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.
Fine Filan
Former leader of Westlife band Shane Filan performs on stage of HCM City's Cargo Bar on Tuesday (left photo). Vietnamese fans at Shane Filan's show on Tuesday (right photo).
Volunteers introduce capital city
After moving to Ha Noi in 2012, Yuko Kanetaka could not cross the street by herself.
American Brian James (right) clears rubbish with a metal detector at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An earlier this month.


Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.