ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 6/4

Vietnamese festivals on show at French photo exhibit A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam's traditional cultural festivals will be held from May 26 to June 13 at the Vietnam Cultural Center in France, reported newswire To quoc of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism this week. The show, to be co-held by the Ministry and others, will portray major, outstanding festivals and rites held throughout Vietnam, including the Giong, Huong Pagoda, Hung Kings Temple festivals in the north, as … [Read more...]

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Teens banned from major music show

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Under-18s will be banned from one of the biggest music events of the year. The Step Up Summer music festival will take place on April 11, but teenagers will struggle to be admitted, as the show has introduced Vietnam's first age limit on admission. Organisers have taken the contentious decision to exclude younger fans due to the rash of media-generated scandals involving scantily clad pop-singers. The show, jointly organised by the Hanoi Beer Company and teen-favourite online website … [Read more...]

“Step Up summer 2012” Gala – A playground for youths

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The Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (HABECO) will work with social network, Zing, to hold a music Gala, "Step Up Summer 2012", at the Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre, 148 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi on April 11th at 6.30pm. The event, directed by musician Ho Hoai Anh, aims to review results of three contests launched by HABACO from October, 2010 to March 2012, namely Slogan design, dream party design, Lunar New Year card design and Video of Spring Moments. Audiences … [Read more...]

Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” to be screened for free in Hanoi

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A free screening of "Lolita," a movie adaptation of the classic novel of the same title by Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov and directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, will take place in Hanoi this weekend. Sue Lyon (R) and James Mason in the movie "Lolita" directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 The event, held by the Hanoi-based Center for Assistance and Development of Movie, includes a talk after the movie by local director Phan Dang Di and translator Duong Tuong who … [Read more...]

Programme helps children with heart disease

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The programme "Connecting the Hearts" was held in New York on April 4 to raise fund and call for assistance to children with heart disease in Vietnam . At the event, Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, Head of the Vietnamese permanent delegation to the UN, said there are more than 10,000 children born with congenital heart defects each year in the homeland. At present, doctors have performed operation on only 6,000 of the waiting list of 16,000 children with heart diseases. He called on … [Read more...]

Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” to be screened for free in Hanoi

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A free screening of "Lolita," a movie adaptation of the classic novel of the same title by Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov and directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, will take place in Hanoi this weekend. Sue Lyon (R) and James Mason in the movie "Lolita" directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 The event, held by the Hanoi-based Center for Assistance and Development of Movie, includes a talk after the movie by local director Phan Dang Di and translator Duong Tuong who … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 6/4

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Children with HIV to be given all social services Under a 2012-2015 plan of the Ministry of Labor, Ward Invalids and Social Affairs, every child with HIV/AIDS will be given care, treatment, education and all proper social services. The plan was introduced by the ministry at Tuesday's seminar on strengthening the leadership of the Party and administration in mitigating the discrimination against children with HIV/AIDS. … [Read more...]

Programme helps children with heart disease

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The programme "Connecting the Hearts" was held in New York on April 4 to raise fund and call for assistance to children with heart disease in Vietnam . At the event, Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, Head of the Vietnamese permanent delegation to the UN, said there are more than 10,000 children born with congenital heart defects each year in the homeland. At present, doctors have performed operation on only 6,000 of the waiting list of 16,000 children with heart diseases. He called on … [Read more...]

“Understanding the Heart” program launched in New York

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Vietnam's "Understanding the Heart" Charity Association organized a program in New York on April 4 to raise funds for poor patients undergoing heart treatment. The event attracted the participation of many overseas Vietnamese people, officials and students, as well as numerous international friends. Vietnamese Ambassador to the US, Le Hoai Trung, said that in Vietnam, more than 10,000 babies are born with congenital heart diseases every year, and only 30 percent of them receive medical … [Read more...]

Vietnam should tap MICE tourism potentials: expert

Vietnam has many advantages to develop MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences/conventions, and exhibitions/ events) tourism, however the potential of this type of tourism has yet to be recognised. General Director of Hoa Binh International Tourism and Trade Investment (Hoabinhtourist & Convention) Nguyen Khac Huyen said in a recent interview with the Vietnam Business Forum that Vietnam needed to identify MICE as a potential industry to develop suitable strategies for it. He added it was time … [Read more...]

Establishment of MICE Tourism Business Association: In Consideration

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Can it be said that the potential of Vietnam MICE tourism is huge?So, what has hindered Vietnam to become a country of developed MICE industry? … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines January 22

Vietnamese director joins int'l theatre festival Popular theatre director Le Quy Duong is the only Vietnamese representative at the 6th Fujairah International Monodrama Festival being held in Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates from January 20-28. Organised by the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA), the festival will host more than 300 celebrities, theatre actors and performers from 43 countries and territories all over the world. The biennial event, which made its debut in Fujairah … [Read more...]

Special king offerings now in Hanoi for Tet

A Ho chicken is from Bac Ninh and sold at VND400,000-500,000 per kilogramme

Many rare and expensive kinds of animals, which were considered as specialties offered for Kings in the past, are now being displayed at Hanoi Spring Fair 2014 as Tet nears. The fair, which has started from January 18 at Giang Vo Exhibition Centre, includes many rare animals brought by people across the country. Ho Thanh Dung, from Phu Tho Province, owner of a flock of nine-spur chickens, said this type of chicken is usually raised to wander freely so that they can peck food outside. Breeders … [Read more...]

Spring Fair to delight with dishes once fit for kings

HA NOI (VNS) — Several sophisticated handmade products and food specialities will be presented to the public at a spring fair that opens today in Ha Noi. The once-valuable food items, which were given as offerings to kings in the past, include sam cam bird (Fulica atra), nine-spur cock, Anh Vu river fish, Vong Village young sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice, Ngu banana, dried longan, Nga Son mat and Van Phuc silk, among many others. Visitors to the 800-booth fair at the Giang Vo Exhibition … [Read more...]

Hanoi spring fairs to showcase local specialties

Several sophisticated handmade products and food specialties will be presented to the public at a spring fair that opens in Hanoi on January 18. The once-valuable food items, used as offerings to kings in the past, include sam cam bird (Fulica atra), Anh Vu fish, Vong village young sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice, Ngu banana, dried longan, Nga Son mat and Van Phuc silk, among many others. Visitors to the 800-booth fair at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre will also have a chance to sample and … [Read more...]

Spring Fair to showcase food specialities

HA NOI (Biz Hub) - Several sophisticated handmade products and food specialities will be presented to the public at a spring fair that opens on Saturday in Ha Noi. The once-valuable food items, which were given as offerings to kings in the past, include sam cam bird (Fulica atra), nine-spur cock, Anh Vu river fish, Vong Village young sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice, Ngu banana, dried longan, Nga Son mat and Van Phuc silk, among many others. Visitors to the 800-booth fair at the Giang Vo … [Read more...]

As an expat living in Viet Nam, please share with us your thoughts about the trade fairs. Have you visited them?

Viet Nam's most important festival of the year, Tet (Lunar New Year), will be celebrated in a fortnight. Among many activities organised for the festival nationwide are trade fairs, like the Spring 2014 Trade Fair that will be held at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Ha Noi between January 18 and 28. The trade fairs aim to display Vietnamese specialties and highlight traditional Tet traditional customs for the enjoyment of both domestic and international visitors. However, it has been noticed … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Highlights December 31

Artworks by famous Vietnamese painters will go under the hammer at an auction in Singapore next month.

Vietnamese artworks put up for int'l auction The auction, which will start at 3pm on January 18 at the Larasati Auctioneers in Grand Park Orchard, will feature paintings by Bui Xuan Phai, Do Quang Em, and Dang Xuan Hoa. The starting price for these works is US$1,200. According to the organiser, six of the 96 artworks being offered at the upcoming auction are by Vietnamese artists. Nguyen dynasty's woodblocks introduced to public Valuable woodblocks used for rudimentary printing in the … [Read more...]

Japanese cultural festival “Ake Ome 2014″ in Hanoi

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(VOvworld) - A Japanese cultural festival "Ake Ome 2014" which means Happy New Year 2014 took place at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Hanoi on Sunday. The festival featured booths offering Japanese specialties, such as traditional Kadomatsu decorations and carp lanterns. Visitors were very fond of Japanese traditional dance, Yosakoi, a Cosplay performance and a fashion show. Nguyen Quang Huy, a student of Hanoi University, says: "Here we have Japanese Igo and Shogi chess, and a card game … [Read more...]

Japanese festival “Ake Ome” welcomes New Year 2014

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(CPV) - On December 29,the Japanese festival "Ake Ome!" welcoming the New Year 2014 was held at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Hanoi. The festival is a highlight to end the 40th anniversary of Vietnam - Japan diplomatic ties. "Ake Ome" is the shortened form of "Akemashite Omedetou" in Japanese, which means Happy New year. According to the representative of the organising board, the Japanese cultural festival aims to create a good space for the youth to learn more about Japanese culture … [Read more...]