General Giap photos exhibited in capital
A photography exhibition commemorating the birthday of late legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) opened in Ha Noi on Sunday.
Publisher releases Vietnamese translation of Peter Rabbit tales
The Kim Dong Publishing House, a publisher of children's books, has released a book collection featuring the world's most famous rabbit, Peter Rabbit.
Top models
Some 30 Vietnamese models who qualified for the final round of the Elite Model Look Viet Nam started a 10-day training session at the Premier Village Da Nang Resort yesterday.
Culture Vulture (27-08-2014)
Set designer Do Doan Bang was one of several Vietnamese artists from the Youth Theatre to go on a field trip to Japan from April to July sponsored by the Japan Foundation.
Drama students set to stage tragicomic tale
Students from the Drama Club of the HCM City University of Social Science and Humanities are preparing to stage their latest dramas on National Day, September 2.
Photos highlight sea sovereignty
A new exhibition of nearly 200 photographs and news reports, with the theme Young People Participate in Protecting Viet Nam's Sea and Island Sovereignty, is on display at the Youth Cultural House in District 1 in HCM City.
Cambodian artist discusses work
Cambodian artist and performer Than Sok will speak about his art that has encompassed installation, drawing, performance, video, and sculpture in HCM City on Saturday.
Mid-Autumn festival carries on annual celebration for children
It's 9pm on Monday and people are still flocking to colourful Hang Ma Street in Ha Noi's Old Quarter. The shops are festooned with lanterns, masks and toys, creating a fanciful and festive atmosphere.
New book on Viet Nam's history published
The The Gioi Publishing House will be releasing to the public a new and comprehensive history of Viet Nam written by Vietnamese professor Le Thanh Khoi this week.
Quang Nam restores historic tunnel
The central province will funnel VND3.7 trillion (US$176 million) into restoring a historic national relic, the Ky Anh tunnel, 7kmnortheast of the province's capital Tam Ky city, in addition to a complex of commune houses, a tourism centre and infrastructure.
Variety show honours East Sea
A special programme honouring the East Sea in song, dance, martial arts and circus acts will take place here on Friday.
Bridge-building volunteer forges links with community
Bridge-building volunteer forges links with community

An elderly Danish citizen has demon-strated that building bridges can not only connect localities, but also communities around the world.

Hong Kong BBQ carves out niche in capital
Hong Kong BBQ carves out niche in capital 1   

The barbecue joint offers authentic roast meat dishes without the typical hefty price tag. Elisabeth Rosen reports.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.