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VN wants Guinness recognition for oldest living person

VN wants Guinness recognition for oldest living person Vietnam Book of Records officials on Tuesday gave a certificate and badge to Tru, who turned 121 in May, recognising her as Viet Nam’s oldest living person.— Photo phunuonline HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam plans to ask the Guinness World Records to recognise HCM City’s Nguyen

Culture Vulture (23-07-2014)

Culture Vulture (23-07-2014) Ghulam Sarwar Yousof is one of Malaysia’s most distinguished scholars and one of the world’s leading specialists in traditional Southeast Asian theatre. He is author of the book The Heritage of ASEAN Puppetry, which was published some time ago but was only made available at the recent 6th Meeting of the ASEAN

Exhibition showcases the life of navy personnel, fishermen

Exhibition showcases the life of navy personnel, fishermen To The Battlefield, a painting by Thanh Chau HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition of art works in different genres, depicting Vietnamese navy personnel and their life on the sea and islands, was inaugurated this morning in Ha Noi. Titled Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands, the

Celebrities lend fame to VN football season

Celebrities lend fame to VN football season Like father, like son, like football: Rocker Tran Lap and his son share a passion. — Photo vietnamplus.vn HA NOI (VNS) — One cannot help recognising the voice and looking at where it is coming from – popular actor and comedian Chi Trung appears to be putting on

Ha Noi student wins V-Kpop Superstar contest

Ha Noi student wins V-Kpop Superstar contest Le Thanh Tung stages the rap song Khong Can Them Moi Ai Nua (Don’t Need Anyone Else) in the V-Kpop Superstar’s finale on Saturday. – Photo vnexpress.net HA NOI (VNS) — Beating back three other strong challengers in the finale of the V-Kpop Superstar – on Saturday, Ha

Vocal contest return fetes Ha Noi

Vocal contest return fetes Ha Noi Turning point: Trong Tan (left) became famous after wining the Ha Noi Vocal Contest in 1997. The contest will be back next month after a five-year hiatus. — File Photo HA NOI (VNS)— A vocal contest will be held as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Ha

Researcher explores history of capital via wrought ironwork

Researcher explores history of capital via wrought ironwork Metallic charm: A balcony with iron railings in a French villa. Researcher Tran Hau Yen The says this rich iron heritage is often hidden by modern structures. — Photo vietnamnet.vn HA NOI (VNS)— Resulting from a combination of East meets West in the early 20th century, ornamental

‘Restorers' lay waste to ancient pagoda

‘Restorers’ lay waste to ancient pagoda Bungled job: Old wooden beams with valuable carving have been knocked down and piled up in the pagoda’s yard. — Photos vov.vn HA NOI (VNS)— So-called restoration workers have almost destroyed a 500-year-old pagoda on the southern outskirts of Ha Noi. Work on the 16th-century-pagoda has been called to

Awards for short films, docs launched

Awards for short films, docs launched HA NOI (VNS) — The Golden Lotus Bud 2014 awards will be kicked off tonight (July 18) to assess short films and documentaries made during the last year by young directors. The jury board includes Mark Jonathan Harris – three-time Oscar winner for his documentary films, journalist Ta Bich

Photographer enjoys market vibe

Photographer enjoys market vibe Market fever: Ho Dai Phuoc (right) poses for a photo in front of Dong Xuan Market in Ha Noi. He has been taking photos of markets for the last 20 years. — Photo courtesy of Ho Dai Phuoc by Le Binh HCM CITY (VNS) — Ho Dai Phuoc has been taking