Songwriter brings African rhythms to Viet Nam with Djembe collection
After completing a five-year course at Nha Trang Aquatic Product College, Diep Chi Huy struggled to succeed at various businesses in HCM City.
Archaeologists find prehistoric ceramic pieces in Truong Sa
Archaeologists yesterday made public numerous artefacts they had found during the latest excavation off the Truong Sa, Nam Yet, Phan Vinh and Son Ca islands in Khanh Hoa Province.
Oxen honour ancestors
A pair of oxen compete in the traditional Bay Nui Ox Race in the southern province of An Giang's Tri Ton District on Sunday. The annual race is part of Sen Dolta, a traditional ancestor-worship festival of the local Khmer ethnic group. As many as 60 pairs of oxen from all over the district competed in the race, which drew thousands of spectators.
Japanese film fest embraces passion
Japanese Film Festival 2014 will satisfy the passion of Japanese film fans in Viet Nam with eight movies under the common theme of Passion.
Fireworks teams chosen
Teams from the US, South Africa, Australia, Poland and Viet Nam will compete in the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition.
Hoi An runs bamboo bikes
Vo Tan Tan, a craftsman in Cam Thanh village in suburban Hoi An, will introduce a bamboo bicycle tour next month.
Thu An wins Do Re Mi
Eight-year-old Vu Thu An has won the eighth Do Re Mi (children's singing contest).
New food street
People enjoy food at Hang Buom Street in Ha Noi's Old Quarter on Friday night. The 300m long street has been made a cuisine street. It serves traditional confectionery and beverages and some European and Asian dishes to visitors to the night market from Hang Dao to Dong Xuan.
VN theatre stages Brecht play
Standing in the middle of a Caucasian chalk circle, two women claim a boy to be their own offspring and are firmly gripping each of the boy's hands as a judge looks on .
No-laughing show entertains viewers
Cuoi La Thua, a Vietnamese version of the famous entertainment programme Laugh and You Lose from the Netherlands-based full-service media company Talpa, will air on HTV7 early next month.
Next Top Model contestants chosen
The organisers of the well-known fashion reality TV show, Viet Nam's Next Top Model, have chosen 16 candidates to compete for the championship in the show's fifth season.
Chile marks national independence
Chile marks national independence

Today Chile celebratesanother National Independence Day; this year it will be the 204th anniversary of its independence.

Sample Vietnamese variety on one plate
Sample Vietnamese variety on one plate

When it comes to street food, can modern Hoang Yen Buffet compare with local eateries all over Viet Nam? Thu Anh reports.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.