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Building a brand name for Vietnam’s ancient Lai Thieu Orchard


The once well-known Lai Thieu Orchard, home to thousands of ancient fruit trees in southern Vietnam's Binh Duong Province, is on its way to restoring its former glory. The fruit garden includes thousands of privately-owned fruit tree farms located in Lai Thieu, which now covers Binh Nham, Hung Dinh, An Thanh, and An Son Wards of Thuan An Town. … [Read more...]

American citizen fined for hitting Da Nang woman


VietNamNet Bridge - In addition to fines of VND2.5 million ($120), an American man in Da Nang has to pay $3,000 compensation to a woman whose nose he broke by accident. relate news American man fined for disorderly conduct in Da Nang A man placed a tire around Gray's neck in order to stop him. Photo from a clip. … [Read more...]

American expat fined over $1k, compensates $3k for assaulting VN woman


An American national living in the central city of Da Nang has been fined VND25 million (US$1,180) for assaulting a Vietnamese woman, causing her to be hospitalized, a senior police officer said. American, 68, attacked for allegedly causing public uproar in Da Nang … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 5/8

Obon Festival to kick off in Hanoi this week Obon Festival, one of Japan's most well-known traditional festivals, will take place at Hanoi's Times City urban area on August 9 and 10, Vietnamplus reports. The festival will highlight Bon Odori and Yosakoi performances together with other traditional Japanese dances, Japanese martial arts like Kendo, Aikido and Judo among others. Many animated activities will be staged during the festival including lantern, fashion shows, film screenings on … [Read more...]

Relics of historic Dien Bien Phu campaign (P1)

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VGP - A total number of eight remarkable relics with grandiose natural sights and various forests and caves in Dien Bien Province have become historical evidence recording the glorious battle of Vietnamese soldiers, which ended the French colonial rule in Viet Nam. 1.Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 29/4

American pharmacologist Louis J.Ignarro, who was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, attended a seminar on Nitric Oxide's role in cardiovascular treatment, held in HCM City on April 27.

Bridge wiped away, hamlet isolated The Chu Va 6 Bridge was wiped away on Sunday by floodwaters, turning Chu Va 6 hamlet into an island. The hamlet is located in Son Binh Commune, Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province. Bui Quang Vinh, deputy chairman of Tam Duong District People's Committee, said a delegation was sent to the site and officials were building a temporary bridge. The bridge, which cost more than VND100 million (US$ 4,500), was built to connect Chu Va 6 and Chu Va 8 hamlets … [Read more...]

Muong Phang – an historical tourism attraction


(Cinet)- Muong Phang commune in Dien Bien district was the headquarters of the Command Committee of the Dien Bien Phu campaign 60 years ago. Every square meter of Muong Phang contains memories between local villagers and General Vo Nguyen Giap, who led the Dien Bien Phu Campaign to the world shaking victory. Muong Phang now becomes a destination for those who want to come to see the vestiges of the battlefield. The historical relic site of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters is located in … [Read more...]

VNMH held a meeting to review the works of the 1st quarter, 2014 and develop the 2nd quarter’s missions on April 1, 2014.

In the first part of the meeting, Deputy Director Vu Manh Ha reported last 3 months of workings in the aspects of management, administration and achievements gained in the museum's operation such as the exhibition of Japanese Culture in Hanoi, Dong Son Culture in Malaysia, seminar in Guangzhou, China and the research and excavation activities. Mr. Nguyen Quoc Binh - Head of Exhibition Dept reported working results after the exhibition held in Malaysia Also in the 1st quarter, the museum's … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 25/2

An exhibition themed "Chavez Passed By Here" featuring over 50 photos of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during visits with Vietnamese leaders opened in Hanoi on February 21.

Young Vietnamese talent honoured in France The final round of a music competition for Vietnamese students in France was held at Reuilly Theatre, Paris, on February 22, leaving a lasting impression on the international audience. The twelve finalists took part in the event, held by the Vietnamese Students Association (UEVF) in France, to welcome the new spring and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties. Tran Trung Kien, a Vietnamese student from Lille city, won … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 22/2

The structure of floating houses in Vietnam will inspire Western architecture and the sector in general, a Danish architect has said.

US Embassy funds documentary film project in Vietnam The Vietnam Cinema Association and the Center for assistance and development of movie talents (TPD) plan to launch a project under the sponsorship of the US Embassy in Hanoi. The project, entitled "10 months, 10 documentary films", is set to run from February to December 2014, and aims to nurture the development of Vietnam cinema by providing guidance and other assistance for movie talents. It is considered a pioneer project in … [Read more...]

Vietnamese films screened at Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014

Doi Cat (Stand Life) by Nguyen Thanh Van - one of films is screened at Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014 (Photo: Internet)

(Cinet)- Vietnamese films are screening at Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014, in France, from February 11-18. The festival's organisation board allocated a special space introducing Vietnamese cinematography. The Vietnamese films are Bao Gio Cho Den Thang 10 (When October Comes) directed by Dang Nhat Minh, Me Thao-Thoi Vang Bong (Me Thao, Once Upon a Time) by Viet Linh, Doi Cat (Stand Life) by Nguyen Thanh Van, Song Trong So Hai (Living in Fear) by Bui Thac Chuyen, Bi Dung So (Bi, Don't Be … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/2

Paris fashion academy backs TV show Project Runway This year, "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" program has decided to cooperate with Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Academy - one of the leading fashion institutes in Paris, aiming to improve its professional quality. Accordingly, top three contestants of "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" will have the opportunity to go to Paris to practise and work with the academy's fashion gurus to create the final collections for the Project Runway finale. In … [Read more...]

Vietnamese films screened at 20th Vesoul Asian Film Festival

Poster of the film BaoGio Cho Den Thang 10 (When October Comes)

The 20th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France on February 11-18 will be screening Vietnamese films. Films to be screened include Bao Gio Cho Den Thang 10 (When October Comes) directed by Dang Nhat Minh, Me Thao-Thoi Vang Bong (Me Thao, Once Upon a Time) by Viet Linh, Doi Cat (Stand Life) by Nguyen Thanh Van, Song Trong So Hai (Living in Fear) by Bui Thac Chuyen, Bi Dung So (Bi, Don't Be Afraid) by Phan Dang Di, and Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story) by Ngo Quang … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 28

Former Deputy Minister Receives JICA Award Former Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh was granted the Japan International Agency (JICA) Contribution Award on January 23. This award honors his contributions to Vietnam-Japan relations. JICA Vietnam Chief Representative Mori Mutsuya and fellow sponsors highly appreciated Mr. Sinh's strong negotiation skills and coordination. JICA's Contribution Award is offered to local and foreign individuals and organizations to recognize … [Read more...]

Thac Ba Hydropower Plant shines

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(VEN) - When visiting Thac Ba Hydropower Plant, I was lost in an eco-tourism zone by the green of the trees, the harmony of the architecture, and above all, the presence of spacious modern buildings. From a 42-year-old construction, Thac Ba Hydropower Plant has become one of the country's leading hydropower plants after being overhauled. Despite a lot of difficulties this year, Thac Ba Hydropower JSC has exceeded its set targets. As of November this year, the company's electricity production … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 12

A music and art show will be held tonight at the Sai Gon Pearl urban area in Binh Thanh District of HCM City to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Grammy winner to perform in Saigon bar DJ Jazzy Jeff, who won two Grammy awards along with Will Smith as hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The French Prince, will perform at Lush bar on December 19. The artist, real name Jeffrey Allen Townes, began to work with Smith in 1985, and the duo had several gold and platinum albums and singles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After they broke up in 1993, Townes established a production company called A Touch of Jazz and has won critical acclaim. The … [Read more...]

Movies workshop to discuss LGBT

My Tran The workshop will also feature discussions with local filmmakers such as Nguyen Dang Di and Marcus Vu Manh Cuong on the topical subject. Vietnamese filmmakers have been paying more attention to the topic of gay and transgender groups in recent years and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) characters are being portrayed more often on TV and in the cinema. The topics of gender and sexuality are also commonly mentioned in local media. Related feature films Choi voi … [Read more...]

Live rock extravaganza dazzles 10,000 crowd in Hue

Live rock extravaganza dazzles 10,000 strong crowd in Hue Vietnamese and foreigners, both on stage and in the audience, have rocked Hue City during the live performance of RockStorm. At about 6pm on Saturday night, thousands of fans packed the performance platform, set in the centre of the local Tu Do Stadium, while lines of fans continued to pour into the stadium and fill seats. The rock concert welcomed people of different ages, nationalities, and from all walks of life. Some tens of … [Read more...]