Book collector opens architecture library
Twenty-nine year-old Nguyen Cong Hiep has collected books on architecture ever since he was a student. With about 1,000 books, he opened a library in April, 2014. It is the first private architecture book library in the country open to the public.
Athlete sprints from rural Viet Nam to Rio
Nguyen Thi Huyen was the only athlete at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore to win three gold medals, set two SEA Games records and meet the qualifying standards for the World Championships and Olympics in two individual events.
Nguyen Vu Minh Quan, an RMIT graduate with a background in tourism,started an educational, environmentally friendly farm. Bo Xuan Hiep spoke with Quan about his business, through which he hopes to raise awareness aboutsustainable agriculture practices.
Communicating between cultures with cuisine
Hong Kong-born chef Susur Lee created an international restaurant empire over a four-decade career. He's finally brought his brand to Viet Nam in the form of Tung Lok Heen, a luxurious Chinese eatery. Thuy Hang reports.
A mission to help students study, succeed
Seventy-five-year-old Nguyen Tien Minh, a retired teacher dedicated to helping poor students attend school, tells Bui Quynh Hoa that his happiness does not depend on people's appreciation or merit certificates, but on his students' success in learning and in life.
Composer Nguyen Duy Thinh of the Tay Bac School of Culture and Arts is among a small group of musicians who can compose folk music and play the dan bau (monochord) well.
Female DJ looks to change public perceptions
Phan Ngoc Anh was the first DJ to organise a live show in Da Nang last year. In the circuit since 2009, Ngoc Anh has emerged as one of the top female DJs in Viet Nam. She spoke to Nguyen Thuy Binh about doing well in ‘complicated environments.'
Dutch artist finds friendship, pottery in VN
Adventurous Dutch painter Eric Toebosch travels the world looking for inspiration. He told Minh Thu about his trip across Viet Nam, where he fell in love with the pottery at Bat Trang Village.
From a juggler in a circus, Doan Hoang Kien has become an actor, a painter and a director. He tells Thu Trang that he considers himself a colourful picture.
Wheelchair-bound woman creates jobs
Despite contracting polio at a young age, Vu Thi Kim Hoa, now 52, has overcome her trials and tribulations through her career in knitting – a very common career path for women in her area in the ‘80s. Ha Nguyen spoke with Hoa, who now directs hundreds of employees.
Phan Tram Anh, 21, a third-year student at the National Economics University, has been chosen from a pool of 3,200 Vietnamese students to represent Viet Nam and join the United Nations Alliance of Civilisation and Education's first summer school programme in New York.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

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.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.