The fine art of museum management
Ha Noi's Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum has great potential, but it's kept the same paintings on display for years and years without change. Some think it could use a dose of modernity. Le Huong reports.
Herbalist, book collector mends historic poem
Herbalist Nguyen Khac Bao in Bac Ninh Province is well-known as the man who corrected 918 mistakes in the translation of the famous Vietnamese verse-novel The Tale of Kieu. Hoang Trung Hieu traces his passion.
Artist captures butterflies' fallen wings
Vu Thi Nguyet Anh's disability hasn't stopped her from pursuing her art. She's working on perfecting her collection of preserved butterflies, spread out in frames against colourful backgrounds. Kim Anh reports.
Mausoleum ready for President Ho's birthday
Long lines of visitors were patiently waiting their turn to enter President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, despite the gentle early summer rain, just a few days before the national hero's birthday.
A collection sets nation's history in stone
Over nearly 30 years, Le Quoc Tuong, a history teacher in Quang Binh Province, has compiled a collection of ancient stone artefacts that has surprised researchers with their archeological and historical value.
Collaboration between a make-up man and a photographer is not unusual, but Muc Tau and Nguyen Thai Phien have teamed up for an art project that is yet to go mainstream in Viet Nam.
Writing ageless songs of love and peace
Trinh Cong Son, composer of several anti-war songs popular during the American War, has been immortalised by his fans at home and abroad through regular concerts of songs that continue to captivate and capture the hearts of millions.
Slow and steady veteran wins the race with turtles
The couple borrowed VND20 million (US$950) from a bank to set up two brick-kilns, but even after 20 years of that work, they were still poor. Hung decided to go in for a change: raising trionychid turtles.
Recapturing a snapshot of history
The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.
The moment's still sinking in, 40 years on
It was a moment when all the sacrifices and struggles of Vietnamese people, struggles waged against all odds, justly culminated in the Great Victory of Spring 1975.
HCM City rolls out the reddest carpet
Home to 5,000 plus FDI projects, HCM City has comfortably remained Viet Nam's growth engine, and it plans to make full use of its position to rise to international standards in many areas, Xuan Huong reports.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

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Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

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An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.