Quang Ly has made a reputation for himself as a timeless singer of revolutionary and romantic songs. Born in Thailand, Ly returned to Viet Nam with his family when he was 9. He studied music in Ha Noi and moved to HCM City in 1983. His songs started gaining popularity in 1975 – a historical milestone marking the country's unification.
A student of the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School rediscovered his passion for physics thanks to a novel teaching approach used by a professor at the University of Texas, Dallas. Now Nguyen Quang Thong is poised to pursue a doctorate in physics from Caltech. Thu Trang reports.
Documentary filmmaker Le Lam, 85, spent a year in Quang Tri in 1972 making Nam 1972 Lich Su (The Historic 1972), which depicted the atrocities of war. The hardships and sacrifices of 1972 had made the final reunification of the country in 1975 possible, he told Viet Nam News.
Documentary filmmaker Le Lam, 85, spent a year in Quang Tri in 1972 making Nam 1972 Lich Su (The Historic 1972), which depicted the atrocities of war. The hardships and sacrifices of 1972 had made the final reunification of the country in 1975 possible, he told Viet Nam News.
Director of the Ha Noi Cheo Theatre, Trinh Thuy Mui, tells Thu Trang about several things she has tried and is trying in order to preserve and popularise the traditional opera, especially among the youth.
Dang Thi Minh Thu, art director of Kidstallation, a playground launched in Viet Nam by Tohe Social Enterprise, speaks to Nguyen Thuy Binh about her involvement with an international initiative to rethink the priorities of childhood.
'I still have many stories to tell children'
Nguyen Nhat Anh, children's bestselling author, has just released his latest book Bay Buoc Toi Mua He (Seven Steps to Summer), and sure enough, it is yet another bestseller. But in writing his books, which are also popular among teens and adults, he does not pander to any particular taste, and stays true to himself, the author tells Minh Thu.
Architect and urban planning specialist Pho Duc Tung, formerly with the Viet Nam Forestry University, trained in Germany for 15 years in philosophy, architecture and planning. He tells Bui Quynh Hoa that the capital city has displayed a lack of sensitivity and know-how needed for urban tree planting.
Why are development targets not being met when people are working hard? Today's youth need to have the answer, NguyeE3n D1aE9c Vinh, Permanent Member of the Party Central Committee, first secretary of the HoE0 ChED Minh Communist Youth Union, tells Thu Trang.
Allowed to pursue his passion for cooking by his parents, Le Vu Binh decided to bypass a university education and has not looked back since. He spoke to Viet Nam News about his present and future plans.
Bank employee Hoang Minh Nhat won the Master Chef Viet Nam's second edition, which carries a cash award of VND500 million (US$23,500) and an opportunity to publish her own cookery book. But she wants to do more to promote Vietnamese food, by opening a cooking class for foreigners as well as a restaurant or bakery, the young chef tells Le Huong.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.