Art & Entertainment News 17/12

1607920-20141216121755-3

First private war remnants museum opens in Hanoi The first-ever private war remnants museum just opened in downtown Ha Noi. The museum features thousands of war objects gathered across the country over the past 20 years by Nguyen Manh Hiep, a war veteran. The collection, which includes bomb shells, soldiers' utilities and photos, is being displayed in a 30-sq.m yard in front of Hiep's house, No 9, lane 144/2, An Duong Vuong Road. Young talents gather at HBSO concert Local young music talents will play at a concert hosted by the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at the City Opera House at 8 p.m. on Friday. Audiences will have a chance to admire beautiful and lively melodies of Wind quintet No. 1 in B-flat Major by Italian composer/violinist Giuseppe Maria Cambini by the performance of young talents of the HBSO Wind Quintet. Previously, the quintet took part in the Asian Orchestra Week in Tokyo, Japan in early September and had a solo concert in Natori City of … [Read more...]

Musical about Navy to make debut

1607253-avatar

Young actors to perform in the musical Cay Bang Vuong, which will be staged on December 22 in HCM City to mark the 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army. — VNS Photo Thuy Binh A musical on the work of the Vietnam People's Navy will be staged next week in Ho Chi Minh City as part of the city's cultural activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army (December 22). The 90-minute work, titled Cay Bang Vuong (Malabar Almond Tree), is being directed by Hoa Ha in cooperation with choreographer Le Viet of the HCM City Theatre, one of the region's leading State-owned art troupes, belonging to Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The city government spent 200 million VND (9,500 USD) on the production. Based on a script by Tran Kim Khoi, the musical is about the lives and work of young navy soldiers. The musical has attracted nearly 50 young theatre actors and singers, including Linh Son, Minh Quan, Ba Cuong and Tien Nam, Hong Hanh and Quoc … [Read more...]

Images: The sacred places of Vietnamese martyrs

1575595-20141014134112-3

VietNamNet Bridge - These are the places where every inch of land is soaked with the blood and bones of the martyrs who died for the country's independence and unity. Truong Son Martyr Cemetery - located in Vinh Truong Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province - is the eternal resting place of more than 10,000 soldiers who died on the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War. This is the largest cemetery for martyrs in the country. … [Read more...]

Social News 1/10

Hanoi authorities seize 20 iPhone 6 The Market Management Unit No 1 under Ha Noi's Market Management Department yesterday seized 20 iPhone 6 smartphones from a man living in Dai Kim commune of Hoang Mai district. The man, named Hoang Ba Thuc, did not have any papers to prove legal possession of the 20 smartphones, which are worth a total of VND 500 million. Thuc admitted that he had bought the phones from HCM City via express service in order to sell them illegally. Captain of the Market Management Unit No 1 Nguyen Dang Khoa said that his unit was making further investigations in the case. … [Read more...]

Patriotic singer evokes love for country

Heart and soul: Singer Trong Tan performs patriotic songs in a unique style. - File Photo HA NOI (VNS) - For Trong Tan, who has been singing patriotism-themed songs for more than 20 years, it is a calling. Though he has released 11 solo albums featuring compositions in this period, his debut live show on Saturday at Ha Noi's Cultural Friendship Palace attracted more than 1,000 people. Speaking to Dep magazine before the event, he said: "I have improved myself through singing pieces of this music genre. … [Read more...]

“Green enterprises” targeted

1560002-doanh-nghiep-xanh

Over the past time, many FDI businesses in Hai Duong province have conducted a lot of practical activities to protect the environment. … [Read more...]

Social News 17/9

1557952-20140916120108-1

Vietnam joins global efforts to control containers The Prime Minister on September 15 approved Vietnam's participation in the Global Container Control Programme (CCP) which is sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through a non-refundable aid. Launched in 2004, the CCP has a global reach and aims to fortify the structures and processes that allow for the application of sustainable laws for States and selected ports to minimize the exploitation of maritime containers for drug trafficking and transnational organized crime activities. … [Read more...]

Social News 31/8

Six missing from cargo ship sunk off Hai Phong Six Vietnamese crew members were reported missing when a cargo ship sank off the coast of the northern city of Hai Phong in the afternoon of August 28. According to the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, the vessel Phu Cuong 0148 carrying 3,000 tonnes of coal sank five nautical miles southeast of Ha Mai Island, near Bach Long Vy Island, at 3:40 pm. The information was passed on to search and rescue units in Hai Phong, and local authorities and boats operating near the site were deployed to search for the missing persons. … [Read more...]

Good friends

religious-site-candi-prambananprambanan-temple-a-ninth-century-hindu-temple-in-central-java-photo-indonesia-travel-1544222-indo

Indonesia and Viet Nam are good friends.This friendship goes back sixty years when the two countries made a special agreement to be friends.Indonesia has now been independent for sixty-nine years. By Mayerfas, Indonesian Ambassador to Viet Nam … [Read more...]

Pictures: Saigon’s unique trees

the-tamarind-tree-in-the-thu-thiem-monastery-is-more-than-170-years-old-the-same-with-the-monastery-1538218-20140812101213-5

VietNamNet Bridge - After over 300 years of history, Ho Chi Minh City has preserved many ancient trees as the living proof of the primeval forest in the past. Mr. Nguyen Van Sang, an official of the Saigon Zoo, who has been working here for over 50 years, said this gui tree is the only and last living representative of the primary forest. Saigon today used to be a large primeval forest, which was explored by the French. This gui tree is even older than the zoo. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 12/8

1537876-20140812135225-1

'Turbulence: A Survival Story' author arrives in Vietnam Annette Herfkens, the author of the memoirs "Turbulence: A Survival Story" and the sole survivor of a plane crash in Vietnam's central coast province of Khanh Hoa 22 years ago, has started her week-long trip to the country. … [Read more...]

Singapore’s firms hunt new markets

1533709-p1190-10

Urban solutions, retail and food services, telecommunications and tourism and hospitality sectors are expected to allure more Singapore investor interest. … [Read more...]

Resorts gamble on casino attraction

1533570-p1190-4

By Bao Tram … [Read more...]

Dong Nai lures $21 billion in FDI

The southern province of Dong Nai has 1,000 FDI operating projects with total investment capital of US$21 billion, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment. The department reported that local authorities had licensed 1,430 FDI projects worth $25 billion. This year, the province revoked licences of eight projects worth $86 million, including five in its industrial park. Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) Quang Ngai certifies heritage trees The Viet Nam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) issued national heritage certificates for two banyan trees over 200 years old on Ly Son Island off the coast of Quang Ngai Province last week. … [Read more...]

Coconut King bound for Truong Sa glory

Nourishment: Do Thanh Thuong waters coconut saplings in his garden. - VNS Photo Ngoc Tai

by Ngoc Tai and Thuy Hang … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 30/6

Japanese encephalitis cases increase in Vietnam Because of increasing trend of Japanese encephalitis cases in the country, Vietnamese Ministry of Health issued June 27 some warning of the disease. The Ministry asked people to practice environment hygiene to eliminate residence of mosquitoes. Cattle rearing farms should be removed far from houses. People should use mosquito nets and not let children to play near cattle farms. When a child has a high fever, they should be taken to a medical clinic for timely treatment. … [Read more...]

Flying frog a new discovery in Viet Nam

In Viet Nam, scientists recently discovered Helens Flying Frog, (Rhacophorus helenae), a huge, green, "flying" frog discovered less than 100km from HCM City. - Photo WWF

Plants and animals that were not known have been found in south-east Asia.An interesting one is the Helen's flying frog, which can even be found close to Ho Chi Minh City.It stays away from humans, which is why it has probably not become known to the scientific world.It also jumps so far that it flies. HA NOI (VNS) — As many as 99 new species have been found in Viet Nam, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released last Thursday. … [Read more...]

WWF report names 99 new species in Vietnam

1505520-avatar

As many as 99 new species have been found in Vietnam, according to a World Wildlife Fund report. … [Read more...]

WWF report names 99 news species in Vietnam

In Vietnam, scientists recently discovered Helens Flying Frog, (Rhacophorus helenae), a huge, green, "flying" frog discovered less than 100km from HCM City. — Photo WWF

As many as 99 new species have been found in Vietnam, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released last Thursday. The report, titled Natures Mysterious Mekong, which was announced to celebrate the World Environment Day on May 6, said that a total of 367 new species had been discovered in the Greater Mekong in 2012 and 2013. … [Read more...]

WWF report names 99 news species in VN

In Viet Nam, scientists recently discovered Helens Flying Frog, (Rhacophorus helenae), a huge, green, "flying" frog discovered less than 100km from HCM City. — Photo WWF

HA NOI (VNS) — As many as 99 new species have been found in Viet Nam, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released last Thursday. … [Read more...]