Droughts and floods threaten next rice crop

Experts have warned of difficult times for the upcoming rice crop, from now to the end of the year, with serious droughts threatening the crops on the front end and severe flooding looming on the back.

Coastal city draws the crowds

Vung Tau is well known as one of southern Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations thanks to enjoy beautiful sunsets, white sand beaches and numerous water activities.
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Fireworks dazzle Da Nang

The coldness of a sudden monsoon couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of tens of thousands of people who elbowed themselves into the crowd along the Han River on March 27 night for the start of a two-day international fireworks competition in the central city of Da Nang .

Couples lock their love on Long Bien Bridge

I once saw an interesting picture on one of my friends’ facebook page. The picture was of two identical locks that were on a fence on a bridge. I though it was just a random picture until recently, when I saw a picture of the Great Wall. It wasn’t just another image, but a picture that highlighted a part of the fence where a lot of locks were hung.

Lazing along Lac Lake in Central Highlands

Lac Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam and is considered by many to also be the most beautiful. Covering more than 500ha at an elevation of 500m, it is one of the most famous landscapes in the Central Highlands.

2,000 people to make tale painting a record

A total of 2,000 people are expected to join in drawing the “Tale of carp turning into dragon” painting at the Tet Viet 2010 Fair slated for the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Feb. 5.

Floods kills 12 in Indonesia

Twelve people were killed and 25 others went missing after flood hit six villages in Muara Batang Gadis, North Sumatra province of Indonesia , at 2 a.m. on Sept. 15, according to an Indonesian health official.

Flowers bloom for Tiger Year Tet

Although there was less rain during 2009 than usual, the weather was still good for kumquat and peach blossoms , said Chu Duc Toan, owner of a peach garden in Nhat Tan Ward in Hanoi ’s Tay Ho District.

People nationwide greet 2010

Many festivals together with entertainment activities were held in Hanoi , HCM City and other localities nationwide to greet New Year 2010.

EVN plans new power sources in dry season

The Electricity of Vietnam Corporation has announced that there will be sufficient power supply for the dry season in 2010, provided that the new sources of power generation are put into operation on schedule.
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International gong festival begins

Sixty gong troupes from five Asian countries and 24 cities and provinces in Vietnam kicked off the first International Gong Festival in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai on Nov. 12 night.