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The boss kept the corona epidemic at home, and the staff went trekking

The trainee group of a bank in Hong Kong made the leaders unhappy when they invited each other to go sightseeing, and also took pictures posted online during the time they should have done at home.

During an outbreak of acute pneumonia caused by a new strain of the coronavirus, many companies decide to give employees a break or work from home to avoid spreading the disease.

Recently, a group of trainees at the Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong) caused a controversy on the internet forum when they posted photos of them trekking together during the time they should have been working.

In the photo, the trainee group poses for a photo shoot at Braemar Hill. In another picture, the poster wrote with the caption: “Men in the wilderness”.

The photo was supported by some people because they thought this was a positive activity amid a stressful epidemic, but the bank manager was not satisfied and said that this was an unforgivable action.

However, the bank representative also noted that this job may come from a group of employees who are new and not familiar with the work arrangements at home.

“Our bank has a mechanism to handle the above situations and will continue to monitor this issue,” said the bank’s representative.

Hang Seng is one of a number of businesses in Hong Kong that are forced to temporarily close offices when it was affected by the corona epidemic. Before that, the government extended the decision for workers to work from home until February 16.

This month, employees from several parts of the bank are allowed to work from home. Staff members are forced to go to the office to have their temperature checked daily.

Analyzing this incident, recruitment consultant Alexa Chow Yee-ping – chief executive officer of AMAC Human Resources Consulting – said this incident showed the lack of supervision of bank management.

“Supervisors should assign home workers specific tasks, asking them to report back on what they did when they weren’t in the office. It’s not uncommon for bankers to work from home in the past, so supervisors needed specific instructions”, Chow said.

But this person also thinks that the above trainees must take full responsibility. Because working at home is essentially working, even without going to the office.

“The trainees have shown a lack of discipline and may not be suitable for management. In some companies, this can be severely disciplined,” Chow added.

What dangers will trekking in rainy season face? (Part 2)

2. Note to remember when trekking in rainy season

Which season to go trekking? Surely the rainy season is not suitable. But if you still want to try to explore and experience, do not forget some notes below. To make the trekking go smoother.

Choose a trekking route carefully

You should limit to mountains with large streams such as Ngu Chi Son, Putaleng, Pusilung. If necessary, you can carefully update the weather situation from local people to have the right plan.

Flash flooding occurs due to heavy rains upstream. So even though the river where you stand is not necessarily safe. Areas along rivers and streams, along the national highway, are most prone to landslides. Because the soil in those regions is less stable, you need to be wary.

In the rainy season trekking, you should always watch the water changes as you go through the stream. If the water changes more opaque, the water level rises, the branches float abnormally much on the water surface. You need to stay away from the water stream. That could be the flood coming from upstream. You can also spot the early floods by listening to the loud sounds of rocks, branches clashing from afar.

Equipped with survival skills

Taking care of yourself with good health, a place to sleep, and self-medicating is an immutable principle when trekking. You should not depend on others, on the collective. Prepare a backpack with all the necessary food and tools but compact.

If you get lost, you must stay in the forest for longer. With food shortages, you can live on wild vegetables, stream fish, and fruits. But be clear about those things. In addition, you need to equip survival skills such as first aid with medical equipment, fire, find a way, avoid wild animals. You also need to know how to filter water, ignite, use a rescue mirror, … to help yourself survive in extreme conditions.

Absolutely not split the group

When traveling in groups, the most important thing is to always follow the instructions of the leader. They are the ones who anticipate danger and how to avoid it. Absolutely not arbitrarily moving groups. Even if you have experience. Concentration and discipline will be vital for a safe rainy season trekking.

Always have a coping plan when trekking in the rainy season

Hot sun, drought or heavy rain, flash floods are unavoidable phenomena when trekking. Before you start going, you need to prepare supplies, food. And how to handle any weather situation.

Trekking experience in the rainy season shows that you need to prepare well, dry food or cooking utensils, raincoats, etc. You also consider changing the campsite, rescheduling if necessary. There are always have backup plans and hypothetical situations to help you be proactive in all situations.

What dangers will trekking in rainy season face? (Part 1)

Trekking is an opportunity to train yourself, improve your health and explore nature. But this activity also contains risks. Especially when going trekking in the rainy season.

1. Risks encountered when trekking in the rainy season

Rain causes flash floods and landslides. And surely everyone knows well the dangers. It can be said that this is not the right time to go trekking.

Flash floods

Flash flooding usually occurs when heavy rains are upstream. Although it is a short time, large amounts of water are poured into the currents. Mountain currents often have steep slopes. Creating conditions for flash floods. They can roll more branches, soil and rocks, making the flow “destroy” everything on the way.


Landslides are often caused by prolonged heavy rains and deep water penetration into the soil. Causes the bonding of the soil to be broken. The soil masses on the hillside are not strong enough. And landslides off mountain/hill, leading to landslide.

Usually, prolonged drought before the rainy season makes the ground more dry and cracked, and landslides are more likely to occur. Therefore, the hotter the hot weather before the rainy season, the higher the risk of landslides. Therefore, if trekking in the rainy season, you need to be mindful of this.

Severe weather during rainy season trekking

When trekking, you will have to climb a pass to wade a stream or cross the forest. Hence, an insect such as a squeeze, a spider or a snake bite can be dangerous. In the rainy season, humid weather is the condition for these types to multiply and thrive.

Therefore, to go trekking in the rainy season, you need to wear tight, tighten your legs without any “gap” for them to attack.

Also, remember to bring disinfectants, insect sprays and other medications. If you are accidentally poisoned, try to find the nearest local homestay for help.

In the rainy season, the temperature in the forest is often low. Especially at night, the body temperature decreases, making you more susceptible to colds.

Those are all risks you may face when trekking in the wet season.

Before trekking, what problems should be noted?

Trekking requires a lot of knowledge and survival experience. Because trekking is not as simple as traveling, traveling, eating normally, there will be many dangers in the trip.

So, before going to Trekking, the trekkers need to equip themselves with good knowledge and experience:

 What should you wear to trekking?

What to wear when trekking will depend on the topography, weather and humidity of the place where we go to trekking.

For example:

– We go Trekking in places with heavy rain, heavy dew, high humidity and cold weather, we should choose waterproof clothes, heat-resistant jackets and should wear pants combined with pants to prevent squeezed and insect in shoes.

– When exploring in high-temperature, hot, and dry places, the Trekker should wear loose, breathable, sweat-absorbent and quick-dry clothes for more convenient mobility.

What do you need to bring with a trekking?

Trekking facilities will help Trekker enjoy the journey in a more enjoyable way. During the Trekking trip it is best to be a Trekker prepare:

First, compass – map: If we do not prepare these things and we are in danger, lose our belongings, get lost, you can use compass, map or natural elements to help you. we define the direction like the sun.

Second, climbing shoes: Your main means of transport are feet, so Trekking shoes are indispensable equipment in your trekking journey. Trekking shoe sole is required to be a rubber sole, waterproofing combined with shoe nails suitable for each terrain, each trip.

Third, a picnic backpack: For long-term trekkers, they need to carry all their equipment with them. A specialized backpack for trekking can help you comfortably carry 9 to 19kg of clothes and Trekking equipment.

In addition to the above items, the trekker also needs to prepare tents, hammocks, food, life-saving equipment, survival tools such as GPS, fire generator, water filter, knife, machete, multi-purpose tool, whistle. , mirror, mountaineering sticks. Besides, when going to trekking, you also need to prepare flashlight, backup charger, recording device, raincoat, insect repellent, mosquito repellent, etc.

What should be in the first aid bag when going trekking? (Part 3)

In this article, let’s continue to explore some useful information about items in the first aid bag when going trekking!

Group of special medicines

Take some special medicine with you when you have an uncomfortable situation that cannot go to the medical center. Pain relievers, fever reducers:

  • When the weather changes in the new environment, you can catch colds and fevers. Please prepare some over-the-counter medicines that are commonly used to relieve pain and fever in the body such as paracetamol, buprofen. 
  • Pain relievers, itchiness caused by insect bites: When you are infected by mosquitoes, squeezed or insects, the medicines will effectively reduce the itching and inflammation caused by insect bites. 
  • Digestive enzymes, medications for diarrhea, and constipation: If you encounter unsanitary or unhygienic foods, you may experience diarrhea, constipation. Carrying some digestive aids with you will help you avoid the unfortunate risks to the digestive system.
  • Special medicine: depending on your health, bring with you some medications that are prescribed separately by your doctor depending on your health status.

Some notes with items in the first aid bag

Once you have prepared all of the items in your trip primary bag, you need to know how to store them, ensuring they stay clean and dry throughout the journey. First, you need to choose a compact, lightweight first aid bag that is waterproof and water resistant effectively to ensure the protection of the contents. For the medical items to carry, you need to choose lightweight, easy-to-use and effective ones that are suitable for each person on the journey. Make sure you know how to use them when choosing to take them with you. 

Travel is a time to enjoy with friends and family. Prepare yourself, family and friends with the first aid kit for trekking at the beginning of your journey to ensure you have a complete and safe travel!

What should be in the first aid bag when going trekking? (Part 2)

Some preventive drugs

When traveling, to ensure the health of a complete trip, you need to follow the principle of “prevention is better than cure”. You can carry some preventive medicines in your pocket such as:

  • Anti-motion sickness medicine: If you frequently get motion sickness or motion sickness or have never been sick but move a new vehicle for the first time. So prepare a little anti-motion sickness medicine, carry it with you to minimize the possibility of fatigue while traveling.
  • Eye drops: when you travel, chances are that your eyes will be dry due to frequent outdoor activities, bring a bottle of eye drops with you to ensure your eyes are protected at all times.
  • Sunscreen, sunscreen lip balm: Regular outdoor activities will cause your skin and lips to be adversely affected by ultraviolet rays. So, choose for yourself the type of sunscreen compliment, sunscreen lip balm with SPF suitable for your skin.
  • Antihistamines: Drugs used in some cases of insect bug or snack allergy help you temporarily respond before going to the health center. 
  • Mosquito and insect repellent: when you go to the forest where there is a lot of bushes, remember to apply mosquito repellent or insect repellent that can prevent the insects from coming near you.

Some other medical items

In addition to the above items, you need to bring some essential items in the first aid kit such as: 

  • Thermometer: carry with you helps you monitor the body’s temperature regularly to help you detect abnormal symptoms and can prevent and cure disease as soon as possible. 
  • Hot, cold compresses or massage medicine: used in case of soreness or discomfort when you are active outdoors.
  • Scissors, bandages, and medical gloves are used to aid in the wound treatment and prevent bacteria from entering the wound.
  • Condoms: In addition to the main function of limiting sexually transmitted diseases, condoms can also store water when you lack a water retention device, you can use them to store that water.

What should be in the first aid bag when going trekking? (Part 1)

A good trip or not depends a lot on the luggage you are going to take with you. In addition to preparing personal belongings for the trip, you should have a first aid kit with you in case there are unexpected minor injuries that happen far away. 

Let’s face up a few items that should be in the first aid kit when trekking  !

What is first aid kit?

The first aid kit is designed relatively compact with many basic primary items. Used in homes, classes, trips, …. First aid kit is used in cases of minor scratches, cuts, or some emergencies that need to be handled to avoid infection before bringing the injured person to the nearest medical center.

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Items to have in the first aid kit

Group of items used to bandage the wound

When traveling, whether you choose a resort or trekking on challenging roads, a few small injuries such as falls, scratches, … can completely happen. Therefore, you need to prepare some simple first aid plans to bandage the wound in an emergency situation that is extremely necessary. 

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Some of the basic items are:

  • Bandage: is a tool used to protect wounds and stop bleeding for minor wounds. Bandages come in a variety of sizes and are relatively compact, making them suitable for many different wounds. Choose to bring a synthetic bandage bag of different sizes and shapes that will help you to handle the wound conveniently to avoid infection and dirt. 
  • Antiseptic solution: Before dressing the wound, you need to clean the wound to avoid infection. Some compact disinfectants you can take with you when traveling such as 70 ° alcohol, red medicine, physiological saline, …
  •  Bandages: used when having large wounds or cases requiring bone immobilization such as dislocations. 
  • Tweezers: used to remove debris from the skin, note you must disinfect tweezers before using!

Trekking through Bangkok forest by bike at Bang Kra Jao

Phra Pradaeng – a small river flowing through the capital Bangkok, it is like an oasis covered by wild jungle, fruit plantations and swamps. Stepping into this oasis, you will go back in time to ancient Bangkok when there were no tall buildings, highways or subway stations …

You will only take half a day to cycle to explore the whole area. When viewed on the tourist guidebook, introduced as “The Green Lung of Bangkok”, locals call it Bang Kra Jao.

Our group of 6 met in the afternoon, gathered at Sukhumvit Road Soi 39, and after taking a brief introduction about ourselves and listening to instructions on safety rules, we set off. After 5 minutes running along the main road, we ran into a more rustic area than the bustling part of the city: the Klong Toei hamlet. This area has many narrow alleys with houses, shops, and creeks. There are very few foreign tourists here, so it still retains its rustic and simple features, very suitable for those who love to explore new places.

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After 15 minutes, we reached the riverbank, carrying our bikes, we climbed on a boat, in Thai it is called Ruea Hang Yao. The boat ran past barges carrying rice, oil ships … straight to the vast green patch on the other bank of the river. As we got out of the boat, noisy sounds, loud sirens were replaced by chirping birds and rustling leaves. The road is carefully marked and very flat, so the 25km journey is no longer a problem. During the journey, the instructor always created a joyful atmosphere with jokes, small anecdotes, everyone was joking around while riding their bike leisurely. Residents of Phra Pradaeng still use old motorbikes, street vendors … We passed a fruit plantation with a good harvest and another was abandoned after the 2011 flood and currently being renovated.

The abundance of life in the tropics is staggering. The storks with long legs stood mixed among reeds, the sound of frogs tingling like an authentic choir. We’ve never seen so many shades of green – from the emerald green of the young leaves to the dark green of the swamp moss. One of the lizards lying in the sun started to run away startled when we approached. Our group also passed an ancient temple surrounded by a mystical atmosphere. After a few breaks along the way, we decided to visit a local restaurant serving popular but delicious food for only 30 baht. But more than half of the group was captivated by kittens with wide eyes wandering around.

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On weekends, the stop of this 4-hour journey is Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market. There are not many stalls, but the stop has its own interesting point, you will choose your favorite snacks and enjoy sitting under the shady trees. The final stop of the oasis exploration is the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, a huge green space with wide streets, bridges and a lake full of fish. After feeding the fish, we boarded a boat again and returned to our original departure point – Sukhumvit Soi 39.

Considering the recent population explosion in Bangkok, I can hardly believe that “Bangkok’s green lung” still retains its inherent pristine character. However, the plots of land here are gradually being sold, large villas are also appearing more and more. So, when there is still a chance, come here and enjoy this fresh space while you can.

7 reasons to trekking the Himalayas once in a lifetime

Once you go to the Himalayas and you will change, you find yourself smaller and more fortunate, you also feel the need to share this life even more.

Go before the iceberg lands melt
You conquer the Himalayas to see the depths of each of us has a connection with the mother nature. Each of us has the desire to breathe the fresh air, listen to the stream, watch the clouds float. You will find all these things on your journey to conquer the most majestic mountain in the world.  And above all, you climb the mountain to love life and love this earth.
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Go to the limit beyond yourself
Conquer the peaks, the enchanting snowy mountains, you will find yourself surpassing your limits. Such a high mountain pass looks frightening but step by step, with the motivation to conquer yourself you will discover your potential strength.
Go for our youth
When you climb a mountain, the concept of time is relative, a day may be long and may be short depending on the experience of the day. Every day you see a new setting, no repetitive boring day. Once you come to the Himalayas and life, your perspective will change, find yourself smaller and more fortunate, need to share this life more.
Go to see life softer
If you are bored with daily life, go to the Himalayas, away from the Internet world to connect with nature, friends around. Or simply let you be connected to the depths of your being, not watching reality or comedy shows, to make your life easier.
Go to treasure the most simple things
If you go through the hour of life and death or the days of morgue on a high mountain covered with ice and snow, you will find that the rice is delicious, the bed is so smooth and comfortable every day. You go to see homesick, family and relatives. Going to appreciate everything that everyday I feel so ordinary.
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Going to live more actively
To conquer the Himalayas, you have to get up early every day, sleep early at night, eat on time to ensure your health. Before going to have to practice, go back and keep that habit, the life is even healthier.
Go to contemplate life
The land of Ladakh 4 seasons are beautiful, gentle people despite the weather, the extreme extreme scenery. You should go to have a life experience, to understand why anyone who goes back and forth is also addicted to even addicted, going to see the lives of many people are still suffering, harsh nature.

The dangers easily encountered when trekking

Trekking is the trip through the forest, wading streams, passing extremely difficult terrain. That means you will encounter countless dangers to overcome when actually starting a meaningful trekking trip.


Many people believe that losing water during the trekking process is the greatest danger especially when you trekking in high terrain such as the Himalayas. Many people do not accurately assess the amount of water that the body needs so it is not Get enough water for the body. Because of the dry air, when at height, our bodies tend to lose more water than low areas. In low temperatures, people will not feel the need to drink water and therefore many trekkers are deceived by the sensation leading to severe dehydration.

Special dehydration during the trekking process will have tremendous consequences for the trekker’s health. Signs of dehydration that you can easily see are thirst, dry mouth, decreased urine output, headache, dizziness and fatigue. Experts recommend that you need to drink at least 3 liters of water in 4-5 hours of trekking. You can drink more, but never drink less. Remember, it is difficult to find a place to buy drinks along trekking, so make sure you prepare enough water for each trip!


Trekking means you’ll probably go through river passes or forest trips, so the chances of you being poisoned are not impossible. They can come from plants, insects or other animals. But no matter where the cause comes, be aware that there are many poisons lurking during your trip, so don’t be alarmed. A simple way to tell if the objects around you are poisonous is to consult with a native. They will be the ones who give you the most accurate and objective advice.


To minimize the damage that can occur during the trekking, remember to bring with you all the disinfectant, insect spray as well as other necessary medicines. If unfortunate to have been poisoned, try to find the nearest local house to seek help. Never underestimate the injuries that occur on a trekking trip, even the smallest ones.


The parasite is probably the obsession of the trekker, or simply the devotee of the picnic. If you trekking in the rainy season, the parasite is a very worrying danger that you absolutely must not underestimate. Never take drinking water or swim in stagnant water because it can be a refuge for worms, bacteria or even deadly amoeba.


The above are factors that may bring dangers to you. Hopefully this article can partly help you minimize the risks may occur. Hopefully you will be able to fully enjoy your travels.