First Book Day to promote reading
A book festival will officially kick off tomorrow to commemorate Viet Nam's first ever Book Day on April 21, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Photobook to help sight-impaired kids
A photobook of more than 100 black-and-white images of children has been produced by a local photographer to raise funds for HCM City's Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for Blind Children and visually impaired students living in poor provinces.
Low public awareness has led to an alarming level of copyright violations in Viet Nam and authorities need to act urgently to curb them, authors and publishers say.
Higher power
Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province conduct a ritual to pray for peace and harmony at the Nam Giao Platform on the same spot where Nguyen Dynasty kings (1802-1945) used to offer gifts to the gods and pray for protection.
Multi-talented Jean Reis will wield the baton for Brazilian Night at the Opera House in HCM City on Saturday.
Hue royal court music draws eager fans
A grand show to honour ca Hue, a unique form of singing born in the locality, was the crowd favourite among the shows at the ongoing biennial Hue Festival in Hue City.
International stars to hit capital stage
A concert featuring international artists will open tonight at Ha Noi's National Convention Centre.
A show to celebrate the great Dien Bien Phu Victory in 1954 and a unique meeting with war veterans will take place at the Viet Nam Television headquarters next Monday.
A Vietnamese Film Festival will be held in July in the French coastal city of Saint Malo, representatives from the organising board said at a press conference in Paris.
Following the success of its previous plays like The Little Prince and Dangerous Liaisons, Dragonfly Theatre presents the award winning Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall.
The third edition of The Travelling Trunk Fair, opening tomorrow, showcases the latest works of 15 fashion designers and brands.
Book swap collective takes off
Book swap collective takes off

An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.

Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz

An Italian restaurant run by a Swiss-Vietnamese woman pays close attention to detail - its decor, its food and the way it is served, and Thu Anh also enjoys gazing out of the window at a leafy street below

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.