Donations evoke era of liberation
It is not a well known fact that the first children's beauty contest was held in Ha Noi in 1954, when the capital was liberated.
Circus artists to debut special performance for children
Circus artists from the Viet Nam Circus Federation will debut a special show dedicated to children tomorrow.
French-Arabic quartet to perform in HCM City
Four-member French band Faycal Salhi will offer a new experience to HCM City music fans next month with its brand of modern jazz songs infused with Arab-Andalusian rhythms and tones.
Researcher receives coveted award
Veteran researcher Vu Tuan San was awarded the Bui Xuan Phai Grand Prize yesterday for his comprehensive work on the capital city.
Vietnamese artist shortlisted for prestigious regional art prize
Vietnamese artist Nguyen Trinh Thi's artwork is among the works of 15 artists shortlisted for the SG$60,000 (US$48,000) APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014.
Ca tru brought back from brink
Viet Nam will ask the UNESCO to take the ancient north Vietnamese ca tru form of traditional singing off the list of endangered world cultural heritage.
HCM City plans National Day festivities
Streets and parks in HCM City will be alive with festivities in celebration of National Day which falls on September 2.
Questions hang over fate of removed lion statues
A pair of Chinese-style stone lions was removed from Gia Quat Pagoda in Long Bien District, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan said on Tuesday.
Peter Rabbit books translated into Vietnamese
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.
Mountain festival features foreign performers
Several foreign art troupes will join an annual street festival held in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang next week.
Swedish chef serves bun cha in style
The Embassy of Sweden in Ha Noi will host a special lunch today prepared by famous Swedish chef Tareq Taylor.
Young tourists explore Sapa
Young tourists explore Sapa

Feasting her eyes on the terraced rice fields in Viet Nam's popular tourist spot Sapa, Nathalie Cauvi couldn't stop shouting: "Wow, wow! It's such an amazing and beautiful landscape!"

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.