A number of proposals have been put forward for renovating Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge, one of which has sparked much debate.



    Special temples stand strong against all-comers at four points around Vietnam’s capital, dating back to when it was known as Thang Long.



    There has been some concern expressed over possible misunderstandings about UNESCO’s recognition of the belief of the Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms.



    When the sun goes down there’s no shortage of options for a night on the town in Hanoi and HCMC.



    Is the Tet holiday in Vietnam too long or a fair representation of the importance it holds?


Out & About

  • Nice & light

    Nice & light

    Cole Haan, the famous US shoe brand, is now available in shopping centres in Hanoi and HCMC.

  • Organic retreat

    Organic retreat

    Founded by two people, one passionate about cooking and hosting and the other a passionate artist based in Hanoi, Maison de Tet décor is an organic café and art space in a quiet corner of West Lake.

  • Beauty in simplicity

    Beauty in simplicity

    In Hanoi, people can find many rattan items along Quang Trung Street in Hai Ba Trung district or head up to a newly-opened rattan shop in Thuy Khue Street in Ba Dinh district...



    For every little knick-knack imaginable for the kids or for home decoration, check out Kym Viet’s Facebook page or visit www.kymviet.net and you may well wonder if you’ve stumbled upon the ‘Kingdom of Cute’.



    Opened by Yosuke Masuko, a Japanese expat in Vietnam, ‘Pizza 4P’s’ is a pizza chain serving fusion Italian-Japanese pizzas under a ‘From the farm to the table’ concept.



Bits & Pieces

  • ‘Zen’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 03,2017 03:00 AM

    An exhibition entitled ‘Zen’ by young painter Truong Tien Tra is on display at L’Espace’s exhibition hall in Hanoi. The exhibition features a series of minimal paintings that create a sense of peace and serenity. The young, talented and modest artist has dedicated the exhibition of oil on canvas to his spiritual adventure, which he expresses through the simplicity of forms and the harmony he finds in nature. A bird, or a stone, is sufficient to restore equilibrium and rest in this raging world. Free entry.

  • ‘The Pulse of Spring’

    ‘The Pulse of Spring’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 03,2017 04:00 AM

    The 29th exhibition by artist Pham Luc, who is often referred to as the Picasso of Vietnam, is on show at Emperor Cruises Halong. All 75 paintings depict springtime during periods of war and peace and the ambitions of the soldier and painter. This is also Pham Luc’s debut exhibition in Halong Bay, in celebration of his 75th birthday and his almost 70 years as an artist, and is being organised by collector Pham Ha.

  • Bad Boys Blue and Sandra Live in Concert

    Bad Boys Blue and Sandra Live in Concert

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 03,2017 06:09 AM

    The history of Bad Boys Blue began in Cologne, Germany, back in 1984, when the founders of Coconut Records - Tony Hendrik and his wife, Karin van Haaren vel Karin Hartmann - decided to create a new music project. The original line-up was John Edward McInerney, Trevor Oliver Taylor and Andrew Freddie Thomas. In spring 1985 they released the single ‘You’re A Woman’, which became a massive hit in Europe. Sandra, a German pop singer, enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and the early 1990s with a string of European hit singles, produced by her then-husband and musical partner, Michael Cretu. The world-famous artists have once again been invited back on stage in Vietnam. Ticket prices range from VND1,000,000 to VND6,000,000.

    For free delivery, call 0913 489 858 or 0983 067 996.

  • All Female Guitar Night 2017

    All Female Guitar Night 2017

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 03,2017 06:17 AM

    A guitar performance by female artists from the US, Japan, and South Korea will be held at the Youth Theatre. All guitarists will spice up the concert, showcasing their individual guitar styles, genres and skills. Christie Lenée from the US has often been compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges for her advanced tapping and picking techniques. Kanaho is an outstanding finger-style guitarist from Japan. And Erica Cho is an emerging finger-style guitarist who expresses a lively melodic expression in songs such as ‘Walking with …’ and ‘Start’. Along with Sandra Bae, both showcased their talent in music arranging by playing solo and in duets at IFSGF Concert 2016.

    Tickets range from VND500,000 to VND1,200,000, available at the Youth Theatre or atvn.wsm.asia orticketbox.vn or by calling 0964 380 014.



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