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Vietnam short film wins Best Director award at US film fest

Be Nguyen Minh Anh has won the Best Director award for Duong Mat (Wayless) at Filmapalooza, an annual award of the 48 Hour Film Project.

Hanoi KiloRun proves to be a foodie’s delight

A Thai tourist looking to add 0.5kg to her weight easily overshoots target after eight dishes on the run.

Boy oh boy! Unseemly skirmish over a shredded mat

At the Duc But festival in Vinh Phuc Province, villagers push, pull and compete for mat pieces believed to help beget boys.
February 14, 2019 | 07:45 am GMT+7

A temple festival boat race cooks rice, catches a duck

A unique boat race in northern Vietnam has 60 rowers competing to cook rice and catch a duck.
February 11, 2019 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Wrestling for glory at Vietnam's 'Vat Cau' festival

Bare-chested men in brightly colored belts, tumbling from corner to corner as hundreds of excited spectators cheer them on.
February 11, 2019 | 09:39 am GMT+7

A Tet primer: How Vietnamese celebrate their most important festival

A brief look at the main activities that the Vietnamese engage in as they celebrate the Lunar New Year.
February 02, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

An early 20th century Tet celebration in black and white

One hundred years ago, Tet evoked the same excitement and expectations it does today; except, things were very different.
February 02, 2019 | 07:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam's New Year spectacles draw teeming crowds to downtown cities

There was barely any standing room as crowds congregated downtown in Hanoi, Saigon and other cities to welcome 2019.
December 31, 2018 | 11:54 pm GMT+7

In Hanoi, Xmas is a popular cultural celebration

Christmas is around the corner, and Hanoians are set to celebrate it both as a religious festival and a new cultural tradition. 
December 22, 2018 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

When people play with fire, seriously, uncannily

During the Fire Festival in northern Vietnam, men of the Pa Then ethnic group rush bare feet into burning embers.
December 01, 2018 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Farmers as strong as bulls race oxen in Khmer fest

A Khmer tradition, the Bay Nui Ox Racing Tournament requires contestants to be physically strong and tactically smart.
October 13, 2018 | 09:17 am GMT+7

Vietnam's nascent rave scene reeling after drug deaths

After Hanoi suspended all music festivals following a severe overdose case, many are fearing of a premature death for Vietnam's EDM scene.
September 28, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi investigates music fest deaths amidst a passing-the-buck game

As agencies say ‘not me,’ Hanoi has begun probing drug overdose deaths at a Hanoi music festival.
September 19, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development.
September 09, 2018 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Onam celebration in Saigon fetes Indian diversity

Onam@Saigon in Vietnam was a vibrant celebration of Indian diversity that raised funds for flood victims in Kerala.
September 03, 2018 | 08:19 pm GMT+7
 
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