What you need to know in Vietnam this morning:
-- Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on Monday paid a visit to retired officials at old tenements in District 5 on the occasion of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).
-- Many streets in Ho Chi Minh City are now empty, a complete deviation from normal days, as people have returned to their hometowns to celebrate a five-day holiday marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1) since Saturday.
-- Three children, aged eight to eleven, went missing on Monday after going swimming in a river in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An.
-- A long-haul bus was caught transporting 42 passengers on Sunday, while it was designed to carry only 42 ones, when it was traveling from Hanoi to the northern province of Yen Bai.
-- Tourists are swarming around Da Lat, a resort city in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong, as they celebrate Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1), which started on Saturday.
-- A fire gutted a truck repair shop on Sunday in the northern province of Lao Cai, causing damage worth VND4 billion (US$172,300).
-- Many foreigners living in Vietnam have said they prefer locally made products for their safety, quality, and a desire to encourage domestic production.
-- Vietnamese newcomer Bamboo Airways organized a ceremony to welcome its first flight from Vietnam to Japan at Ibaraki Airport, located in the namesake prefecture.
-- A carnival wrapped up in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Sunday, featuring vibrant vibes and colorful costumes donned by beautiful dancers.