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New book reviews fashion through the ages

A book tracking the costumes worn by Vietnamese people from all levels of society throughout the last 1,000 years has been launched in Hanoi recently. Many experts have been quick to describe the book as the most comprehensive research ever undertaken on the subject. Through texts and images, the book titled Ngan Nam Ao Mu ... Read More »

Vovinam martial arts festival to kick off in Paris

VietNamNet Bridge – The World Vovinam Championships will be held in France from July 5-7 with participation from 25 delegations. The World Vovinam Championships will be held in France from July 5-7 with participation from 25 delegations.— Photo vothuat.co Viet Nam, as the founders of the martial art, are considered the most powerful opponents at the event’s third edition. The ... Read More »

Liem places 4th in World Blitz Chess rankings

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s leading chess player Le Quang Liem has jumped from 34th to 4th in the FIDE’s most recent World Blitz Chess rankings for July. Le Quang Liem. Liem’s overall victory at June’s 2013 World Blitz Chess Championships in Russia was a major contributor to his 2839 Elo. Russia’s Karjakin topped the table with an Elo of 2873, ... Read More »

Ha Long city to host 18th Vietnamese Film Fest

The 18th Vietnamese Film Festival will take place in Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh from October 11 to 15, according to Tuoitrenews. Local filmmakers and producers can send their entries to the Cinema Department at 147 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Hanoi ’s Ba Dinh District by September 15. Movies can be from many different ... Read More »

Vietnam’s Next Top Model welcomes male contestants

The 2013 Vietnam’s Next Top Model organisers have announced they will also welcome male contestants, besides female participants like previous years. The change was made after the 20th season of original America ’s Next Top Model opened to male models this February. This was be the first season of America ‘s Next Top Model to feature male contestants. Tuoitrenews quoted ... Read More »

Vietnamese dancer wins RoK’s award

Vietnamese modern dancer Nguyen Thanh Chung has won a prize of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Dance Association in the Korea International Modern Dance Competition (KIMDC), which wrapped up in Seoul late last month. In addition to Chung, the competition saw six other prizes presented to artists from the US, Spain, the RoK, China, Japan and Mexico. Previously, several Vietnamese ... Read More »

Vovinam martial arts to display in Paris

The World Vovinam Championships will be held in France from July 5-7 with participation from 25 delegations. Vietnam, as the founders of the martial art, are considered the most powerful opponents at the event’s third edition. The 29-strong team left on July 3 for the Paris tournament where 38 sets of medals will be up for grabs. During the championships, ... Read More »

Duy Nhat wins muay title in RoK

World champion Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat took the title at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games’ (AIMAG) muay event in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on July 2. Vietnam also defeated Daniiar Kashkaraev of Kazakhstan 5-0 in the final of the men’s U57kg category. In the women’s events, Bui Yen Ly and Phan Thi Ngoc Linh pocketed two silver ... Read More »

Physical theatre celebrates ASEAN-Japan relations

Mahabharata, a physical theatre performance, will be performed in Hanoi on July 16 as part of activities to celebrate the 40 th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation as well as the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Year 2013. According to a press release from the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam on July 2, the performance is sponsored by Japan’s ... Read More »

Nai wins silver in billiards event

VietNamNet Bridge – Ngo Dinh Nai clinched a silver medal for Viet Nam in the men’s billiards 1 cushion single event at the ongoing Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Incheon, South Korea, yesterday, July 1. However, Nai could find no way past Hwang Durkhee of South Korea in the final. Earlier, Ma Minh Cam won a bronze medal ... Read More »