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 Improved cooperation between students, staff, parents and local authorities is needed to prevent violent or abusive acts at schools, educational experts said at a meeting held on October 10 in HCM City. 

Vietnamese beauty queens’ Miss World success through the years

 Do My Linh winning the Beauty with a Purpose title and Lan Khue finishing in 11th place are some the great achievements of Vietnamese representatives at the Miss World pageant.

Xo dang epics preserved for future generations

 The Ede people’s Khan, the M’nong group’s Ot ndrong, and the Ba Na people’s Ho Mon are the first that come to mind when discussing epics of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. People are less familiar with the Xo dang group’s epics.

HCMC & Hanoi set to host New Zealand education fairs

 More than 30 New Zealand institutions will be present at the New Zealand Government’s agent-led education fairs in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on September 22 and 23

HCM City proposes ending fees for secondary students

 The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has proposed to the Ministry of Finance to end tuition fees for secondary schools.

Mural paintings give Hue's old walls new look

 More than 100 young painters in Hue City alongside foreign ones gave 1-km old mossy walls at Lang Viet tourism complex in the city a makeover with mural paintings.

Vietnamese Miss Eco International sex scandal

 Miss Eco International orgnisers have announced they will strip Vietnamese representative Thu Dung of her 3rd runner-up title following her being investigated as part of a prostitution ring.

Vietnam Int’l Junior Fashion Week 2018 to be held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

 The Vietnam International Junior Fashion Week is set to take place from December 21-23 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi, according to the organizers.

Vietnam’s contemporary art displayed at London Design Biennale

 Vietnamese contemporary art projects have been showcased for the first time at the annual London Design Biennale that opened in London, the UK, on September 3 under the theme Emotional States.

Transparent incentive policies needed to lure more foreign investors into Vietnam

 Lawmakers should detail conditions, criteria and procedures for investors to benefit the country’s investment incentives, aiming to ensure the implementation of the policy more transparently and effectively.

Paintings by Vietnamese, Chinese artists showcased in HCM City

 Nearly 60 paintings featuring the urban life by more than 50 artists from Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai city of China are being displayed at an exhibition in the Vietnamese southern hub. 

Last private bear bile farm in Tien Giang closed

 Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on August 27 said it has ended the operation of the last private bear bile farm in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Over 7.6 tonnes of fish fry released in An Giang

 Over 7.6 tonnes of fish fry of various kinds and 180,500 breeding fish of indigenous species were released into Vam Nao river, part of Hau river, in Cho Moi district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on August 24. 

Vietnam's oil lamp through historical periods

As many as 650 ancient oil lamps, collected by priest Nguyen Huu Triet and 10 other collectors, have been showcased at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

Community-based heritage conservation: A sound approach to cultural preservation

 Community-based heritage conservation has not only benefited people living in the area but also proven itself as the most effective and sustainable way to safeguard heritages and promote local tourism.

Germany’s Reißner Big-Band to perform in HCMC

 The Reinhardt Reissner Big Band from Bavaria, Germany will play Bavarian folk music in a concert at the Deutsches Haus in HCM City’s district 1 on August 21.

HCM City's schools face new term overcrowding

 Many public schools in HCM City and Hanoi have had to stop providing lunch and allowing pupils to sleep while doubling the number of pupils per class.

Vegetarian food festival 2018 at Dam Sen Park

 Phuthotourist, an affiliate of Saigontourist Holding Company, in collaboration with White Lotus Culture and Arts Co Ltd. will organize a vegetarian food festival themed “Lotus Flower Season” at Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City from August 19 to 26.

Famous Korean percussionist Gina Hyungi Lee to perform in HCMC

 A concert featuring Korean percussionist Gina Hyungi Lee will take place at Soul Live Project Complex in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 3 on August 17.

HQ 671 vessel recognised as national treasure

 Vietnam’s High Command of Navy has held a ceremony to celebrate the recognition of HQ 671 military transport vessel as a national treasure in the northern port city of Hai Phong.