Two beauties quit Miss Vietnam following surgery rumors

Huyen My is 1.74m tall and weighs 54kg. She won the Most Photogenic Award at the 2011 Asian Supermodel Contest in China.

Huynh Thi Thuy Van (L) and Pham My Linh have decided to quit Miss Vietnam 2014. Photo credit: Miss Vietnam 2014 … [Read more...]

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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

Piano - Tuồng "Fire" by Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen Sat 29 Nov 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội "Fire" is a project conceived 8 years ago by two artists Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen. Sharing the desire of creating a new theatre language as combination between piano and Tuồng, My and musician Dang Tue Nguyen has collaborated to generate "Fire" based on Tuồng script by poet Luong Tu Duc. The beauty and philosophical depth of Tuồng (traditional opera) has once again given … [Read more...]

Vo Truong Toan award honors good teachers

SGGP's Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Tan Phong gives flowers and certificates to ward-winning teachers at the ceremony (Photo : SGGP)

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper in coordination with the Department of Education and Training; and Life Insurer Prudential Vietnam held a ceremony to give Vo Truong Toan Awards to 30 good teachers on November 17 in the City Conference Hall at 111 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street in Ho Chi Minh City's District 3. Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyen Tan Phong, Editor-in-Chief of SGGP, stressed that at all times, people all express their gratitude to teachers who have contributed greatly to the country's … [Read more...]

L’Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Nguyen Ly Huong

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L'Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Huong Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace. Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 5/11

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L'Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Huong Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace. Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors in … [Read more...]

Renowned composer compiles lullaby album

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The Hanoitimes - An album recently produced by composer Le Minh Son highlights a genre - lullabies - that has all but slipped from the consciousness of new music being produced in the country. With A Oi, Son has carved out a special place for himself among the new generation of composers. Son says it was "personal demand" that inspired this album. "I put my babies to sleep by using any lyric that I remembered by chance. And most of time, I just turned on the CD player," he said. … [Read more...]

Volleyball comp kicks off

HCM CITY (VNS) - Duo Nguyen Thi Mai and Hoang Thi Thanh Huyen of Hai Phong beat Trinh Thi Ngoc Huyen and Ho Thi Ngoc Han of HCM City's Tan Binh 2 team 21-19, 24-22 in the opening round of the women's event at the National Beach Volleyball Championships on My Khe Beach yesterday. Earlier, HCM City's Tan Binh 1 beat Da Nang 2-0. In the men's division, Army Corp 4 beat HCM City's Tan Binh 2-0, while Sana Khanh Hoa beat Tan Binh 2-0. The championships will finish on Sunday. - VNS … [Read more...]

VN shuttlers off to a strong start

DA NANG (VNS) - Vietnamese duo Nguyen Hoang Anh and Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huyen beat Chinese Taipei's Chun Yao Liao and Hsin Ping Chang 2-1 (18-21, 21-18, 21-15) in the mixed doubles qualifying round of the Kawasaki-Biere Larue Viet Nam International Series yesterday. The hosts' team needed just 32 minutes to complete the first win in the central city's Tuyen Son Sport Centre. Their teammates Truong Thanh Long and Dang Kim Ngan also took a 20-22, 21-14, 21-11 win over Malaysia's Fang Yang Lim and … [Read more...]

“Hanoi: 60 years of construction and development”

Chairman of Hanoi People Committee Nguyen The Thao

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Art & Entertainment News 18/9

Ho Ngoc Ha to represent Vietnam at MTV EMA 2014 Singer Ho Ngoc Ha will represent Vietnam in the Best Worldwide Act category at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. She has triumphed over competitors, including Son Tung MTP; Noo Phuoc Thinh; Trung Quan Idol; Dong Nhi and Bich Phuong, with a number of 246.289 votes. Accordingly, the selected singer will go on to compete at the Southeast Asia round before joining in the Best Worldwide Act nominee list. Last year, singer My Tam won the title of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/8

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My Son Sanctuary to be in 3D simulation Danang-based 3D services supplier, 3DSCAN VN, has unveiled a project to provide a 3D scanning project for the World Heritage site My Son Sanctuary, Thanh Nien reports. … [Read more...]

Social News 8/8

Smuggled elephant tusks seized in HCM City Suspect goods seized recently by Ho Chi Minh City's customs are segments of African ivory tusks, the Institute of Tropical Biology has confirmed. Listed in the World Red Book, African ivory tusks are banned from importing and exporting. Vietnam has forbidden both the trade of elephant tusks and the hunting of elephants for tusks. Sent from France to Vietnam and declared as sample products, the goods, totally weighing 14.6 kg, worth 3 billion VND … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/8

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Vietnam wins four Green Good Design Awards in USA The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have presented renowned architect Vo Trong Nghia four Green Good Design Awards for preeminent works. … [Read more...]

Air conditioning behind jump in electricity bills, says EVN

A worker repairs the electricity system in Yen Vien Commune, Ha Noi's Gia Lam District. Hot weather hitting the northern provinces between May and June led to the higher power consumption. - VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha

HA NOI (VNS) - Ha Noi Electricity Corporation (EVN Ha Noi) yesterday responded to complaints by consumers, who claimed they had paid two or three times more for electricity last month despite normal consumption. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 23/6

Advance compensation paid for affected firms in Dong Nai Insurance companies on June 22 made advance payment of compensation worth VND39.65 billion in total to 35 enterprises affected by the recent incident in the southern province of Dong Nai. Of the total, VND38.5 billion was handed over to 30 Taiwanese firms, while VND700 million was given to two Chinese companies and the rest VND400 million to three Vietnamese enterprises. The firms were affected by the incident caused by some individuals … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 5/6

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East Sea inspires local children Bui Hoang Nam, an 11-year-old student in Ha Noi, looked at the tray of colours with concentration and selected suitable clours for his painting of a tropical coconut island. … [Read more...]

Young, online writers’ ‘golden era’ has come in Vietnam?

Quite a lot of online books written by young people, who may be professional writers or not, have constantly topped local bestseller lists.

Though young writers, particularly who have been engaged in online literature, have yet to secure a firm foothold in Vietnam's orthodox literary field or gain critical acclaim from their traditional, older predecessors, they have undeniably aroused a fresh, intriguing wave and enjoyed a great number of young followers. Some hundred printed versions of online books by young writers can be easily found at bookshops, including Thien Binh's "Doi khi tinh yeu chi la chuyen mot nguoi" (Sometimes … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 10/5

Vietnamese universities will have the chance to share experience and strengthen cooperation in tertiary education with their Italian counterparts at a seminar in Hanoi on May 9 and another in HCM City on May 12.

Another baby dies from measles Measles claimed the life of another infant on Wednesday at Ha Noi's Bach Mai hospital, according to the health ministry's Preventive Medicine Department. The death brings this year's tally of nationwide measles fatalities to 136. The department recorded another 49 cases of the disease on the same day. — Vietnamese students win physics prizes Three outstanding Vietnamese students were yesterday awarded prizes for winning an Olympia Physical Competition … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 6/5

American journalist Thomas L.Friedman, author of an international bestselling book "The world is Flat" analyzing globalisation in the 21st century, will pay his second visit to Vietnam from May 6-11.

"The World is Flat" author visits Vietnam During his stay, he will hold dialogues with Vietnamese policymakers, scholars, and entrepreneurs to exchange opinions on the development of green technology, green energy and biotechnology. … [Read more...]