Ha Long Bay appears in official trailer of US movie

Thursday, 21/09/2023 18:40
The imposing scenes and thrilling beauty of Ha Long Bay have appeared in the official trailer for the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster "The Creator", said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
The enchanting scene of Ha Long Bay is featured in official trailer of "The Creator" (Photo: VOV)

A range of beautiful images of Ha Long Bay, with its rolling mountains and crystal blue water, appeared during the first minutes of the trailer.

The film’s director Gareth Edwards revealed that he has visited the bay and has a lot of love for its majestic beauty.

The film crew also travelled 16,000 km to visit 18 different destinations, including Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Japan, and Indonesia.

The Creator stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney, and Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, with the film being set in a dystopian world in which the human race is at war against artificial intelligence.

In the film, Washington stars as Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife played by Chan, who is recruited to hunt down and kill “the Creator”, the elusive architect of advanced artificial intelligence who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war and mankind itself.

The Creator was written by Edwards and Chris Weitz from a story created by Edwards. The film will premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 26 and be released in cinemas on September 29.

Previously, the beauty of Ha Long Bay also appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island and the Warner Bros’ movie Peter Pan.

Rikkeisoft plans to invest up to US$30 million in the US by 2026

Rikkeisoft, the largest private technology company in Vietnam, specialising in helping customers with digitalisation and innovative solutions, is embarking on a strategic commitment to invest up to US$30 million in the US over the next three years, Radio the Voice of Vietnam reported.

Bui Hoang Tung, SEVP of Rikkeisoft and CEO of RKTech (left, bottom) announced the investment up to US$30 million in the presence of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-level delegation. — Photo courtesy of the firm

The announcement was made by Bui Hoang Tung, Senior Executive Vice President of Rikkeisoft and CEO of RKTech (Rikkeisoft's US subsidiary), during the Vietnam and the US Business Forum - Technology and Innovation Co-operation in San Francisco on September 18 (the US time).

This was announced in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the delegations from both countries.

Tung said that RKTech would primarily focus the investment in M&A plans, expanding new offices, and developing technology human resources. Specifically, the investment for 2023 is set at US$2 million and is expected to increase to US$30 million by 2026.

This significant investment is projected to generate hundreds of technology-focused job opportunities in the US market, propelling Rikkeisoft into the ranks of tech companies worth billions of dollars within the next five years.

RKTech, wholly owned by Rikkeisoft, was established in Dallas in early 2023 to provide high-quality and comprehensive information technology solutions and services to American businesses. To date, RKTech has already achieved initial success in expanding its network of US partners and fostering technological collaborations in various sectors, such as automotive and manufacturing.

"This investment is more than a financial infusion. It is a solution to the pressing talent shortage in the US tech industry,” Tung said.

“With Vietnam's burgeoning highly skilled and cost-effective tech talent, we are uniquely positioned to offer value-added services to US clients. Rikkeisoft’s goal is not just to reach an IPO in the US in 2028. It is to fundamentally enrich the US tech landscape by providing a sustainable solution to talent scarcity.”

Ta Son Tung, Chairman of Rikekisoft said that the US market represents a strategic investment for Rikkeisoft.

"The company envisions becoming a global technology services firm with a market capitalisation of US$1 billion. Consequently, a substantial market like the US can significantly contribute to Rikkeisoft's realisation of this goal," he said.

Vietnam wins historic gold medal at World Pickleball Championship 2023

Truong Quang Vu made history by earning the first gold medal for the country at the World Pickleball Championship 2023 which was held on September 21 in Bali, Indonesia, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

In the semi-final round, the 48-year-old local player defeated his Indian opponent Dhiren Patel 15-9.

He continued his fine form by trouncing Australian rival Thanh Huynh 21-18 in the final round to become the first Vietnamese player to take the lead in group of above 35-years-old.

Truong Quang Vu wins historic gold medal at World Pickleball Championship 2023.
(Photo: Thanhnien.vn)

Elsewhere, his teammate Phan Van Bao bagged a silver medal in group of above 19-years-old after losing to Christopher Encarnacion of the Philippines in the final match.

The World Pickleball Championship 2023 started on September 19 in Bali, Indonesia, and will last through to September 24.

The tournament involves the participation of more than 600 players from across the world at different ages.

Pickleball is a sport which uses a paddle and plastic ball with holes, with the strokes in pickleball and tennis being similar.

Luxurious cruise ship brings around 4,000 foreign tourists to Vietnam

Spectrum of the Seas, one of the world's top 10 most luxurious cruise ships, arrived at Nha Trang port in the southcentral coastal province of Khanh Hoa on September 21, carrying with it approximately 4,000 foreign visitors onboard, according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Spectrum of the Seas (Photo: tienphong.vn)

The majority of passengers hail from the United States and Europe.

During their one-day stay, the foreign guests are to be taken to several of Nha Trang City’s most popular tourist attractions, including Ponagar Cham towers, Truong Son craft village, and Dam market.

They also got the chance to experience going on a cyclo tour, enjoying mud bathing, and learning cooking.

The cruise ship left Nha Trang at 6 p.m. on the same day. Earlier in August, Spectrum of the Seas docked at Nha Trang port twice, bringing with it thousands of foreign visitors to the country.

Khanh Hoa province is aiming to welcome approximately four million tourists this year, including 1.5 million international visitors, thereby earning a total of VND21 trillion in revenue in the process.

Foreign guests visit several of Nha Trang City’s most popular tourist attractions.
(Photo: Thesaigontimes.vn)

Spectrum of the Seas belongs to the Quantum-Ultra line of ships and was manufactured by Meyer Werft of Germany, being put into service at the beginning of 2019.

The ship stretches for 347m long, stands at nearly 63m high with 18 floors, boasts a capacity of nearly 169,400 tonnes, and is rated as one of the most modern ships in the world./.

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