NDO - Dr To Lan from the Institute of Sino-Nom Studies has been featured prominently as one of only a few young female researchers who have immersed themselves into the treasure trove of the forefathers’ language heritage to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.
NDO/VNA – The US blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” has set a new record in box office revenues in Vietnam after snagging VND18.2 billion (US$798,200) from the opening day on March 10 and early screenings on March 9 night.
NDO – Learning the art of brocade weaving since the age of 13 from her mother, 1962-born artisan Vang Thi Mai has kept in mind that practicing and preserving the traditional craft is the responsibility of every Mong women. Taking on the responsibility, she established the Brocade Weaving Cooperative of Hop Tien village, Ha Giang province in 1999 with the hope of popularising one of Mong people’s cultural identities to domestic and foreign visitors.
The weather in March was quite unpredictable. Out of the blue, it began raining with a cold wind on a previously calm day. An old woman was looking for a pair of pants for her grandson. This weather was a cold snap and she felt her joints ache.
NDO—An arts programme entitled “The Republic of Korea (ROK)–Vietnam Night” will be held in Da Nang on March 10 and the ROK Cultural Days in Hoi An, Quang Nam province will take place from March 11-12, in celebration of 25th anniversary of Vietnam-ROK relations.
NDO/VNA—Various activities will be held in Vietnam to celebrate International Francophonie Day (March 20), said Director of the Asia-Pacific office of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Eric-Normand Thibeault on March 9.
NDO – The organising board of the Japanese cherry blossom exhibition has announced that it will feature an additional 5,000 cherry blossom branches, raising the total number to 12,000 cherry blossom branches instead of 7,000 branches as originally planned.