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Masterise Homes officially opens Southeast Asia’s largest musical fountain

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Masterise Homes has officially opened the first phase of the largest outdoor musical fountain in Southeast Asia, setting a new bar for entertainment and recreational activities in the region.

Located at The Canal of Love within The Global City in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City, the outdoor music area is the first facility put into operation in The Global City and is expected to be the highlight of the mega-township, Masterise Homes said in a press release on Thursday.

The Fountain Festival is a series of musical fountain events on a monumental scale, taking place at the canal of The Global City.

The festival welcomed over 1,000 spectators to The Global City, signifying the future prospect of the giant development as a vibrant and bustling new center of Ho Chi Minh City.

The audience get excited at spectacular high-tech musical gigs at the Fountain Festival at The Canal of Love within The Global City in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

The audience get excited at spectacular high-tech musical gigs at the Fountain Festival at The Canal of Love within The Global City in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

The audience had a chance to admire a stunning 15-minute performance of the musical fountain show along with 3D laser lights.

For the first time, municipal residents could witness the impressive performance of the nearly 160m-long musical fountain at The Canal of Love, which is a harmonious fusion of light, water, and music.

According to Yixing Sea Fountain Equipment Co. Ltd., the fountain manufacturer, this is the largest fountain in Vietnam using modern 3D mapping technology to create colorful and spectacular fountain performances with lively sound effects.

The opening event also featured performances by top Vietnamese singers such as Ha Anh Tuan, My Tam, Min, Isaac, Phuong Ly, HIEUTHUHAI, and Da Lab.

My Tam and Ha Anh Tuan did a duet at the Fountain Festival at The Canal of Love within The Global City in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

My Tam and Ha Anh Tuan did a duet at the Fountain Festival at The Canal of Love within The Global City in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City.

The event signified the completion of the first phase of the musical fountain, and the entire 2km of the canal is slated to be put into operation by the end of the year, which is five times bigger than the current one and the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

“The musical fountain will be a magnet for tourists and local people to The Global City, increasing the added value for properties in the entire township,” said Gibran Bukhari, head of sales of Masterise Homes.

“This will also be a unique, large-scale entertainment facility in Thu Duc City, which benefits everyone in the community.

“With the participation of thousands of people, the event partly paints a vibrant and bustling picture of The Global City in the future.

“It also reaffirms the commercial viability of the SOHO townhouse currently available for sale.”

Gibran Bukhari, head of sales of Masterise Homes at the event

Gibran Bukhari, head of sales of Masterise Homes at the event

Along with the canal system, Masterise Homes is gradually completing a series of modern and monumental public facilities, such as the largest sales gallery in Vietnam, a 2km-long canal and a 13-hectare park.

These facilities aim to serve the future residents of The Global City, which could accommodate up to 37,000 people.

At the same time, they also meet the needs of local citizens and visitors to Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy the city’s new center as a destination for shopping, entertainment, dining, and relaxing.

The Global City is expected to complete the entire 117.4ha master plan by 2025.

The foundation for the SOHO townhouse subdivision has almost been completed, and it is slated to be finished and handed over in the second quarter of 2023.

The launch of on-site amenities, coupled with infrastructure developments in Thu Duc such as expressway expansions, the widening of Do Xuan Hop Street, and the connection of Lien Phuong Road, is expected to increase the value of the entire SOHO townhouse.

An artist’s impression of The Global City, the new center of Ho Chi Minh City

An artist’s impression of The Global City, the new center of Ho Chi Minh City

“We not only build and sell houses, but also create iconic landmarks and global destinations with modern lifestyles as well as elite communities, which are on a par with the best of the world,” Bukhari said.

“As a result, our real estate products have long-term value and maintain the price increase roadmap even after handing over and going into operation.”

The Fountain Festival will continue with a series of water music performances on September 10, 17, and 24.

Find out more information at: https://masterisehomes.com/the-global-city/the-fountain-festival/

The Global City is Vietnam’s first international standard urban complex, designed and planned by the award-winning architectural design and engineering firm Foster + Partners of the United Kingdom.

The Global City will be a diverse and sophisticated neighborhood, integrating a full range of facilities for a future downtown city alongside residential units.

The giga development, located in An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City boasts excellent connectivity with easy access to highways, major roads, and metro lines.

The 117.4ha masterplan will include high-rise and low-rise apartments, villas and social housing, schools, medical and administration facilities, a shopping mall, and other amenities to create a sustainable, mixed-use community.

According to Masterise Homes, world-class entertainment facilities, green landscapes, and public utilities are prioritized for completion in the first quarter of 2023, notably a 2km-long canal with a modern water music area that will be operational beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/business/20220905/masterise-homes-officially-opens-southeast-asias-largest-musical-fountain/68921.html

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330,000 visitors bring Hanoi $42.6mn on Tet

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Hanoi earned more than VND1 trillion (US$42.6 million) from 330,000 visitors in five days of the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, according to the city’s tourism department.

The number of visitors, calculated from January 21 to Thursday, is three-fold that of the same period last year.

That included 32,000 international visitors, most of whom came from South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Canada, and 300,000 domestic tourists.

The Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature – Imperial Academy) in Dong Da District welcomed 80,000 people, while the same number of visitors came to the Huong Pagoda in My Duc District.

The UNESCO-recognized Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Ba Dinh District received 19,680 visitors.

About 18,000 people visited the Co Loa relic site in Dong Anh District.

Duong Lam Village and the Son Tay ancient fortress citadel in Son Tay Town drew some 15,000 visitors, Hanoi Zoo in Ba Dinh District received 17,235 people.

The Hoa Lo Prison relic site in Hoan Kiem District, Hong Van ornamental creature village in Thuong Tin District, Bat Trang pottery village in Gia Lam District, and many temples in the capital city also recorded a sharp increase in visitors.

The city’s total tourism revenue during the five-day period is estimated at VND1 trillion.

The occupancy rate of hotel rooms reaches 40 percent during the same period, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, which expects the city to remain a favorite destination for tourists in the coming days, when many attractive festivals begin at famous spiritual tourist attractions.

The 2023 Tet break lasted seven days from January 20 to 26 in Vietnam.

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Hanoi earned more than VND1 trillion (US$42.6 million) from 330,000 visitors in five days of the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, according to the city’s tourism department.

The number of visitors, calculated from January 21 to Thursday, is three-fold that of the same period last year.

That included 32,000 international visitors, most of whom came from South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Canada, and 300,000 domestic tourists.

The Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature – Imperial Academy) in Dong Da District welcomed 80,000 people, while the same number of visitors came to the Huong Pagoda in My Duc District.

The UNESCO-recognized Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Ba Dinh District received 19,680 visitors.

About 18,000 people visited the Co Loa relic site in Dong Anh District.

Duong Lam Village and the Son Tay ancient fortress citadel in Son Tay Town drew some 15,000 visitors, Hanoi Zoo in Ba Dinh District received 17,235 people.

The Hoa Lo Prison relic site in Hoan Kiem District, Hong Van ornamental creature village in Thuong Tin District, Bat Trang pottery village in Gia Lam District, and many temples in the capital city also recorded a sharp increase in visitors.

The city’s total tourism revenue during the five-day period is estimated at VND1 trillion.

The occupancy rate of hotel rooms reaches 40 percent during the same period, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, which expects the city to remain a favorite destination for tourists in the coming days, when many attractive festivals begin at famous spiritual tourist attractions.

The 2023 Tet break lasted seven days from January 20 to 26 in Vietnam.

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Vietnamese firms secure orders to export durians to China during Tet

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Many Vietnamese enterprises have won orders to ship durians to China during this Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday after the first 100-metric-ton Vietnamese durian batch was exported to the northern neighbor via official channels in September last year.

A durian purchasing company in Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam, informed that it had secured an order to export 500,000 metric tons of durians to China.

Although farms in the province fail to supply the sufficient volume, the company will collect durians from other eligible farms.

Meanwhile, Van Xuan Phat Import-Export Co. Ltd. based in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday said that the company would monthly export 1,000 metric tons of durians.

Huynh Van Dung, a trader in Hanoi, said China has a plan to buy one million Vietnamese durians, which are preferred and quickly consumed in the most populous country in the world.

According to Nguyen Dinh Tung, general director of Vina T&T Group, which specializes in exporting fruits and is among the 25 Vietnamese enterprises being issued with a packaging unit code, Vina T&T and Hong Kong’s Sunwah Group had inked a contract to export Vietnamese durians to Hong Kong.

Vietnam expects to ship 90,000 metric tons, or some 4,500 containers, of fresh durians abroad this year.

Dang Phuc Nguyen, general secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said that although Vietnam has just exported durians to China through official channels since September 2022, the country has generated some US$350 million from durian exports.

Therefore, Nguyen forecast that durians will help earn over $1 billion in export revenue in 2023.

“Durian growing areas issued with codes are entitled to higher export prices. Durians were priced at VND80,000-100,000 [$3.4-4.3] per kilogram in the Mekong Delta ahead of Tet.

“To buy durians from these areas, enterprises must put down deposits,” Nguyen added.

China imported 821,600 metric tons of fresh durians worth over $4.2 billion in 2021, surging 42.7 and 82.4 percent, respectively, year on year.

It is the largest buyer of durians in the world. Thailand is currently the largest supplier of durians to China, accounting for a 40 percent market share.

Local experts forecast that the country’s durian exports will depend on China in the future.

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Many Vietnamese enterprises have won orders to ship durians to China during this Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday after the first 100-metric-ton Vietnamese durian batch was exported to the northern neighbor via official channels in September last year.

A durian purchasing company in Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam, informed that it had secured an order to export 500,000 metric tons of durians to China.

Although farms in the province fail to supply the sufficient volume, the company will collect durians from other eligible farms.

Meanwhile, Van Xuan Phat Import-Export Co. Ltd. based in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday said that the company would monthly export 1,000 metric tons of durians.

Huynh Van Dung, a trader in Hanoi, said China has a plan to buy one million Vietnamese durians, which are preferred and quickly consumed in the most populous country in the world.

According to Nguyen Dinh Tung, general director of Vina T&T Group, which specializes in exporting fruits and is among the 25 Vietnamese enterprises being issued with a packaging unit code, Vina T&T and Hong Kong’s Sunwah Group had inked a contract to export Vietnamese durians to Hong Kong.

Vietnam expects to ship 90,000 metric tons, or some 4,500 containers, of fresh durians abroad this year.

Dang Phuc Nguyen, general secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said that although Vietnam has just exported durians to China through official channels since September 2022, the country has generated some US$350 million from durian exports.

Therefore, Nguyen forecast that durians will help earn over $1 billion in export revenue in 2023.

“Durian growing areas issued with codes are entitled to higher export prices. Durians were priced at VND80,000-100,000 [$3.4-4.3] per kilogram in the Mekong Delta ahead of Tet.

“To buy durians from these areas, enterprises must put down deposits,” Nguyen added.

China imported 821,600 metric tons of fresh durians worth over $4.2 billion in 2021, surging 42.7 and 82.4 percent, respectively, year on year.

It is the largest buyer of durians in the world. Thailand is currently the largest supplier of durians to China, accounting for a 40 percent market share.

Local experts forecast that the country’s durian exports will depend on China in the future.

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Int’l tourists to Vietnam’s Phu Quoc during Tet surge

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Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, welcomed some 70,000 tourist arrivals between January 20 and 24, or the 29th day of the 12th month of the last lunar year and the third day of this lunar year, including 4,400 international visitors, surging 64 percent year on year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

The city earned VND30.9 billion (US$1.3 million) in tourism revenue in the period.

Meanwhile, the entire Kien Giang Province served 134,160 tourist arrivals, with 4,800 of them being foreigners, soaring 75.9 percent over the same period last year.

On Wednesday, flights, ferries and high-speed vessels from Rach Gia and Ha Tien Cities to Phu Quoc were operated as normal.

Due to the high number of tourists to the island city, the occupancy rate of lodging facilities in the city reached some 85 percent on average.

Huynh Quang Hung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Phu Quoc City, said the city has advantages of beautiful beaches and the favorable climate.

The number of international visitors to Phu Quoc was forecast to surge this year if some air routes connecting the city with China and Russia are reopened.

“Tourists have come to Phu Quoc in droves this Tet. Lodging facilities in the city have reported an occupancy rate of 80, even 90 percent.

“Tourism service providers in Phu Quoc have launched promotion programs to attract tourists.

“In 2023, Hon (Kiss) Bridge in An Thoi Ward will be introduced to attract more local and foreign guests to Phu Quoc,” Hung added.

Earlier, Kien Giang Province expected to welcome more than 400 domestic and international flights to Phu Quoc and Rach Gia cities and over 230 ferry and vessel services to islands off the province during eight-day Lunar New Year holiday, from the 29th day of the 12th month of the last lunar year to the sixth day of this lunar year.

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Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, welcomed some 70,000 tourist arrivals between January 20 and 24, or the 29th day of the 12th month of the last lunar year and the third day of this lunar year, including 4,400 international visitors, surging 64 percent year on year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

The city earned VND30.9 billion (US$1.3 million) in tourism revenue in the period.

Meanwhile, the entire Kien Giang Province served 134,160 tourist arrivals, with 4,800 of them being foreigners, soaring 75.9 percent over the same period last year.

On Wednesday, flights, ferries and high-speed vessels from Rach Gia and Ha Tien Cities to Phu Quoc were operated as normal.

Due to the high number of tourists to the island city, the occupancy rate of lodging facilities in the city reached some 85 percent on average.

Huynh Quang Hung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Phu Quoc City, said the city has advantages of beautiful beaches and the favorable climate.

The number of international visitors to Phu Quoc was forecast to surge this year if some air routes connecting the city with China and Russia are reopened.

“Tourists have come to Phu Quoc in droves this Tet. Lodging facilities in the city have reported an occupancy rate of 80, even 90 percent.

“Tourism service providers in Phu Quoc have launched promotion programs to attract tourists.

“In 2023, Hon (Kiss) Bridge in An Thoi Ward will be introduced to attract more local and foreign guests to Phu Quoc,” Hung added.

Earlier, Kien Giang Province expected to welcome more than 400 domestic and international flights to Phu Quoc and Rach Gia cities and over 230 ferry and vessel services to islands off the province during eight-day Lunar New Year holiday, from the 29th day of the 12th month of the last lunar year to the sixth day of this lunar year.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/business/20230126/intl-tourists-to-vietnams-phu-quoc-during-tet-surge/71124.html

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