Art & Entertainment News 8/12

Vietnam Idol kicks off sixth season The 6th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol has been kicked off on November 28. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition. Auditions will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Can Tho, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/10

Model fined, banned from performances in HCM City Model Ha Anh. Vietnamese supermodel Ha Anh has been fined VND10 million (USD476) and banned from performances for three months in HCM City for wearing skimpy costumes. Chau Quoc Dung, chief inspector of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that Ha Anh was penalised for the inappropriate clothing she … [Read more...]

Social News 24/9

Pink-eye spreads throughout northern region Kindergarten and primary schools in northern provinces have been hit by an outbreak of pink-eye disease (conjunctivitis). Dien Bien Phu City Health Centre in Dien Bien Province reported more than 350 infections last week. Le Trong Canh, director of the Dien Bien Preventive Medicine Centre, said that the disease spread quickly in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/8

Vietnam wins four Green Good Design Awards in USA The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have presented renowned architect Vo Trong Nghia four Green Good Design Awards for preeminent works. The four masterpieces - Kon Tum Indochine Café, Binh Thanh House, Stone House, and Dailai Conference Hall - have been selected for … [Read more...]

Da Nang’s Dragon Bridge gets US engineering award

Dragon Bridge gets US engineering award Photo exhibition features Dien Bien Phu victory A collection of 60 photos featuring General Vo Nguyen Giap leading the charge in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu opened in Vung Chua, Quang Dong commune in central Quang Binh province on May 4. The photos aim to provide visitors an insightful glimpse into the historical … [Read more...]

VN film week celebrates Dien Bien Phu victory in Laos

HA NOI (VNS)— Eight famous Vietnamese movies will be screened in Laos during the Week of Vietnamese Films in Laos, from May 5 to 11. The movies, all of which are about the Dien Bien Phu victory, will be screened in the capital city Vientiane and the Savannakhet province. During the one-week event, movie goers will have a chance to enjoy five feature films, … [Read more...]

Film week in Laos celebrates Dien Bien Phu victory

Vo Chong A Phu (A Phu Couple) will be screened during the Week of Vietnamese Film in Laos. — Photo yume.vn HA NOI (VNS) - Eight famous Vietnamese movies will be screened in Laos during the Week of Vietnamese Film in Laos, from May 5 to 11. The movies, all of which are about the Dien Bien Phu victory, will be screened in the capital city Vientiane and the Savannakhet … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/3

Vietnam's museums to display artifacts in New York Five museums in Vietnam will lend a total of 15 artifacts to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the US, for an exhibition on Hindu- Buddhist sculpture of early Southeast Asia. At the permit of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum and the Cham Sculpture Museum in the … [Read more...]

Book series celebrates Dien Bien Phu Victory

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Army Publishing House has released a collection of five books to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Dien Bien Phu (May 7) and 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army (December 22). Among them are Ky Niem 60 Nam Chien Thang Dien Bien Phu (60th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory), Hoc Tap va Lam Theo Tam Guong Dao Duc Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 28

Former Deputy Minister Receives JICA AwardFormer Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh was granted the Japan International Agency (JICA) Contribution Award on January 23.This award honors his contributions to Vietnam-Japan relations.JICA Vietnam Chief Representative Mori Mutsuya and fellow sponsors highly appreciated Mr. Sinh's strong negotiation skills and … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY (daily updated)

Exhibition "Space Minimization"Opening: Tue 19 Feb, 6 pm Exhibition: 19 Feb - 18 Mar 2013 L'Espace 24 Trang Tien, HanoiYou are invited to the exhibition "Space Minimization" of Vu Kim Thu who uses both Vietnamese paper - the "xuyen chi" paper and washi paper (a traditional Japanese paper) to create 3D maps.These small sculptures are the contrast of the peaceful scenery of the … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for November 27

Truck overturns in SE Asia's largest underwater tunnelA truck moving at high speed lost control and overturned in Saigon river tunnel, Ho Chi Minh City, at 1.40 pm on November 25.The upturned truck was removed from the site at 2.30 pm, allowing traffic to continue. No casualties were reported.This is the second similar incident to occur in Southeast Asia's largest underwater … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for October 26

All cosmetic surgery centers in country under inspectionThe Ministry of Health has ordered people's committees across the country to tighten inspections on all cosmetic surgery centers.Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen in coordination with related agencies sent a document to municipal and provincial administrators in the country to conduct thorough inspections on all … [Read more...]

Vietnam Marine Police receives advanced patrol boat

All cosmetic surgery centers in country under inspectionThe Ministry of Health has ordered people's committees across the country to tighten inspections on all cosmetic surgery centers.Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen in coordination with related agencies sent a document to municipal and provincial administrators in the country to conduct thorough inspections on all … [Read more...]

Chinese swindlers arrested in HCM City

Chinese swindlers arrested in Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City Police have arrested 16 Chinese fraudsters who used technology to swindle fellow countrymen living in China. Investigators uncovered a scam in which telecom devices were installed in rented house in Binh Tan district. These were used to make the wealthy Chinese residents believe that their bank accounts had been … [Read more...]

American volunteer waits tables at charity restaurant

by Phuong Mai Charity canteen Nu Cuoi 1 in HCM City's District 3. A white man goes from table to table with a placard that says "Ban co muon com them khong?" (Do you want more rice?). He then heads in and returns with bowls of rice for those who ask for it. Meet American John William Kelly, who works as a volunteer at the canteen. After hearing about Nu Cuoi 1 which offers … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/4

Japan to fortify supporting industriesJapan will provide concessional loans for Vietnamese supporting industry firms in a bid to strengthen its industrial investments in Vietnam.The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the State Bank last week introduced a credit programme for Vietnamese small- and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in supporting … [Read more...]

Vietnamese books welcomed at Indian fair

Vietnamese book pavilion.—VNA/VNS photo INDIA (VNS)- A booth displaying Vietnamese books together with some valuable photos depicting the late President Ho Chi Minh have drawn much attention from visitors at an on-going international book fair in India. The pavilion at 37th International Book Fair, which opened in Kolkata city of India's West Bengal state on January 30, is … [Read more...]