Elderly give back but not all are cared for
As Viet Nam's elderly phase into retirement, they aren't standing still – many donate their time to rehabilitate addicts or give health check ups. Others stay fit and social. But is society giving them the assistance they need? Nguyen Thanh Ha reports.
Man's sons keep quality guitar-making alive
Two sons continue their father's tradition of creating quality handmade guitars, each with their own personality, despite the long-standing presence of cheaper imported instruments. Minh Trang reports.
Haemophilia no barrier to student's success
Nguyen Huy Khanh, a haemophiliac, grew up in a family without much money and a shelter for disadvantaged children, all the while pursuing an education. Luong Thu Huong reports.
Project gives children with disabilities access
The Marvellous Children Project in HCM City is offering education for children with disabilities and needed resources for their parents. Khanh Van reports.
Sacred animals tell history of Viet Nam
Mythological animals that star in ancient tales and art play a vital role in religious beliefs and perspectives on life. Minh Thu reports.
My Village offers look into troubled art industry
Acrobatic artists staged a lavish circus performance called My Village in France, the US and other countries to much acclaim, but when the show returned to Viet Nam it didn't find success. Instead, it began to dissolve. Son Tung - Thu Huong reports.
New park puts spring in hamlet's step
A park funded by residents of a rural HCM City hamlet has brought exercise and open space to a community that once existed without it. Luu Van Dat reports.
Hamlet in Viet Nam with local flavour
Hamlet premiered at the Ha Noi Opera House last week, after six months of preparation by actors of the Viet Nam National Drama Theatre.
Crab with Xo Sauce and Glass Noodles in a Clay Pot
Fancy and delicate, the crab with xo sauce and glass noodles will make a hit this winter. Got a similar name as an exclusive brandy Cognac and famed for its alluring scent and intoxicating taste, the XO sauce showcases the true taste of the sea and enriches the freshness of the crab.
Classics are music to youth orchestra's ears
The young stars of the Maius Philharmonic Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, play symphonies, jazz and pop hits with equal passion. Nguyen Thuy Binh reports.
Woman gives organic waste a second life
Trinh Thi Hong wanted to find a solution for all the waste building up in her neighbourhood. Now she ferments it and turns it into affordable cleaning supplies. Do Thuy reports.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.