Grapefruit salad with prawns, a healthy dish with stunning flavour. VNS Photo Tùng Trương Viet Nam News If you’re looking for a wide open space away from the city to enjoy a family meal, then head down to Sunshine on the Red River. Minh Thu reports When my family looks for a venue to gather at the weekend, we prefer to find a place which is spacious enough for around 20 people and child-friendly. Nắng Sông Hồng (Sunshine on Red River) Restaurant is an ideal option with a spacious grassy area, beautiful view over the Red River, private rooms designed in the traditional northern style and an exciting playground for children. Though it’s not located at the heart of the city, I think it’s worth the travel because it’s an escape from the busy and crowded city life. With premium hospitality, the restaurant serves the very best food from the northern region, and displays authentic culture from Hà Nội and the … [Read more...] about Restaurant offers retreat by Red River
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The closure of Parkson Cantavil would make it the fifth in the chain to shut down, Photo: Le Toan While the closing of Parkson Cantavil shopping centre in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City has yet to be officially announced, Parkson Retail Asia (Parkson) has removed the sign board from the building frontage. Nguyen Manh Hung, owner of a fashion store in Cantavil mall where previously Parkson’s signboard was hung, said he was told Parkson had withdrawn from the mall in June. Currently, shops in the mall are dealing directly with customers instead of operating through Parkson’s system as before. Parkson’s counters were also moved out of the store. Parkson Cantavil opened in 2013 with the investment capital of $8 million at the project in the busy Thao Dien area of District 2. If the closure takes place, the number of Parkson’s closed stores would reach five, with three in Ho Chi Minh City and two in Hanoi. Representatives from Parkson were not available for … [Read more...] about Parkson shutdown signals full retreat?
Former students of the Faculty of Arts Teaching, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, gather at an exhibition that showcases their works. — Photo coutersy of Thanh LêViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Artists from the Faculty of Arts Teaching at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts have organised an exhibition that is being held at Exhibition House on 29 Hàng Bài Street. 20 Năm Sư Phạm Mỹ Thuật Yết Kiêu (20 Years of Yết Kiêu Arts Teaching) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the faculty and features 60 works by over 50 former students, many of which have won prizes at domestic and international events. According to Chu Anh Phương, the dean of the faculty, the event was a rendevouz for the artists and art enthusiasts to share their passion and feelings, and also an opportunity for the former students of the faculty to recollect their memories of studying and creating art … [Read more...] about Exhibition gathers former art students of Vietnam University of Fine Arts
The Hanoitimes - A new sport called ‘tricking`, which combines techniques from martial arts to acrobatics, is drawing legions of fans. Tricksters: Vietnamese players train in HCM City. — File Photos In spite of its recent appearance in Viet Nam, a strange but interesting sporting event called tricking is attracting much attention, especially among the young. "In fact, tricking has been around in Viet Nam for about a year already," said Bui Van Hai, 39, one of the country's first practitioners of the sport. "It is a combination of numerous sporting events, with uninterrupted kicks and a lot of acrobatics." First introduced to the world in the 1990s, tricking is a non-contact sport that is derived from martial arts forms such as karate, capoeira, wushu and taekwondo and incorporates techniques found in gymnastics, break dance and similar disciplines. The sport aims to create an aesthetic blend of flips, kicks and twists. Hai said that in tricking, players were known … [Read more...] about Vietnamese youth vie to turn tricks – Entertainment – Arts & Entertainment
Painting auctions and the art trade in general are not new to Vietnam and are definitely not something unfamiliar to the world. But a professional auction session at the Chon Auction House attracting many painting collectors and tycoons was the first of its kind in Vietnam. The most interesting part at the second auction session of the Chon Auction House held on March 19 was the presence of Christopher, chief executive officer of Playboy Vietnam.He bought the “Bunny Girl” painting by Nguyen Phan Bach at a record bidding price of US$25,000 after defeating many other bidders. Christopher said he could feel the depth of this work of art, which is the intersection of western and eastern cultures. He emphasised that the work bears the cultural symbol of Playboy and it must belong to the Playboy brand. Nguyen Phan Bach is son of Nguyen Huy Thiep, one of the most celebrated Vietnamese writers of the 20th century, and this background has exerted a special influence on his … [Read more...] about Wave of investment in fine arts begins at Chon Auction House DTiNews