Art & Entertainment News 26/9

Documentary film on Vietnam's longest river aired A scene from the film. A documentary film on Dong Nai River which is recognized as the longest river in Vietnam is being aired on HTV9 channel starting on September 23. The TV series 120 episodes (10 minute each) will bring audiences to a trip exploring the beauty of the river, its environmental economic value, as well as … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 21

Vietnamese snapper storms to photography winTruong Minh Dien of Vietnam has won the 2013 CGAP Photo Contest for his photo Rainy Afternoon.His photo was chosen out of a record number of 3,890 entries from professional and amateur photographers in 91 countries.The winning photo depicts a woman transporting potatoes to a local market in Vietnam during a downpour. The woman's … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 31/10

Bibica's disputes will be settled next yearLarge shareholders of local confectionery producer Bibica at a meeting of he board of directors (BOD) last Saturday agreed not to mention the issue of changing the firm's charter and voting for its new BOD members, so the shareholder's meeting on Monday approved the points, meaning the disputes over its management could only be … [Read more...]

What’s on July 2013 (Daily updated)

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES Hanoi - "HYPNOSIS"- a Zentangle Workshop and Performance Madake, 81 Xuan Dieu Street Workshop and Experimental performance: July 27, 2pm, Works display: July 27 - Aug 10 Zentangle workshop "HYPNOSIS" is organized for the first time in Hanoi with the guiding of young henna & Zentangle artist Phuong - Mad Meo. This is a chance for young people to … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 13/1

Pilot program to train nurses for work in Germany At a press briefing in Hanoi on January 9, organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a pilot program was introduced to send Vietnamese nurses to work in Germany. Andreas Schneider, Deputy Country Director of GIZ in Vietnam said at the … [Read more...]

17th Vietnam Film Festival awards announced

The 17th Vietnam Film Festival ended at the Sao Mai Theater in Tuy Hoa City in the central coastal province of Phu Yen, evening of December 17. Silver Lotus awards go to representatives of three film crews. (Photo: Sggp) The festival presented 108 cinematographic works to compete in various categories such as movies, videos, documentaries, science and cartoons for the Golden … [Read more...]

Reprint of questionable quality gets Good Book Award

Concerns over copyright infringement and the lazy quality of a reprint of a 1996 book, which was given the Good Book Award 2014, have tarnished the image of both the publishing house and the prize. The reprint and original book In the memoirs of Professor Nguyen Tu Chi, eight of his students collected his research and put it together in a book called "Contribution to research … [Read more...]

HCM City to host French culinary festival

(VOV) -A French culinary festival themed "Balade en France" is set to take place on October 24-25 at the Equatorial hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The annual event is being organized by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), Sopexa (the French agency for international marketing of food, wine and lifestyle) and the Hotel Equatorial with the support of the … [Read more...]

Annual French cuisine festival returns to HCMC this month

The fifth annual "Balade en France," the biggest French cuisine and wine festival in Vietnam, will return to Ho Chi Minh City late this month. The two-night event is organized by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam; Sopexa, the French agency for international marketing of food, wine and lifestyle; and the Hotel Equatorial, with support from the French … [Read more...]

French community gears up for Balade en France 2014

Kieu Giang A view of Balade en France 2013 at the Hotel Equatorial in HCMC's District 5 - Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Equatorial HCMC After four successful editions, around 1,800 people are expected to attend this two-night event. This year, visitors will have to buy a ticket for admission to the event where they can enjoy animations and games at their disposal. They … [Read more...]

Balade en France 2013 brings French taste to town

The two-day French Fair 2013, better known as Balade en France 2013, brought the taste of France to local diners in Ho Chi Minh City. Thoai Tran" /> The 4th annual event, organized by French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam, Sopexa - the French agency for international marketing of food, wine and lifestyle and Hotel Equatorial, kicked off on Friday evening at … [Read more...]

French Fair 2013 “Balade en France” in HCM city

(CPV) - The 4th edition of the French Fair titled "Balade en France" showcasing unique French heritage and culture, will be held at Hotel Equatorial, district 5 in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-26. This year, "Balade en France" is part of the official program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam. The event promises to bring … [Read more...]

Balade en France 2013 in HCMC-based Hotel Equatorial

(VEN) - The fourth edition of Balade en France (Balade en France 2013) will take place on October 25 and 26 at the Hotel Equatorial in Ho Chi Minh City.This year is a special edition as it is registered on the official program of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of the diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam. Balade en France 2013 will be … [Read more...]

French camera captures VN women

French camera captures VN womenA photo by Rehahn Croquevielle, which will be on display to celebrate Vietnamese Women's Day. About 20 colour portraits of Vietnamese women by French photographer Rehahn Croquevielle will be on display at the Phan Dinh Phung Secondary School in Ha Noi on Sunday.Croquevielle has donated the photos as part of the Vietnamese Women's Day … [Read more...]

Balade en France food fest to attract 2,000 guests

Kieu Giang Artists perform the popular French dance Can Can at last year's Balade en France - Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Equatorial HCMC Culinary Tour De France at Hotel Equatorial HCMC Participants who buy a ticket in the shape of a passport to Balade en France can savor five different traditional French dishes, three desserts, five glasses of wine and a glass of cider … [Read more...]

Biggest French cuisine and wine festival coming next week

The fourth annual "Balade en France," the biggest French cuisine and wine festival in Vietnam will be organized in Ho Chi Minh City next week. The event is jointly held by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam, Sopexa - the French agency for international marketing of food, wine and lifestyle and Hotel Equatorial with the support of the French Ministry of … [Read more...]

French community gears up for Balade en France 2014

Kieu Giang A view of Balade en France 2013 at the Hotel Equatorial in HCMC's District 5 - Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Equatorial HCMC After four successful editions, around 1,800 people are expected to attend this two-night event. This year, visitors will have to buy a ticket for admission to the event where they can enjoy animations and games at their disposal. They … [Read more...]

New archaeological discoveries presented in Hanoi

Archaeologists from all over Vietnam came together in a conference in Hanoi on September 25 to exchange their latest findings. Researchers made an important new discovery of stone tools in An Khe town in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai , which are believed to date back to several hundreds of thousands of years ago. Deputy Director of the Vietnam Institute of … [Read more...]

Reprint of questionable quality gets Good Book Award

Concerns over copyright infringement and the lazy quality of a reprint of a 1996 book, which was given the Good Book Award 2014, have tarnished the image of both the publishing house and the prize. The reprint and original book In the memoirs of Professor Nguyen Tu Chi, eight of his students collected his research and put it together in a book called "Contribution to research … [Read more...]