Residents of Xuan Hoa ward in Phuc Yen, a city in Vinh Phuc province, almost had a chance to share in the joy as the capital city celebrates its expansion. The legacy of a time several decades ago when Xuan Hoa was part of Hanoi can still be seen in the name of Hanoi Education University II, which is located here. Later generations might ask why a Hanoi college is situated in Vinh Phuc province. The answer is simple: the ward where the institution is located used to be a part of the capital city. Ten years after the geographical boundary expansion came into effect, Hanoi has recorded many social and economic achievements. To date, many still cast doubt over the decision but clearly there are many positives. Had Ha Tay province not been merged into Hanoi, would progress on the Thang Long Boulevard and National Highway have been expedited so that they became main arteries connecting the city centre to its western areas as they are today? The communities of ethnic minority people in Ba Vi … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for Hanoi in the next ten years?
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Viet Nam News A woman in the province of Đồng Tháp has memories of being very poor. Now that she is not as poor as she was when she was younger, Võ Thị Thiền likes to help people who are still poor. To make money to help them, she raises ducks. She also plants trees so that when poor people's houses break, she can offer them wood to help them fix the houses. by Tâm Bình - Thu Hương Võ Thị Thiền from Phong Mỹ Commune in the southern province of Đồng Tháp is always seen busy raising her ducks to save every penny - for charity. Thiên is not well-off, but she is rich in her generosity. Since 2000, she has supported and built about 30 new houses for poor residents of the commune and the vicinity. Though it is not hard to find Thiền's house, which is located in the middle of nowhere by following the pathway along the canal, it is not easy to find her at home. "She is absent from home all the time. If she is not busy fixing some houses, she can be found leading her ducks to the … [Read more...] about Woman remembers what it was like to be poor
Exhibition “Inner Space” by Nguyen Duy Manh Exhibition: 17 – 23 Jul 2016 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi You are invited to exhibition “Inner Space” by Nguyen Duy Manh. According to the artist: “Art is like tears. No matter it is tears of joy or sadness, it is all born from deep down inside the artist. My artwork is a part of me. For me, it is not a means of expressing ideas but a living creature having its own spiritual life.” 1001 Nights – Le Thu Guitar Concert 1001 Nights-feature Fri 15 Jul 2016, 8 pm Heritage Space 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi Heritage Space proudly presents a guitar night “1001 Nights – Le Thu Guitar Concert” with performances by guitarist Le Thu. “1001 Nights – Le Thu Guitar Concert” is a special event marking the reunion of the guitar duo Le Thu and Le Duc Son, the two most beloved artists in … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JULY 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Expats living in Vietnam share stories and memories from past Vietnamese Lunar New Years with Tuoi Tre News. Vietnamese people call the Lunar New Year ‘Tet, which falls on February 8 this year. Festive preparations and the celebratory atmosphere customarily linger for one week before and after that date. One expat called it a time for family reunion while others said Tet is the only time to see Ho Chi Minh City so quiet, calm, and peaceful. Meanwhile, several expats said they typically choose Tet as a time to leave the country as such a long vacation is hard to come by during the working year. Others say they opt to leave the country as most shops and restaurants are closed during the holiday. How about you? Tet is a holiday for families I was fortunate enough to have experienced the Lunar New Year for the past seven years, but it wasn't until I had my own family here in Vietnam that I fully enjoyed Tet. I think Tet is a great holiday for families to get together and have … [Read more...] about What does Vietnamese Tet mean to expats?
Everyone knows a lucky so-and-so who hates the gym, eats junk food and drinks wine every night, yet somehow maintains an enviably tiny and firm figure. But some experts are warning that, in fact, there really is no such thing as a free lunch — because regardless of what your body looks like, your face will tell the truth about your bad habits. ‘You can tell a lot about someone’s lifestyle from their face, including what their diet is like and how much they smoke or drink,’ says Dr Tabi Leslie, dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. Alcohol seems to be one of the worst offenders for the face. Dr Michael Prager, a Harley Street cosmetic surgeon, says he is treating increasing numbers of women whose faces have become podgy, pallid and wrinkly because of their nightly wine habit. ‘They often say to me: “My mother looked so well at my age, I don’t understand why I look so much older.” I tell them it’s … [Read more...] about The health warnings written on your face: From overdoing it at the gym to eating spicy food, how your looks reveal your lifestyle