How the month of the walking dead is celebrated in Saigon

Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with US$275 million, Forbes said Monday. Jackson raked in more than the combined total of the other 12 celebrities on the list, Forbes magazine said. He was ranked third on last year's list with $90 million. Elvis Presley came in second, earning $60 million from admissions to his former home, Graceland, which is now a museum and tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, a Cirque de Soleil show and more than 200 licensing and merchandise…... [read more]

Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. Elvis Presley, who died in 1977 and came in second with $55 million, and three times more than cartoonist and Peanuts comic strip creator Charles Schulz, who took third place with $40 million. "Few celebrities prove the point that there is (financial) life after death better than Michael Jackson," according to Forbes. It is Jackson's second straight year atop the list. He regained the title…... [read more]

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker is a new entry in the latest Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities. Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013, earned $10.5m (£6.8m) over the past year and is in ninth place. Michael Jackson is number one for the third year running, with takings of $115m (£75m), down from the estimated $140m he earned in 2014. Elvis Presley is third with $55m (£35.8m), while Peanuts creator Charles Schulz is fourth with $40m (£26m). In November Charlie Brown, Snoopy and co will hit the big screen in The Peanuts Movie. The highest ranking…... [read more]

Hotel staff found the body of Craig Loren Barber, 55, in a state of decay. A tourist from U.S. was found dead in a hotel room on Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on Tuesday afternoon. The body of Craig Loren Barber, 55, was first discovered by hotel staff in a state of decay, news site Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law) reported late Tuesday. Barber reportedly began renting the room (which he occupied alone) in the city’s backpacker area starting in mid-December. The cause of death remains under…... [read more]

Monthly treats at Sheraton Saigon The Saigon Times The Saigon Café has asparagus specialties every Friday night in May, Spanish theme dinner every Saturday and Champagne Sunday Brunch. Level 23 Wine Bar and Nightspot are offering 25% off all cocktails from 7 p.m. until late on May 22 and 29. Additionally, Level 23 Wine Bar has a promotion during its Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily where guests can buy 1 and get 1 free on classic cocktails and local beer. A unique Ice Cream menu which features a range of special ice creams with numerous flavors,…... [read more]

On May 16, nearly 10,000 students, professional athletes and enterprise staff in Ho Chi Minh City walked a three kilometer route with a slogan calling on people to follow Uncle Ho's example and to look forward to celebrating 1,000 years of Thang Long - Hanoi. The journey started from the city theatre and went through main streets in the city center. The walk was organized by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam sports newspaper; and it was sponsored by Vietnam International Bank (VIB).... [read more]

A similar walk was also held in HCM City in mid-May and made a deep impression on the city's citizens. The programme has been co-organised by the Vietnam Sports Newspaper and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and sponsored by the Vietnam Television and the Vietnam Sports Newspaper with Q-Mobile from the An Binh Telecommunications being the main sponsor for the event.... [read more]

The cause of death has not been confirmed by investigators; suicide is suspected. A man from France was found dead in his house in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 on Saturday morning. Local police said that the man, 61, had rented the house for the last five years. He also ran his business there. On Saturday, the owner visited to ask for the rent and reportedly found the decomposing body on the third floor. It is believed that the man hanged himself, but police are still investigating the case. The body was taken out of the house on Saturday.…... [read more]

The cause of his death remains unknown. Police in Ho Chi Minh City are looking into the death of an Australian man whose body was found inside an apartment on Ky Con Street in District 1, the Phap luat Plus news site reported on Thursday. On September 14, employees of the block decided to break down the door of the man’s apartment on the 12th floor after reports of a strange smell coming from the apartment. Inside they found the dead man and immediately reported it to local police. Initial investigations found that the Australian had entered Vietnam on a…... [read more]

In Vietnam and several other Asian nations, votive objects are burnt ceremonially during certain festivals to "send" them to dead ancestors in the afterworld. They could be cars, horses, houses and villas, clothes, sandals, hats, banknotes, dragon boats, and even state-of-the-art iphones. There is a new entrant to the list this year -- a housemaid. The offering of votive objects possibly originated from a belief that dead can support their descendants in this world and help them become wealthy. "This year my husband and I have earned substantially from our business and so will offer a better ceremony to our…... [read more]

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