Life & Laws

What does the IELTS score really indicate?

The sudden cancellation of all international language tests including the IELTS severely disrupted the plans and preparations of many students and professionals in Vietnam recently.
Candidates take an online IELTS test. Photo by British Council


Wild sunflowers in bloom in northwestern Điện Biên Province

The wild sunflower is a shrub with an average height of about 2m - 3m. Its plant stem is dark green and erect. When the trunk turns to wood, it is grey-brown. It grows alone or in clusters, and the buds bloom at the beginning of winter.


VTV removes ‘hot girl” commentators from World Cup commentary program

National broadcast station VTV has stopped showing a segment of ‘hot girl’ commentators in the 2022 World Cup commentary programs after a series of controversies.
A screen shot of hot girl commentators in VTV’s Turn It Up With FIFA World Cup 2022 commentary program


Audiences run out of patience with scandalous celebrities

The recent boycott of singer Hien Ho, who had allegedly an affair with a married rich man showed that audiences are no longer taking it easy with scandals.
Audiences run out of patience with scandalous celebrities


Italian Cuisine Week opens in HCM City

Ingredients used in Italian cuisine are being introduced to local consumers at the ‘Italian Cuisine week’ that opened in HCM City on November 25.


City association to host first international photography fest

The HCM City Photography Association (HPA) is hosting the first-ever international photography festival from November 25-30.


Designer Hà opens VN Int’l Fashion Week in Hà Nội

Vietnamese designer Hoàng Minh Hà opened the Aquafina Việt Nam International Fashion Week (AVIFW) Fall/Winter 2022 in Hà Nội on the night of November 24 with a collection highlighting the cultural heritage of northern Việt Nam.


ASEAN must continue to prioritise digital transformation: culture minister

Vice minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Việt Nam, Hoàng Đạo Cương said IT and digital communications had proved their vital role in dealing with challenges in recent years.


Hungarian Movie Week to take place in HCM City

Five Hungarian movies and animated films will be screened during Hungarian Movie Week 2022 held in HCM City from November 25-29.


Fate of a Royal Seal comes full circle

Mathilde Tuyết Trần, who wrote for the Việt Nam News for over a decade, passed away on October 26 and was put to final rest at her husband's home cemetery in France on October 31 this year.


HCM City to host ASEAN food festival

HCM City is hosting a food festival featuring traditional cuisine from Southeast Asian countries in the downtown area from November 24-27.


Foreign-themed tourism sites offer real escape

Young travellers in Việt Nam have more and more choices to make a picnic. Tourism sites in theme of savannas in Mongolia throughout the country are on top favourite ones.


Bình Thuận to host National Tourism Year 2023

More than 200 events will be organised during the Tourism Year 2023, which takes central province of Bình Thuận as the key locality.


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