Saigontourist Golf Tournament 2012
151 golfers, VND 600.000.000 successfully raised
HCMC 28th July, 2012 - Saigontourist Golf Tournament 2012’s award-giving ceremony was taking place at Ball room- Caravelle Hotel with the participation of guests, sponsores and golfers. 17 beautiful cups along with tens of valuable gifts were given to the golfers who deserve to be praised and the luckiest guests. Especially, Mr. Tran Hung Viet – Saigontourist’s General Director handed over VND 600.000.000 raised through the tournament to the representative of HCMC Sponsoring Association for poor patient.
7 successful continuous Golf Tournaments, over VND 4 billion for people in need were from the co-operation among Saigontourist, its partners such as Vegas Club, Imex Pan Pacific, International Tourist Club, Kohler, RGB, , Thu Duc golf course, Caravelle Hotel, Long Thanh Golf, Palm Gold, Rita Vo, Novaland, Vietnam Airlines, Parkson, PepsiCo,
Phan Khang Shopping Center, Jetstar , Haxaco, Lion, Handee Golf, ECCO and more than 30 Saigontourist’s subsidiaries.
For more info, please contact us at: Saigontourist - 23 Le Loi Str, Dist. 1, HCMC,
Tel: 08.3822 5887, Fax: 08.3829 1026, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.saigon-tourist.com
HCMC hotel rolls out Peking Duck Promotion
New World Saigon’s Dynasty restaurant has launched a promotion of Hong Kong-style Peking duck through most of July.
Ho Wing Sang, executive sous chef at the Dynasty’s Chinese kitchen, told Vietweek that the promotion actually combines Peking duck with other cuisines.
Thus there are fusion dishes from duck meat and skin and foie gras sauce, com chay or clay pot crispy rice, and seaweed (Japanese style).
“As the Peking duck is a bit fatty, I like to add vegetables like cucumber, lettuce, green mustard leaves, and bean curd,” Ho said.
“I also add crunchy textures and fragrances to the dishes by using clay pot crispy rice, peanuts, and pine nuts.”
The promotion offers a “Peking Duck Delights” package (VND780,000 per duck) and a set menu (VND735,000 per person).
The first dish in the package includes rolls created with Chinese pancakes (black and white sesame, spinach, or seaweed) using duck skin, foie gras sauce, cucumber, spring onion, and red chili.
It then offers duck meat cooked in the diner’s choice of style: soup with green mustard leaves, bean curd; wok-fried Sichuan style; deep-fried with five spices, crispy garlic; wok-fried with pine nuts and lettuce; fried rice/fried egg noodles; clay pot crispy rice; or congee.
For the set menu, besides the duck-skin rolls and Chinese pancakes, guests can choose from a variety of dishes - duck meat with fried egg noodles, bean sprouts, and XO chili sauce or with green mustard leaves; duck bone soup; bean curd, wok-fried duck and pine nuts, lettuce; or glutinous dumplings, chocolate, and peanuts.
He has been working in Vietnam for 17 years, and prefers to use local ingredients, Ho said in fluent Vietnamese. He speaks Vietnamese at home with his children, he explained.
For the promotion, the hotel orders ducks from the Mekong Delta region.
“We noticed that guests at Dynasty have been ordering Peking duck more and more. Therefore, this month, we decided to offer them this promotion with Peking duck made in more styles.”
He explained that the best Peking duck uses birds that are between nine months and one year of age and weigh 2.2 to 2.6 kg. Traditional Peking Duck tends to utilize smaller birds, however, from 1,8 kg to 2 kg.
“Ducks in the Mekong Delta are of good quality throughout the year and are perfect for this dish.”
Dynasty Restaurant at the New World Saigon Hotel is offering the Peking Duck Promotion from July 9 to 22. (By To Van Nga, Thanh Nien News - The story can be found in the July 20th issue of our print edition, Vietweek)
Luxury Resort to be built at Ban Gioc Falls
A luxury resort will be built at Ban Gioc Falls in Dam Thuy Commune of Trung Khanh District in the northern province of Cao Bang, according to Saigon Tourist Company, the main investor of the project.
Cao Bang Province is home to eight minority groups such as Dao, Thai and has much tourism potential.
The Pac Bo historical sites, and the beautiful landscapes of Thang Hen Lake, Pha Den Biodiversity site and Nguom Ngao cave already attract many visitors.
Among them, the grandiose and beautiful Ban Gioc Falls is one of the many tourist destinations. From the top of the limestone mountain range, Ban Gioc Falls drop deep into the blue river.
So far there is no tourist accommodation at this wonderful natural landscape site and much needs to be developed here, including proper traffic, as the area offers great natural produce, fresh air and wonderful weather.
The construction of a luxury resort will help the province to develop economically and keep borders safe. (Source: VNA – Translated by Kim Khanh - SGGP English edition - April 16, 2012)
Vietnam’s leading tourism company gets new leader
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have appointed Tran Hung Viet as the new director general of the state-owned Saigontourist Holding Company, one of the leading tourism corporations in Vietnam.
Viet, 53, has acted as the deputy general director of the company before getting the promotion to replace his predecessor, Nguyen Huu Tho, who has reached retirement age.
Established in 1975, Saigontourist currently manages over 100 hotels, resorts, restaurants, travel agents and entertainment areas. It is well-known for organizing annual events during Tet (Vietnam’s Lunar New Year) like the flower festival on Nguyen Hue Boulevard.
Seventeen hundred thousand staff members currently work for the company, which has some 300 partners in many countries and territories. (Source: The Thao & Van Hoa - ThanhNien News - June, 5 2011)