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Llouquet’s alchemy, transformation, discovery and rebirth on show

VietNamNet Bridge – ‘Chapter 1: Where I attempt to drown the dragon’ the fourth solo exhibition by Sandrine Llouquet opened yesterday, June 27, at the Galerie Quynh, featuring alchemy, transformation, discovery and rebirth through highly symbolic images and metaphors. A work by Sandrine Llouquet is on display at Galerie Quynh in HCMC’s District 1. The ... Read More »

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1

Vietnam Italy 40 Concert Thu 04 Jul 2013, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 01 Trang Tien, Hanoi Come to the Vietnam Italy 40 Concert with conductor HONNA Tetsuji, violin soloist Bui Cong Duy and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. The program includes works by L.V.Beethoven, for more information, see below: Program – Violin Concerto D major op.61 Interval – Symphony No.5 ... Read More »

HCM City moves to better serve tourists

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Manh Ha has allowed the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to coordinate relevant agencies to operate tourist information directory enquiries (number 1087) on a trial basis for two months. Calling 1087, tourists will be supplied with information and answers for their questions about tourism in the City. The ... Read More »

Cua Dai wins TripAdvisor accolade

Cua Dai beach in the central province of Quang Nam has been ranked one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia by readers of the popular travel website Trip Advisor. Voters placed the beach, which is famous for its historic port, at number 18 on the list. Cua Dai beach, a bout five kilometres east of the ancient and ... Read More »

Vietnam badly affected by phishing

In the latest survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab, in 2012, 37.3 million Internet users worldwide became victims of phishing. Vietnam is among the countries with the highest number of phishing victims. According to the survey cited by VietNamNet Bridge, the number of Internet users facing this type of attack increased by 87 percent, from 19.9 million to 37.3 million over ... Read More »

46th ASEAN ministerial meeting underway

The 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-46) was convened in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of Brunei, on June 30. A Vietnamese delegation to the event was led by Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Addressing the event, Brunei Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, stressed that the event aims to review progress made on the initiatives ... Read More »

India pushes relations with ASEAN

India’s External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid is scheduled to attend the 11th India-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the 3rd East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum meeting from June 30-July 2. The minister’s attendance was announced by spokesman of the Indian External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin at a press conference in New Delhi on June 29. ... Read More »

Muslim Cham people celebrate Ramuvan New Year

Central Binh Thuan province is famous for cactus trees, white sand dunes and the special cultural identities of Cham people, especially the Ramuvan New Year festival of the Islamic Cham which will take place from July 7-9 this year. As the biggest festival of the Islamic community in the province, they gather with relatives to pay respect to their ancestors ... Read More »

Heritage preservation socialised in Ly Son island district

The cultural heritage of Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai is being effectively preserved thanks to the combined efforts of local people and governing authorities. Ly Son district is 18 nautical miles off the Vietnamese coast and covers an area of 10 square kilometres. It includes three communes: An Hai, An Vinh and An Binh. ... Read More »

Book on Ho Chi Minh’s visit to Soviet Union

A famous book recounting the first official visit to the Soviet Union by late President Ho Chi Minh in 1955 has been translated into Russian and was officially presented to Russia on June 30. The donation of the book, titled ‘The first Vietnamese in the Kremlin’ marked the 90 th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s first visit to the Soviet ... Read More »