• Girl group give pop twist to old tunes

    A group of women trained in playing traditional music surprised the audience at the recent Bai hat Viet 2005 (Vietnamese Songs) awards ceremony with their performance of the song “Freshness of the Sun” composed by Duc Tri.
  • Pilgrims attend Ponagar Festival

    Hundreds of local authorities and residents, and more than 600 Cham ethnic minority people from all parts of the country gathered in central Khanh Hoa province's Ponagar Tower Relic to attend the Goddess Ponagar Festival 2006 which opened on April 19 (the 22nd of the third month of the lunar year).
  • Hanoi dominates National Women’s Boxing Tour

    The Hanoi sporting delegation dominated the 2006 National Women’s Boxing Tournament, which concluded on April 19, snatching four gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
  • Vietnam’s ao dai go on display in US museum

    The ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese costume, will be put on display at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in the US for nearly three months starting Tuesday.
  • Hue Kites to attend International Kites Festival in China

    Among 20 kites to be introduced at the festival, there will be traditional kites, which have existed in Hue for nearly 200 years such as phoenix kites, pheasant kites and dragon kites.
  • HCMC girl breaks record at national swimming tourney

    Ho Chi Minh City's An Do Hanh broke a national record and won the gold in the girl's 50m freestyle event at the National Age-groups Swimming Championships 2006 on the weekend.
  • Vietnam bags two bronzes in Asian Wrestling Championships

    Vietnam won two bronze medals in the 18th Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on April 11.
  • Ha Tay female footballers win festival championship

    Northern Ha Tay province won a gold medal in the sixth National Sports and Physical Training Festival's female football event after defeating Ha Noi's team 5-3.
  • Vietnamese women join ASEAN Football Quartet Cup

    The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) has decided to launch the ASEAN Football Quartet Cup instead of the second Southeast Asia Football Championships.
  • Dreaming for a better future

    Wish Band will perform Hay Biet Uoc Mo (let's cherish dreams) as the theme of next week's "Colors of Music" concert at Nguyen Du Stadium in HCM City's District 1.
  • Preserving Vietnamese cuisine

    Hoang Anh, restaurant owner, author of a number of books on Vietnamese cuisine, and teacher of Saigontourist tourism training school, is known best as ‘preserver’ of traditional Vietnamese food.
  • Closer US-Vietnam ties help music flourish on both continents

    Fans of the bittersweet music of loss and longing that has unified millions of Vietnamese expats in the US are warming to songs and stars from a homeland many still mistrust, AFP reported.
  • Rare women’s gong troupes dwindling

    The matriarchal Ede people in the Central Highlands have rare all-woman gong troupes unique to the region.
  • National women’s basketball team prepares for int’l tournaments

    Eighteen basketball players from the national women’s team will gather at National Sports Training Centre I on April 5 for further training under the guidance of two coaches Thai Dong and Pham Gian Tu.
  • “They belong to us all”

    To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Thanh Nien (Youth) Publishing House launched “Relaying Flames of Tradition - Twenty Eternally” as part of a collection of articles about heroic youths during the American resistance war.
  • Vietnamese students compete in UK footbal

    The 4th SVUK Cup football tournament took place from April 3 – 4 in the UK city of Nottingham, drawing the participation of 500 Vietnamese students enrolled in UK universities.
  • Women to fight it out in National Boxing Champs

    Over 100 female boxers from 15 clubs across the country have enrolled in nine different weight categories of the tournament.
  • Vietnam grabs gold at int’l bowling tournament in Malaysia

    Top Vietnamese bowler Huynh Ngoc Diem Thuy snatched a gold medal in the women's singles at the 29th Malaysia Open International Bowling Championship, which was held in Kuala Lumpur from March 21 to April 1.
  • Vietnam's Wushu affirms its class

    After 6 days of competing at the 8th World Wushu Championships, Vietnam's Wushu has not only achieved its target of ranking the second but left good impression on the international community as well.
  • Overseas singers get warm welcome home in Vietnam

    The trend of overseas Vietnamese singers returning home to perform is on the rise, and no one is happier than local audiences, who have welcomed the influx with open arms.