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Indigo clothes – a part of Nùng culture

Traditional costumes have been the pride of the Nùng ethnic community in Yên Sơn District in the northern province of Tuyên Quang for generations. The cloths are dried after being dyed indigo. — VNA/VNS Photo Nam Sương Compared with those of other ethnic groups, which are normally full of colours and patterns, the traditional costumes of Nùng people are simpler ... Read More »

HCM City kickstarts domestic travel with closed tours to safe destinations

Visitors pose for a photo at the Bà Đen mountaintop on October 18. VNS Photo Thu Hằng The HCM City tourism sector has co-operated with travel firms and destinations in the city to promote online booking and payment solutions. It has collaborated with Traveloka Vietnam and Shopee Việt Nam to support the city’s digitalisation process and promote travel products and communications campaigns. Thu Hằng reports. Vaccinated locals from HCM City are now ... Read More »

Film festival encourages students in science study

  A still from the animated documentary The Origin of Quarantine. — Photo HÀ NỘI — An online science film festival will be held for teachers, students and parents from today. Launched by Goethe Institute in Hà Nội, this is the 11th Science Film Festival in Việt Nam with the theme ‘Better Understanding for Better Health’. “The Science Film Festival ... Read More »

Comics illustrated by Vietnamese painter published in Japan

  The Vietnamese version (left) and the Japanese version of the comic book Friends. Photo courtesy of Kim Đồng Publishing House HÀ NỘI A children’s comic book called Friends featuring illustrations by a Vietnamese artist, has been published by Japan’s Sunny Side Publishing House. The picture book, or Ehon in Japanese, was written by Aihara Hiroyuki, a Japanese writer who has published more than 100 ... Read More »

What does the future hold for industrial spaces in Hà Nội

Industrial facilities in Hà Nội have been at risk of causing environmental pollution which affects people’s health and hinders urban development. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam   HÀ NỘI — Old, industrial buildings in Hà Nội may well have run their course with many looking like a blot on the capital’s landscape. But architectural experts believe some of these empty units could provide ... Read More »

Canadian wins prestigious Chopin piano competition

  Canadian classical pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu was awarded first prize in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. — Photo courtesy of Chopin Institute WARSAW — Canadian pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Li, student of renowned Vietnamese pianist Đặng Thái Sơn, was awarded first prize in the Chopin piano competition in Warsaw yesterday. “Being able to play Chopin in Warsaw is one of the ... Read More »

New dance performance to thank COVID-19 fighters

Artist and choreographer Tuyết Minh. Photo A dance performance entitled Ánh Sáng Tâm Hồn (Light of Soul) will be launched on Youtube at 8pm on October 20. The dance is choreographed by Tuyết Minh to thank frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic. Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (People’s Weekend) reporter Linh Vân spoke to Tuyết Minh about the new production. ... Read More »