British expat to reach his peak on Ba Vi Mountain challenge
Viet Nam's capital city was just one of the destinations on David Lloyd's original itinerary, although he and his wife thought they would stay for about nine months soon after they got married.
Entrepreneur embraces Buddhism on path to a new life in Viet Nam
Some people may assume Buddhism is only for Asians, but to Chris Freund, founder and partner of Mekong Capital, a company that manages private equity investment funds in Viet Nam, "Buddha's teaching is equally applicable to the West as it is to people from the East."
Volunteers find homes for strays
Vu Thi Thu Trang found her passion for saving stray pets when she adopted Liet, a blind street cat she took in after a friend found it lying in the street, surrounded by ants.
Horsing around
Participants at the Inaugural Tabcorp Saigon Cup horse race last Saturday held by the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham) at the Reverie Saigon Hotel in HCM City. Participating guests enjoyed a hat fashion show by designer Kan Kanemura worn by models from the CA3 Artiste Agency Academy. Horse races were screened on the giant LED screen.
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!

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.