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HCM City promotes arts and cultural activities at night

The HCM City Department of Culture and Sports has sent the municipal People’s Committee a proposal for street arts performances on Nguyễn Huệ pedestrian street in District 1 for 2022-2025 period, starting this month.


 

Pop singer to compete at MTV Europe Music Awards

Pop singer Phạm Đình Thái Ngân from HCM City will represent Việt Nam the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) 2022.


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Music gala raises funds for soldiers protecting Việt Nam borders, islands

A music gala to raise funds for soldiers and people living in border areas and islands will be held in HCM City on August 9.


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Conductor returns home for concert of French music

Conductor Lê Phi Phi, who is visiting from Macedonia, will lead a concert featuring masterpieces from French composers at the HCM City Opera House on August 14.


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Rain no dampener as erstwhile boybands rock Hanoi

Fans stood in the rain for five hours as The Moffatts, 911, A1 and Blue, beloved boybands of the 1990s and 2000s, performed their hit songs Saturday night in Hanoi.
911 hát 'I do'

   

Meditation and yoga eco-tour helps ease COVID woes

Spending eight years decorating a 5,000sq.m shrimp farm in Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest in Hội An, local resident Võ Bá Quốc has turned it into a meditation, vegetarian and yoga retreat forming a tranquil eco-village to calm the mind, body and spirit.

 

Meditation and yoga eco-tour helps ease COVID woes

Spending eight years decorating a 5,000sq.m shrimp farm in Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest in Hội An, local resident Võ Bá Quốc has turned it into a meditation, vegetarian and yoga retreat forming a tranquil eco-village to calm the mind, body and spirit.

   

Ethnic community gives farming a face-lift

A community of 41 ethnic groups in Quảng Sơn Commune has been building high-valued farms with exportable crops at Dano Farm – the first ‘green’ agro-forestry co-operative of a multi-ethnic community.

 

Exquisite miniature books prove small is beautiful

In times past, miniature books were produced for personal convenience because they could easily be carried in a waistcoat pocket or a woman’s purse.

   

Chicken skewers with lime leaves

with Chef Nguyễn Thị Hà from The Metropole in Hà Nội

 

Cultural strength creates national pride

Professor of Science Vũ Minh Giang attracts attention every time he chairs a major conference at home and abroad, attracting viewers with his erudition. He is chairman of the Specialty Council of the Center for Asian Studies and has just visited Seoul in the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring cooperation between Việt Nam and South Korea to new heights. Vi Thùy Linh talks with him.

   

Beware, the vlogger pandemic is upon us

The new tây ba lô may still sport the obligatory tie-dye tees and probably own spandex psychedelic pants, but after two years of pandemic lockdown, the 2022 travellers sole obsession seems to be to narcissistically stare at their own image, recording their experience rather than absorbing the sights and sounds of the here and now.

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Mother, son leave urban life behind to clean up trash-filled beach

People in a Khanh Hoa Province village have been seeing a woman who relocated from Hanoi quietly clean up the beach every morning for the last six months.
Thien Binh and her son clean the beach next to Binh Lap village, Khanh Hoa Province, in June. Photo courtesy of Binh

   

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