Volunteer teaches blind youths
Julien Desrousseaux tries his best to pronounce the sentence in Vietnamese to greet his students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Secondary School before his English classes start.
Japanese photojournalist falls in love with Vietnamese footie
During the past two years, Vietnamese football fans and reporters have become familiar with the sight of a Japanese freelance photojournalist standing on the pitches in Viet Nam, taking photos of local footballers and supporting them.
German couple lacquer the moon
For married artists Christiane Campioni and Tobias Kuester Campioni, Viet Nam has always been an inspiration. But now it's also a home for them and their sons.
Bangladesh reflects on a year of development and progress
The general election held on January 5, 2014, to sustain the progress of parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh was a unique milestone. The grand alliance government in 2009-13 tenure succeeded in ensuring massive development in all sectors of the country through wholehearted co-operation of the people.
City clothing, jewellery designer favours ethnic minority fabrics
On one mid-summer day, the sun's strong, burning rays seem to have kept most people inside. Endless waves linger on a white, sandy beach in the central province of Binh Thuan.
Nobility of women behind the masks entrances visitor
As I travelled by bicycle, by train, by bus and by motor-bike from Paris to Ha Noi, I kept my eyes focused on the people and on life.
Italian teachers join cultures through blogging
On weekdays, Giorgia Bassani and Matteo Stella teach Italian language and culture at Ha Noi Uni-versity. In their free time, they organise cultural events to introduce the Mediterranean country to local Italian-speaking people as well as write blogs in Italian on life in Viet Nam to give Italians an insight into the Asian country.
Painter brushes up memories
Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.
Football bridges cultural divide
It's 7.30pm and darkness settles over the Red River Pitch on Au Co Street in the capital city. The outside temperature is below 15oC, but despite the cold, foreign and Vietnamese women take off their winter clothes to sport their team's colours.
Viet Nam strikes a chord in expatriate musician's heart
When his father suggested that the family move from the US to Viet Nam, Ryan Duy Hung's mother thought that her husband had lost his mind.
Indian woman on a mission
Pulamarasetty Padmavathi says she agree dimmediately when her husband sug-gested that they should move to Viet Nam to live even though she had never heard of the country before.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.