French climber rocks capital's fitness scene by opening gym
Jean Verly has become a fixture in Viet Nam's rock climbing scene. In 2011 he created VietClimb, one of the first rock climbing gyms. Three years later, VietClimb has become the rendezvous for Vietnamese and foreigners who want to get fit enjoying the novel sport.
Expat enlivens schools with art
Sa Pa Market, in the heart of mountainous northern province of Lao Cai, is in full swing by midday. A myriad of colours interwoven into ethnic garb enliven the bustling atmosphere.
Dyeing for fashion
The Japanese Embassy in Ha Noi organises a training course on Kusaki-zome for Vietnamese learners yesterday afternoon.
Dutch master sees Viet Nam as future martial arts hub
The name of Dutchman Malte Stokhof has become familiar with Japanese martial artists in HCM City, not only because of his talent for Japanese sword fighting combat (Katori Shinto-ryu), but also for of his efforts to pass his passion on to local residents.
Ha Noi sounds inspire expat
Ha Noi is a place that inspires Joshua Kopecek, a musician from the United Kingdom. After living in the capital city for several years, he realised that the unique characteristic of the place is its sounds.
Fresh fresco
French artist Paul Vallet begins painting on one of the wall sections surrounding the German Embassy on Tran Phu Street, Ha Noi.
Germany marks anniversary
Last year was an eventful year for both our countries. Germany won the football world championship after 24 years, and I would like to thank all Vietnamese who supported the German team!
Easy riders
Ten members of the Hanoi Distinguished Gentleman's Ride pose for a photo with a Ural motorcycle before setting off from Explore Indochina's garage in Ha Noi last Sunday.
Around the world
American photographer Brandon Stanton, who initiated the Humans of New York photo project, recently visited Viet Nam.
Hoi An cafe helps disabled
Tokyo university graduate Kanago Noguchi is running an eatery in Hoi An with the catchy name of the Duck Cafe.
Chile marks national independence
Today Chile celebratesanother National Independence Day; this year it will be the 204th anniversary of its independence.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.