Work a massage into your holiday agenda
Winter in Ha Noi and the northern part of the country is getting to its height as 2014 approaches its end. As everyone struggles to meet tight year-end deadlines or sales targets, you are stretched to the limit and beyond as you hustle to get work done ahead of a long-awaited holiday.
Parks not designed to act as parking lots
Talk about shooting oneself in the foot. Some officials in the capital city feel it is okay to puncture our already feeble lungs, in the name of development, no less.
Ha Noi firms roll out motor-taxi services
Yet the unorganised nature of xe om transport concerns passengers, as prices are unregulated and some drivers even cheat customers. Several new motor-taxi services aim to eliminate this problem.
Football fans say time to show our true colours
Tit for tat?This is the question that has been buzzing around town as Thursday approaches, especially among the nation's avid football fans.
Charity begins at home. And for many expats, a busy schedule, the language barrier and a lack of local contacts are among the obstacles likely to stop them from doing things abroad that they do on a regular basis at home.
New traffic solution fails the practical test
We cannot deny that concerned authorities are always thinking of ways to solve many problems facing the country. Sometimes, though, we have to wonder whether they are thinking things through before proposing a solution.
Almost all Hanoians living in the capital city's Old Quarter will recall three cinemas: Dai Dong, Long Bien and Bac Do. But today, visitors can no longer find them.
New Tadioto menu recalls old memories
A dream turning true for a journalist turned hedonist chef, the Tadioto Bar offers culinary creations that deftly traverses different continents. Lucy Sexton is both satiated and transported to nostalgic cravings.
Are our kids getting a digital overdose?
Asked about allowing children to use digital equipment, many parents agree that these are useful learning tools that give children access to new information and knowledge and help them develop language skills.
Rethink spending priorities
Last week, a run-of- the-mill report in the Infonet online newspaper (published by the Ministry of Information and Communications) raised many eyebrows.
Broadcast of Sex and the City stirs up controversy
The point is this: the show is not only about sex scenes but also about significant lessons in life, love, and marriage and the experiences of young adults in modern society. The show once became a global phenomenon and is still being shown in many countries. There should be no concern over the effects it might have on the audience.

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 3    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.