A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. HANOI PERFORMANCE Concert Tour of German Band AB SYNDROM 8 pm, October 20 Youth Theatre 11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district You are invited to a concert featuring German-language band AB SYNDROM, whose unusual beats have been rocking the German music scene since 2007, including their vocal chop hit “Flaggschiff”. As a special feature, Vietnamese artist Linh Ha (For Now) will accompany the duo on their tour of Vietnam. Linh Ha is an accomplished musician who uses her unique voice and a variety of percussion instruments to create multidimensional soundscapes. Free tickets are available at Goethe Institute Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district from 10:00 am on October 10. Tickets: VND210,000 - VND130,000 for L’Espace members - VND100,000 for students ‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production 6pm on October 14, 15, 19, 20 … [Read more...] about Events in Hanoi & HCMC on October 14-20
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Representatives from Asian cities and NGOs commit to zero waste solutions. VNS Photo Khánh Dương PENANG — As Asia’s waste problem grows, countries and organisations around the region are searching for solutions to manage the situation. However, incineration is not the right answer. Asian countries must shift away from incinerators and start to look for zero waste solutions, said Mohideen Abdul Kader, president of the Consumers’ Association of Penang at the International Zero Waste Cities Conference 2019. Hundreds of local government officials and non-Government organisations in Asia are gathering on Sunday and Monday in Penang, Malaysia, to showcase solutions and discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic pollution and usher in sustainable, ‘Zero Waste Cities’ in the region. The zero-waste approach addresses waste and resources throughout their entire lifecycle – from production to end-of-life … [Read more...] about Asian cities showcase solutions towards zero waste
Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Limited Edition Tradition 6 – Live World Music Apr 22, 8.30 pm Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street, Hoan Kiem district Showing a different flavour, a new eye-opening style of the communication of emotions connected to the history of people across the world. Featuring instruments such as the guimbri, oud, doumbrek, and a wide range of hand percussion and traditional Vietnamese musical instruments. Tickets: VND100,000 Hanoi-Concert “Berlin Signals” Apr 22, 8 pm, Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district The show is staged under an artist exchange project composed of performances, sound installations and live-acts where the audience takes part in a new audio-visual and sound journey. As part of the programme, the three participating international artist Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF aka Poemproducer, Gil Delindro & Julius Holtz will share their individual practices with a night of solo … [Read more...] about What’s on April 22-29 (Daily updated)
The British International School Hanoi on September 27 hosted the International Schools of Hanoi University Fair 2019 at their Vinhomes Riverside campus in Long Bien District, Hanoi. The fair attracted more than 150 universities from 20 different countries in attendance, with more than 30 workshops exclusively for Year 11-13 students and parents from the British International School Hanoi and the United Nations International School (UNIS). Among the attendants were some top 100 world-ranking universities, such as the University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester from the UK, University of Toronto from Canada, University of Melbourne from Australia, University of San Diego and University of Wisconsin-Madison the US. The atmosphere was conductive and lively with exhibitors’ stands on display, providing a huge amount of valuable information for students on application requirements, specific courses and general information on the university itself as well as the town or … [Read more...] about Hanoi University Fair connects int’l school students with world-leading universities