(VNF) – Miss World Vietnam 2007 Ngo Phuong Lan has recently launched a project aiming to help young people hone their soft skills, gain confidence to achieve successes in their career path.
Exhibition ‘Vestige of a Land’ by young artist Le Giang, which is taking place from December 15 to January 12, features the youngster’ perspective on the life of communal houses in Northern Vietnam, along the Red River Delta region.
Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first met in elementary school, played high school football together and joke they could have married the same girl. They sent their children to the same schools they attended and vacationed together as families.
Cotton candy bikes, Fried ball-cake vendors... many of Hanoi street cuisines remind tourists and local about their dreamy childhood.
Taking a gap year is still a new concept to Vietnam’s youth
Every late Autumn, when sunbeams gently light up trees, turning them yellow, and light cold front approaches in the north, the rươi (seaworm) season begins, as it has done for a thousand years.
Traditional festivals, rituals and religions of the Vietnamese are introduced in a book compiled by late Prof. Nguyen Van Huyen (1908-1975), as a French-educated scholar and Minister of Education of Vietnam (1946-1975).
(VNF) - On the U.S Consul General – Ho Chi Minh city’s Facebook fanpage, Mary Tarnowka – US Consul General posted pictures of her enjoying star apple – which she said one of Vietnam’s most delicious fruits.
Among the myriad Vietnamese dishes made with rice, be it main courses, side-dishes or snacks that are meals in themselves, the softest gluey texture belongs to the bánh giò (rice dough dumpling with minced pork and wood ear mushrooms inside).
Remnants of altars, carved letters in the old Nom script, carvings, architectural posts and beams have been collected together to honour dinh lang, the ancient Vietnamese communal houses that still dot the country. They are being displayed at an exhibition that opened late last week in Hanoi.
The Vietnam Association of River Basin and Coast Protection plans to publish 300 photobooks of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in Da Nang City to raise funds for protecting its biodiversity.
Illustrations by famous contemporary painters have given a totally different look to two classics in Vietnamese literature. The Dong A Book Company has republished Kieu’s Tale by Nguyen Du (1766–1820) and Luc Van Tien’s Tale by Nguyen Dinh Chieu (1822 – 1888) with new paintings being used to illustrate the epics.
Noted water puppeteer Phan Thanh Liem has just opened his second miniature theatre for water puppetry at his private home in Hanoi’s Long Bien District.
Information and photos of destinations in Indonesia are on display at an exhibition titled ‘Hello Indonesia’ that opened on December 13th in Hanoi.
There are many theories regarding its origin. Some say it started as a variation on pot-au-feu, a French beef stew dish. Others believe it’s the heir to a Chinese beef noodle soup or to a traditional Vietnamese dish of noodles with buffalo meat. What is certain is that pho, a simple yet deceptively complex dish of noodles served with beef or chicken in a hot bowl of broth, has become Vietnam’s pride on the world map of cuisine.
Two Vietnamese photographers, Than Nguyen from the central city of Da Nang and Do Thanh Nhan from southern province of Tay Ninh, picked up awards at the 13th Orhan Holding International Photography Contest last Saturday (December 9th).
All of the money raised will be used to support activities to put a stop to the bear bile industry