Vietnam supermarkets dress up dubious Chinese fungi

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam supermarkets dress up dubious Chinese fungi

Women check packages in the mushroom section at a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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HCMC market watchdog seizes 400,000 toys without certificates

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

HCMC market watchdog seizes 400,000 toys without certificates

Ho Chi Minh City market management officers caught a truck driver red-handed on Thursday when it was transporting more than 400,000 children’s toy products with dubious origins.

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HCM City's hidden Chinatown lies in wait for intrepid tourists

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

HCM City's hidden Chinatown lies in wait for intrepid tourists

VietNamNet Bridge – It is not common for Vietnamese to explore Cho Lon, HCM City's Chinatown, in District 5, but I decided to do so because many foreign tourists put it at the bottom of their travel lists. Although I have briefly visited the area, this time I decided to find the main attractions in the biggest Chinatown in Viet Nam.

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A bus trip to Binh Tay Market

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SaigonTimes English 9 month(s) ago

A bus trip to Binh Tay Market

To travel to Cho (Market) Binh Tay is easy on Saigon’s public transport system and for tourists it is a way of exploring the city for very little cost and outside the general array of tourist destinations.

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ANZ Vietnam sees dollar-bond sales topping 2012

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Báo Thanh Niên English 13 month(s) ago

ANZ Vietnam sees dollar-bond sales topping 2012

A Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) branch stands near the Binh Tay market in Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City. VietinBank was the only issuer of international dollar bonds in 2012.

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Local tourism fails to boost vacationers’ spending

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 22 month(s) ago

Local tourism fails to boost vacationers’ spending

While many international holidaymakers earmark several hundred US dollars to buy gifts during their Vietnam trips, the local tourism industry fails to showcase souvenirs attractive enough to make the vacationers open their wallets.

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HCM City makes plans to preserve Cho Lon

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Báo Dân Trí English 24 month(s) ago

HCM City makes plans to preserve Cho Lon

Authorities in HCM City are considering a project to preserve Cho Lon, known as China town, in order to build it up as a tourist attraction.

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Banned substance found in preserved fruits packet in HCMC market

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Báo Thanh Niên English 25 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City environmental police said Thursday a banned substance has been detected in imported dried fruit products seized from a local market.

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Pickled plums with cancer-causing substance detected

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 25 month(s) ago

Pickled plums with cancer-causing substance detected

The Ministry of Public Security’s police unit that fights against environmental crimes (C49B) yesterday announced that they have found the samples of a pickled plum product that contains the forbidden cancer-causing chemical cyclamate.

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Warehouse full of goods, coffer empty

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VietnamNet English 26 month(s) ago

Warehouse full of goods, coffer empty

VietNamNet Bridge – Goods pile in heaps at enterprises’ warehouses these days, because the sale has been going very slowly in the context of weak demand. As goods remain unsalable, businesses do not have money to make reinvestment and pay workers.

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Merchants at markets get puzzled because of plastic bag price increases

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VietnamNet English 29 month(s) ago

Merchants at markets get puzzled because of plastic bag price increases

VietNamNet Bridge – The prices of many kinds of plastic bags have been increasing dramatically in the last few days. Especially, some package shops have closed the doors these days, which has made the plastic bag supply short.

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Fire sparks panic among Binh Tay market shoppers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 33 month(s) ago

Fire sparks panic among Binh Tay market shoppers

Hundreds of shoppers got panicked and chaotically took out their important possessions as a fire hit a plastic shop in Binh Tay market in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 6 on Thursday afternoon.

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‘Made-in-china’ products flood VN markets

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SaiGon GP English 37 month(s) ago

‘Made-in-china’ products flood VN markets

The Vietnamese markets are being flooded with a mass of cheap, poor-quality and toxic Chinese products with many stores selling Chinese toys without labels of manufacturing or CR guarantee marks.

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Toy sales surge ahead of Children's Day

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VietNam News English 37 month(s) ago

Toy sales have jumped in HCM City in the run-up to International Children's Day, June 1.In the southern metro, shops in Thap Muoi, Tran Binh and Le Quang Sung streets, around Binh Tay Market in District 6, and Kim Bien Market in District 5 have been attracting parents and grandparents in doves.

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Customers snub city's traditional markets

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VietnamNet English 38 month(s) ago 2 related news

Customers snub city's traditional markets

VietNamNet Bridge – Many retail markets in HCM City are facing a sharp decrease in stall occupancy rates, causing financial problems for market managers.

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