In a country where civil servants are not known for their cheerful or sociable ways, officials in Binh Khanh Ward in HCM City's District 2 seem to be a different species.
Open only a month, the Mix Max stall set up near the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in District 3 already has a regular clientele. The large wooden cart displays trays of 12 different kinds of fruit.
Tam Lang, owner of a small silk-weaving factory in An Giang Province's Tan Chau Town, is the last weaver in the region to offer My A silk, a traditional silk famous for its premium quality.
Located in HCM City's District 5, the Dai Quang Minh Trading Service Centre provides the most diverse selection of accessories in the southern region. It's a great source of inspiration for anyone who loves handmade products.
Tourists usually go to the beach to swim, sunbathe, search for seashells and watch the sun go down. Yet, others want to do more than just soak up the sun.
With 31.7 litres per person, the consumption of beer and other alcoholic beverages in Viet Nam ranks fifth in Asia, according to the Viet Nam Beer - Alcohol - Beverage Association.
Nguyen Hoai Thuong, the second child in a low-income family in HCM City's Cu Chi District, was born with bent legs and without hands, most likely due to Agent Orange sprayed in the district during the war.
One rural commune in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh can boast that 600 of its residents hold graduate and post-graduate degrees. At least two people have doctorates and 16 others have master's degrees.
After several months of hard work, Le Hoang, one of the country's talented movie directors, will release his third book about teenagers in HCM City this month.
Duy enlisted the help of students to make the video to show to leaders in the Greater Mekong Subregion. At the 2015 ASEAN Youth Video Contest, it won the top prize, a trip to the 2015 ASEAN Summit.
Last month, Nguyen Thi Yen Nga, 55, and her friends joined a class in HCM City that provides training in basic internet applications. A housewife, Nga had never worked in an office or had a computer at home.


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