Like many young Vietnamese women involved in business, Vo Thi Ngoc Huyen, owner of a cosmetic company in HCM City, loves to face a new challenge.
A family trip to see the traditional art of water puppetry could soon become a thing of the past as Vietnamese youth now favour surfing the Internet, playing video games, and listening to pop music.
Duong Anh Vu, 27, from the southern central province of Ninh Thuan, a student at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, set a record for recalling the database of 206 countries with only one error late last month.
Private art troupes have been striving for years to promote the traditional arts as a tourist attraction. Though they have had good results in recent years, amateurish pretenders and poor marketing among local tour companies have often held them back.
A Vietnamese artist showcased 45 of her paintings at an exhibition last week (March 21-23) in Berlin to raise funds for poor children in Viet Nam.
Tran Minh Tuan, a student at Ngo Quyen High school in Bien Hoa City, is one of the many seniors who have been looking for books at new and second-hand shops.
Nguyen Thuy Dung, an art manager for a Japanese-based advertising agency, likes challenges, works hard and provides for herself, saying that her trips at home and abroad make her life meaningful.
Many public venues in HCM City do not have ramps or spaces that accommodate wheelchairs, and only two routes are served by buses with lifts or ramps, according to the HCM City Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD) Centre.
My and other students at Tan Thanh B School in Binh Tan District in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long are among the beneficiaries of the library-donation programme.
Two Vietnamese sisters, Dinh Thi Xa, 102, and Dinh Thi Long, 94, have been recognised as Viet Nam's oldest sisters by the Viet Nam Book of Records (Vietkings).
To show gratitude to their parents, Tien Giang Province native Nguyen Van Chien, along with his two brothers, one of whom has since died, decided to stop cutting their hair when they were very young.


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.

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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.