Vietnam German Oktoberfest to celebrate 25th anniversary
The German Businesses Association’s Oktoberfest in Vietnam will celebrate its 25th anniversary next week. At a recent press briefing, the GBA confirmed the Hotel Nikko Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City is the setting for the first leg of the 2017 German beer and food fest.
The Ho Chi Minh event will begin on Thursday 21 September and run through until the Saturday with opening hours of 18:00 to 24:00. Two weeks later, between the 5 and 7 October, Hanoi’s JW Marriott Hotel is the venue for the second leg of the Oktoberfest.
Launched in 1992, the GBA’s Vietnam Oktoberfest has since evolved into a premier festive event on the nation’s annual calendar. The GBA in collaboration with Vietnam’s German Industry Delegation and the German consulate ensure the events are an authentic replication of the original Munich Oktoberfest.
12GO ASIA says Vietnam Oktoberfest visitors get to sup the finest German beers, enjoy the full repertoire of Germany’s cuisine and listen to the dulcet tones of Bavarian oompah bands. 12GO ASIA is a one-stop source offering travel solutions to destinations throughout Vietnam.
Bangkok Expressway and Metro has agreed terms with Siemens for the supply of new trains to serve the extensions of the city’s underground train line. A partnership headed by the global manufacturer has won the contract for the supply of 35 triple-carriage trains.
The Transport Ministry of Cambodia has asked bus companies not to jack up fares during national festival periods. The request from transport-minister Sun Chanthol came ahead of the start of the Pchum Ben Ancestors’ Festival yesterday.
Bangkok based airline Thai Vietjet Air says plans are afoot to launch new routes to both Thai and international destinations. From its hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the carrier has announced ambitious plans to add Krabi and Hat Yai to the domestic Thai portfolio.