Belgian helps Co Tu weaving
The Co Tu ethnic group, living in a remote mountainous village in the central province of Quang Nam, are familiar with Belgian designer Aldegonde van Alsenoy, nicknamed Ava.
Japanese conductor thinks of  Viet Nam as his second home
After living in Viet Nam for more than 10 years, Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji still finds something new every day in the country that surprises him and adds to his sense of wonder about Viet Nam.
Sense of adventure drives US photographer to capture caves
Caves in the central province of Quang Binh have wowed the world with their stunning natural beauty and have stolen the hearts of many people, including Ryan Deboodth from Nebraska, the US.
Mongolian Ambassador finds second home in VN
Mongolian Ambassador Dorj Enkhbat is one of the few foreign envoys who has lived for a long time in Viet Nam.
Viet Nam inspires Dutch poet
For Dutch poet Dick Gebuys, his first impression of Viet Nam was that it was a small, brave Asian country involved in a war with the US, nothing more. After more than 10 years visiting and working in Viet Nam, his mind has changed dramatically.
Australian musician takes his time to enrich local music scene
The music industry in HCM City has developed recently with not only domestic but also international musicians contributing to the pheno-menon.
French translator brings VN literature to foreign readers
In 2008, when Yves Bouille first arrived in Viet Nam, he only wanted to stay six months to attend cooking school. But the country has kept him here much longer than he thought.
Sumptuous Singapore
A guest tastes food at the opening of the Singapore Food Festival in Ha Noi yesterday
Women ride for rhino rights
Victoria and Vanessa Wiesenmaier are touring Asia on bicycles, carrying a message to save the dwindling population of rhinos.
Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance
Chun Yoo-oh's private and professional world – one of dance, choreography and teaching – took a dramatic turn when her husband accepted a job in HCM City as a branch manager for a major project 11 years ago.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.