Picture imperfect: Photo contest shows bleak climate future for Vietnam

The first prize winner is a photo by Than Tinh showing workers removing trash from the Ca Bon Canal in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

Pictures don't lie. A canal buried under tons of trash, vehicles swimming through a flooded street in Hanoi, and patches of cry, cracked soil in southern Vietnam -- these photos paint a bleak reality of the country's environment. … [Read more...]

Exhibition on ASEAN community launched in Thai Nguyen

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) on May 14 in Thai Nguyen city held an exhibition on reportage of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) community as part of its activities responding to 2015 ASEAN Community Year . The two-day exhibition is displaying about 200 photos and 50 documentary films featuring the beauty of the landscapes and people of ASEAN countries, as well as the environmental protection and climate change prevention efforts taking place in the … [Read more...]

Artists depict soldiers in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago in portraits

A soldier receives a portrait from an artist on Truong Sa Dong Island in the Truong Sa archipelago. Photo:

Several veteran artists have captured the soldiers in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in lifelike portraits with all their heart during a recent trip there. A delegation of 132 members from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee paid an 11-day visit to islands and maritime platforms in the Truong Sa archipelago earlier this month. … [Read more...]

Watercolours reflect artists’ passion


The painting Grocery in Malacca by Chow Chin Chuan from Malaysia is among 47 artworks displayed at the exhibition (Photo: VNA/VNS) … [Read more...]

Craft village trade fair opens in Hanoi


Craft village trade fair opens in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Over 200 businesses and establishments involving traditional handicraft and fine art items are showcasing their products at the ongoing Craft Village Trade Fair (CraftViet) in Hanoi. Apart from exhibited items such as ceramics, rattan, brocades and silks, dried flowers, marbles sculptures, gold and silver jewellery, the fair has a performance area for craftsmen nationwide to show their skills. Visitors have also a chance to taste … [Read more...]