Art & Entertainment News 20/12

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Twelve sites recognised as national relics Twelve archaeological, historical and architectural relics around the country have been recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Ky Anh ancient rock rampart in Ky Lac commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province. The list consists of three archaeological, seven historical and two architectural relics, located in 10 provinces: Son La, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien–Hue, Quang Nam, An Giang, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Khanh Hoa. Three archaeological relics named are the Loi Citadel in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Bieu wards, Hue City, Thua Thien–Hue province; Hoa Diem relic in Cam Thinh Dong commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province; and Khe Ho ancient rock ground in Hang Chu commune, Bac Yen district, Son La province. The seven historical sites comprise three in Thai Nguyen, including the complex of Muc Temple and Huong Ap pagoda in Pho Yen district; the relic where the Brigade 308 … [Read more...]

Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week

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Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week … [Read more...]

Vietnam International Fashion Week kicks off

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The Hanoitimes - The event drew a number of participations of fashion lovers throughout the world with a view to sharing the same passion for fashion, creativity and connectivity. A special, chic and cozy party was held by Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) on December 1 to welcome all fashion lovers all over the world to share the same passion for fashion. The party is also considered as the first event of the International Fashion Weeks in Vietnam which has currently been a focus of media and fashion lovers both nationwide and worldwide. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Hanoi Urban Flea Market in December 2014 Sun 07 Dec 2014, 9 am HERO Bar 42M Yen Phu, Hanoi Hanoi Urban Flea Market - a quite-young-yet-had-some-popularity flea market in the Westlake district as well as Hanoi's expat community and youngsters. This time, in honor of the immortal holiday spirit, we've come to decide to expand our market in both quality and quantity. Ticket price: 10,000 VND Exhibition "The Cosmos and The Sea" Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm (at both gallery spaces) Main gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 … [Read more...]

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 reached at the first APDF in Incheon, the Republic of Korea in 2012. … [Read more...]

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 registered with the Japanese embassy and consulate general located in the country. … [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 also share the stage with Heavy Tiger. … [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 filmmakers together in a worldwide community around challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking films, taking place in over 90 countries and 300 cities across the globe. … [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 Lee of Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri of Vietnam will also showcase their latest collections alongside invited members Tamae Hirokawa (SOMARTA) of Japan , Roj Singhakul (ISSUE) of Thailand , and Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Tsolo Munkh) of Mongolia . … [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 Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri of Viet Nam will also showcase their latest collections alongside invited members Tamae Hirokawa (SOMARTA) of Japan, Roj Singhakul (ISSUE) of Thailand, and Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Tsolo Munkh) of Mongolia. … [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 Orchestra Ticket prices: VND 200000 - VND 350000 - VND 500000 … [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, placed second in three recent international competitions … [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. Logos and photos of products sold by retailers are often used on signs and billboards in the city. … [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 honored 15 individuals who made outstading contribution to the development and successes of the contest during 15 years. … [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" Vietnam Premiere Tickets … [Read more...]