Vietnam’s version of “Sing If You Can” on air next month

The Vietnamese version of a British game show will air on Ho Chi Minh City Television early next month, featuring numerous episodes with unpredictable and exciting challenges. "Ai Dam Hat" (Who Dares to Sing), the Vietnamese format of British game show "Sing If You Can," jointly produced by BHD Cinema and the HCMC Television station, will be aired at 9:30 pm on HTV7 every Wednesday from June 4. Each episode showcases the competition between two teams, each of which comprises two well-known Vietnamese artists who have to perform a solo or duet whilst various attempts are made to disrupt their performances. The team receiving the most votes from the jury and studio audiences will enter the final round, "Victorious Rotation," which requires them to maintain balance and avoid falling from a spinning stage while keep singing a song. Vietnamese singer Ngo Kien Huy will host the show while the jury includes famous artists such as master of ceremonies Tran Thanh, actor Duc Hai, and … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 10

Early 20th century glass paintings of HN on displayAs many as 60 coloured photos printed on glass by French photographer Leon Busy, featuring Ha Noi from 1914-17, will be displayed tonight at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. Titled "Ha Noi Colours 1914-17", the exhibition is divided into two themes, "Daily Life - Handicrafts and Society" and "Environment and Beliefs."The exhibition was created by historian Emmanuel Poisson from Paris Diderot University and ethnologist Dinh Trong Hieu from France's National Science Research Centre.During the exhibition, ten black and white documentaries about Ha Noi during the same period will be screened. The exhibition will run until January 4, 2014. UK-style singing competition to hit TV screensThe Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month.BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical experience".The company … [Read more...]

UK-style singing competition to hit TV screens

The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month. Sao Mai singing contest announces final round 3,500 singers join Quan Ho folk singing contest K-POP singing contest to be launched in Vietnam BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do Ai … [Read more...]

Singing competition to hit TV screens

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can, will go on air at the end of this month. BHD Company and Viet Nam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it would offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do Ai Hat Duoc will be aired on the channel VTV3 on December 28.— VNS … [Read more...]

City holds special art program highlighting love for president Ho

A special art performance program themed "Ho Chi Minh City- the most beautiful name" was broadcast live by Ho Chi Minh City Television from the Ho Chi Minh Statute Square in district 1, HCMC on May 17. A special art performance program under theme "Ho Chi Minh City- the most beautiful name" is organized at the Ho Chi Minh Statute Square in district 1, HCMC on Sunday. (Photo:SGGP) 12 outstanding songs with great love and respect to President Ho Chi Minh were written by famous musicians, performed in the program such as Ho Chi Minh dep nhat ten Nguoi (Ho Chi Minh, the immortal name), Tieng hat tu thanh pho mang ten Nguoi (Singing Voice from Ho Chi Minh City), Tieng hat giua rung Pac Bo (Singing Voice in Pac Bo forest), Vieng lang Bac (Visit President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum), Bai ca Ho Chi Minh (The Ballad of Ho Chi Minh) and others songs about President Ho Chi Minh The art performance also attaches a talk with outstanding guests, who were historical witness such as Deputy Defense … [Read more...]

Social News 15/5

New terminal for crowded Danang Airport by 2017 Vietnam Airport said it will invest VND3.2trn (USD152.4m) to build a new international terminal at Danang International Airport to meet demand from increasing passenger numbers. The new terminal will be located adjacent to the existing terminal which went into operation in 2011 with annual capacity of six million passengers. In 2014, the terminal served five million passengers and is expected to reach capacity at the end of this year. The Ministry of Transport said construction of the new international terminal was urgent. The new terminal will cover 40,000 square metres and have 40 check-in counters and nine gates. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016 and will be completed by June 2017 in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum to be held in Danang City that year. Disabled air travellers hampered by lack of proper airport equipment Disabled people in Vietnam are facing difficulties in air travel because … [Read more...]

HCM City plans big celebrations for Uncle Ho’s birthday

Ho Chi Minh City plans to organise a number of activities to celebrate the 125th birthday of the late President Ho Chi Minh for whom the city is named after. On May 17, the city will inaugurate a monument dedicated to the late leader and move a statue of President Ho Chi Minh meeting children to the municipal Children’s House. The monument is a valuable sculpture capturing the spirit and personality of the leader as well as his special love of locals in the city. An exhibition themed "Uncle Ho with the South – the South with Uncle Ho," will run from May 17-19. An art performance honouring the late leader will also be held in Ho Chi Minh Monument Park during which the municipal Party Committee will present Party badges to 2,153 local Party members. The city will also pay a floral tribute and offer incense to the late leader as well as honour outstanding individuals and collectives with excellent performance in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s … [Read more...]

Nguyen Truong Tai wins Yellow Jersey

The final stage of the Ho Chi Minh Television Cup cycling race with total length of 165 kilometers from Bao Loc city to Ho Chi Minh City closed successfully on occasion of marking the 40th anniversary of the southern liberation and the country’s reunification day. Yellow jersey in this year's race belongs to Nguyen Truong Tai from VUS- HCMC team. Accordingly, the winner of the final stage was Nguyen Quoc Dung from Ben Tre team, and the yellow jersey went to VUS- HCMC team’s racer Nguyen Truong Tai. Le Van Duan is cycling racers of VUS- HCMC team, who excellently won green jersey. Meanwhile, the red jersey for mountain biking went to Nguyen Tan Hoai from D. Dong Thap team. White jersey for the youngest athlete belonged to Nguyen Hoang Giang. Hat ngoc troi An Giang team is named the team winner in this year’s award. Last year, racer Ho Huynh Van An from An Giang team won the title of yellow jersey. The annual Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup cycling race was … [Read more...]

Asian women’s beach volleyball championship opens in Ha Long

The 2015 Tuan Chau-Ha Long Asian Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship kicked off on April 30 at the Tuan Chau International Entertainment Arena in the northern coastal city of Ha Long, Quang Ninh province. The annual tournament, which this year is celebrating the Ha Long-Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2015, is one of two main events of the Asian Beach Volleyball Federation. The event attracted the participation of 18 teams from 10 countries and territories: Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam. Fans will have a chance to witness games until May 3.- Annual cycling tourney crosses finishing line The 27th annual Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament concluded on April 30, with riders taking on the final 165km stage from Bao Loc city in Lam Dong province to Ho Chi Minh City’s Thong Nhat Square. The winner of the final stage was Nguyen Quoc Dinh from the Ben Tre province team, followed by Nguyen Hoang … [Read more...]

Annual cycling tourney crosses finishing line

The 27th annual Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament concluded on April 30, with riders taking on the final 165km stage from Bao Loc city in Lam Dong province to Ho Chi Minh City’s Thong Nhat Square. The winner of the final stage was Nguyen Quoc Dinh from the Ben Tre province team, followed by Nguyen Hoang Thai from team Dorgalic Dong Thap and Ho Hoang Son from Thanh Son Hoa Nong. The tourney’s yellow jersey went to Nguyen Truong Tai of team VUS Ho Chi Minh City. The second and third places were secured by Ho Van Phuc from team ADC Vinh Long Television and Nguyen Hoang Giang from team Hat ngoc troi An Giang. Meanwhile, Le Van Duan from team VUS HCM City won the sprinter’s green jersey. The red jersey for mountain biking was awarded to Nguyen Tan Hoai of team Pharmaceutical Domesco Dong Thap. Hat ngoc troi An Giang was the overall team winner, followed by Military Region 7 and Domesco Dong Thap. This year’s cycling tournament began in Hanoi on … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 28

Briefs of some of leading news stories published on Tuesday (April 28) in Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today on Tuoitrenews.vn: Society: -- Da Nang International Fireworks Contest 2015 will kick off today evening by the Han River in the central city. Five teams from South Africa, the US, Australia, Poland, and host Vietnam will showcase their works in two days on April 28-29. -- Over 1,000 families in Thu Duc District of Ho Chi Minh City will be protected from flood water thanks to a 6km dike whose construction was completed after 18 months with an investment of VND380 billion (US$17.6 million). -- Ho Chi Minh City will change the time to let off fireworks for the 40th celebrations of the Reunification Day from 10:00 pm to 9:45 pm on April 30. -- On April 30, the Thu Thiem Tunnel crossing Saigon River will open for motorbikes from 4:00 am to 8:30 pm instead of from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm as current schedule. -- A series of ATM machines in Ho Chi Minh City stopped … [Read more...]

Last rehearsal for upcoming national reunification anniversary

PANO - The last general rehearsal for the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification (April 30th 1975) was held on April 26th in Ho Chi Minh City. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Organizing Board for big events in the 2014-2015 period; Minister of National Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh; Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and delegates from central and local agencies attended the rehearsal. On the agenda were an art program, speeches by representatives of the war veterans and young generation, parade of the army and police forces, fatherland front, mass organizations, intellects and artists, and cyclists participating in the 27th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament. According to the organizing board, all contents were performed as planned with absolute safety. Below are some images of the general rehearsal: The art performance at the rehearsal. … [Read more...]

Racers of the 27th HCM City Television Cup Bicycle Race 2015 arrived Quang Ngai

84 racers of the 27th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament, on April 20, completed the 10th stage of Da Nang - Quang Ngai with 133km. ​ On this stage, racer Nguyen Quoc Dinh (Ben Tre province) finished first with 3h08'40 at average speed of 42.297km/h and followed by Nguyen Minh Viet (VTV Binh Duong) and Nguyen Hoang Giang (Ang Giang). Cyclists will start their 11th stage Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon on April 21 with the distance of 179km. The 27th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament (April 11th to 30th) attracted 84 Cyclists from 12 best cycling teams throughout the country and the national team. They will compete in 19 stages with a total distance of over 2,100km along the country. In the first stage started in Hanoi on April 11th and the last stage will start from Bao Loc town, Lam Dong province and will finish in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th. The total cost of the whole race's prizes is VND one billion, including VND 100 million for the final yellow … [Read more...]

Duc Tuan’s show celebrates reunification

VietNamNet Bridge – Popular pop singer Duc Tuan will stage a solo performance in HCM City tonight (April 21), singing popular revolutionary songs to celebrate the country's Reunification Day on April 30. Pop star Duc Tuan will perform revolutionary music at his latest live show Bai Ca Khong Quen tonight. The show called Bai Ca Khong Quen (Forever Songs) also aims to mark his 15 years of singing. Tuan will perform with support from his younger colleagues, Hien Thuc, Noo Phuoc Thinh, Nguyen Ngoc Anh and Ngoc Mai, who share his love of music. After spending months to prepare for the show, Tuan said he was confident he could win over the city's fans, including professional singers and music critics. "I know some people think I don't have enough experience and power to sing revolutionary pieces," the 30-year-old said. "But I promised I will provide audiences with something new in my style of music and performance, instead of just my pop, R&B, and musical songs, which … [Read more...]

Video conference commemorates 40th anniversary of Reunification Day

A performance at the programme NDO – A live video conference, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the southern region and National Reunification (April 30, 1975 – April 30, 2015) and 55th anniversary of reuniting Vietnams major cities: Hanoi - Hue - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), took place on April 11. The programme was co-oganised by Ho Chi Minh City Television Station, Hanoi Radio and Television Station, Thua Thien – Hue Radio and Television Station, and the military telecom group Viettel. The event saw the presence of Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee, Pham Quang Nghi; Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Le Thanh Hai; Head of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA)'s General Department of Politics, Lieut. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich; former Vice Presidents Truong My Hoa; and the leaders of three cities and Ministry of Public Security, as well as honoured Vietnamese Heroic Mother’s, veterans and local … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/4

Hanoi to launch fireworks marking National Reunification Day Hanoi will set off a high-range fireworks display at five locations as part of activities to celebrate National Reunification Day (April 30, 1975-2015), announced the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 7. The 15-minute shows are scheduled for 9:00 pm on April 30 at Hoan Kiem lake (Hoan Kiem district), Thong Nhat park (Hai Ba Trung district), Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district), My Dinh National Stadium (Nam Tu Liem district) and Son Tay Town's Flower Garden. A wide range of activities will also be held on the occasion. The Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Bicycle Race will kick off at 7:00 am at Ly Thai To monument on April 11. A live programme linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be staged at the Vietnam Military History Museum later the same day. A national celebration scheduled at My Dinh National Convention Center, along with arts performances, sporting events, exhibitions, and talks will be held … [Read more...]

Hanoi to launch fireworks marking National Reunification Day

NDO - Hanoi will set off a high-range fireworks display at five locations as part of activities to celebrate National Reunification Day (April 30, 1975-2015), announced the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 7. The 15-minute shows are scheduled for 9:00 pm on April 30 at Hoan Kiem lake (Hoan Kiem district), Thong Nhat park (Hai Ba Trung district), Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district), My Dinh National Stadium (Nam Tu Liem district) and Son Tay Town’s Flower Garden. A wide range of activities will also be held on the occasion. The Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Bicycle Race will kick off at 7:00 am at Ly Thai To monument on April 11. A live programme linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be staged at the Vietnam Military History Museum later the same day. A national celebration scheduled at My Dinh National Convention Center, along with arts performances, sporting events, exhibitions, and talks will be held on May 18 to celebrate 125th birthday of … [Read more...]

Young artists pocket many prizes at HTV Awards

The annual HTV Awards 2015 honoring popular artists who have contributed the most to the development of the channel during the year in the categories of stage, cinema and music was held at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater on April 4. Ngan Khanh Singer at HTV Awards 2015 After a three-month voting process, HTV awards 2015 were given out to the city's favorite singers and actors. In the TV category, actress Ngan Khanh and actor Luong The Thanh won the Favorite Actress and Actor honors respectively. In the theater category, the Best Dramatic Actress title went to veteran Le Phuong. Truong Giang won the "Best comedian" award and Phuong Loan was named the most favorite cai luong (southern folk opera) artist. In the music category, Noo Phuoc Thinh got the title of "Favorite Male Singer" while the most favorite female singer belonged to singer Dong Nhi; Vu Cat Tuong bagged "the Most favorite musician". Tran Thanh and Quynh Huong were voted as the Best MC "Master of ceremonies" … [Read more...]

Cycling race for Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup to kick off

PANO - Cyclists from 12 best cycling teams throughout the country and the national team will take part in the 27th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament from April 11th to 30th, announced the Ho Chi Minh Television at a press conference on April 1st. At the press conference. Accordingly, participants will compete in 19 stages with a total distance of over 2,100km along the country. In the first stage on April 11th in Hanoi, cyclists will go 25 laps (42.5km) around Hoan Kiem Lake. The last stage starts from Bao Loc town, Lam Dong province and finishes in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th. The total cost of the whole race's prizes is VND one billion, including VND 100 million for the final yellow jersey, VND 80 million for the final team winner, VND 40 million for the final blue and red jerseys' winners, VND 20 million for the final white jersey's winner and the style's winner respectively. Translated by Anh Tien … [Read more...]

New TV series features navy soldiers on HCM City Television

The Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) began broadcasting a new TV series featuring the life and love of navy soldiers who are stationed in the seas and islands of Vietnam on February 14. The 30-part film, Tinh Yeu Bien Dao (Love for the Seas and Islands), focuses on three young soldiers of the Naval Institute, Phong, Dang and Van, who face challenges to achieve results in work. The film also includes live footage of the daily life of soldiers and people stationed in Truong Sa (Spartly Islands). The HTV's film staff spent a year filming in the seas and islands of Kien Giang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Con Dao. "We met the soldiers of the Navy High Command and Nha Trang Naval Institute, and tried to make their work come alive through our film," said the film's director Tran Chi Thanh. What makes this film special, Thanh said, is the topic and detailed scenes that give audiences, particularly youth, a closer view of the soldiers' silent contributions to the country. Tinh Yeu Bien … [Read more...]