vendors and diners. However, not every shop owner found the rents reasonable. “Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream!” shouted Mustapa, a 28-year-old Turkish man in his traditional Salvar, ringing his bell repeatedly to attract the attention of customers to his ice cream shop, Alibabatime. The young man and his father have been selling their country’s iconic sticky ice cream in the Vietnamese metropolis since 2007.

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The market is a favorite of young urbanites' because of its diversity and cozy atmosphere. Photo: Tuoi Tre


The duo have adapted the original taste and come up with nearly 20 new flavors suited to the Vietnamese palate. Mustapa previously pushed carts at trade fairs and on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, also in the heart of District 1, before opening his own store at Asiana. He also met and married a pretty Vietnamese woman while running his ice cream business.

However Mustapa has found the rent in Vietnam considerably higher than in his own country, explaining that while here he can only afford to run a tiny underground shop measuring a few square meters for VND44 million ($1,918) per month, that sum would be enough for a much bigger space in Turkey.

Not to be discouraged the man, who takes great pride in being a Vietnamese son-in-law, is determined to make his business successful.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/fea...downtown-ho-chi-minh-city
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Lijkt me het bezoeken waard (ga in oktober eens kijken in het zuiden).
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Als hij nog bestaat moet je zeker ook eens in Ngon gaan kijken. Zie FredVN in "Vietnam"
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