Researcher looks at Ha Noi's iron ‘eyelids'
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.
Korean expert helps hearing-impaired
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 dishes on Vietnamese cuisine favourites
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 Huong.
Education reform requires bold insight
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
Artist crafts inspired dolls for grownups
"Art dolls" are not toys for children. Rather, they are artistic creations that have become increasingly popular around the world. Tran Thu Hang has brought this style of contemporary art to Viet Nam. The artist talks with Dinh Phuong Linh about the many sources of inspiration for her handcrafted dolls as well as her philosophy on life and art.

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Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 2    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book 1    My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest 1    Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.