ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 13/4

Switzerland casts plaques of Ha Long Bay in bronze In preparation for the Official New7Wonders of Nature inauguration ceremonies, Switzerland is being casting two plaques of Ha Long Bay in bronze. The plaques, 1.2m high and 1m wide, weighing around 100kg each will be sent to Vietnam before the holding of ceremonies in Hanoi on April 27 and in Ha Long City on May 1 with special art performances. They will be placed in Hanoi and at the Bai Chay tourism site in Ha Long. The NewOpenWorld … [Read more...]

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What gift to give on the Teachers’ Day?

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As the country is getting ready to celebrate the Teachers' Day, the biggest event of the year in honor of Vietnamese educators, many parents choose to express their gratitude to their children's teachers through the medium of money. Nguyen Thi Thu in Hoang Mai District in Hanoi told Phu Nu Today newswire that she has consulted many of her neighbors over what to give her children's teachers on the Teachers' Day. "They all choose to present envelops with money inside to their children's … [Read more...]

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 15/7

Two Vietnamese hotels boast world's best spas Two hotels in Vietnam have been ranked among the five that have the best hotel spas in the world by readers of the US Travel&Leisure Magazine, the world's leading travel guides, articles and information. In the list, the Nam Hai in central Quang Nam province's Hoi An town comes in fourth while the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is positioned fifth. Besides, the Nam Hai is also ranked 12th in the Best Resorts in Asia. The Metropole is named … [Read more...]

Community-based tourism lures visitors to Hue

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Holidaymakers to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue can now engage in community-based tours besides the must-have visits to royal relic sites in the ancient imperial city of Hue. Among the newly-launched tours, tourists can visit communal and ancient worshipping houses, go rowing, try their hands at making conical hats, wrap "Tet" cakes and taste local specialties, all included in a trip to Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy township. This tour has been jointly developed by the provincial … [Read more...]

Hue spends VND1.6billion on upgrading exhibition house

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The Thua Thien - Hue Provincial People's Committee has approved a VND1.6billion (US$80,000) plan to upgrade an exhibition house in Hue where sculptural works by the late artist Diem Phung Thi are displayed. The Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at 1 Phan Boi Chau Street in 1994.Photo: SGGP In 1994, the Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at 1 Phan Boi Chau Street. The place shows 175 works of Thi, who was listed in The Arts of … [Read more...]

Two White Houses in Hue

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Hue City, the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from the early 19th century to 1945, is well known for its monuments and architecture. The popular destinations in Hue include two French-styled white houses where many paintings and art works are exhibited. (Photo: SGGP) Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House In 1994, Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at No. 1, Phan Boi Chau Street. The white house is the place where all the sculptural works of artist Diem Phung Thi given … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 22/6

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India helps to restore My Son heritage site The Indian Government will provide Vietnam with three million USD to restore and preserve the world cultural heritage site of My Son in central Quang Nam province, announced the Indian Embassy on June 20. A temple in fourth-century My Son Sanctuary. The project will be carried out by Archaeological Survey of India, which previously successfully restored the temples at Angkor Wat and Ta Prhom in Cambodia and Wat Phou in Laos. To mark the occasion, … [Read more...]

Hollywood director to lecture at IDECAF in HCM City

HA NOI — A Hollywood director, David Worth, will hold classes at the French Cultural Exchange Institute (IDECAF) in HCM City over the next three days. Worth was invited to Viet Nam by House of Wisdom Viet Nam to pass on cinematic knowledge to young film-makers. He will focus on the movie magic used by a number of worldwide famous directors, namely John Ford, George Stevens, Tony Scott and Alfonso Cuaron, and share his experiences in making action movies and independent films. Majoring … [Read more...]

Hue spends VND1.6billion on upgrading exhibition house

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The Thua Thien - Hue Provincial People's Committee has approved a VND1.6billion (US$80,000) plan to upgrade an exhibition house in Hue where sculptural works by the late artist Diem Phung Thi are displayed. The Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at 1 Phan Boi Chau Street in 1994.Photo: SGGP In 1994, the Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at 1 Phan Boi Chau Street. The place shows 175 works of Thi, who was listed in The Arts of … [Read more...]

Korean view of German village to be screened

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The 2006 documentary Full Metal Village, by the Korean director Sung Hyung Cho, will bring hint of Europe to HCM City when it is shown May 19. The film documents the lives of the 1,800 residents of a small and quiet German village of Wacken in the Schleswig-Holstein state. Wacken, a sleepy German farming town, wakes up once a year to a rowdy heavy metal music festival. Wacken's population is aging, as the younger residents migrate to the cities leaving the older generation to struggle … [Read more...]

French reggae musician to perform

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At the Fête de la Francophonie, electro reggae artiste Siméo will perform for one night at 6.30 pm March 27 at the French Cultural Exchange Institute (IDECAF), District 1, HCM City. French musician and singer Simon Rochon, better known as Siméo, affectionately called the 'tangled-hair prince,' will kick-off a six nation Asian tour, Tournee Asie 09, at IDECAF (March 27) in HCM City . Entrance is free; tickets can be had from IDECAF's box office. The talented musician, proficient in both … [Read more...]

Films from la Francophonie countries to screen in HCMC

A screening of well-known films produced in Francophone countries will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from May 6-31. The series includes La Marche de L'Empereur by French director Eric Guirado, Bruno Manser - Laki Penan which is a documentary by Swiss director Christoph Kuhn, and Sinh menh (Fate) by Vietnamese Dao Duy Phuc, among others. La Francophonie is an international organization comprised of countries that have been significantly influenced by French culture. They will be shown at … [Read more...]

Two White Houses in Hue

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Hue City, the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from the early 19th century to 1945, is well known for its monuments and architecture. The popular destinations in Hue include two French-styled white houses where many paintings and art works are exhibited. (Photo: SGGP) Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House In 1994, Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House was inaugurated at No. 1, Phan Boi Chau Street. The white house is the place where all the sculptural works of artist Diem Phung Thi given … [Read more...]

Establishing the Direction Board for Document ” Bai choi arts in the Central Vietnam”

(Cinet) - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has promulgated Decision No.3569/QĐ-BVHTTDL on October 27 about establishing the Direction Board to build Document " Bai choi arts of the Central Vietnam" to turn into a list of intangible cultural heritage list of humanity. The Direction Board built Document " Bai choi arts of the Central Vietnam" to submit to the UNESCO Organization including some members as follows: 1. Dang Bich Lien- Deputy Minister of Minsitry of Culture, Sports and … [Read more...]

Orbis donates US$1 million to eye care project in central region

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(VOV) - Orbis Vietnam has collaborated with the Thua Thien-Hue provincial People's Committee on a project to provide eye care to children in the central region, funded with US$1 million by the Canadian International Agency. The programme which runs from August 27 through June 30, 2018 aims to reduce the rates of blindness and poor vision among children in the central region through enhancing access to eye care services at Hue Central Hospital and Hue Eye Hospital. In addition, the programme … [Read more...]

ADB and Korea support green transport development in Thua Thien – Hue

The project will be supervised by South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and researched and planned by Institute for Transport Studies and Dohwa Engineering Co. Ltd. The project is part of the action plan for green urban and sustainable city development project supported by the Asian Development Bank. The project will be launched in late July aiming to improve traffic in Hue Imperial Citadel and the surroundings. Also, it will support environmental improvement, economic … [Read more...]

Activities sprung up to mark war invalids and martyrs’ day

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PANO - The whole army units have carried out an array of programs to care for policy beneficiaries and needy people in localities nationwide to mark the 67th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27th). * A mission of the Policy Department, under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, visited Thanh Hoa provincial convalescent centre and presented gifts worth VND 140 million to local war invalids and sick soldiers. * The Signal Arm gave 150 gifts to … [Read more...]

French artist Patricia Kaas to perform in HCMC

Renowned French singer Patricia Kaas will give a solo performance for charity at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Theatre on May 19.

French artist to perform in HCMC "Kaas Chante Piaf" concert, organised by Poussieres de Vie - a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will provide an opportunity for audiences to listen to a series of famous singer Édith Piaf's songs covered by Kaas. … [Read more...]

Hue Festival creates a bond among participating nations

During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community, according to the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper. Focusing on the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development", this year's festival was the biggest yet, with the participation of 43 international delegations from five continents and 23 domestic art … [Read more...]