HN & HCMC – Stand-Up Comedy Nights with Will Mars Hanoi: Thu 30 Jun 2016, 8 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De — HCMC: Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8 pm Game On 115 Ho Tung Mau, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City Come to stand-Up comedy nights with Will Mars. You want explosive? This guy’s nuclear. A British Comedian living in New York, Will’s first solo Asia tour Schtick Shift will take in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia and of course Vietnam. And expect it to be a good ‘un. This guy’s got some serious accolades stitched onto his t-shirt: Finalist in the English Comedian of the year Award 2014; Top 50 Best Ever Jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe (The Scotsman); Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever (Daily Mail); Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe (Dave TV). Supporting acts: In Hanoi: Hanoi Comedy Collective In HCMC: Singaporean comic Jinx Yeo Entrance is VND200,000 and includes a free glass of Pasteur Street IPA. For info and bookings, email: … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
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VietNamNet Bridge - Experts believe that Vietnam needs to set up a national committee on Red River exploitation to be in charge of making decisions on issues related to water source security. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment’s (MONRE) has asked for the Prime Minister’s permission to change the name of the ‘the overall planning on the Red River exploitation’ into ‘the water resource planning for the Red – Thai Binh rivers’ basin’. The ministry has also decided to set up a council appraising the outline of the planning which will give overall assessments to most effectively exploit the water resource of the Red River. According to Vu Trong Hong, former deputy minister of MONRE, there is a difference in ‘water resources’ and ‘water’. While ‘water resource’ is owned by the state, ‘water’ can be used in all activities in the society’s life. Hong commented … [Read more...] about What’s behind Ministry’s decision to rename Red River exploitation plan?
Exhibition – Installation “Through” by Artist Bao Opening: Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 14 Jun – 07 Jul 2016 L’Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the exhibition – installation “Through” by Bao. Bao’s work is influenced by an exile – the time during which he lived outside of his home country – and his yearning for an identity then. He began his visual art research in France during his study at the Beaux Arts. In his artistic practice, Bao combines cultural and religious symbols of Vietnam and diverts them: lanterns, altars, old photographs. In this exhibition, he played particularly on the transparency of certain materials – plexiglass, glass, plastic films, spring roll wrappers – to make visible the distant, vague memories. Free entry. Fundraising Music Night to Support Fishermen in Central Vietnam Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6.30 pm Viet Art Space … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Editor's note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian living in Hoi An, a small town in central Vietnam. Editor's note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian living in Hoi An, a small town in central Vietnam. I think it's pretty funny that the mostly vegetarian Vietnamese have supermarkets full of Western candy. Whole rows of imported chocolate stacked to the point that I'm afraid to select a packet out for fear of collapsing the entire shelf. Gorgeous metal boxes of white, brown, and dark chocolate compete for shoppers' attention. Still, it's all perfect for Easter, the Christian celebration of Jesus' death and subsequent resurrection before going to heaven... at least I think that's the story - you see, I'm not a Christian. So what's Easter? The Easter holiday lasts from 'Good Friday' to Easter Monday - usually landing sometime between March 21 and April 25 with Easter Sunday falling on the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring. Anyway, it seems to be all about food... and someone … [Read more...] about Written from Vietnam: Easter…What’s that?
Editor’s Note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian expat based in Hoi An City in central Vietnam. He is working as an English language and hospitality teacher in the city which houses Hoi An Old Town. The opinions are his own. Editor’s Note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian expat based in Hoi An City in central Vietnam. He is working as an English language and hospitality teacher in the city which houses Hoi An Old Town. The opinions are his own. Hoi An’s ancient town streets are bliss to walk in the evenings. The colors relax you, the chatter of kids and families chilling out in the evening air is charming and heartwarming. A great meal in the restaurants overlooking the river and the Christmas tree lantern lighting is a tourism postcard. It’s dreamy, heaven sent after the traffic madness of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, with twinkling waters tranquil and still in the warm coastal air. This is the Vietnam of the tourist magazines and the image most often posted online … [Read more...] about ‘What’s the $6 fee to enter Vietnam’s Hoi An old town for?’