Mass wedding sees 100 marriages
Tran Hai Quang and Le Thi Bich Lieu's dream wedding ceremony and party finally came true as the couple were part of the Mass Wedding of 100 Disadvantaged Couples sponsored by the HCM City Employee Assistance Centre.
Ethnic culture in Moc Chau slowly fading
My first view of Moc Chau in Son La Province, about 200km northwest of Ha Noi, came on a fresh morning as we drove through a narrow street hemmed in by limestone walls, where we saw many young couples heading to the market town.
HCM City workshop for US film guru
Dov Simens, once named "The Number 1 Movie Instructor" by the National Association of Film Schools in the US, will conduct a workshop for filmmakers in HCM City next month.
Season 2 of popular sitcom to air
The second season of the sitcom about youth looking for girlfriends or boyfriends will air on YanTV channel starting today.
TV series on ethnic Chinese begins
A TV series on ethnic Hoa (Vietnamese of Chinese origin) living in HCM City's District 5, commonly known as Cho Lon or Chinatown, has been broadcast on Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV).
Animation movie screening at L'Espace
The animation Mune: Guardian of the Moon, which had world premiered in March, is being screened daily at the L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, until September 13.
Traditional operas to be staged
Three famous Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) plays will be staged in September as part of an art tour named Tieng Trong Cheo (The Sound of Cheo Drum), created by the project Toi Xe Dich (I Move) – a cultural media project aimed at encouraging young people to understand and be more involved with traditional art forms.
Little book cafes to celebrate birthday
Bookworm – a favourite book cafe of many Ha Noi's residents – will celebrate its birthday on Sunday, September 6.
Cargo Bar hosts rock concert
The HCM City-based rock band Black Infinity will host a rock concert to promote its debut music film called We Are Legend at Cargo Bar on September 5.
Two European DJs to perform in HCM City
British DJ Thris Tian and Belgian DJ FCL will perform at The Observatory on September 4 and 5, respectively.
Stand-up Saigon comedians at Spotted Cow
Stand-up Saigon, a group of expatriate comedians in HCM City, will present a comedy show at the Spotted Cow on September 5.
Belgian helps Co Tu weaving
Belgian helps Co Tu weaving

The Co Tu ethnic group, living in a remote mountainous village in the central province of Quang Nam, are familiar with Belgian designer Aldegonde van Alsenoy, nicknamed Ava.

Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat
Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat

Da Nang's Fatfish restaurant offers a spectacular view of the river and two bridges, a unique, pool-inspired design and beautifully presented meats. Hoai Nam reports.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.