Father Christmas delivers joy by motorbike
Wearing a false beard and a Father Christmas outfit, Duong Thai Son sets off to deliver Christmas gifts for children. While most children imagine Father Christmas riding a sleigh and climbing down chimneys to delivers gifts, this one rides a motorbike and knocks at the front door.
Hoi An documentary shown at regional festival
Independent filmmaker Siu Pham has showcased her latest two films Fog Over The Summit and Mother's Room at the 5th Experimental Media Art Festival in Taipei.
Hoi An rings in new year with gala
Cultural activities and art performances to celebrate the New Year will take place next week in downtown Hoi An in the south-central province of Quang Nam.
More than 50 circus artists will entertain audiences in HCM City with an extravaganza to welcome the New Year.
A night of Vietnamese folk music featuring ca tru (ceremonial singing), cheo (popular theatre), chau van (spiritual singing) and xam (blind buskers' singing) will take place in Ha Noi on January 6.
Transgender film hits big screen
Madam Phung's Last Journey, a truthful and honest look at the transgender community in Viet Nam, played to sold-out rooms in HCM City and is eagerly anticipated by audiences in Ha Noi.
Exhibition to showcase heroism of generals
An art exhibition featuring renowned Vietnamese generals will open on Monday at the Exhibition Hall, 45 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi.
Phung's last journey to hit Ha Noi screens
Chuyen Di Cuoi Cung Cua Chi Phung (The Last Journey of Madam Phung), a documentary exposing the hard life of transgender entertainers in a travelling troupe in southern Viet Nam, will soon debut in Ha Noi.
City hotels host New Year countdown parties
A number of HCM City-based hotels are holding countdown parties to welcome the New Year.
Fans of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses shouldn't miss a tribute concert to the legendary band hosted by Hanoi Rock City tonight.
The HCM City will welcome New Year with several cultural activities beginning on December 27.
17 years on, French academic nostalgic for Ha Noi of yore
17 years on, French academic nostalgic for Ha Noi of yore

Two years ago, French researcher Olivier Tessier, chief of the Ha Noi-based Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), was granted the "Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Ha Noi" award for his research on Ha Noi's Ancient Citadel.

Will the real Sai Gon dish stand up?
Will the real Sai Gon dish stand up?

HCMCity, known as the nation's commercial hub, is also a melting pot for cuisines from around the world. Hoang Ha does the rounds.

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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.