MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Pink Floyd tribute Mar 30, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street A concert in tribute to Pink Floyd, the English rock band that achieved international acclaim with psychedelic music. Hanoi-The Strangers’s First EP Release Party Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street Hanoi-Musical Performance “Earth Song- Skyline” Mar 23, 6.30 – 9.30 pm HCMC-Electronic Night with French Musician Superpoze Mar 27, 9 pm Q4 / Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4 French artist Superpoze, 20, is a composer/beatmaker who has been recently praised by audience at Vieilles Charrues and Montreux music festivals. Inspired by Mondkopf, Bonobo and Mr Oizo, Superpoze gives electronic music another dimension, fetching its sounds in a strong musical culture, from jazz to hip-hop. Superpoze also plays at L’Espace in Hanoi on 29 Mar. Hanoi-Live Soul with Says Om Mar 22, 8 pm Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street Hanoi-“Deliberation” Electronic … [Read more...] about What’s on March 2014 (Daily updated)
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Last week, Việt Nam News asked its readers about a proposal of a ban on sales of liquor and beer after 10pm, aiming to reduce the negative impacts of drinking. Here are some of their ideas: Andrew Burden, Canadian in Hà Nội Late night drinking cannot be solved by locking the fridge at 10pm. Sales will go underground. People will start home brewing. It's counterintuitive, but you should open up 24/7. CNN just reported about a 'night mayor' (as opposed to nightmare) in Amsterdam. The idea is he goes around with uniformed volunteers, acting as dad, friend, and unofficial tour guide. He and his volunteers help people into taxis and step between rowdy drunks ready to fight. Of course no one should get drunk, but when you have one drink, your thinking becomes fuzzy and it's easy to order another, then another. It's really up to the bar to cut you off. Maybe by midnight there should be low alcohol-content drinks or drinking-with-food orders only? When I was a young buck, I came up with … [Read more...] about Ban on late-night alcohol sales: what’s your say?
Railside eatery offers a filling, fulfilling trip Inventive chef curries favour Dandan noodles carry on Sichuan tradition Golden Week feast shines Sticky ambuyat brings families together CHEF by Dong Fangyu in Beijing On a Sunday morning in late August, I approached a ramshackle six-story residential block hidden away in southeastern Beijing, and had to steel myself to walk down the dark corridors and climb to the fifth floor. I then wandered around the dingy corridor for several minutes before spotting the faded room number painted on the door, which was suddenly opened before I knocked. The owner was immediately recognisable – Dong Yang, an epicure, whose private kitchen (a residential space open to paying visitors) is a prime attraction for hungry foodies. The unprepossessing location of Dong Yang's Private Kitchen may be off-putting for some potential diners, but once they enter the house, their worries will evaporate. The clean open kitchen, the soothing jazz music, the … [Read more...] about Private kitchen, public restaurant
Editor’s note: Tuoi Tre News is encouraging our readers to share their stories about their trips to Vietnam, or give comments on or offer insights into the current downfall of the country’s tourism. Tuoi Tre News greatly values and appreciates any contribution to keep this series about Vietnamese tourism going. We are still waiting for your stories. Editor’s note: Tuoi Tre News is encouraging our readers to share their stories about their trips to Vietnam, or give comments on or offer insights into the current downfall of the country’s tourism. >> An audio version of the story is available here An expat preferring to be known as A.H., who runs a real estate business in the central city of Hoi An, is among the very first readers to answer our call. In the following story, H., who said he has resided in Vietnam for six years, gives comments on why tourists do not come back to the country. This article exclusively reflects the author's personal views and … [Read more...] about Costly visas, dual pricing, scammers are why tourists don’t return to Vietnam: expat
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about their experiences during seaside excursions and sought their suggestions about the conflict between the pressures for increased development on or near beaches and the need to preserve the natural and unspoiled beauty of beaches. Here are some responses: William Ribbing, American, USA: Next Week: Tet is in the air. Tet or lunar new year is the biggest traditional festival in Viet Nam. It is an occasion for family reunions, relaxation and celebrating the country's diversified cultural customs. This year, the nine-day Tet holiday will begin on February 9. One expert has recently suggested that Viet Nam should celebrate Tet under the solar calendar instead of the lunar calendar. He reasoned that having a long Tet holidays under the lunar calendar hampered business transactions, especially with counterparts in countries that normally work during this time. Others opposed the idea, arguing that they wanted to maintain the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Domestic beaches in need of protection before it’s too late