Art & Entertainment News 17/12

First private war remnants museum opens in Hanoi The first-ever private war remnants museum just opened in downtown Ha Noi. The museum features thousands of war objects gathered across the country over the past 20 years by Nguyen Manh Hiep, a war veteran. The collection, which includes bomb shells, soldiers' utilities and photos, is being displayed in a 30-sq.m yard in front … [Read more...]

Social News 13/12

Vietnam climbs 16 notches in transport infrastructure: WEF The availability and quality of transport infrastructure of Vietnam moved 16 steps to rank 74/138 in 2014, according to the Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 released at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF). In terms of the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), the WEF placed Vietnam at a position that is higher than other … [Read more...]

Social News 12/12

Crackdown on smugglers creates border control turmoil A crackdown on smugglers has created turmoil at Vietnam-China border crossings, notably at Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province, which is being flooded with people going back and forth between the two countries as gangs probe for weak spots in border control. Officials said Mong Cai Border Gate processed 10,000 … [Read more...]

Making music to make it big

Songwriter: Like some of her peers, Le Cat Trong Ly has moved from performing songs to composing her own tunes. - VNS File Photo by Thu Anh HCM CITY (VNS) - Young musicians and producers in HCM City this year have succeeded in winning fans and setting new entertainment trends, producing CDs and music videos in different styles. Hieu, a graduate of the HCM City College of … [Read more...]

Social News 22/10

Free health checks offered in Kien Giang Over 500 disadvantaged people in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang received free health screening on Sunday. At the programme, organised in An Minh Bac Commune in U Minh Thuong District by local authorities, the Thien Tam Charity Foundation belonging to the Tan Binh District Red Cross, and Bayer Viet Nam, medicines and … [Read more...]

Women shine in ao dai fashion show

Women of all shapes, sizes and ages will gracefully showcase ao dai during a fashion show held on October 18 at Hanoi 's Temple of Literature in honor of the traditional Vietnamese gown. The free event, Our Ao Dai, celebrated Vietnamese Women's Day and the beauty all women radiate while wearing ao dai. Visitors who wore ao dai were given lotuses from the southern province of … [Read more...]

Women to shine in ao dai fashion show

Poise: Professional and young models display a collection by designer Minh Hanh. - VNS Photo Pham Trung Kien HA NOI (VNS) - Women of all shapes, sizes and ages will gracefully showcase ao dai during a fashion show held tonight at the Temple of Literature in honor of the traditional Vietnamese gown. The free event, Our Ao Dai, will celebrate Vietnamese Women's Day and the … [Read more...]

Social News 13/10

19 'fake' school health workers fired Tuy Phuoc District officials approved a request to fire 19 health workers at local elementary and middle schools who used fake degrees to get the job. The district's Bureau of Education and Training and Bureau of Interior Affairs made the request after the workers were caught buying fake degrees. The workers included 44-year-old Pham Thi … [Read more...]

Social News 21/9

Vocational training highlighted in new rural development As many as 660,000 rural workers received vocational training in the period 2010-2013, mainly in husbandry and fishery, as part of the national new rural development program. Vietnam now has approximately 25 million rural workers, of whom just 5 million have received vocational training. As farm land shrinks due to … [Read more...]

Enjoying acoustic music the old-fashioned way

Minh Truc A guest at Nep Cafe - Photo: Courtesy of the cafe Unlike other glassy and classy coffee shops with fancy gardens and luxurious ornaments, this café is limited to the size of an apartment, which makes it interestingly different. Yet its small size will not discomfort you in any way as the interiors are wisely arranged and the space is decorated in vintage style … [Read more...]

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No. Project Locality Total Capital (million USD) Investment model … [Read more...]

Wind Power in Bac Lieu Province

An impressive start in Bac Lieu About five years ago, people in Vinh Trach Dong Commune who worked hard in the shrimp raising ponds or collected oysters in alluvial grounds under the mangrove trees all year round could not imagine that in these windy alluvial grounds, a high-tech power complex would be built, bringing clean power generated from the endless wind source of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 4/8

Vietnamese designs remote artwork application Vietnam artist Uu Dam is introducing "License2Draw" - a remote-controlled drawing application performed via smartphone and wifi - at the Koganecho Bazaar 2014 in Yokohama city, Japan. The international exhibition entitled "Fictive Communities Asia", is taking place from August 1 to November 3, attracting more than 140 artists … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1-10 (daily updated)

Concert "Beethoven's Symphony No 5″Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad in HanoiScreening of Film "Vive la France" Fri 08 Aug 2014, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the film screening "Vive la France" (France, 2013, 95 mins) directed by Michael Youn. "They do not know where they put their feet on! A success of humor, good ideas and excellent replicas". For … [Read more...]

What’s on August 2014 (Daily updated)

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES HCMC - Electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin Aug 1, 10 pm The Observatory, Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung, Dist.1 Come to an electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin. BOTTIN - "one of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around," (Vice Magazine) - is once again hitting Saigon for a gig that promises to showcase the apex … [Read more...]

Artworks specially composed to show artists’ love for sea and islands

Soldiers and fishermen who are resolutely safeguarding the country's sovereignty over its sea and islands have been an inspiration for artists to compose hundreds of artworks imbued with their emotion and national pride. Melodies echo with sound of waves The Vietnam Musicians Association recently released a collection entitled 'Day Song Bien Dong' (The Crest of East Sea … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 16/6

Vietnam, US discuss non-traditional gas development Safely and effectively developing non-traditional gas resources without damaging the environment was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on June 12-13. Jointly organized by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade's General Department of Energy, the event attracted a crowd of experts from both … [Read more...]

Firm evidence proves Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagoes

Hanoi, June 10 (VNA) - China's recent unilateral acts in the East Sea, particularly its illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty and international law, threatening peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea. To vindicate its wrong … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 2/6

Lean pork paste proved to emit light Information that lean pork paste was giving off light proved to be true and was witnessed by many people, said Truong Hoang Kien, deputy director of the Quang Ninh Food Safety and Hygiene Department. Earlier on May 22, Do Van Tuan, a resident in Ha Long City, discovered that a piece of lean pork paste he had bought to use as fish bait … [Read more...]