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Retailers change ambitious expansion plans amidst stiff competition
Despite high potentials of Vietnam`s retail sector, some large retailers have to scale down their initially ambitious plan on expanding convenience store chains in the market due to fierce competition and limited retail premises.

Dong Thap to preserve, expand traditional craft villages
 VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap plans to expand the scale of six famous craft villages to serve tourism needs and preserve traditional crafts.

Okia Cinema: A club for cinema enthusiasts in Hanoi
 Located in a small and quiet alley in Hoang Hoa Tham street in Hanoi, Okia Cinema is held dearly by cinema enthusiasts as “Hanoi’s smallest cinema” as it can accommodate only 40 viewers.

Ten must-visit destinations in Son La
Son La province boasts many captivating views of natural scenery and mountainous landscapes. Here are 10 amazing destinations you should not miss when visiting the area.

Disabled teacher gives gift of knowledge
 VietNamNet Bridge – There is a special class in Chao Pong Village, Ia Phang Commune in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, which all disadvantaged students from the local area can attend for free at any time of day.

Quang Binh retired border solider saves langurs
Nguyen Thanh Tu, 56, a retired border soldier, has spent eight years searching for and protecting Hatinh langurs living in mountainous areas in Dong Hoa Commune in the coastal central province of Quang Binh.

Vietnamese students attends 10th Asian School Games
 VietNamNet Bridge – Sixty Vietnamese students attending the 10th Asian School Games 2018 held in Malaysia, met with the Ministry of Education and Training on Wednesday.

Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong movie to open Venice Film Festival
 Summer 2018 has so far given us plenty of hot weather and a World Cup which broke the record for most own goals scored in the tournament's history.

Green Nuoc Mooc stream in Quang Binh
 Nestled under evergreen forests, its limestone ranges covered with jungle, Nuoc Mooc stream resembles a glittering green silk scarf, bringing a charming beauty to Quang Binh mountain and forest.

Ritual welcomes ripe avocado season in Dak Nong
 A ritual celebrating the ripe avocado season was held in Dak R’Moan hamlet of Dak R’Moan commune in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on July 18.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 16-22
 Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 16-22 

Vietnamese piano prodigy to perform at Vietnam Connection
 Vietnamese piano prodigy Nguyen Viet Trung will perform with the Arod Quartet at the French cultural center L'Espace on August 25 within the framework of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival.