Social News 27/1

Students respond to blood donation campaign Thousands of students from various universities in Hanoi participated in a voluntary blood donation campaign at the Hanoi University of Technology on January 25 as part of the ongoing ‘Red Sunday’ festival nationwide. Speaking at the event , Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said more efforts need to be made to … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 26/1

"Impressions on Mongolia" art exhibition opens in HCMC Ho Chi Minh City Union of Literature & Arts Association and HCMC Fine Arts Association will organize art exhibition named "Impressions on Mongolia" from January 27 to February 7 at 81 Tran Quoc Thao, District 3, HCMC. 30 oil & lacquer paintings, over 100 art photos and sketch of 14 female artists in HCMC featuring … [Read more...]

Social News 24/1

Bus fare reductions for holiday travellers Following decreases in fuel prices, Ho Chi Minh City’s bus fares during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year festival) are expected to drop by 7 to 20 from last year, unveiled the municipal Ministry of Transport on January 22. According to agency statistics, 110 of 130 operators in the Mien Tay bus station and 115 of 214 operators … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 23/1

Heroic performance wins virtual fireworks competition in Da Nang Tran Anh Tuan from the Da Nang-based Duy Tan University was named the winner of the Virtual Fireworks Competition 2014 yesterday. Tuan's display, titled Phu Dong Thien Vuong (The Heavenly King of Phu Dong Village), beat 30 other entries designed by individuals and teams from HCM City, Can Tho, An Giang, Hao … [Read more...]

Social News 23/1

US Embassy announces student exchange openings The US Department of State has announced that it is now accepting applications for its Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) for emerging student leaders from Vietnam. The programme offers study at a U.S. college or university for eight Vietnamese students in which the participants will engage in one semester of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/1

Photos of wild birds on show Saturday Wildlife At Risk (WAR) will join hands with the Youth Cultural Center to open a photo exhibition called "Chim rung mua ket ban" (wild birds in mating time) by local artist Tang A Pau from January 24 to 28. It is expected around 130 photos featuring wild birds like red-head crane, white-neck crane and babbler in nature will be on display … [Read more...]

Eight get death for dealing 190kg of heroin in Vietnam

A Vietnam court on Monday handed down death sentences on eight of the 35 members of a drug trafficking ring that was broken up in 2011 after illegally transporting and trading in 541 bricks of heroin, or roughly 190kg. >> Two Chinese men get life for carrying 3kg of drugs into Vietnam Among those receiving the capital penalty was the ring’s leader Vu Ngoc Son, … [Read more...]

Social News 14/1

Three big cities launch English Champion 2015 The Vietnam Central Study Encouragement Association, EQuest Academy in collaboration with the Vietnamese American English Centre (VATC) has launched an English contest for primary and junior high school students (English Champion 2015). The contest will kick off on April 1, 2015, for students from the 4th to 8th grades in Ho Chi … [Read more...]

Social News 7/1

Fire burns down 12 houses in Ca Mau A gold shop in Thoi Binh District in the southern province of Ca Mau caught fire yesterday evening (January 6). The fire quickly spread to and burnt down eleven more houses nearby. At around 6:45 p.m, the fire started from Tan Phat gold shop and then quickly spread to nearby houses at Thoi Binh Market area due to strong wind. Local police … [Read more...]

Performances staged on lake to keep New Year’s Eve afloat

Thien Quang Lake in Hanoi will turn into a giant floating stage for a performance on New Year's Eve featuring famous singers Ho Ngoc Ha, Tuan Hung, Bui Anh Tuan, Hoang Thuy Linh and Kimmese as well as leading dance groups. Ringing in the new year: Thanh Lam (left) and Tran Thu Ha will take the stage at the Hello 2015 – New Year concert on Thursday. Flutist Huyen Trang … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Youths gather in “I love my homeland” movement

(VOVworld)- Youth are the key labor force in Vietnam. They play an important role in national construction and defense. In the current national development process, Vietnamese youth continue to exercise their vanguard role in patriotic emulation movements. The ongoing 7th National Congress of the Vietnam Youth Federation in Hanoi promoted solidarity, wisdom, and the vanguard … [Read more...]

The white dusk

Illustration by Dao Quoc Huy Coc Xa were the last two words in Antoine's diary, which Madame Jacqueline handed over to Ham, the elderly guide of the French tour group. They indicated a far-away locality in northern Viet Nam where a crucial fight between the Vietnamese and French forces took place over forty years ago. "Mr Ham, Coc Xa was my husband's last home," she said … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/12

HCM City hotels host New Year countdown parties DJ Faith from Kuala Lumpur. A number of HCM City-based hotels are holding countdown parties to welcome the New Year. Female DJ Faith from Kuala Lumpur will present a special performance on New Year's Eve at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers' Level 23 Nightspot, while Filipino band Sound On Fire will perform at the countdown … [Read more...]

Social News 23/12

Farmer turns down VND30m offers for giant chicken A farmer in Hung Yen Province has grown what he hopes will be an award-winning giant chicken, weighing seven kilograms, and has refused offers of more than VND 30 million to sell it. Han Minh, from Dong Tao Commune, Khoai Chau Distrist, wants to enter the chicken in the annual chicken fair later this month. The commune is … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/12

National television festival wraps up The 34th National Television Festival wrapped up in Hue on Saturday, ending four days of film screenings, workshops and competitions. The judges awarded prizes to nearly half of the 513 entries submitted for consideration at the festival. Tran Binh Minh, general director of Viet Nam Television and chairman of the festival organisers, … [Read more...]

10 prominent faces of Vietnam cinema 2014

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Hoang Diep, Thai Hoa, Nguyen Thi Tham and child actress Thanh My were the remarkable faces on movie screens in 2014. 1. Nguyen Hoang Diep The female director of "Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung" (Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere) was the most prominent face in Vietnam’s cinema industry when her movie was shown at many international film festivals … [Read more...]

Social News 20/12

Paid Christmas escorts trending among young Vietnamese In recent years, an increasing number of young Vietnamese who do not want to spend the holidays alone have turned to escort services, many of which charge millions of VND, to avoid a lonely Christmas. T.N, a Vietnamese living aboard, said that he wanted to bring a girlfriend out with his group of friends on his visit to … [Read more...]

OMG! Young Vietnamese abuse English Internet acronyms, adopt them in daily life

A growing number of young Vietnamese are using English acronyms in cyberspace and even in real life, leaving their parents scratching their heads in many cases and giving great cause for their concern. Apart from using a huge chunk of Vietnamese acronyms to serve as shorthand and keep their parents clueless about what they are talking about, local youngsters now also adopt … [Read more...]

Social News 18/12

Ha Noi told to fight sexual harassment in public transport The National Committee for Traffic Safety asked the Ha Noi People's Committee to combat sexual harassment against women and girls on public transport. Accordingly, relevant agencies must identify locations, public transport routes and road sections where sexual harassment often occurs. The city must also improve … [Read more...]