Tourism keeps market floating

September 14, 2017 by  
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CAN THO, 14 September 2017: Fixing weighing scales used to be good business on Vietnam’s floating Cai Rang market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as modernity pushes traders to land.

Surrounded by dusty old scales on his cluttered houseboat, Nguyen Van Ut says vendors are giving up their boats for better lives on terra firma where supermarkets draw the traders who once thronged the waterway.

“I don’t have many customers now. In the past, it was alright, but now many boats have left the floating market… people on vessels have switched to vehicles,” the 71-year-old told AFP. Read more

Lao Cai builds new market

May 31, 2017 by  
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LAO CAI, 31 May 2017: Vietnam’s Lao Cai province has begun construction of the Pho Moi tourism market in the city that stands close to the border with China and is a major trading post.

Local media reported the project will preserve and promote the traditional market model and create more shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment options for tourists.

Covering more than 11,500 sqm, the USD17.6-million tourism market should open at the end of 2019 and will have 557 stalls representing 31 trade sectors. Read more

Can Tho focuses foodie tourism

May 17, 2017 by  
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CAN THO, 17 May 2017: Vietnam’s Can Tho’s Department of Culture and Tourism says a southern food market will open soon in Can Tho City to promote the country’s Mekong Delta culinary specialties.

Local media quoted the provincial People’s Committee deputy chairman, Le Van Tam, saying the market, which will promote Mekong Delta specialties, will attract more international tourists in the long-term.

The city aims to open the ‘Southern Food Flea Market’ every Saturday and Sunday at several tourism destinations, including Ninh Kieu Wharf and Nha Long Cho Co, among others. Read more

HCMC eyes on night market

February 23, 2017 by  
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HO CHI MINH CITY, 23 February 2017: Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4 authorities will open a night market in Ward 12 to offer more attractions for tourists.

Local media reported the district authorities have sought permission from the People’s Committee.

The 3,000-sqm night market will stretch from Khanh Hoi Bridge to Calmette Bridge along the Tau Hu – Ben Nghe Canal. Read more

Yangon market part of heritage

January 24, 2017 by  
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YANGON, 24 January 2017: Yangon Heritage Trust recognised, the Bogyoke Aung San Market, also know as Scott Market, on Bogyoke Aung San Street as the latest historic landmark to receive a Blue Plaque.

The award was presented last Friday.

YHT awards Blue Plaques to distinguish Yangon’s top architectural landmarks. Blue Plaques are permanent signs installed on public places to commemorate a link between locations and a famous person, event, or landmark. They serve as historical markers. Read more

Island loses its night spot

January 8, 2016 by  
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PHU QUOC, 8 January 2016: Phu Quoc, a popular tourist island in Vietnam, has announced that the Dinh Cau night market at Dong Duong township will be closed 30 June to improve traffic in the downtown area.

The People’s Committee vice chairman, Huynh Quang Hung, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the Dinh Cau night market would be demolished and that authorities were considering new locations for a night market.

The Dinh Cau night market, which is managed by the Phu Quoc Tourist and Trade Promotion Centre, opened for business in September 2007 on Vo Thi Sau Street in central Duong Dong Town. However, its huge success  with tourists has led to  its demise, mainly due to heavy traffic congestion in streets leading to the market. Read more

Vietnam upgrades floating market

November 30, 2015 by  
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CAN THO, 30 November 2015: Vietnam’s Can Tho City’s People’s Committee has approved a project to restore and improve the Cai Rang floating market in Cai Rang district.

Submitted by the district’s People’s Committee, the project will upgrade facilities, while adding new features at the market according to the vice chairman, Ngo Anh Tin,

It will involve installing new moorings for boats, landing jetties, and building a new floating restaurant. Read more

Floating market facelift

May 20, 2015 by  
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HAU GIANG, 20 May 2015: More than USD1.6 million has been earmarked for a project to restore a century-old floating market in the Mekong Delta to improve the area’s tourism appeal.

Tuoi Tre media said work had already started on renovations at the Nga Bay Floating Market in Nga Bay Town of Hau Giang province.

The project will cost USD1.63 million with USD1.03 million sourced from the central government and the remainder from the provincial budget. The water area covers 3,100 square metres.

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