Community art should involve local people
Community art projects should involve the locals who have a right to decide what can be displayed in their residential areas, PhD Kim Kwi-gon, president of the International Urban Training Centre, said.
How to date Vietnamese girls
Travelling Kat, a travelholic Vietnamese young woman who considers herself knowledgeable about women, has released her second book, entitled Yeu Mot Co Gai Viet (Almost Everything About Dating a Vietnamese Girl).
The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a gala on September 9.
Music camp festival to feature various bands
A music camp festival will be held from September 11 to 13 at an ecological camping site in Soc Son, a northern district located 30km from Ha Noi's centre.
Da Nang features traditional boats
The teams of Hoa Hiep Bac and Hai Chau won the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the Traditional Boat Race on the Han River on Wednesday.
VN welcomes 9-country youth piano contest
The 3rd Ha Noi international piano competition kicks off at the Viet Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM) today.
Lao TV broacasts in Vietnamese
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary celebrations of Viet Nam's National Day (September 2), Lao National Television officially broadcasted the first news-bulletin in Vietnamese to further strengthen the relationship between Laos and Viet Nam.
HCM City to host big tourism expo
The annual HCM City International Travel Expo will be held from September 10 to 12.
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.
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.