Vietnam opposes Taiwan’s drills in Truong Sa archipelago
Vietnam resolutely opposes China’s Taiwan conducting a number of live-fire exercises in the waters area around Ba Binh island, which belongs to Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/5
 Opportunities for Vietnam’s fruits, vegetables export, Vietnam’s shrimp export to Japan sees sharp increase, Sacombank postpones AGM to June 30, Not all SMEs to enjoy lower tax, Large projects in HCMC uncompleted due to urban planning


 
Dance your fingers with Macramé knots
Recently in Hanoi, young people are creating more and more DIY workshops so that people can come to learn some new skills and experience a creative environment.

Rong house of the Xo Dang
 Visiting the Xo Dang ethnic minority group in the Central Highlands, tourists are most impressed by a huge Rong house built in the center of the village. It’s the sacred venue of all villagers.


 
Conquering the northwest’s Pu Ta Leng Peak
 VietNamNet Bridge – Often acclaimed as the queen of flowers in northwestern forests, the rhododendron is commonly thought to grow all over the Fansipan mountains or Mau Son region. 

Climbing hospitality heights in the Swiss Alps
Vietnamese youth find there is more to Switzerland than snow-covered Alps, luxurious watches and good chocolate. The country also offers the best hospitality education in the world.


 
Research projects to develop herbal medicine in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Many research works on the use of herbs in medicine have succeeded, showing the great potential of the industry for healthcare.

How many doucs live in Son Tra?
At least 1,335 red-shanked doucs are believed to be living on Son Tra Peninsula. But many scientists are doubtful about the figure, which was released in a recent workshop by GreenVet, an NGO. 


 
World 3-cushion billiards champs underway in HCM City
 A world three cushion billiards championship got underway today with roughly 100 cueists from around the globe congregating in Ho Chi Minh City for a chance to win some of the US$58,000 in prize money.

Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City
 Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City's air, 


 
 
Tua Chua Karst Plateau scenic drive
An amateur photographer recently took a drive through the Tua Chua Karst Plateau and shared these beautiful images of the scenic plateau sandwiched between the high mountains of north-western Vietnam.

Hanoi turns purple with giant crape-myrtle flowers
 Hanoi’s summer is welcomed by not only the songs of cicadas, the calls of koels and the reddish hues of flamboyant flowers, but also the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known in Vietnamese as bang lang.


 
 
Hennessy concert to feature two talented Japanese artists
 Two talented artists from Japan, Miura Fumiaki (violon) and Akira Eguchi (piano), will delight music lovers in Hanoi at the 21st edition of the annual Hennessy Concert, to be held at the Hanoi Opera House on June 4.

Foreign soloists to take stage
 VietNamNet Bridge – Four soloists from Japan and South Korea will perform in a special concert “The Art of Chamber Music” at HCM City Opera House on May 28.