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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...]

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Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 13

The 2nd Thai Nguyen Tea Festival closed on November 11 after nearly one week, attracting hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign visitors.

Lacquer paintings explore daily life Four of the artists — Duong Sen (1949), Le Xuan Chieu (1956), Luong Khanh Toan (1955) and Nguyen Dang Khoat (1952), all aged between 57 and 64 — were born in North Viet Nam and later moved to HCM City. Ho Minh Quan (1961) is from Hue and Nguyen Dam Thuy (1967), the youngest and only woman in the group, is from Ben Tre. Her 23 large oil paintings reflect daily life and portray womanhood. Sen is a master of lacquer and has 33 works featuring the sea or … [Read more...]

Long holidays bring the opportunities to overcharge tourists

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VietNamNet Bridge - Travelers cannot make the most of the tourism season, but they can only taste the bitterness when they are overcharged at tourist sites. Travel firms say one thing and do another A lot of travel firms announced noisy sale promotion campaigns, offering big discount rates for the tours. They explained that they had to sell tours at a loss to stimulate the demand in the context of the low demand. However, travelers complained say the travel firms do not take loss with the … [Read more...]

Singer Linh brings happiness to city hospitals

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by Le Binh … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 24/4

Nam Dinh casts biggest SE Asian bronze Buddha The casting of the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia began on April 22 at the Truc Lam Thien Truong Buddhist Centre in Loc Vuong ward, Nam Dinh city. Thousands of local residents and Buddhists from all over the country attended the casting ceremony, which was held by the executive board of the Nam Dinh provincial Buddhist Church and the Nam Cuong Hanoi Joint Stock Company. According to Deputy head of the Nam Dinh provincial … [Read more...]

The unbelievable reasons behind students’ suicide cases

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VietNamNet Bridge - It is really a worrying problem that tens of suicide cases were discovered just in the first two months of the year. Even the students still very young in age also killed themselves because they got tired of life, and even nonsensical factors also led the students to the death. Student killed herself for being suspected of stealing things On February 10, 2012, Luong Thi H, born in 1997, a student of the Cam Dien Secondary School in Hai Duong province, decided to end her … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 11/12

Korean and Vietnamese speaking contest launched in HCM City The contest has provided Vietnamese people an opportunity to show their Korean speaking skills as well as giving a chance for students from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to speak Vietnamese friends' mother tongue. The final round of the competition was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 with 25 Vietnamese and Korean contestants selected from 564 entries in the previous rounds. Nguyen Phuong Y, a Vietnamese student from the HCM … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 7/11

Hoang Su Phi terraced fields recognised as national heritageThe terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi district of the northern province of Ha Giang were officially recognised as a national heritage site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) on November 1. The terraces are evidence of centuries of wet rice cultivation by ethnic minorities in Hoang Su Phi, including the Nung, Dao and La Chi, and they have great cultural and historical value in addition to being aesthetically beautiful. … [Read more...]

Markets in city prepare for Children’s Day

A young boy choosing toys at Kim Bien market which is flooded with toys from China.(Photo:SGGP)

Ho Chi Minh City is gearing to celebrate International Children's Day on June 1, filling its supermarkets and shops with all kinds of toys and fun activities for little children. Children across the country will have a plentiful choice of fun activities on International Children's Day as local entertainment centres are busy preparing for new children shows. Many toyshops at Thap Muoi, Tran Binh and Le Quang Sung streets and some markets like Binh Tay and Kim Bien are buzzing with activity. … [Read more...]

Literary works released to mark the 1,000th anniversary of capital

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More than 50 literary works have been released by the Literature Publishing House this year to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long - Ha Noi. Song song Hong (Waves of Red River) by writer Thanh Hoa tells story of the most glorious period in the reign of Nguyen Hue (King Quang Trung), a national hero of the 18th century and the Tay Son Movement, a peasant uprising that released Vietnam from the shackles of feudalism. Hanoi before the Autumn Revolution by Hoai Anh … [Read more...]

Female painter club celebrates 10 years with new exhibit

Do Thien Huong's "Memory on Tarzan House" on display in HCMC (Photo: Truong Son)

The Ngan Ha Female Painter Club under the HCMC Women's Culture House is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a first-time exhibit at two venues. Works will be showcased at both the HCMC Women's Culture House and HCMC Fine Arts Associations' exhibition house. The exhibit "Hoi ngo thang 10" (Meeting in October), highlights paintings by 20 members of all ages. The event also celebrates the 28th anniversary of the HCMC Women's Culture House and a collaboration of both young and old … [Read more...]

Designs for heritage site placed on display

HA NOI (VNS) - The Conservation Centre of Thang Long - Ha Noi Relics has put on display 24 architectural designs for the Central Sector of the Thang Long - Ha Noi Imperial Citadel's Archaeological Site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street in order to gather public feedback. They include six award-winning designs, including one by Studio Milou Singapore Pte Ltd and one by a joint venture between the National Institute of Architecture and Boydens Engineering Viet Nam, which tied for second place in a previous … [Read more...]

Designs for heritage site placed on display

HA NOI (VNS) - The Conservation Centre of Thang Long - Ha Noi Relics has put on display 24 architectural designs for the Central Sector of the Thang Long - Ha Noi Imperial Citadel's Archaeological Site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street in order to gather public feedback. They include six award-winning designs, including one by Studio Milou Singapore Pte Ltd and one by a joint venture between the National Institute of Architecture and Boydens Engineering Viet Nam, which tied for second place in a previous … [Read more...]

Award for Imperial Citadel designs honoured

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(Cinet)- Hanoi City People's Committee and Centre for Thang Long-Ha Noi Heritage Conservation organized the honouring ceremony for the conservation of the historical site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street, Ha Noi on June 24. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 25/6

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US professor to train Vietnamese TV hosts American expert Professor Michael Castengera will provide professional tips to TV hosts and emcees at a three-day workshop to be held by the Saigon International Film School from Thursday. Castengera, currently an instructor at the University of Georgia, the US, has more than 40 years' experience in education, communication, TV, and consulting with TV stations around his country. He teaches broadcast news writing and production at the Grady College of … [Read more...]

Imperial Citadel designs receive top honours

HA NOI (VNS) - Six architectural designs have named as the best options for the conservation of the historical site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street, Ha Noi. The entrants were short listed through a contest launched by the Centre for Thang Long-Ha Noi Heritage Conservation, to uphold values of the site belonging to the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long- Ha Noi. Within three months, organisers received 24 entries from 23 different architecture firms at home and abroad. The top six … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins four Green Good Design Awards in USA

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(VOV) -The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have presented renowned architect Vo Trong Nghia four Green Good DesignAwards for preeminent works. Vietnamese, Italian duo wins urban architectural awards Dai Lai Conference Hall wins Int'l Architecture Award Local architect scoops American magazine gong The four masterpieces - Kon Tum Indochine Café, Binh Thanh House, Stone House, and Dailai Conference Hall - have been selected for the … [Read more...]

6th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival opens

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The 6th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival featuring European and South East Asian films has been taking place in Hanoi on June 4-12 and in Ho Chi Minh City on June 21-29. European documentaries are La Maison de la radio of France, Gaelle of Spain, Dreams of a life from the UK, Boleslaw Matuszewski-The Unknown Pioneer of Cinema from Poland, Forget me not of Germany, Tzvetanka of Sweden and Bulgaria, The Human Scale of Denmark. … [Read more...]

Festival screens international documentaries

For the sixth time, European cultural institutes and embassies in the capital together with the Vietnam National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio will present European and Southeast Asian documentary films. During the festival, which starts on June 4 night, each film from Vietnam will be followed by one from Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Britain. Opening the festival will be Vietnamese film Khi Khong The Vuot Qua Chinh Minh (When You Cannot … [Read more...]

Films about General Vo Nguyen Giap

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(CPV) - General Vo Nguyen Giap, the eldest brother of the Vietnam People's Army, the great symbol and pride of the nation, has passed away. The General's image will be forever in the heart of Vietnamese people. There are films about the general by domestic and foreign directors. A 3D animation film Quyet Dinh Lich Su (The Historical Decision) about General Vo Ngyen Giap by director Ha Bac was completed in the end of 2010. The film described the difficult decision of General Vo Nguyen Giap in … [Read more...]