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.
Streets and parks in HCM City will be alive with festivities in celebration of National Day which falls on September 2.
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.
Several foreign art troupes will join an annual street festival held in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang next week.
The Embassy of Sweden in Ha Noi will host a special lunch today prepared by famous Swedish chef Tareq Taylor.
All people are invited to participate in the monthly night-time bike ride Dap Cho Suong (Positive Mass) that will start at 8pm tomorrow.
Photographer Le Nguyen Duy Phuong will present his work, inspired by the magical landscape of Tri An Lake in the southern Dong Nai province, in an exhibition in L'Espace.
Bookworm is hosting an exhibition of tin toys made of scrap metal which are usually sold on streets during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Filipino band jams at Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe HCM City will present the six-member PowerJam Live Band from the Philippines from Tuesday to Sunday, beginning on September 2.
The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will present four movies during its monthly film screening in September.
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.