VietjetAir To Buy 100 Aircrafts From Airbus

VietJetAir has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus for an order of 100 aircraft of different types.

The signing ceremony took place at Montignon Castle in Paris and was witnessed by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.


The order includes the purchase of 92 A320 family aircraft and the lease of eight more from third party lessors.

According to the list price of Airbus, the order is valued at nearly US$8.6 billion, according to vietnamnews.

The order is aimed to meet VietJetAir’s demand for the most modern fleet in the region and to become a multi-national airline.

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6 Saigon Authentic Food You Must Taste

With their only similarity lying in the large number of green contents, these Saigon Authentic food are favorite snacks of many Saigonese, for their delicious and healthy take.

Cá lóc nướng – Hay-grilled whole snakehead

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The first one on our list is the very proud staple of southern dining. Enthusiasts will tell that this comes hand in hand with their rice liquor. It is among the very first dish of early settlers of the marsh land.

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New Flights To Vietnam By Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has launched daily direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam marking the first ever commercial passenger service between Abu Dhabi and Vietnam’s commercial capital.


Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive officer James Hogan said the new Ho Chi Minh City flights would meet strong demand for business and leisure travel and cargo services between Vietnam and the UAE, the Middle East and Europe.

“Vietnam is not only the 13th most populous nation; it is also one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Its commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City, is a gateway for millions of Vietnamese international travellers and a busy trading hub,” he said.

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Pchum Ben Festival To Be Bloomed

Running for 15 days, usually from the end of September into October, this festival is dedicated to blessing the spirits of the dead and is one of the most culturally significant in Cambodia.  The exact date defers year to year as determined by the lunar calendar.  Each household visits their temple of choice and offers food to the monks.

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Offering of food is a meritorious act and is one of the oldest and most common rituals of Buddhism. During the Pchum Ben festival, people bring food to the temple for the monks and to feed hungry ghosts who could be their late ancestors, relatives or friends. Pagodas are usually crowded with people taking their turn to make offerings and to beg the monks to pray for their late ancestors and loved ones. Many remain behind at the temple to listen to Buddhist sermons.

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Train Travel Increases In Myanmar

Tourism authorities say the shift toward democracy is the key factor that drives the increase of international tourism to Myanmar.

A local news service quoted chief of the Railway Police Force Yangon Central Railway Station, Win Maung, as saying: “Part of the increase is due to the fact we are placing a higher priority on welcoming foreigners and some foreigners are interested in studying Myanmar’s shift toward democracy.”


He noted that train travel is increasing to Mandalay, Bago, and Mawlamyine popular destinations for tourists visiting Yangon. There are now more who want to travel overland rather than by plane.

According to Ministry of Rail Transportation’s data, 21,524 foreign tourists travelled by train, between January and August, this year, compared to 12,000 during the same period last year.

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