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Online publishing the way forward for Vietnamese writers

As smartphones have become indispensable for many Vietnamese people, online publishing has been growing as a trend.

Startup bridges parties to have better waste treatment

Treating waste is not an easy task in Vietnam. A start-up has chosen for itself the tough job of connecting various parties for treating waste. 

Irish band to open music festival

Irish alternative rock band Kodaline will debut in Hanoi at the Monsoon Music Festival on November 1.

Festival to celebrate Hanoi’s creativity and culture

A series of educational events organised by creative, media and technology organisations, galleries and co-working spaces will be held during the Festival of Media and Design.

Sun Symphony Orchestra season-opening gala features world famous pianist

French musician Jean-Yves Thibaudet – one of today’s finest pianists – will fly to Vietnam to perform at the season-opening gala of the Sun Symphony Orcheastra (SSO) on October 23.

Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi published

A Vietnamese-English language book featuring more than 200 sketches of Hà Nội’s streets along with emotional essays about the capital city has been published.

Argentina Gastronomic Week at Caravelle Hotel

The Embassy of Argentina in Vietnam will host Argentina’s Gastronomic Week in HCM City from September 18-22.

Students develop self-study app for Raglai language

To preserve the Raglai ethnic minority language, two students at the Pinăng Tắc Ethnic Minority Boarding High School in Ninh Thuan Province have developed a mobile phone app for self-study.

HCM City troupe to perform at int’l experimental theatre festival

Young actors of the private Thế Giới Trẻ Drama Troupe in HCM City are preparing for participation in the 4th International Experimental Theatre Festival, which will be launched by the Việt Nam Theatre Artists’ Association next month.

American writer settles down in Vietnam after travelling to 70 countries

As the son of diplomats, American novelist Alexander Yates has travelled to 70 countries around the world.

Japanese expat falls for Vietnamese literature

Many foreigners profiled in this column consider Vietnam their second home because they have fallen for the landscape or the locals’ hospitality, but Kawarai Yushi, a Japanese expat based in Thua Thien – Hue, has fallen for Vietnamese literature.

Water show features traditional culture of Binh Thuan

The history, traditional culture and lifestyle of Binh Thuan Province are highlighted in a water show staged by young artists from the Fishermen Show Theatre in Phan Thiet City.

Director makes blockbusters from real-life stories

The TV series Về Nhà Đi Con (Come Home, My Dear) has proved a success with viewers. It has won over audiences with its family-based drama and realistic storylines. Director Nguyen Danh Dung talks to Minh Thu about the show.

Requirements versus benefits in eco-industrial parks

Tran Duy Dong, director general of the Department for Local and Regional Economy under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, speaks to Industry and Trade newspaper about the development of eco-industrial parks in Vietnam.

German films come to cities across Vietnam

Children, teenagers and movies buffs will have chance to see exciting and emotional German films at festivals in Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and HCM City.

National Assembly deputies discuss economic matters

National Assembly deputies on Thursday agreed policies need to be introduced to improve the business environment to facilitate household enterprises.

German techno DJ to perform at The Observatory

Berlin-based techno DJ Oliver Deutschmann will perform at the monthly concert of Heart Beat, a Sai Gon-based underground music community, at The Observatory on June 7.