Singer says ‘burning love' for art needed
Dubbed the Prince of Patriotic Songs, Viet Nam's number one tenor had his second solo show, Bai Ca Khong Quen (Unforgettable Songs), this week in Ha Noi. The 39-year-old singer talks with Thuy Hang about his concert and life.
Far-flung destinations shape expert trekker
HCM City-based photographer Ngo Tran Hai An has a passion for backpacking trips. His footprints have fallen upon every nook and cranny in the country. He was the first traveller to trek to the highest border landmark in Viet Nam and Ta Chi Nhu Mountain in the northern province of Yen Bai.
Nguoi Tro Ve (The Returnee) won audiences' hearts quickly when it premiered, dealing a blow to the perception that people don't enjoy movies about war. Director Dang Thai Huyen talks with Minh Thu about her success.
VN needs to get back to classical roots
Bui Hoang Anh interviews Vietnamese violinist Hoang Tuan Cuong on why he chose to work and live in Germany, and why Viet Nam needs to fund more classical music.
Guitarist looks back at career after first VN show
Fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel performed at the Youth Theatre in Ha Noi on Wednesday. The Australian is regarded as a living legend among guitarists across the world.
With numerous cake and dessert recipes to his name, Nguyen Van Khu has become a hot name on social networks. Here the vice head of the Ha Noi Association of Chefs and chef de parte at the five-star InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel shares his passion for cooking with Bui Quynh Hoa.
Award-winning book depicts capital inhabitants
Michael Waibel is the first German to be awarded the Bui Xuan Phai Award, launched by Vietnam News Agency's Sport & Culture daily and the family of late painter Bui Xuan Phai, to honour individuals and organisations who have made great contributions to Ha Noi's culture, arts and society.
From ‘nothing' to The Voice Vietnam champ
He doesn't have much experience singing, dancing or composing, but 18-year-old student Nguyen Duc Phuc still won The Voice Vietnam 2015 with his surprisingly emotive voice last Sunday. He earned 49.25 per cent of the audience's votes.
Chef describes her special Jewel in Lotus dish
Phan Ngoc Anh, who trained as an artist and now works as an editor, is also a renowned home cook. She has written two best-selling cookery books and is the author of the Facebook blog E-sheep Kitchen.
Professor Tran Thu Ha is chairwoman of the third Ha Noi International Piano Competition (HIPC), held at Viet Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM) from September 4 to 11. Nguyen Thuy Binh speaks to Professor Ha about the contest and Vietnamese musicians' chances.
Translator stays true to original Heine poems
For the first time, the entire 67-poem Lyrical Intermezzo from renowned German author Heinrich Heine's collection Book of Songs have been translated into Vietnamese. Nguyen Thu Hien speaks with translator Chu Thu Phuong, a diplomat who spent years living in Germany, about her recent work.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.