Daily News 6 June 2023

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List Today News

1. Battered by Hours of Power Outages: Hanoi residents flock to shopping centers to escape the sweltering heat
2. 300-year-old Festival in Vietnam: Thousands brave the sun to catch fish and seek good fortune
3. Vietnam Security Summit 2023: Cybercrime trends and data breach incidents exposed
4. Extraordinary Occupation: Over 30 years of beautifying the deceased
5. The Mr.Hoa Legend: Saigon’s Billionaire with 20,000 street-front apartments

News #1 Battered by Hours of Power Outages: Hanoi residents flock to shopping centers to escape the sweltering heat

In recent times, Hanoi has been experiencing scorching heat with temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius. The intense heat has greatly affected both production activities and the lives of the people. Interestingly, despite the hot weather, many households have had to endure sweltering conditions due to prolonged power outages from morning till late at night.

As a result, people are flocking to shopping centers seeking solace from the suffocating summer heat. The shopping center stalls are buzzing with activity, particularly the food and beverage sections. Additionally, seating areas in the halls are constantly packed.

According to the Hanoi Electricity Corporation (EVNHANOI), Hanoi City and several northern provinces are currently grappling with extreme heat, leading to a surge in electricity demand that surpasses the supply capacity. To ensure the safe operation of the power system, the company is compelled to temporarily suspend or reduce emergency power supply to specific areas within the region.

Next, we will witness a 300-year-old traditional festival in a local region of Vietnam 

News #2 300-year-old Festival in Vietnam: Thousands brave the sun to catch fish and seek good fortune

In Nghi Xuan district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam, thousands of people flocked to the Vuc Rao marsh on June 4th for the traditional Dong Hoa fishing festival, a tradition that has been preserved for nearly 300 years. This is one of Vietnam’s three traditional fishing festivals that are still celebrated today. According to tradition, those who catch many large fish will have good luck and a bountiful harvest throughout the year.

Preparations began in the early morning as locals from the region and nearby areas readied their fishing gear, including nets, baskets, and traps, to take part in the festival at the Vuc Rao marsh approximately 3,2 thousand ft². On regular days, fishing is prohibited, and allow fishing only on the day of the annual festival.

The locals typically bring the fish home to enjoy with their families, abstaining from selling. The event drew thousands, welcoming both locals and visitors.

And we have a new latest update on Vietnam reveals alarming data breach cases and cybercrime trends in 2023. 

News #3 Vietnam Security Summit 2023: Cybercrime trends and data breach incidents exposed

Major General Nguyen Van Giang revealed at the Vietnam Security Summit 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City that five data breach cases are under investigation gigabytes of data and billions of compromised personal records are involved.

Cybercriminals utilize trends such as malicious code dissemination, supply chain attacks, cloud service exploitation, and security vulnerability exploitation.

Vietnam’s top firms are bleeding data, with VNG Corporation leaking 163 million accounts, and Mobile World & Dien May Xanh revealing 5 million emails and customer payment info. These breaches harm individuals and erode public trust in organizations.

Besides, we have a touching story of silent dedication. 

News #4 Extraordinary Occupation: Over 30 years of beautifying the deceased

Mr. Phan Kim, 73 years old, a resident of Thach Quy Ward (Ha Tinh, Vietnam) has spent the past three decades caring for the deceased. Undertaking tasks such as bathing, dressing, collecting samples, and assisting in postmortem examinations, Mr. Kim estimates he has tended to hundreds of bodies over the years.

Beginning his journey into the profession in 1991, From initial fear at the sight of corpses, he gradually grew accustomed to daily interactions with the deceased. On average, Mr. Kim takes care of 17 bodies each month. His duties involve bathing, washing hair, applying makeup, or restoring and sewing up disfigured bodies from accidents, ensuring that families can hold complete funeral ceremonies.

Ignoring objections from his family about the job’s impact on his health and retirement advice, Mr. Kim considers it his calling and societal responsibility.

We conclude today’s news program with the Legend of One of the “Four Great Tycoons” of Saigon in the First Half of the 20th Century. 

News #5 The Mr.Hoa Legend: Saigon’s Billionaire with 20,000 street-front apartments

Known by various names such as Chú Hỏa, Hui Bon Hoa, or Jean Baptist Hui Bon Hoa, he was one of the “Four Great Tycoons” of Saigon.

Born in 1845, Chú Hỏa, a Chinese immigrant, found refuge in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam found success in Saigon through entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills, and a close-knit family business. He became a renowned business magnate among the Four Great Tycoons, leaving a vast fortune and contributed to the legendary real estate industry of Saigon.

Chú Hỏa’s contributions to the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage are still evident today. Notable landmarks include: Landmarks like the Majestic Hotel, City Fine Arts Museum (his former residence), Từ Dũ Maternity Hospital, Saigon Hospital, Kỳ Viên Pagoda, government guesthouse, banks, and Palace Long Hải Hotel showcase his contributions.

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