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  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s dominance in durian exports to China under threat

    Thailand‘s reign as the leading exporter of fresh durians to China is teetering, as reported by an industry insider to Xinhua News Agency. The news has emerged in the wake of a report that China’s major land border checkpoint, Youyiguan, has received 48,000 tonnes of durian shipments in this year’s first quarter. The shipment detailed 35,000 tonnes of durians from…

  • Business News

    Jorakay to invest 300 million baht in Vietnam factory

    Jorakay Corporation, a renowned producer of tile adhesive, grouting products, and various construction chemicals under the Crocodile brand, announced intentions to invest 300 million baht in a Vietnam factory in 2028. The investment is earmarked for the establishment of a factory in Vietnam, driven by robust demand and the company’s aspiration to expand its export reach to the Philippines and…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly Thai man’s x-ray reveals 42 bullets from Vietnam War (video)

    An elderly Thai man’s chest x-ray displaying 42 bullets lodged in his lung for 40 years dramatically reveals his survival from a near-fatal error during the Vietnam War. The x-ray, uploaded to TikTok by user @chanakan355 showcases the shrapnel-filled lungs of a man who was mistakenly shot and has lived with the remnants of the war inside him for four…

  • World News

    Vietnamese woman’s kidney failure linked to daily milk tea habit

    A 28 year old woman from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is undergoing regular dialysis treatment following a diagnosis of end-stage chronic kidney failure, attributed to her decade-long daily consumption of a popular beverage. The woman, referred to as W for privacy, began treatment last year after presenting with symptoms like body swelling, breathing difficulties, and reduced kidney function, culminating…

  • Thailand News

    Vietnam’s tourism website triumphs over Thailand

    Vietnam’s national tourism promotion website, vietnam.travel, has emerged victorious, outshining Thailand’s counterpart and climbing above numerous regional competitors. According to March rankings by the prestigious website rating platform SimilarWeb, vietnam.travel seized the impressive spot of #132,676 globally, overtaking Thailand’s travel hub ranked at #136,108. The Philippines trails at #808,295 and Malaysia lags at #881,886 in its wake. The triumph doesn’t…

  • Business News

    Vinfast challenges Chinese targeting Southeast Asia’s EV market

    Vinfast, a Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) producer, is contending with Chinese automobile manufacturers to market its EVs within Southeast Asia, leveraging the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA). The firm eyes Thailand as the initial export venue, based on the country’s fast-growing EV market which promises lucrative business opportunities, according to Vu Dang Yen Hang, chief executive of Vinfast Auto (Thailand).…

  • Thailand News

    Thai products flood Vietnam: Mini Thailand Week 2024

    Hundreds of Thailand’s finest commodities are set to make waves in Vietnam as the third Mini Thailand Week 2024 kicks off in the seaside city of Ha Long. The event, part of Thailand’s strategic push to integrate its businesses into Vietnam’s booming economy, kicked off yesterday, March 28, at the Centre of Planning Fair and Exhibition in Ha Long, Quang…

  • World News

    Bottoms up: Oversized sex toy lands man in hospital

    A medical emergency unfolded at a hospital in Kamao, southern Vietnam, where a 23 year old man required urgent medical attention after an oversized sex toy became lodged in his bottom. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, March 26, necessitated professional medical intervention to remove the 20-centimetre-long dildo safely. The mishap highlights the potential risks associated with the use of sex…

  • Business News

    Vietnam’s rice exports projected to decline amid quality shift

    A downward shift is projected for Vietnam’s rice exports in the current year, with estimates ranging between 6.5 and 7.0 million metric tonnes. This is a noticeable drop from the previous year’s record high of 8.1 million tonnes, as reported by the Vietnam Food Association. Vietnam, ranking third globally in rice exports after Thailand and India, indicated a strategic shift…

  • Thailand News

    Vietnam’s rice exports soar towards 178 billion baht milestone

    Vietnam’s rice sector is projected for a remarkable milestone of US$5 billion (approximately 178 billion baht) in turnover. Anticipating a rollercoaster ride in the global rice market, experts emphasise the pivotal role of innovation and adaptable export strategies in propelling Vietnam towards its ambitious growth targets. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development underscores the industry’s resilience despite a shrinking…

  • China News

    Bride’s dowry of 60kg dried tangerine peel rivals gold’s value

    A wedding dowry, traditionally consisting of gold, silver, and jewellery, took an unexpected turn when a bride’s father prepared 60 kilogrammes of dried tangerine peel as the dowry for his daughter’s marriage. This unconventional gift, typically reserved for monetary or valuable assets, has raised eyebrows and curiosity regarding its true worth. Parents universally dream of their children finding love and…

  • World News

    Hanoi man discovers he’s not the father of his son after wife’s slip

    A 45 year old man from Hanoi, Vietnam, working for a government agency, has been left reeling after a DNA test revealed he is not the biological father of his 10 year old son. The shocking discovery came to light following an inadvertent comment made by his wife during a heated argument. The man, known by the pseudonym Nguyen, has…

  • Thailand News

    Vietnam fines TikTok influencer for Angkor Wat mix-up

    In a 90-second TikTok clip that shook the social media scene, Vietnamese influencer Hua Quoc Anh found himself in hot waters after overlaying the Thai flag on an image of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. The influencer faced a hefty US$300 fine (approximately 10,000 baht) and a stern meeting with the authorities. Vietnam, known for its tight grip on social media in…

  • World News

    Decadent Vietnamese wedding stirs online buzz

    The wedding of a mining magnate’s daughter recently took the Vietnamese online world by storm due to its extravagance. The bride, named Hawii, is the daughter of a renowned coal businessman, and the groom, Tangkien, hails from an equally affluent family. The engagement and wedding took place on December 30 and 31 last year, in the city of Halong, Quang…

  • Thailand News

    New year’s grape eating trend goes viral in Asia

    The start of 2024 has seen the emergence of a hot new trend on social media, centred around the consumption of 12 grapes under a table on New Year’s Eve. This trend originated from a Spanish custom in which it is believed that eating 12 grapes in sync with the 12 strokes of midnight will bring good luck for the…

  • Thailand News

    Vietnam’s plan to import Laos wind power

    Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has submitted a proposal to import wind power from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to Quang Tri Province. EVN, not one to shy away from bold decisions, has urged the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to review and present the proposition to the prime minister. The ambitious plan revolves around tapping into the potential…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha reveals bold plans for seamless tourism and rice boost in regional summit

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin revealed visionary plans to foster seamless tourism among Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The grand revelation unfolded during a high-profile meeting with the leaders of these nations on the sidelines of the Tokyo summit, celebrating Japan’s half-century collaboration with ASEAN countries. During a tête-à-tête with Vietnam President Võ Văn Thưởng, Srettha enthusiastically announced the revival of…

  • China News

    Xi Jinping’s game-changing Vietnam visit: Unprecedented power plays

    China‘s President Xi Jinping descended upon Vietnam for a two-day spectacle, strategically timed just three months after US President Joe Biden‘s high-profile visit. The Chinese president kicked off his much-anticipated two-day sojourn in Vietnam on December 12, marking his first visit to the nation in six years. The intricate dance of diplomacy has been underway for months, with initial contemplation…

  • Tourism News

    Vietnamese culinary wonderland: Thailand’s first official Vietnam town

    Thailand just welcomed its very own Vietnam town, officially recognised and inaugurated on December 9 by National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue. Thailand’s northeast province of Udon Thani, about 550 kilometres from Bangkok, witnessed the grand opening of Vietnam town at Alley No. 2 on Si Suk Street. National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue expressed confidence in the town’s success,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and Vietnam set for a strategic partnership

    In a diplomatic move, Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin declared the intention to elevate ties with Vietnam to a comprehensive strategic partnership (CSP). During bilateral talks with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, the 61 year old Thai PM expressed optimism about the lightning-fast progress in their relations. He highlighted the effectiveness of collaboration across various sectors. Thailand and…

  • Business News

    Vietnam aligns corporate tax with global 15% minimum to attract investors

    Vietnam has adopted a resolution to equalise its corporate income tax with the globally accepted minimum of 15% for multinational corporations. This move is aimed at countering the global trend of countries competing to attract investors by lowering their taxes. The resolution was supported by a vast majority, approximately 94% of the National Assembly delegates, as per the legislative records.…

  • World News

    Teenager surprises sister with massive gold necklace at her wedding

    At a wedding ceremony, a 15 year old boy stunned the attendees by presenting his sister with a large gold necklace as a surprise gift. The news quickly spread across Vietnam’s online world, leaving netizens with a mix of shock and amusement. The video clip showing this surprising incident was shared widely on social networks. The footage revealed a young…

  • World News

    Taxi driver’s kind gesture to cash-strapped tourist in Ho Chi Minh goes viral

    A Western woman encountered a predicament when she ran out of money to pay for her taxi ride in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The incident, recorded on the taxi’s in-car camera, unfolded around 5.30pm on a day late last month and has since gone viral, garnering close to a million views. The woman seemed visibly distressed when she realised…

  • Thailand News

    Vietnam scam alert: Thai men survive scam and physical assault

    A Thai TikToker issued a warning to other tourists after he and his friend survived a scam and physical assault by fraudsters in Vietnam. The Thai man shared his experience in Vietnam in a video posted to his TikTok account @golf_sanit on Friday 27 October. He said in the caption. “I fell victim to a scam in Vietnam. The scammers…

  • Thailand News

    Chanthaburi preschool teachers suspected of school trip scam questioned by Anti-Corruption Commission

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Chanthaburi Province is investigating a preschool teacher team accused of collecting money from students for a trip to Vietnam. Jamnien Moonsarn, the director of the Chanthaburi ACC office, revealed that the initial fact-checking was carried out yesterday following reports from the National Corruption Deterrence Centre. The case has also become viral on social media under the…

  • World News

    Vietnamese man saves small change for two years, surprising wife with 69,000 baht motorcycle

    An astonishing act of love has gone viral on Vietnamese social media. A 36 year old Vietnamese man named Phan Van Duek, residing in Ho Chi Minh City, took a backpack filled with cash, weighing over 11 kilogrammes, to a motorcycle shop. Phan had been saving for over two years to surprise his wife with a new motorcycle. The cash,…

  • World News

    Vietnamese man pays for wife’s motorcycle with two years’ worth of saved change

    A 36 year old man from Ho Chi Minh City created a stir on Vietnam’s social networks recently. He brought a backpack filled with a meticulously arranged stack of banknotes to a motorcycle shop. The backpack weighed a hefty 11 kilograms and contained approximately 32,769,000 Vietnamese Dong (approximately 48,000 baht) (US$ 1,322) that he had saved over two years. This…

  • World News

    Vietnamese restaurant’s eating challenge sparks outrage as owner gripes over girl’s win

    A restaurant’s promotional eating challenge in Vietnam has sparked controversy on social media. The challenge involved consuming two trays of fried chicken within 90 minutes, with the reward being five million dong. However, the owner’s reaction to a young girl completing the challenge has ignited criticism from netizens. Restaurants often create promotions or games to attract customers, setting various rules…

  • World News

    Late-night hair washing a headache in more ways than one for Hanoi banker

    A concerned 40 year old bank employee in Hanoi recently sought medical attention due to blurred vision and headaches. The woman, who often returned home late from work, had a late-night hair washing habit, sometimes as late as 11pm. Late-night hair washing, coupled with her work stress, led to sudden migraines, according to a local health department head. The patient noted…

  • World News

    Viral video in Vietnam: Father’s tearful farewell to daughter at wedding tugs at heartstrings

    A heartrending video has gone viral in Vietnam’s online world, showing a father crying in the corner after giving his daughter away at her wedding. The video was shared on the docnhanh website, bringing tears to the eyes of many viewers. The video depicts a crowded wedding ceremony. The father of the bride is seen sitting quietly in a corner,…