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Love story filmed in Hoi An available online for free this weekend

VietNamNet Bridge – Famous pop singer and producer Ngo Thanh Van appears to have further enhanced her image as a bankable movie star in the new film Faifo (Hoai Pho). A scene in Faifo (Hoai Pho), a short film directed by Cuong Ngo, which will be screened online for free this weekend.—File photo Van and her partner, Canadian-Vietnamese director Cuong ... Read More »

Hanoi’s ladies dance to Gangnam Style

VietNamNet Bridge – From 6 to 7 am every day, at the Ly Thai To monument, in Hanoi center, dozens of middle-aged and older women perform the Gangnam Style dance as a way of enhancing health. Some of them are nearly 80 years old. Le Anh Dung Read More »

Banners, slogans used to shield crops from cold

VietNamNet Bridge – The banners, slogans and propaganda posters for anniversaries, holidays and social-cultural-politics events, after completing the propaganda mission, were utilized for many different purposes. Discover their new functions with VietNamNet’s photographer Le Anh Dung: Before or during social-cultural and political events, anniversaries or holidays, the streets of Hanoi or all other places in Vietnam are covered by colorful ... Read More »

Unique fruits for lunar New Year

VietNamNet Bridge – Watermelons in the shapes of cars or gold bars, thousand-finger citrons, grapefruits in the shape of wine gourds… are among the unique fruits for the Lunar New Year 2013. However, these prices are towering high. Watermelons in the shape of four-seat cars, with the letter “Phuc” (blessing) on the hood of the car, are offered by a ... Read More »

Hanoi’s flower village enters the season

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly two weeks before the lunar New Year, the Nhat Tan flower village in Hanoi begins to be busy with on-the-spot transactions when many customers go to the village to buy peach and kumquat trees.   Nhat Tan peach flowers also appear on the street. Photo: VNE/VOV Read More »

Young people flock to visit the “royal garden”

VietNamNet Bridge – Flower gardens in the Nhat Tan village, Hanoi, have suddenly turned into natural parks with many ornaments and all sorts of brightly colored flowers. Young people flock to these gardens to pose for photos, though they have to pay VND20,000 ($1) a visit. One of the “royal gardens” in the peach flower village of Nhat Tan (Tay ... Read More »

Farmers who draw gold on clay

VietNamNet Bridge – Coming from rural areas, used to work as building workers, brick workers, farmers but thanks to the special vocational training of a famous businessman in the port city of Hai Phong, they have become confident artists. Read More »

Fortunetelling big business after Tet

In recent years, the time immediately following Tet has been very lucrative for fortunetellers. A fortuneteller at work After Tet, fortunetellers have been working all day and even late into the night in order to serve the increased numbers of customers, usually young women who are single or are having trouble conceiving children. Many customers are willing to wait for ... Read More »

Traditional sandals making a dying craft

The famous wooden sandals of Yen Xa Village in Hanoi’s Thanh Tri District is being threatened in the face of tough competition. Plastic and foam replace wooden sandals Yen Xa Village is famous for textile production, weaving and especially wooden sandal making, which are well-known for their design and quality. Between 1980 and 1985 most families in the village made ... Read More »

Vietnam on alert as bird flu claims lives in neighbor countries

VietNamNet Bridge – As bird flu claims lives in China, Cambodia, Vietnamese health authorities asked its sub-divisions to urgently implement counter-measures against transmission of the virus to human.   Especially, districts in border crossings were ordered to enhance medical check-up to tourists and rush holidaymakers who suffer high fever and breathing problem to hospitals for quarantine as well as disinfect ... Read More »