Listening to old music with young ears
Aficionados of ca Hue, a musical art form that has both royal and common roots, are expecting UNESCO to recognise it as a world heritage, but an equally important recognition is happening in the hearts of young listeners.
Travelling far to bridge an education gap
One man's commitment and determination to educate children of disadvantaged communities has made him the "most indispensable man" in a remote village that he has made his home. Pham Ngan reports.
Viet kieu fights for a Vietnamese style
A French citizen enamoured of his Vietnamese roots never tires of popularising a fighting style unique to Viet Nam. He is motivated by the belief that it helps the youth develop self-respect and discipline.
The man who envisioned a new Viet Nam
The late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh, who died in 1998, was a talented, creative and intelligent leader who made invaluable contributions to Vietnamese revolutionary efforts and economic reform. He would have been 100 on July 1.
Children dig into nature at urban farms
At a site 15 minutes from HCM City's centre, local and expat families plant vegetables, fish in a man-made river and cook meals under bamboo lean-tos. Bo Xuan Hiep reports.
Chicken whisperer offers unusual pets
A young man from Binh Duong Province passionate about raising rare animals has found success breeding hundreds of imported chickens. Nguyen Thanh Ha reports.
The king of cheo gets a princely reward
According to statistics from the Institute of Theatre, 33 per cent of gold medals and 25 per cent of silver medals won by artists at national stage performances between 1955 and 2005 performed on Ngon's scripts.
Man sells family home to open free classes
Doan Minh Hung lives in a rented house, as he sold his land to open "love class", offering free education to over 130 underprivileged children in HCM City.
Vien to storm swimming world champs
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, a serious challenger at the recent Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, says she will be even more competitive at the world championships in Russia next month.
Nurturing wild flowers in the highlands
In a region blessed with natural beauty, one man's passion for orchids has created a special reserve of nature and culture that is a delight for both visitors and botanical researchers. Bui Quynh Hoa has the story.
Sculptor inspired by perfect works of art
A serious accident while sculpting a statue killed the desire to create in sculptor Le Cong Thanh, but the despondent man's trips to beer parlours changed all that. Ngo Huong Sen has more.


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.