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Cải lương plays honoured at national festival

Two cải lương (reformed opera) plays praising the country and patriotism were named Best Play at the National Cải Lương (Reformed Opera) Festival that closed on Sunday in Tân An City in Long An Province.


International students returning home a practical move, a personal choice

Hoang, who got to the United States six years before I did, was about to finish his Master's degree at a prestigious university. Should he stay on or return home?
Students walk around the University of Michigan campus, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., August 19, 2020. Photo by Reuters/Emily Elconin


When I bought cryptocurrency, I bought into a big lie

Cryptocurrency is a scam. I learned that the hard way. Please cut your losses and get out while you still can.
When I bought cryptocurrency, I bought into a big lie


Autumn Meeting attracts young filmmakers

Young filmmakers learned and developed their career during Autumn Meeting, an international cinema event providing opportunities for their projects closed in HCM City last weekend.


Expats struggle to find affordable housing amid soaring rentals

With apartment rentals skyrocketing and eating up a large chunk of their income, many foreigners in Hanoi and HCMC are looking to relocate to more affordable accommodations.
Apartment buildings in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh


HCM City celebrates Việt Nam Cultural Heritage Day

HCM City is launching a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 17th anniversary of Việt Nam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 2005-2022).


Well-known historian, publisher sign copyright agreement

HCM City’s based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House has sign an exclusive copyright deal with well-known historian Nguyễn Đình Đầu, writer of many books and documents on Vietnamese history and culture.


Folk painting collection donated for display in Đà Nẵng

The museum said the collection was contributed by director of Hà Nội Ceramics Museum, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hòa, French-Vietnamese painter Vũ Trọng Thuấn and artisan Nam Chi from Hà Nội.


Exhibition honours women in fight against COVID-19

A meeting and photo exhibition honoring women at the frontline of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic opened at the Southern Women’s Museum, District 3, HCM City.


Vietnamese fans splurge on watching football World Cup

After failing to find a cheap deal to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, Phan Le Tung decided to splash money on watching three games there.
View of signage in Doha, Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed


Vietnam's affordable education increasingly attracts foreign students

South Korean Choi Woo Jae, 23, is studying in Hanoi because he feels he will have excellent career options after graduation.
International students celebrate Lunar New Year at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Janurary 2021. Photo courtesy of the university


Overseeing beauty contests is getting ugly: culture department

In a report to the HCMC People's Committee, the culture department said it faces great difficulty in licensing and overseeing beauty contests.
Overseeing beauty contests is getting ugly: culture department


Blooming wonderful artworks

When Phạm Thị Giáng Sinh fuses oil painting with model clay flowers, a new art form blossoms, giving her a deep sense of satisfaction. Somehow the oil paintings become more lively and vibrant when she attaches the colourful clay bouquets.


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