The most prominent under-30 faces in Vietnam


VietNamNet Bridge - Forbes Vietnam has released its first-ever list of 30 of Vietnam's brightest stars under the age of 30 in different fields, including business, communications, entertainment and sports. The faces on Vietnam’s 30 under 30 list. Photo: Forbes Vietnam "30 Under 30" is a list of rising stars of the future generation in various fields that was issued by Forbes USA magazine for the first time four years ago. This is the first time Forbes Vietnam has published a 30 under 30 list. The candidates for the list were nominated by the public and then selected by the category judges of Forbes Vietnam. On the list, there are faces widely known in Vietnam, especially among young people, such as Nguyen Ha Dong (computer game design – Flappy Bird creator), comedian Tran Thanh, blogger Tran Duc Viet - JVevermind (social media) and chess master Le Quang Liem. There are some people who are unknown to the public, but they are highly respected in their fields for … [Read more...]

List of chemist’s in Hanoi during Tet announced

Photo for illustration. (Source: CPV)

Hanoi city Department of Health has made announced the list of places selling medicines during Tet 2015. Accordingly, a part from the chemist’s system in hospitals chemist’s under the Hanoi Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company will organize places selling medicines during Tet. Specifically, from February 14th to 23rd (the 26th day of the last lunar month to the 5th day of the first lunar month), places selling medicines include at 59 Lan Ong street, 82 Ngo Thi Nham, 97 Hang Bac, 98 Hang Buom, 54 Trang Tien, 2 Hang Bai, 5 Cua Nam, 119 Hang Gai, 156 Ngoc Lam, 162 Pho Hue, 21 Quan Thanh, 378 Kham Thien, 44 Le Dai Hanh, 512 Bach Mai, 228 Lo Duc and 286 Minh Khai. In addition, there are also chemist’s in the outskirts of the city such as Bac Hong chemist’s in Dong Anh district, chemist’s at 97 lane 2 Phu Minh street, Soc Son district. Chemist’s under Ha Tay Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company will also open during Tet. They are … [Read more...]

Social News 15/2

HCMC lauds good medical workers 113 teams and individuals of medical clinics in Ho Chi Minh City were lauded for their achievements in the patriotic emulation movement for 2010-2014. The municipal Department of Health held a meeting on February 12 to appraise 26 teams and 87 individuals for their good performance in the health sector’s emulation movement. At the meeting, the Department also launched the patriotic emulation movement for the next period from 2015 to 2020. The movement will focus on following Uncle Ho’s teaching that a good doctor must be a good mother to fight negative acts in treatment and examination. The movement also aims to improve curing and treatment quality, strengthen capability for district medical clinics to reduce overloading in big hospitals and implement the Ministry of Health’s programs. Da Nang flyover work to continue during Tet The Trung Nam Group installed the final span to complete the second flyover at the three-level stack … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 7/2


Old Quarter exhibit recalls Hanoi's rich past An exhibition is highlighting daily life of the past in Hanoi's Old Quarter. More than 100 photographs and artefacts will be on show from February 2-15, giving an insight into life in the 36 streets of the Old Quarter during the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Highlights include an exploration of the area's unique architecture and traditional two-wheeled carriages that once plied the narrow streets. Historian Duong Trung Quoc said the exhibition would help visitors better understand the significance of the Old Quarter in Hanoi's history. The precinct is undergoing major redevelopment, succumbing to expansion pressures of modern Hanoi. Chef club debuts in central city The city's tourism association has debuted its Chef Club with the participation of 250 head cooks from hotels and resorts in the city. The club will host regular competitions and cuisine festivals for chefs to show off their skills and promote local food. School … [Read more...]

Seminar highlights culture’s role in promoting tourism

A seminar on the role of culture in developing tourism was organised in central Phu Yen province on February 4-5, during which participating researchers agreed that culture is a product to develop tourism and tourism, in turn, is a motivation to preserve culture. They urged localities to intensify the conservation of traditional festivals and relic sites in order to attract more tourists. They also pointed out that biological degradation, urbanisation and industrialisation are leading to a decrease in cultural diversity. Associate Professor-Doctor Ngo Phuong Lan from the Institute of Literature suggested improving the management capacity of personnel working in the tourism sector, while researcher Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham of the Institute of Cultural Studies emphasised the need for the tourism and culture sectors to coordinate in diversifying tourist products. The two day seminar was co-organised by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, … [Read more...]

14 new movies at cinemas in February


VietNamNet Bridge - Four Vietnamese movies and the film Fifty Shades of Grey, ready for the Valentine Day season, are among the most-awaited films this month.1. Unbroken Release date: 6/2 Genre: Action, Fantasy Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson Director: Angelina Jolie Language: English with Vietnamese Subtitles Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit: An American Legend, an enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. 2. Superman X Release date: 6/2 Genre: … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 1-10 (daily updated)

Frankenstein Theatre Performances in Vietnam ADGE Europe presents TNT Theatre Britain in: FRANKENSTEIN The Monster and the Myth By Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith inspired by the Mary Shelley novel and the Hollywood movies. Performances in English HANOI OPERA HOUSE Wed 18 Mar 2015, 8 pm - HCMC OPERA HOUSE Fri 20 Mar 2015, 11 am 20 and 21 Mar 2015, 8 pm Tickets information below From ADGE: FRANKENSTEIN is one of the most potent modern myths. TNT revives its internationally acclaimed production in autumn 2014. Too many stage versions and even films ignore that this story is not a novel but a myth that has grown out of Mary Shelley's original; so our production combines Boris Karloff's immense impact with that of the original story to create a fascinating and entertaining new work. This FRANKENSTEIN is a Gothic comedy and a gripping a horror thriller that explores the darker themes within the myth. Should scientific research be held back by irrational prejudice or religious … [Read more...]

Film on late President’s activities in Thailand to be screened


A scenery in the film (Photo: The screening of "Thau Chin o Xiem" (Thau Chin in Thailand) depicting the time late President Ho Chi Minh spent in Thailand will kick off a film week celebrating the 85 th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The 100-minute film, shot by the Vietnam Cinema Association, features revolutionary activities undertaken the late President, who was at the time known under the name Nguyen Ai Quoc, in Thailand during 1928-1929. The film week, which will run from January 30 to February 15 nationwide by the Cinematography Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, contributes to further popularising the nation’s history, culture as well as national sovereign and territorial integrity, said Ngo Phuong Lan, head of the Department. On this occasion, "Nguoi Tinh Nguyen" (The Volunteers) will be also screened, exclusively for ethnic minority people in far-flung areas and islands. The opening ceremonies will … [Read more...]

“Signing quickly”- that’s how reporter Mai Thuc Long worked

Reporter Mai Thuc Long, former Deputy General Director of VOV

(VOVworld)- Respecting the truth and expressing your true sentiments is the way reporter Mai Thuc Long, whose nickname is Hoang Phuong, wrote his stories. In late July 1987, after graduating from the Nguyen Ai Quoc School of Politics, I returned to work at the radio station. I wanted to come back to the Industry Section but Pham Mai Luan, Deputy Editor in Chief and Head of the Domestic Service said: "No, no. We sent you to study at the Senior Party School in order to assign you a new task. You can choose to work in one of the three Departments: Organization, Office or the Listeners' Department". I insisted that I wanted to be a reporter. Luan then said: "OK, then why don't you come talk to Mr. Long "Fire" after the regular meeting tomorrow" I knew Mr. Mai Thuc Long by name and by face but this was the first time I had heard his nickname "Long Fire". Mr. Long "fire" worked in a tiny room at the end of the second floor which could accommodate a few people and was piled high with … [Read more...]

Pre-1975 monuments in HCM City

Quach Thi Trang Statue in front of Tran Nguyen Han Monument.

VietNamNet Bridge - Many monuments built before the country’s unification in 1975 are located at HCM City’s most important traffic hubs. Emperor Quang Trung, real name Nguyen Hue (1753 - 1792), was the second emperor of the Tay Son Dynasty. He was a talented political leader with many nation-building reforms, a brilliant military leader with great victories in stabilizing the country and fighting foreign invaders. Kien Thuc … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/1


Local rock music gaining popularity As many as 20,000 rock music lovers took part in RockStorm7 night concert which was held in HCMC on December 27. This was seen as a highlight in the local music industry, manifesting the vigorous sprit of rock music. RockStorm7 undoubtedly created an unforgettable music feast among rock enthusiasts with the participation of six bands playing different styles of rock including Stevans from Switzerland and SPF from Thailand. There are currently more than 10 leading rock bands in Vietnam such as Buc Tuong, Microwave, Ngu Cung and Unlimited. Perhaps due to the fact that this type of music is too strong and overwhelming for a majority of people, rock music is only available at bars, clubs and a few music festivals without much attention from the media. Therefore, the possible way to connect rock music and its lovers is by means of album launch and promotion on digital platforms. However, issuing albums is also seen as a challenge for bands … [Read more...]

Social News 25/12


VN to compete in 24 skills at World Skills Competition With the sponsor for training contestants by businesses from Japan and the Republic of Korea, Viet Nam is going to compete in 24 among 50 skills at the 43th World Skills Competition which is taking place from August 11-16, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The information was announced at a signing ceremony between the General Department of Vocational Training and the Denso Viet Nam Ltd. Company in Ha Noi on December 24. According to Isao Mizuno, General Director of the Denso Viet Nam Ltd. Company, the company established the Denso Viet Nam Vocational Skills Training Institute to train outstanding staff, with a focus on practicing rather than teaching theories, for the company’s key positions in the future. This year, the company helps train six candidates to compete in skills of Japan’s strengths at the world competition. Two candidates were selected for further training in Japan for a year and in Brazil for two months to … [Read more...]

Human traffickers face 14-16 years’ imprisonment


(VOV) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court sentenced Ngo Thi Lan, 44, and Tuong Dinh Thuong, 35, to 16 years and 14 years in prison, respectively, for human trafficking. Three accomplices included Tran Ngoc Quy, 44, and Pham Tuan Phuong, 52, who faced 12 years’ imprisonment, while Nguyen Van Vien, 44, was given 6 years in jail. Lan and Quy admitted that since February 2014 they had colluded with Thuong and Phuong in selling away three children. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/12


Ha Tinh to preserve 200-year-old dwelling The Ha Tinh Museum is preparing a plan to preserve a 200-year-old "typical Vietnamese house", officials say. The museum staff said they discovered the house in mountainous Huong Son Commune, Huong Khe District during a recent investigative trip. The house is in good condition with all original structures intact, from the gate to the main building. The gate, built with laterite bricks, has complicated carvings on it. The main building includes three sections of a wooden frame that are similar to the nha ruong (wooden house with many beams and pillars) found in Hue. Traditional carvings of birds and flora were also found on the wooden beams. The house's roof is covered by the yin-yang earthen tiles and its walls are made of unbaked clay. Writer Bui Ngoc Tan passes away after long cancer fight Writer Bui Ngoc Tan, 80, passed away on Thursday after many years fighting cancer. Tan was born in 1934 in the northern city of Hai Phong. He … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 17/12


First private war remnants museum opens in Hanoi The first-ever private war remnants museum just opened in downtown Ha Noi. The museum features thousands of war objects gathered across the country over the past 20 years by Nguyen Manh Hiep, a war veteran. The collection, which includes bomb shells, soldiers' utilities and photos, is being displayed in a 30-sq.m yard in front of Hiep's house, No 9, lane 144/2, An Duong Vuong Road. Young talents gather at HBSO concert Local young music talents will play at a concert hosted by the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at the City Opera House at 8 p.m. on Friday. Audiences will have a chance to admire beautiful and lively melodies of Wind quintet No. 1 in B-flat Major by Italian composer/violinist Giuseppe Maria Cambini by the performance of young talents of the HBSO Wind Quintet. Previously, the quintet took part in the Asian Orchestra Week in Tokyo, Japan in early September and had a solo concert in Natori City of … [Read more...]

Film “Blind knight” awarded the most beloved prize


PANO – The film "Blind knight" was granted with the prize for the most beloved film, voted by the audiences through Nam Viet Company’s switchboard, at a ceremony held on December 8th in Hanoi. "Blind knight" was among 40 films screened during the freshly-ended Hanoi International Film Festival that attracted a large number of audiences. … [Read more...]

Russian movie triumphs at Hanoi int’l film fest

Top prize: Russian actress Anna Levanova, representing the crew of Two Women, receives the Best Feature Film award at the third Ha Noi International Film yesterday.

VietNamNet Bridge – Russian film Two Women won the best feature film award at the third Ha Noi International Film (HANIFF) that closed in the capital city yesterday, Nov 27. Directed by Vera Glagoleva, the film is based on a play by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, it tells the story of the wife of a rich landowner who falls in love with her son's tutor. … [Read more...]

“Two Women” triumphs at Hanoi film fest

Actress Anna Levanova (Source: VNA) Russian film Two Women won the best feature film award at the third Hanoi International Film (HANIFF) that closed in the capital city on November 27. Directed by Vera Glagoleva, the film is based on a play by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, it tells the story of the wife of a rich landowner who falls in love with her son's tutor. The film has garnered high praise for its humanistic and artistic values, winning several awards at film festivals across Russia. … [Read more...]

Film festival attracts long queues

Movie-lovers wait to get tickets at the CGV Vincom City Tower, as the third Ha Noi International Film Festival gets underway. — Photo Hundreds of people queued up at the National Cinema Centre to get free tickets to the third Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) from 9am November 25. Students, office workers and the elderly stood impatiently waiting for their turn to get the tickets. Many wished to watch the Vietnamese film Huong Ga (Rise), the only Vietnamese film to be shown on November 26 at the cinema, but tickets quickly ran out. … [Read more...]