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TV serial for young viewers on summer vacation

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:57 am

Teenagers and children are enjoying last days of summer vacation with some interesting and useful TV serials.

 A scene in the TV serial titled Mau cua tinh yeu (Color of love).

The 32-part serial titled Mau cua tinh yeu (Color of love) directed by Hung Phuong tells about the effervescency, enthusiasm, spontaneity and humor of young people who live well with a meaningful and exacting goal.

Young singers Luu Minh Tuan (a member of the A# band), Minh Thuan, Thien Vuong, Luong Bich Huu and Khong Tu Quynh take part in the film which is broadcast on Ho Chi Minh City TV’s HTV7 channel from Thursday to Sunday every week at 8.45 pm.

The picture Doi mat (facing) featuring famous actors and actresses including Thanh Thuc, Minh Hang, Minh Luan and Thuy Trang is also attracting people on HTV7 channel from Thursday to Saturday at 1 pm.

The film directed by Nguyen Quang includes 40 parts. It tells about secrets of life of the twin girls Phuong Linh and Phuong Nga.

The 12-part film titled Doi dien voi tu than (Facing with the Death) praises responsibility and spirit’s strength to overcome the difficulties as well as criticizes the way of pragmatic lifestyle of young people.

It is airing on Vietnam TV’s VTV9 channel from Monday to Wednesday at 7.55 pm.

A scene in the film Ngoi den co tich (The legendary temple)

The TV serial Thuy Khuc, named after the main charater in the film, was directed by Dang Luu Viet Bao, focusing on mistakes and humanity in looking for the importance of life goals of every people.

The film consisting of 32 parts attracts audience on HTV7 channel at 8.45 pm.

Ngoi den con tich (The legendary temple) containing interesting and exciting stories is the unique children film on HTV7 channel every Monday at 7 pm.

The film directed by Bui Quoc Bao not only entertains but educates young viewers has been adapted into a 22-episode TV series.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam sees new boom in vacation homes

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Vietnam sees new boom in vacation homes

QĐND – Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:6 (GMT+7)

Investing in vacation villas and garden-view houses in resorts and tourist sites is a new Vietnamese real estate trend, but it is not easy for companies to gain quick profits.

Le Duc Hien, deputy director of ViglaceraLand, said most vacation villa projects in Hanoi and neighbouring areas were in the process of construction, but many had attracted the attention of visitors thanks to their welcoming environment.

Le Duc Hai, director of the INT Group, said people were becoming increasingly interested in finding housing in more natural environments and vacation villas were more popular.

Getaway homes sometimes worth three to four times the value of urban houses. Despite the high costs, demand is set to outstrip supply in the near future.

Marc Townsend, general director of CBRE Vietnam, said investors had recently re-launched a series of real estate projects in tourism such as resorts, villas, seaside resorts which all indicated positive signs for the Vietnamese real estate market.

Customers interested in these kinds of investments are willing to spend large sums on high value, fully-furnished homes, with the additional benefit of being able to rent them out when not in use.

Le Canh Duong, deputy director of the Investment Promotion Agency in Da NangCity said in recent years, foreign investment capital had poured into real estate and tourist infrastructure, accounting for 80 percent of the city’s investment capital.

Duong said most on tourist real estate projects featured multi-purpose complexes including luxury hotels, vacation villas and apartments for rent.

According to Savills Vietnam, Da Nang is now home to seven vacation complexes including the Hyatt Regency, Furama Villas, Silvershore and Le Meridien. Prices range from 485,000 USD to 2.5 million USD per unit. Prices of sea-view villas are often much higher.

Nguyen Canh Son, from the Furama Villas, said vacation villas were a common type of product and developing a commercial strategy was not particularly difficult.

According to experienced investors in tourist real estate, the life cycle of such projects is much longer than apartment, office buildings or commercial centre developments.

Tourist property value depends heavily on planning and management capacity or project development and on the ability to lure consumers after construction is completed. A tourist real estate project may last decades. Therefore, it is difficult to implement the concept of “surfing” for this market segment.

According to Le Duc Hai, when investing in this market segment, investors should remember a number of issues such as the timing of investment, quality of planning and financial ability of investors. If they choose a completed project, low profits are likely, while new projects and a lack of information about first-time investors may lead to problems.

In addition, investors should also pay attention to the quality of project planning, and investment, design and management consulting. If the project was good but suffered from poor management, that would lead to a rapid decrease in value, Hai warned.

The recent land fever in Ba Vi, to the west of Hanoi, was a typical example of real estate speculation. People rushed to purchase farm land and build villas in the hope of earning high profits as Ba Vi has been earmarked as a future administrative centre. However, with the development of Ba Vi at least five years away, property prices have already dropped, leaving hasty land speculators holding on to overvalued plots.

According to Nguyen Tran Nam, deputy minister of Construction, investment should be for the long-term. If traders don’t take into account long-term planning, losses will be unavoidable.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND