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From Russia with love for Vietnamese folk songs

Lê Hương Hearing them sing the Vietnamese folk song Bèo Dạt Mây Trôi (Floating Water Ferns and Wandering Clouds) would leave any listener holding their breath as it is so sweet. That’s why their performances by Hoàn Kiếm Lake in downtown Hà Nội, in a pedestrian zone in HCM City or on a boat in Tràng An Tourism Complex in the northern province of ... Read More »

Amber Heard denies affairs with Elon Musk, James Franco

  Heard dismissed Depp’s claims of affairs as ‘quite wrong’. AFP/VNA Photo  LONDON — Amber Heard on Tuesday denied having an affair with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, as she gave evidence in ex-husband Johnny Depp’s high-profile London libel action. Depp, 57, had accused the 34-year-old actress of having liaisons with the Tesla and SpaceX founder and the Hollywood actor James Franco ... Read More »

Students speak up for gender equality

Lê Thị Lan Phương, from UN Women Vietnam, introduces the competition in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of the organiser HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Hoàng Minh Thư, a 10th grade student from the southern city of Cần Thơ, won a competition entitled ‘Generation Equality: The Future I Want’ with the message: “We don’t speak for women or men’s rights, we speak ... Read More »

Nom, nom, Vietnam – Episode 50: Millet rice crackers

Have you ever heard of rice millet crackers? For many Vietnamese people, they are a culinary specialty that retains many flavours of the past. Despite its humble appearance, the dish is a perfect choice to cool you down from the scorching heat of summer. Source link Read More »

Annual HCM City Travel Fair boost tourism

  Visitors at the 16th HCM City Travel Fair at Lê Văn Tám Park in the city’s District 1. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng HCM CITY — One hundred and twenty six travel agents, hotels, airlines, and other tourism and travel-related services from 50 cities and provinces have showcased domestic tour packages, travel products and services at 30-70 per cent discounts at the 16th HCM City Travel Fair ... Read More »

Superman actor Henry Cavill clears 7 million views building a beefy gaming PC

  Actor Henry Cavill has uploaded a five-minute video of himself putting together a high-end gaming PC over the course of several hours, which logged three million views through his own Instagram account. — Photo Henry Cavill Facebook LOS ANGELES — Who knew that five minutes of hardware maintenance would prove so popular? Henry Cavill had already played The Witcher as a video game before personifying ... Read More »

Tả Phìn monastery another magical beauty of Sa Pa

  Located in Tả Phìn village, about 12 kilometers away from Sa Pa town, Tả Phìn monastery is easily recognised thanks to its ancient French architecture. —  Photo Lâm Giang Travelling to Sa Pa Town in Lào Cai Province is always a journey of interesting experiences and Tả Phìn monastery is becoming a popular spot near the town. The monastery is located ... Read More »

HCM City in urgent need of public art space

  Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in HCM City’s District 1 hosts many entertainment and cultural activities. Photo courtesy of HCM CITY — Installation of art in public places in Việt Nam is essential to the development of smart cities and their cultural life, HCM City artists and cultural experts have said. Public art using materials such as wood and plaster ... Read More »

Lotus harvest season arrives

Farmers in Duy Tiên District in the northern province of Hà Nam are busy these days harvesting lotus seeds. The locality hosts the largest area of lotus in the north with 28ha in Chuyên Ngoại, Mộc Nam and Mộc Bắc communes. A lotus field in Chuyên Ngoại Commune, Duy Tiên Town, Hà Nam Province. VNA/VNS Photos Thanh Tuấn In the ... Read More »

Vietnamese short of Mekong 2030 Anthology to be screened at Locarno film festival

  A scene from The Unseen River directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân. — Photo courtesy of  MEKONG 2030 project HÀ NỘI — The Unseen River directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân will be internationally premiered at the Pardi di domani shorts competition of the Locarno Film Festival which will be held on August 5-15.  The Unseen River will be available online, free ... Read More »