Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

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Social News 23/11

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Japan applies single tourist visas for Vietnamese citizens The Japanese Embassy in Hanoi announced that on November 20, Japan started a simplified application procedure for single tourist visas for Vietnamese nationals as part of efforts to further promote people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Accordingly, Vietnamese individuals are able to apply for single tourist visas when they take part in package tours (with a stay of less than 15 days) organised by local travel agencies … [Read more...]

Social News 22/11

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Experts: VN should not limit motorbikes … [Read more...]

HCM City prepares to host global fashion week

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri (second from the left) receiving membership certificate from the Asian Couture Federation. An international fashion week will be held in HCM City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections. Frederick Lee of Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri of Viet Nam will also showcase their latest collections -- Photo: VNE

VietNamNet Bridge - An international fashion week will be held in HCM City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts. The latter include French duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov and Italian Antonio Grimaldi, who will be making their maiden appearance in Viet Nam. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/11

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Heavy Tiger shows girl power in rock Rock 'n' roll band Heavy Tiger from Sweden promises to stir up a concert tonight at Cargo Bar in HCMC's District 4 at 8 p.m. Consisting of guitarist/singer Maja Linn, drummer Astrid Carsbring and bassist Sara Frendin, the band was formed in 2010 when the girls turned 17. Heavy Tiger has staged performances all over Scandinavia and in the UK. Their original songs and performances are inspired by KISS, Thin Lizzy and The Clash. Local rock band WhiteNoiz will … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 10-20 (daily updated)

Future Shorts Vietnam - 5 Year Anniversary Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7 pm Saigon Outcast 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Dist 2, HCMC Future Shorts will be celebrating its fifth year in Vietnam with a screening under the stars at Saigon Outcast on November 15th at 7pm. For the special occasion, we'll be showing the best of the best from the last five years of Future Shorts, and featuring music from DJ Stu Pot. Future Shorts is the world's largest pop-up short film festival, bringing audiences and … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to host global fashion week

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A design by Zio Song … [Read more...]

HCM City to host global fashion week

An international fashion week will be held in Ho Chi Minh City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts. The foreign designers include French duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov and Italian Antonio Grimaldi, who will be making their maiden appearance in Vietnam . Korea 's Zio Song, governor of the Asian Couture Federation and renowned menswear designer, will present the closing show. Frederick … [Read more...]

Vietnam international Fashion Week

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(Cinet)- An international fashion week will be held in HCM City on December 1-6 with many world -renowned fashion designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts. … [Read more...]

City prepares to host global fashion week

HCM CITY (VNS)- An international fashion week will be held in HCM City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts. The latter include French duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov and Italian Antonio Grimaldi, who will be making their maiden appearance in Viet Nam. Korea's Zio Song, governor of the Asian Couture Federation and renowned menswear designer, will present the closing show. Frederick Lee of … [Read more...]

Korea menswear designer to join Fashion Week

A model shows one of the latest designs by South Korean designer Zio Song at a press conference held in HCMC yesterday to announce the Vietnam Int’l Fashion Week - PHOTO: KIEU GIANG

Kieu Giang The event will also be attended by Italian designer Antonio Grimaldi, duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov from France, Frederick Lee from Singapore, Tamae Hirokawa from Japan, Thai designer Roj Singhakul, Tsolmandakh Munkhuu from Mongolia and Vietnam veteran designer Nguyen Cong Tri who was acknowledged early this year as a member of the Singapore-based Asian Couture Federation (ACF). … [Read more...]

November 10 -16: International Guitar Festival in HCMC

A Nhan Dan selection of noteworthy arts and culture events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City    HANOI PERFORMANCE Concert and Classical Ballet "Firebird"

8 pm, November 11 and 12 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district Ticket prices: VND 200000 - VND 350000 - VND 500000 Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" 8 pm, November 13 and 14 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" with: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Viola Soloist: Imai Nobuko Special Guest Oboe: Furube Ken-Ichi and the Vietnam National Symphony … [Read more...]

Sports News 3/11

Hoang Anh Gia Lai replace seniors Hoang Anh Gia Lai have opted not to re-sign contracts with 20 players in order to use their self-trained athletes in the coming season. After the success of his U19 team in recent tournaments, Doan Nguyen Duc, owner of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Club and the Hoang Anh Gia Lai-Arsenal JMG Academy, has decided to push the young team to play at the V-League, the national premier league. Hoang Anh Gia Lai's U19 players, who are key members of the national U19 team, … [Read more...]

Social News 21/10

Authorities crack down on street ads Restrictions against placing brand logos or pictures of products on advertisements for shops have just been put in place for store in HCM City. Under the new regulation issued on September 16, which is still under review, the citywide ban on advertisements for shop signboards designates that any ad featuring such images must be taken down by March, 2015. Currently, a wide range of shops include brand logos and pictures of products on their advertisements. … [Read more...]

‘Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing’ contest wraps up in HCM City

The awarding ceremony of the 15th "Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing" contest in HCM city. (Photo: Sggp)

An award ceremony of the annual "Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing" contest was held at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on October 19. The HCM City contest, in its 15th edition, honored 28 award winners who are 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders from schools in the city. Nguyen Khanh Ly of Nguyen Binh Khiem School in Nha Be District won the first prize of the 6th and 7th classes. First winner of the 8th and 9th classes was Lam Quang Quynh Anh from Le Quy Don School in District 3. The organizer also … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

Social News 19/10

Local news sites remain blocked Users remain blocked from the websites of Vietnamese newspapers with platforms hosted by the Vietnam Communications Corporation (VCCorp) since October 13. The newspapers include Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) at , Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers) at and Gia Dinh Xa Hoi (Family and Society). Other company websites have the same issues. Nguyen The Tan, deputy general director of VCCorp, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the breakdown of its Data … [Read more...]

October 20-26: Classical Concert with Song Hong Chamber Music in Hanoi

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8pm on October 22-23 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi The special Concert "Verdi Requiem" with the performances of Conductor Honna Tetsuji, Soprano Ha Pham Thang Long, Alto Le Thi Vanh Khuyen, Tenor Nguyen Anh Vu, Bariton Vu Manh Dung, Chorus from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Hanoi University of Arts Education, Hanoi International Choir, Hanoi Freude Choir. UK Contemporary Dance "Without Stars" 8 pm on October 22 … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/10

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VIUP wants Khau Vai Love Market preserved … [Read more...]

Social News 15/10

Family farms key to sustainability Sustainable family farming could help solve hunger and food production problems in Viet Nam, UN food security officials said during a celebration yesterday of the 34th World Food Day in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Hong Phong Commune. The commune, where many households farm together and women play an important role, embodied this year's theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, … [Read more...]