Range of activities to celebrate National Day in Hanoi
 The Hanoi municipal People’s Committee has instructed relevant sectors and agencies to organise a string of activities throughout the city in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

Quan makes contemporary dance for VNOB
Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet will premiere a contemporary dance entitled Đáy Mắt (In the Eye) – a collaboration by choreographer Bui Ngoc Quan and musician Tri Minh on August 19 at Ha Noi Opera House. 

CNN lists 40 delicious Vietnamese foods
The US Cable News Network (CNN), one of the largest news networks, named 40 delicious Vietnamese dishes in an article of the same title. 

Mekong Delta provinces prepare for upcoming academic year
The education sector in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces are preparing for the new school year, investing in and upgrading infrastructure and building new facilities, especially at boarding schools for ethnic minorities.

Vietnam sends two teams to regional robot contest
 Two Vietnamese teams will compete at the annual Asia Pacific Robot Contest (Robocon) 2018, being held at Ninh Binh Sports Centre in Ninh Binh city on August 26.

HCM City tackles land subsidence
 VietNamNet Bridge – Land subsidence caused by excessive groundwater extraction and rapid urbanisation is worsening flooding in HCM City.

Vietnamese football fans miss out on Asian Games coverage
 Many football fans in Vietnam have to turn to online channels to watch the Asian Games as the organisers expressed surprise that Vietnam failed to buy the rights for the event.

French photographer captures old temples of Vietnam
French photographer Nicolas Cornet has visited more than 30 old Buddhist temples across Vietnam over the last three years to keep their beauties in photos recently published in a photo book. 

Hung Yen longan fruits during harvest season
Longan fruit is a specialty of Hung Yen. The fruit is round, its skin light yellow and firm, while its flesh is fragrant, sweet and succulent.

Upcoming Events
Abstract exhibition by Nguyen Ngoc Phuong opens, Designer Ha tells story of áo dài, South Melbourne Districts’ hold Auskick event in HCM City, GBA Oktoberfest Viet Nam at Hotel Nikko

Sommerabend - An evening with cellists and friends
Manzi Art Space will host Sommerabend, a chamber concert featuring the best cellists of Hà Nội and their friends from Japan.