Ao dai shows fail to impress
One of the most awaited events at the ongoing Hue Festival, the ao dai fashion show, ended on Thursday evening with the audience less impressed than in previous years.
Wheelchair users take on Latin jive
Huynh Thanh Thao of Cu Chi District, HCM City, who has congenital brittle bone disease, was astonished to see a Youtube clip of a person in a wheelchair dancing together with a non-disabled partner.
Hill people keep a photo record
A photo exhibition on the culture and lifestyle of the E De ethnic group, which lives in remote areas in Dak Lak, opened at the provincial museum this week.
Paean to people with disabilities
A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.
A day-long programme to mark Earth Day will be held tomorrow at Crescent-Phu My Hung in HCM City's District 7.
As the wedding season draws near, the Moevenpick Hotel Saigon and New World Saigon Hotel are holding wedding fair 2014 promotional events.
Cuban artists to perform
Cuba's La Colmenita (The Little Beehive) children's theatre troupe will be performing in Viet Nam from April 22-23.
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.
Copyright infringements rife
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.
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.