More than 15 years of research culminated in this comprehensive book
on the capital's iron works, which includes background on window bars,
iron fences and balcony designs. Ha Nguyen reports.
Lam Van Bang, honoured as one of 10 outstanding citizens of Ha
Noi this year for founding the Museum of Revolutionary Fighters
Imprisoned by Their Enemies , tells Thu Trang that each of its exhibits
has its own ‘unforgettable story' that will help younger generations
understand better the Vietnamese revolutionary tradition.
Dr Choi Young-suk, a South Korean expert on children with
disabilities, retired in 2010 to spend her time educating
hearing-impaired children in Viet Nam's Lam Dong Province. The former
DaeGu University professor spoke to Thu Huong Le about her work in
Viet Nam's Central Highlands province.
Pop sensation Tia Hai Chau talks with Thu Trang about her
singing career, musical choices and new contract with Universal. Tia
Hai Chau won in The Winner Is Viet Nam 2013 contest at the age of 21.
Hundreds of festivities and celebrations are held every year in Viet
Nam, but few people understand the significance and details of these
festivals. Nguyen Thao speaks to Professor Nguyen Van Huy, director
of the Viet Nam Heritage Association's Centre for Research of Heritage,
about this issue.
Famed Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant, who has
staged a number of ballet performances in HCM City, has high regard for
the talent of Vietnamese ballet dancers. After watching dancers deliver
splendid performances in Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, she talked with Thu Trang about the future of ballet in Viet Nam and expressed hopes that it would continue to thrive.
Taku Haruyoshi is the office manager for the Viet Nam Liaison Office
of Tierra International Affairs, a multi-faceted company based in Kobe,
Japan, whose core business is education. Van Dat spoke to Haruyoshi
about his company's efforts to encourage environmental awareness and
exchange between Japanese and Vietnamese students through an annual
tree-planting activity in Can Gio Mangrove Forest.
Chuyen Chang Dung Si (Story of a Valiant Man) will be performed
during the second ASEAN-China Festival to be held in Nanning, China,
this October. Nguyen Anh Tu, deputy director of the theatre staging
the event, talks with Lan Dung about theatre for children in Viet Nam.
Chef Bobby Chinn became popular in Viet Nam after opening
restaurants in Ha Noi (in 2001) and HCM City (in 2011). He recently
opened a new Vietnamese-influenced restaurant in London, The House of
Ho. The new Ambassador of Viet Nam's Tourism in Europe speaks to Le
Professor Ngo Bao Chau of the University of Chicago is the first
Vietnamese mathematician to win a Fields Medal. He recently talked to Sunday Viet Nam News about the ongoing reform of Viet Nam's higher education. Tran Thu Van reports