Book swap collective takes off
An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.
Lao New Year
A Lao student pours water on a Vietnamese student at a ceremony to celebrate the traditional Bunpimay New Year festival held at the Laotian Students Dormitory in District 3, HCM City on Monday.
Peruvian chef stirs up a frenzy
Kneading a mixture of mashed potato, ground chilli and some lemon juice with her hands, Chef Maria Rosa Vasquez Chavez gave the final touches to her traditional appetiser Causa.
Unlocking doors with local lingo
Speaking the language helps break down several barriers
Ha Noi honours ancient dream
We gathered in a slight drizzle out-side Bach Ma Temple at nine in the morning. Our walking tour of the Old Quarter was about to begin.
Saving power
Danish Ambassador John Nielsen rides a bicycle in downtown Ha Noi together with 300 youth union members from Electricity of Viet Nam to launch the Month of Saving Electricity to Promote Earth Hour.
Living in a world of difference
I'm a behaviourist. I watch animals – specifically, primates – and boil down the complexity of their actions into measurable, quantifiable behaviour. I use my skills at spotting particular behaviour to try and understand people, as well. This is, in no way, an insult, as all behaviour is on a continuum, and humans and non-humans alike respond to certain situations in a similar manner.
Spring affair
Italian Ambassador to Viet Nam Lorenzo Angeloni (left) serves pizza and lasagna to a customer at the UNIS Spring Fair 2014 last Saturday in Ha Noi. Hosted by the School Community Organisation, the fair is foremost a celebration diversity and community
Laquer brightens a village
Last Saturday morning, I met a group of friends for a trip to Ha Thai traditional lacquer village. I had visited it four years earlier and was interested to see the changes.
Good enough to eat
A jury made up by Vietnamese and foreigners are testing dishes at a gastronomy festival dedicated to Vietnamese cuisine.
American finds love in cafe
Living in Viet Nam is something Dale Gerstenslager, an American from Ohio, never thought he would do.


Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.