HCM City a magnet for medical tourists
The growing reputation of Vietnamese doctors has led to a boom in foreigners seeking treatment here, and locals who once went abroad are also opting for healthcare at home, Gia Loc reports.
Soldier goes ‘crazy,' becomes a millionaire
A military officer with an urge to business took early retirement and invested in a marshy piece of land to raise fish in 1995. Twenty years later, he has not stopped spawning success stories.
Herbalist's work unveils ‘ancient secrets'
Nguyen Khac Bao, 68, is well-known in Bac Ninh City, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, as the fifth generation of his family who practices Oriental medicine.
New teaching model instills confidence
Lau Thi Hoa could not hide her joy. Even her eyes smiled as she told us she was one of the students selected to sing at an important event for the district.
Buddhist weddings gaining popularity
An increasing number of young Vietnamese couples are opting for Buddhist wedding ceremonies. Hong Thuy reports.
Ethnic Ruc people overcome illiteracy
More than 50 years after the Ruc stopped living in caves, the ethnic minority in the central province of Quang Binh have mastered reading and writing, a major step on their journey to integrate into the wider community.
HCMCity residents take a stab at fencing
Adventurous Vietnamese who want to test out their stamina and agility are flocking to the challenging sport. Yen Trinh reports.
Motorbikes offer new spin on City tours
Tourists interested in this form of sightseeing can use backofthebiketours.com, whose name literally suggests riding pillion on a bike with a tour guide to discover the city from close quarters.
Closed port opens up unspoilt rural vistas
A port that gave way 400 years ago to the famous Hoi An City is set to become a community-based tourism site offering visitors the chance to experience an ancient rural lifestyle, reports Cong Thanh.
An architect with a deep green thumb
Architect Vo Trong Nghia has shifted his focus from upmarket eco-friendly designs to durable low-income houses made with natural materials. Thu Van has the story.
Saving bronze censers a burning issue in An Hoi
The art of casting bronze censers is in danger as cheaper, machine-made products provide tough competition and very few households are sticking to the traditional craft, Tran Nguyen Anh reports.


Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.