Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Puluong Retreat temporary suspension of business

PPC has recently asked to temporarily suspend Puluong Retreat’s operation and deal with investment-related complaints, according to Thanhhoa Province Television.
Puluong Retreat temporary suspension of business
Though Puluong Retreat locating at Ban Don (Thanh Lam Commune, Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa Province) has not been granted a license, without a master plan as well as environmental impact reports approved by competent authorities, Puluong Retreat investors built and put into operation unasked. That is the rumor spreading all over the place.
For these issues, Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) has just asked their district-level counterparts to temporarily suspend the construction of Puluong Retreat (for all the items have been under construction) and deal with investment-related complaints. The requirements are to temporarily ban the operation and to remedy the breaches and complaints in a reasonable manner. After receiving permission from the competent authority, the retreat is allowed to be back on active services. However, when being asked, the Puluong Retreat’s representative publicly shared that in a small scale, Puluong Retreat provides basic types of accommodation operating in accordance with Business Co-Operation Contract form based on the legal infrastructure for the home-stay service, as specified in clause 2 of The Law on Tourism, pursuant to the decision 186/2006/QĐ-TTG released 14/8/2006 stipulating the forest management rules. The administrative procedures were eventually completed, and all required permission as legal regulations was given.
Puluong Retreat temporary suspension of business
He also added that the retreat was born for job creation and rising income purposes improving the living conditions of the locals there. Changing the current business form into Capital Investment Project and submitting to Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee are all necessary conditions for restarting their business activities.
Puluong Retreat temporary suspension of business
I was super lucky to visit Puluong Retreat at the very first days of its operation. It was on the national holiday with my lover. The retreat, from my point of views should be replicated at remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. It is better for locals there. What I enjoyed was native experiences with very natural atmosphere that separate me out of the daily busy lives. The people there were friendly also. For any reasons, I believe it will be back shortly!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises

(News) At mid-April 2017, a written request for lifting the ban on kayaking in Halong Bay was given by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In addition to backlashes from travel companies, a miracle has just come to those who are going to visit Halong Bay.
Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises
On 26 April, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Nguyen Duc Long held an urgent meeting to consider conditions for Halong cruises to continue providing kayak services and to have timely direction for operating water sports and activities in Halong Bay. Accordingly, kayaking activities will be re-activated from the first of May, 2017 based on 05 permitted routes and 08 exact spots, namely:
  • For both kayaking and rowing boats: Ba Hang, Hang Luon, Vung Tung Sau, Cua Van and Vong Vieng
  • For kayaking only: Ho Dong Tien, Trinh Nu Cave, Cong Do and Hang Co
Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises
Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises
Other than lifting the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises, rowing boat services are officially added in Halong’s tourism products, following the Halong government’s proposed plans. To lift kayak ban, all of Halong cruises and organizations have to assure safe conditions, to register with the business registrar and to book an engagement with the Halong management board.
Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises
Lift the ban on kayaking to Halong cruises
Previously, An Insider of Vietnam shared the news about Termination of kayak activities in Halong that was just issued on 27 March 2017 by the Halong city. From my point of view, Halong Bay still remains unique and wonderful, whether it has kayak activities or not. It should not have any over-reactions for these short-term decisions. In the ups and downs of management policies, I still found another Halong beauty at night. Keep your soul cool and enjoy your trip to Halong Bay!

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

TOP 12 VIETNAMESE FOOD - ASIAN CUISINE VALUE

(Remake) Top 12 Vietnamese foods were officially announced by Asia Record's Organization. An Insider Of Vietnam would like to re-share this event. According to the record, there are 5 specialties of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including Noodle Pho and Spring Roll which had been voting for World's 50 best foods by Cable News Network (CNN).
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Cuisine considered as one of Vietnam’s advantages to attract tourists had been nominated to many world organizations to promote the image of Vietnam. To 57 countries and territories in Asia, Vietnam honorably stands in the countries having unique cuisine values. Each dish has a different meaning which is a mixture of Vietnamese spirit and traditional recipes through history. Not only are they harmonious with nature, but they also are healthy and rich in nutrient. The soul of Vietnamese seems to be given in each one as a creation to beautify their hard life in the past.
At 3 PM on 1st August 2012 at Faridabad India, 10 Vietnamese Foods were officially recognized by Asia Record's Organization according to “Asia Cuisine Value”.

1. PHO HANOI

Vietnamese noodle Pho consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat is one of popular street foods in Vietnam and the specialty of several restaurant chains around the world.

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2. BUN CHA- HANOI

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This Vietnamese dish is of grilled pork & noodle, which is basically originated from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Bun cha is often served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce.
The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984) who described Hanoi as a town transfixed by "bún chả".

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Bun cha in Hanoi

3. BUN THANG - HANOI

This soup made with shredded chicken meat, shredded fried egg, shredded steam pork cake, and various vegetables.

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Bun Thang in Hanoi

4. BANH DA CUA - HAI PHONG PROVINCE

An eye-catching bowl of Banh Da Cua must be shown in 5 colors, namely: brown noodles, green of vegetable or herbs, pink brown of crab, the color of green onion and lemon; little red of chili and the color of dry onion. The attractive combination always attracts every eater while waiting with an empty stomach in the morning. Best enjoy to get started each day! 

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5. COM CHAY - NINH BINH

Com chay refers to two things in Vietnam: vegetarian food, or Vietnam’s homemade rice crisps that are popular with children. Unlike the sweet treats in the United States, Vietnam’s version of a crispy comes with meat instead of marshmallows.

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6. MIEN LUON | EEL SOYA NOODLE - NGHE AN

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7. PHO KHO | DRY NOODLE - GIA LAI

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8. MINI SAVORY PANCAKES - BA RIA VUNG TAU

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9. SALAD/ SPRING ROLLS - HO CHI MINH CITY

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10. BROKEN RICE - HO CHI MINH CITY

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Then, at 4 pm, on 30th August 2012, 2 more Vietnamese dishes were recognized as “ASIAN CUISINE VALUE” by Asia Record's Organization.

11. HUE STYLE BEEF NOODLE SOUP - HUE CITY

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12. TURMERIC NOODLE (with pork & shrimp) - QUANG NAM

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