A performance in the music show in HCM City on July 2 evening (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City held a music show on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 on July 2 evening to celebrate 46 years since it was named after the late President of Vietnam. The programme featured special singing and dancing performances by famous artists such as Duyen Huyen, Pham The Vi, Thanh Su, Thanh Tam, Ngoc Tuan, Luu Hien Trinh, Ho Trung Dung, and Hien Thuc. It highlighted local residents’ national pride, aspiration for reforms, and joyfulness at national development. The city, previously called Sai Gon - Gia Dinh , was renamed Ho Chi Minh by the National Assembly on July 2, 1976, aiming to honour its enormous contributions to Vietnam’s struggle for independence as well as local development./. VNA … [Read more...] about Special programme marks 46 years since city renamed Ho Chi Minh
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With the recent inauguration of many pedestrian streets, themed spaces, and night tours, authorities in Hanoi hope to give the city’s night economy a major boost. Every evening at about 7:00 pm, Hanoi’s Old Quarter begins to bustle with tourists rushing between shops, food stalls, and entertainment venues. The Old Quarter’s evening rush holds such a footing in Hanoian culture that nicknames have even been given to certain areas. The intersection of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets, for example, is affectionately called 'International Intersection' while Ta Hien Street is known as 'Beer Street,' Gam Cau Street is known as 'BBQ Street,' To Lich street is called 'Mixed Fruit Street,' and Tong Duy Tan Street is dubbed 'Food Street.' Weekends in the Old Quarter are especially busy, with groups of tourists and locals gathering in the area for entertainment and food, art performance venues, and karaoke parlors. The pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake has also been a major … [Read more...] about Hanoi seeks to develop night economy
Any foreigner who can unscramble the rich tapestry of the Vietnamese language deserves the keys to the city, a Nobel Prize, a Golden Buzzer from Simon, and, while we’re at it, let’s toss in an honorary ambassadorship. The plethora of homonyms, at least to the Western ear, is an exciting feature, as there is nothing more catastrophic than calling someone a horse’s ass when you simply want to wish them a nice day. It’s not as if the language had a few ups and downs here and there as does every tongue, but conveying even the simplest sentiments can be precarious. How about the infamous ‘em yêu anh, anh yêu em, em thương anh’ and ‘anh thương em” jigsaw puzzle? It’s damn good that most people know ‘I love you’ in English, for sorting the ‘em’s’ from the ‘anh’s’ and the north from the south is quite a hurdle. Let’s look at personal pronouns in Vietnamese because addressing people is the first and most basic step in any relationship, thus a logical starting point. That innocent … [Read more...] about Vietnamese language torture
By fighting in World War I, Do Huu Vi (1883-1916) was the first Vietnamese aviator to serve in the French Army more than 100 years ago. Late in June, a ceremony took place to name a small square in the center of the 16th arrondissement of Paris after Do Huu Vi, in the presence of Paris Deputy Mayor Laurence Patrice, Mayor of the 16th arrondissement Francis Szpiner, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in France, along with Do Huu Vi's relatives, local officials and residents. The naming ceremony of Do Huu Vi Square. Photo: C'est le Temps de l'amour Group Do Huu Vi Square is located at the intersection of Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis Blériot, 16th arrondissement, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and the Grenelle Bridge. A hero of Cholon, Saigon Do Huu Vi was born in Cholon as the youngest son of Governor Do Huu Phuong, a landowner in Cochinchina at that time, who was allegedly the second wealthiest man in the old Saigon. According to … [Read more...] about Who is the Vietnamese for whom a Paris square has just been named?
The July 1 event attracted officials and enterprises from both sides. In her remarks, Lord Mayor of Nottingham Wendy Smith described her city as a dynamic economic hub where many Vietnamese people are residing and studying. Nottingham welcomes all Vietnamese companies and investors, she affirmed, hoping that the economic and trade relations between the two sides will grow further in the coming time. Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.K. Nguyen Hoang Long, for his part, said there is plenty of room for the relations between Vietnam and Nottingham to expand. Nottingham is home to a large Vietnamese community, and many Vietnamese students are pursuing education at two major universities here – University of Nottingham and Notting Trent University, he said, emphasising that they will act as a bridge to further develop the bilateral partnership. With enthusiastic support from the government of Nottingham for trade and investment between the two sides and exchanges between their … [Read more...] about Meet Vietnam comes to U.K.’s Nottingham to promote trade, investment
Some of the world’s leading bands, including The Moffatts and 911, are set to play a concert at Yen So Park-Gamuda Land in Hoang Mai district of Hanoi on August 6. World’s leading band The Moffatts will play a concert at Yen So Park-Gamuda Land in Hanoi. The Moffatts were first established in 1995 and consist of triplet brothers Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constables, and Spike Dawbarn. The Canadian pop/rock band will perform several of their hit songs such as "I Do”, "Miss You Like Crazy", and "If Life Is So Short" during the event. Furthermore, the UK band 911 were formed in London back in 1995 and released their debut single "Night to Remember" in May, 1996. The event will see them join other famous Vietnamese singers, including Ngot, Chillies, and Tien Tien at the largest summer music festival running with the theme of "HAY Glamping Music Festival". The event will also involve a wide range of activities such as sports games, an art street festival, and a food … [Read more...] about The Moffatts and 911 schedule Hanoi performance