Latest Nha Trang Stories

2009-01-26 11:11:58

A sticky rice roll more than 111 feet long and weighing more than a ton has been cooked in Vietnam to raise money for the poor, a radio network reports. The Voice of Vietnam reported Sunday that scores of Nha Thrang-area residents and international visitors descended on the Yasaka-SaiGon-Nha Trang Hotel Saturday to witness the long roll firsthand. A procession of 78 people carried the cake out in front of the hotel for its grand debut. The celebration included girls in traditional Vietnamese...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in a pageant in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Mendoza is a 22-year-old aspiring interior designer who also said she enjoys photography and is interested in advertising. She was voted Miss Universe by a panel of celebrity judges that included Donald Trump Jr., fashion designer and entrepreneur Roberto Cavalli; Nadine Velazquez, co-star of My Name Is Earl; Jennifer Hawkins, television presenter and Miss Universe 2004; Louis...

2008-07-14 00:00:18

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, as MISS UNIVERSE(R) 2008 live from the Crown Convention Center in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Ms. Mendoza is 22 years-old and her career ambition is to become an Interior Designer. She also enjoys photography and is interested in advertising. The judging panel for the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant...

2008-07-10 09:01:07

Vietnam to host 2010 Miss World HANOI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam, which is hosting 2008 Miss Universe in central Nha Trang city, will be the venue for the world's biggest beauty pageant in 2010, according to local newspaper New Hanoi on Thursday. On July 9 in southern Ho Chi Minh City, Julia Morley, the President of the Miss World Organization and Hoang Kieu, Vietnamese American general director of U.S. firm RASS, signed a deal on hosting 2010 Miss World in the city in Khanh Hoa...

2005-12-16 23:43:51

HANOI (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by prolonged rains in central Vietnam have killed nine road workers, taking the total death toll in the region in recent weeks to 41, officials said on Saturday. The bodies of only six of the nine dead have been recovered and rescue workers are searching for the others, officials in the central province of Khanh Hoa told Reuters. Rains which began in late November have inundated more than 30,000 hectares (74,130 acres) of newly-planted rice...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.