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Hanoi seeks to improve security at spring festivals
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:56 (GMT+7)
In recent years, major spring festivals in the north, especially in Hanoi City, have sparked a strong public uproar as they are often plagued with chaos and violence. During the forthcoming Lunar New Year 2018 holiday, commonly known as Tet, authorities of Hanoi City have decided to tighten security at traditional cultural festivals to minimize the confusions.
Telegraph: Vietnam’s north-south express train worth a try
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:54 (GMT+7)
The U.K-based Telegraph has recently unveiled a list of the top 10 best train journeys in the Asian region worth a try for international visitors in 2018, and it comes as a great surprise as Vietnam’s North-South railway line is on the list.
Vietnam-Japan Festival 2018 slated for next week
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:54 (GMT+7)
The Vietnam-Japan Festival 2018 is scheduled to take place at the September 23 Park in HCMC’s District 1 from January 26 to 28 to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan (1973-2018).
Exploring Rock Garden Café in town
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:53 (GMT+7)
Lying next to Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCMC’s District 11, Rock Garden Café is a popular address for guests to admire Vietnam’s rock artworks displayed in an airy garden space while having a cup of coffee.
Places of interest for weekend in town
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:33 (GMT+7)
Following are a couple of weekend destinations which might be of interest to visitors during the weekend break.
A night of classic ballets at HBSO this Friday
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:23 (GMT+7)
Leading artists from the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will take the stage at the Opera House in HCMC’s District 1 for a “Suite Ballet Carmen” show at 8 p.m. this Friday, featuring the world-acclaimed ballet “Carmen Suite” and two other neoclassic ballets by Vietnamese and French choreographers.
Dai-ichi Life supports underprivileged children
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:22 (GMT+7)
For A Better Life Foundation of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam on January 17 donated VND1 billion (about US$44,270) to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to finance programs aimed at supporting underprivileged children.
Chung Ang, Doosan Vina launch CSR activities in Quang Ngai
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:13 (GMT+7)
Volunteers from Doosan Vina and Chung Ang University (CAU) of South Korea carried out the fifth education focused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in the central province of Quang Ngai over seven days from January 10 to 16.
Tet ornamental trees hit HCMC streets
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,18:12 (GMT+7)
Although the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which falls in mid-February, is still four weeks away, many ornamental trees for Tet decoration have already been put on sale along some streets in HCMC to answer the demand of city inhabitants during the forthcoming biggest national holiday in Vietnam.
Dalat to host cherry blossom festival 2018
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,18:12 (GMT+7)
A cherry blossom festival will be held at Tuyen Lam Lake in the hilly resort city of Dalat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from January 26 to 28, the Vietnam News Agency reports, citing a source from the festival organizer.
Campaign launched in HCMC to promote helmet wearing
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:40 (GMT+7)
The HCMC Traffic Safety Management Board and the municipal Department of Education and Training on January 16 teamed up with medical experts to launch a helmet wearing campaign for students and teachers at Tan Thanh Dong Primary School in the city.
Temple of Literature offers automatic voice-over service
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:39 (GMT+7)
The Center for Scientific and Cultural Activities of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) late last week put into operation an automatic multi-language voice-over system to cater to visitors from many countries around the globe, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
Visiting 100-year-old Dong Ba Market in Hue
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,17:06 (GMT+7)
A trip to the former imperial capital of Hue would be incomplete without dropping by Dong Ba Market, one of the most famous and oldest markets in Hue, where tourists can earn an insight into typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market and buy various specialties from the central region.
Int’l culinary festival lures huge crowd
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,23:03 (GMT+7)
Huge numbers of domestic and international gourmets late last week converged at Le Van Tam Park at the corner of Vo Thi Sau and Hai Ba Trung streets in District 1, HCMC to gain hands-on experience into the cuisines of different cultures around the globe during the annual international food festival named “Taste of the World”.
Hue to open puppet and traditional art theater this year
Tuesday,  Jan 16,2018,17:26 (GMT+7)
The authority of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is planning to build a puppet and traditional art theater costing VND6.9 billion this year with an aim to boost the province’s tourism development.
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