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Air quality app AirVisual ‘gone’ from app stores in Vietnam amidst choking pollution

Zonder verder commentaar even als extraatje een aanvulling op Vietnam Deel 2 . Mooie en toepasselijke foto’s. Zie de bron.


Bron: Air quality app AirVisual ‘gone’ from app stores in Vietnam amidst choking pollution - Tuoi Tre News
Ik ben er even tussenuit (zie afbeelding). Jammer genoeg ben ik niet echt verbaasd over het “ingrijpen” van de overheid. Precies deze manier van werken/oplossen zit echt verankerd in de cultuur helaas.
 

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FredVN

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Als altijd was ik natuurlijk weer te laat voor het betonstorten en zien wat de motoren doen. Bovendien had ik alleen mijn kleine camera bij me en die heeft helaas geen doorzichtzoeker. Dus het blijft een gok wat er op de foto staat.

Onderstaande foto geeft toch wel een goed idee, hoe het beton is gestort. Zie ook Vietnam Deel 2 e.v.

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Maar ik was wel precies op het juiste moment aanwezig toen ze verder gingen met de staalkabels.
Allereerst wordt er van die verhuisdozentape om het uiteinde gewikkeld.

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Daarna wordt de kabel in de pijp geschoven…

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…terwijl bovenaan iemand een handje helpt.

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Hanoi exhibition shows children what Mid-Autumn Festival was like in the past

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A man watches traditional drums on display at a Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi, September 6, 2019. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre


A program ongoing in Hanoi is taking visitors through a walk down the memory lane with a wide range of activities depicting how Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated in the past, with a collection of traditional handmade toys for children being the event highlight.

Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in some Asian countries including Vietnam, China and South Korean on the 15th day of the eighth Lunar month every year. This year’s festival, considered one of the biggest celebrations for children in Vietnam, falls on September 13.

On this occasion, the program titled “Festive Drums of Autumn Moon” kicked off at Thang Long Imperial Citadel on Friday, particularly aiming at helping adults to indulge in enjoyable recollection of the festival celebrations in their childhood. Meanwhile, young visitors will have a chance to know how their grandparents and parents observed the full-moon festival. The event provides a touch of nostalgia with an exhibition of traditional toys rarely seen in today’s time, such as drums, masks, star-shaped lanterns, and den keo quan or lanterns with vivid rotating images on the outside cover. These were indispensable parts of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations of children in the pre-Internet time.


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Traditional drums are on display at a Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi, September 6, 2019. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre


Children and adults alike can watch lion dances, listen to folk songs, make mooncakes, the festival’s must-have delicacy, as well as learning to make traditional toys such as paper mask and kites, and to he, or dough figurines. They will also be able to join many folk games such as seesaw, swinging, slides, triangular hills climbing, and bamboo pole dance. These activities will run until September 8, while the toy exhibition will remain until the middle of this month.

Below are photos of traditional Mid-Autumn Festival toys displayed at Thang Long Imperial Citadel.


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Traditional drums are on display at a Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi, September 6, 2019. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre


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Paper toys are on display at a Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi, September 6, 2019. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre


Bron: Hanoi exhibition shows children what Mid-Autumn Festival was like in the past - Tuoi Tre News


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Giant lanterns ‘float’ through streets in Vietnamese province ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

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A dragon-shaped lantern is on display on a street in the northern province of Tuyen Quang. Photo: Vu Tuan / Tuoi Tre


As Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, people traveling on some streets in the northern Vietnamese province of Tuyen Quang at night can now spot luminous lanterns in stunning designs and mammoth sizes moving on the roadways.

It has been a tradition for residential areas in the provincial capital of Tuyen Quang to create a gigantic lantern for their respective neighborhoods for public display on Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival, or Tet Trung thu, is observed in Vietnam on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month every year.

Mid-Autumn Festival, falling on September 13 this year, is considered a special occasion for family reunions, where family members habitually get together, make offerings to their ancestors and delightedly enjoy mooncakes over fragrant tea while admiring the full moon.

Meanwhile, kids typically hang around with their well-lit lanterns, chanting traditional moon-welcoming songs, and playing traditional games.

But in Tuyen Quang, in the run-up to the festive day, the colossal lanterns of local residents will be brightly lit and put on special vehicles, which travel across streets in the area. From afar, the colorful lanterns, in the shapes of such animals as dragons, elephants or rhinos, look as if they 'floated' on the streets.


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Children are taken to the streets to watch giant lanterns on display in the northern province of Tuyen Quang. Photo: Vu Tuan / Tuoi Tre


The tradition of making giant lanterns began about a decade ago when some families in the city’s Tan Quang Ward made lanterns for their children to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. The practice was then emulated by other neighborhoods, inspiring local authorities to organize a competition of making lanterns among them.

More and more beautiful and significant lanterns have since been brought to existence. Over the years, gigantic lanterns marching the streets at night has become a signature image of Tuyen Quang ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival. On the prime night of this year’s celebration on September 13, some 70 mammoth lanterns will be showcased in a ceremony held by the city’s authorities.


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A giraffe-shaped lantern is on display on a street in the northern province of Tuyen Quang. Photo: Vu Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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Children are taken to the streets to watch giant lanterns on display in the northern province of Tuyen Quang. Photo: Vu Tuan / Tuoi Tre


Bron: Giant lanterns ‘float’ through streets in Vietnamese province ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival - Tuoi Tre News


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Trash floods Hanoi street after Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

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A woman collects waste littered on Hang Ma Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, September 13, 2019. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre


Participants who filled Hang Ma Street in the famous Hanoi Old Quarter in the Vietnamese capital on Friday night to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival have left behind a huge amount of trash.

Located in Hoan Kiem District, Hang Ma Street is considered one of the most bustling places in Hanoi to enjoy the festival, observed on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month every year.

The venue, lined with stores and makeshift stalls selling souvenirs, lanterns and foods and beverages, had been packed with visitors in the lead-up to the main festive night on Friday.

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People visit Hang Ma Street to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi on September 13, 2019. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

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Visitors buy drinks-to-go from a street vendor on Hang Ma Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, September 13, 2019. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre


People had a fun night celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival on Hang Ma Street, and what's left after they've gone home is an enomous amount of garbage. Used plastic cups and food containers were littered all over the venue, despite trash cans being placed along the walkway. “Over the past week, we had to work [on Hang Ma Street] every night until 3:00 am of the next morning,” Nguyen Thi Hien, a local sanitation worker, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The daily amount of trash collected over the last few days is four, five times higher than normal days, according to Kim Quy, another worker. Below are some photos capturing the ugly scene at Hang Ma Street on Friday night after the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

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A group of participants walk on waste littered on Hang Ma Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, September 13, 2019. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre



Bron: Trash floods Hanoi street after Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations - Tuoi Tre News


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Vietnam’s famed destinations starred in latest Louis Vuitton ad campaign

Three world-renowned tourism destinations in Vietnam are featured in an advertising campaign released earlier this week by high-end French fashion brand Louis Vuitton.


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Entitled “Spirit of Travel Campaign,” the promotion is made in the form of a travelogue, comprising multiple images and a 70-second film, to celebrate Louis Vuitton’s values with a journey to Ha Long Bay and Ninh Binh Province in northern Vietnam, and central Hoi An City.


The works feature models Rianne Van Rompaey, Fei Fei Sun and Kit Butler, posing with the French brand’s iconic leather goods.

The popular picturesque locations in Vietnam, including in the peaceful Hoi An Ancient Town, the poetic Tam Coc – Bich Dong site in Ninh Binh and the majestic Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province, serve as the backdrop for the advertising film and photos.


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Notably, the Vietnam journey-themed footage is the latest advertising film LV has introduced in the last four years. Fashion creative director David James, photographer Angelo Pennetta, and stylist Fran Burns joined hands to convey a sense of timelessness and a static moment in time through this travelogue, according to LV.

In 2014, the luxury fashion brand also issued a travel guide with illustrations and paintings about Vietnam by famous Italian artist Lorenzo Morretti.

The “Spirit of Travel Campaign” has endured as Louis Vuitton’s most essential and timeless guiding principles since 1854, the company said on its website.

Below are some photos from Louis Vuitton’s campaign.


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A painting features a floating market in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region by Italian artist Lorenzo Morretti.


Alle foto’s: Louis Vuitton



Bron: Vietnam’s famed destinations starred in latest Louis Vuitton ad campaign - Tuoi Tre News
 

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Life in narrow alleys in Ho Chi Minh City

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A woman and her daughter walk along a narrow alley on Nguyen Trai Street in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nguyen Cong Thanh / Tuoi Tre


Living in narrow alleys in Ho Chi Minh City can pose a lot of difficulties, but it also offers many unique memories and experiences. Completely contrary to the wide and bustl ing roads in downtown areas, the lives of residents in these tiny alleyways can be both simple and challenging on a daily basis.

Motorcyclists usually have to take turns whenever they travel in these alleys, as there is only enough space for one motorbike at a time. Others are so narrow that even a motorcycle can never get through. “I recently bought a refrigerator but had no idea how to carry it to my house,” a resident stated.


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Two motorcyclists take turns to travel in an alley in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chu Huy / Tuoi Tre


These alleys also pose obstacles to fire trucks and ambulances in case of emergency, as well as other problems regarding the cityscape, public hygiene, and inundation. Authorities in many neighborhoods have exerted efforts over the past year to widen local alleys and thus improve the living conditions of dwellers.


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An alley along Phan Van Tri Street in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nguyen Cong Thanh / Tuoi Tre


The efforts, however, can only pay off if the locals cooperate, as they have to give up part of their homes to make way for the expansion. Many residents have been more than happy to join hands for the greater good.


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A resident runs a small diner inside an alley in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre


Bron: Life in narrow alleys in Ho Chi Minh City - Tuoi Tre News


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Tijdens mijn halfjaar verblijf in HCM was de kortste weg naar het centrum ook via dit soort steegjes. Bij de eerste bocht paste het stuur van fiets/motor net tussen de muren.
 
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Vietnam launches homemade digital map to rival Google Maps

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Officials attend the launch event of Vmap in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 1, 2019. Photo: Vietnam News Agency


Vmap, a Google Maps-like platform developed by the national postal service Vietnam Post Corporation, has gone online as part of an ambitious government-supported project to build a “digital Vietnamese knowledge system.”

A team of some 120,000 people, including Vietnam Post staff and volunteers, spent three months collecting data of over 23.4 million addresses nationwide for the database of Vmap, its developers said at a launch event in Hanoi on Tuesday. Unlike existing digital map and GPS platforms, Vmap displays detailed addresses in even urban, remote or mountainous areas of Vietnam, they said. Vmap is currently only available on its web platform, at
https://vmap.vn/, as a mobile app is still under development. It is unclear whether or how Vmap’s database will be regularly updated.

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A screen grab of Vmap’s web platform interface


Google Maps remains the most popular digital map service in Vietnam. The web mapping service developed by Google had over one billion monthly users in more than 200 countries and territories as of 2018, according to Ha Lam Tu Quynh, a representative of Google Asia Pacific.

The number of Google Maps users in Vietnam grew by 40 percent between 2017 and 2018, Quynh was quoted by Forbes Vietnam as saying in an email correspondence last year, without disclosing the actual number of active users in the country.

A Vmap-associated project coined ‘iNhandao’ (iHumanitarian), commissioned by the Vietnam Red Cross Society, was also announced at Tuesday’s event.

iNhandao uses Vmap’s extensive database to build a collection of addresses of trusted humanitarian organizations, orphanages and shelters, which is expected to help philanthropists target the right people for their charity.

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A screen grab of iNhandao’s web platform interface


Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam expressed his hope that more projects similar to iNhandao will help connect philanthropists and those in need for both material and educational support, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Vmap is part of an ongoing project to build a “digital Vietnamese knowledge system” initiated by the prime minister’s decision in May 2017. The project set out to “collect, systemize, localize, digitalize, archive, and disseminate knowledge in all fields” to the Vietnamese people with the goal of inspiring innovation. It also aims to develop Vietnam’s own “digital content industry” and “guide [Internet] users' use of knowledge in the online environment."



Bron: Vietnam launches homemade digital map to rival Google Maps - Tuoi Tre News


Dit artikel heb ik vooral hoofdschuddend zitten lezen: “gaan ze Google-maps nabouwen”? Vanaf scratch? Op zich zou ik dat niet vreemd vinden, er gebeuren heel veel meer stomme dingen hier.

Als je vervolgens op de genoemde site kijkt, zie je “Open Street Map” staan. Is dat misschien als basis gebruikt? Antwoord op deze vraag is nergens te vinden. Over de nauwkeurigheid van OSM versus Google maps durf ik niets te zeggen. De diverse meningen op internet zijn me uiteraard bekend, maar welke voor Vietnam geldt…?

Maar er staan wel een aantal zinnen in het artikel, die me als oud-ICT-er wat rillingen bezorgen.

“It is unclear whether or how Vmap’s database will be regularly updated.”
Een systeem waarvan tevoren de wijze van updaten niet bekend is en dat dus binnen een maand out-dated is. Briljant. Iedere ICT-er zal dit (h)erkennen: een systeem wat zo maar over de muur wordt geflikkerd wordt niet geaccepteerd. En of er genoeg vrijwilligers blijven om de zaak up-to-date te houden…? Een heel wankele basis.

“The project set out to “collect, systemize, localize, digitalize, archive, and disseminate knowledge in all fields” to the Vietnamese people with the goal of inspiring innovation.”
Toe maar. De lat wordt meteen heel hoog gelegd. Het moet een “digital Vietnamese knowledge system” worden. En dat met (voornamelijk?) vrijwilligers. Zonder de verdere achtergronden te kennen: was het niet slimmer geweest om met wat deelgebieden te beginnen?

OK, ik ben zeer benieuwd. Er is vast een gedegen haalbaarheidsonderzoek aan vooraf gegaan. O-)