EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Hanoi Urban Flea Market in December 2014 Sun 07 Dec 2014, 9 am HERO Bar 42M Yen Phu, Hanoi Hanoi Urban Flea Market - a quite-young-yet-had-some-popularity flea market in the Westlake district as well as Hanoi's expat community and youngsters. This time, in honor of the immortal holiday spirit, we've come to decide to expand our market in both quality and quantity. Ticket … [Read more...]

Social News 22/7

Ha Noi hospital opens new building The Ha Noi Department of Health, yesterday, inaugurated a new seven-level building, constructed under a project to upgrade Duc Giang General Hospital for VND861 billion (US$41 million). The building, with a capacity of 500 beds, will be used for the purposes of examination, outpatient treatment, emergency treatment and administration. The … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/2

Paris fashion academy backs TV show Project Runway This year, "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" program has decided to cooperate with Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Academy - one of the leading fashion institutes in Paris, aiming to improve its professional quality. Accordingly, top three contestants of "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" will have the opportunity to go to Paris to … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/7

Ha Nam province sees positive signs of FDIDespite the impact of the global economic downturn, the northern province of Ha Nam is optimistic about foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows.The Ha Nam Department of Planning and Investment says it has licensed 11 projects with a total capitalization of US$78.4 million in the first half of the year, bringing the province's total … [Read more...]

Journey to the centre of the highway

Ocean paradise: Bai Lu is so beautiful that it attracts thousands of visitors a year. According to local guides the water is clear enough to see creatures swimming at the bottom of the sea. — VNS File Photos Old habits, drink hard: Highway travellers join Ba Na ethnic people in Kon Tum Province to drink wine using traditional jar pipes. Vital connection: Thanks to the … [Read more...]

Roster of new Party Central Committee

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: I OFFICIAL MEMBERS 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, … [Read more...]

11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, Politburo member of … [Read more...]

PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online

Outlook (09-02-2007) PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online by Pham Thanh Long Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will today spend two and a half hours chatting online with the public for the first time. The event, which has attracted the attention of the public and the media both inside and outside the country, is being jointly organised by Bao Dien … [Read more...]

PM to Field Questions Online From the Public

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will spend two and a half hours answering questions from the public during an online question-and-answer session on February 9. It's the first time a Vietnamese PM will have participated in such an event. Questions from both local citizens and overseas Vietnamese will be answered. PM Dung will field questions online from the public for the first … [Read more...]

Live rock extravaganza dazzles 10,000 crowd in Hue

Live rock extravaganza dazzles 10,000 strong crowd in HueVietnamese and foreigners, both on stage and in the audience, have rocked Hue City during the live performance of RockStorm.At about 6pm on Saturday night, thousands of fans packed the performance platform, set in the centre of the local Tu Do Stadium, while lines of fans continued to pour into the stadium and fill … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines 10/9

Stamps and postcards Saigon's pastImages of Ho Chi Minh City's history are on show at a stamp and postcard exhibition at the Southeastern Armed Forces Museum.Over 150 collections containing 4,100 stamps and postcards, capturing the scenery and people of Ho Chi Minh City throughout its history, are being exhibited to celebrate the 315th founding anniversary of Saigon - Ho Chi … [Read more...]

Electronic night with percussionist Burkhard Beins

My Tran Goethe Institute hosts early Christmas concert Born in 1964 in Lower Saxony, Beins has lived in Berlin since 1995. He is well-known for his use of percussion combined with selected objects and his work with electronics, electro-acoustic instruments and devices. The first night will be hosted at 7:30 p.m. at the Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street while the second … [Read more...]

A chance to catch fleeting Vietnamese dragons

The Flight of the Dragon is on at the Musée Guimet in Paris, until 15 September 2014 A feast of culture, art and history exhibition is open to all at the Asian Arts Museum in Paris, The Musée Guimet, in the year of Vietnamese culture in France. Not to be missed by lovers of dragons… or of Asian ar Some of the works on display in the Envol du Dragon (The Flight of the Dragon) … [Read more...]

“Flying dragon-Vietnam’s royal art” exhibition in France

(VOV) - An exhibition featuring the aesthetic value and changes of the dragon image in Vietnamese culture and religion throughout history opened at the Guimet Museum in Paris, France on July 8. Speaking at the opening, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien highlighted this important event as part of activities to celebrate 40 years of … [Read more...]

Japanese trading, art and culture exhibition opens in capital city

Back in time: Viewers take photos of objects displayed at The Colour of Japan exhibition. HA NOI (VNS) — The first high-end, large-scale exhibition featuring Japanese history, culture and the long-term trading relations between Japan and Viet Nam has opened in downtown Ha Noi. As many as 70 groups of antiques have been selected for the exhibition, titled The Culture of Japan, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 13

Lacquer paintings explore daily lifeThe Color of the South, an exhibition of 137 works by six established artists, is on display at the HCM Fine Arts City Museum.Four of the artists — Duong Sen (1949), Le Xuan Chieu (1956), Luong Khanh Toan (1955) and Nguyen Dang Khoat (1952), all aged between 57 and 64 — were born in North Viet Nam and later moved to HCM City.Ho Minh Quan … [Read more...]

Japanese culture comes to Hanoi

(VOV) - The National Museum of Vietnamese History (NMVH) in Hanoi is set to host an exciting exhibition on Japanese culture from January 16 to March 9, 2014. Festival celebrates Japanese culture in Hanoi Photo exhibition focuses on Japanese culture Japanese culture introduced in Kien Giang The event was announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 11 to sign a cooperation … [Read more...]

German band to give free concerts Vietnam

German pop-rock band Aufbau West German pop-rock band Aufbau West will give four free concerts from November 12 to 19 in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City. The group, consisting of Florian Berres (vocals, guitar), Jendrik Leismann (vocals, guitar bass), Martin Kuntze (vocals, organ) and Sebastian Gödde (drums) will be appearing at the Thang Tam Theater on Dinh Tien Hoang … [Read more...]

Cycling in response to World Tourism Day

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Hundreds of students from universities and colleges across Hanoi went cycling in response to World Tourism Day on September 27th. Departing in three directions, they cycled from the National Museum of Vietnamese History through streets of Hanoi to the Hanoi Opera House. Cyclist Le Thi Thanh Nhan said that the program was useful because it helped raise awareness, especially … [Read more...]