HCM City's People' Committee ordered Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street's management team to forbid pets on the walkway last week.The ban also included selling coffee, skating and sitting on picnic blankets.
A traffic officer that works 24 hours a day and never gets tired actually exists…in the form a cardboard cut-out in Can Tho Province.
Da Nang's People's Council has discussed a proposal to set up a separate beach area for people who wear bikinis. The proposal has received mixed opinions. Some people said that women should wear bikinis when going to the beach while others thought that they should be allowed to wear whatever they felt comfortable in. Do you think that this is necessary, suitable or possible?
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about what students in their countries do for good luck before important exams.
It's exam season in Viet Nam - high school students just finished their graduation exams.
What do you think of the way youngsters apply global trends, including the ‘kiss cam'?
Youngsters in Viet Nam are quickly catching up with global trends. Some trends are welcomed by the local community, but others are not.
Do the proposed regulations violate individual freedom?
Next week: Will a limit of 50 SMSs a day per mobile user stop the bulk spamming?
A TV news story showed viewers a video clip about a couple of foreigners who snatched VND10 million (US$465) from a toy shop in HCM City when its staff were distracted. The shop assistant later admitted that he did not look out because they were foreigners and were well dressed.
How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage?
Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse, ranging from Hue's royal court music or Nha Nhac Cung Dinh, cheo, a form of generally satirical , to ca tru and hat xoan, a form of art that originated in Phu Tho Province.
What is your attitude toward products made in your country?
A Vietnamese tech firm launched the first domestically produced smartphone on May 26. Many Vietnamese are proud of the product, and foreign experts have lauded it as a great technical achievement. But some others who dislike all products made in Viet Nam have criticised the phone even before using it.
According to a draft amendment to the Civil Code, the full name of a Vietnamese citizen should not have more than 25 letters, or any numbers or symbols. The change was proposed at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting last week and will be debated at 9th session of the 13th National Assembly. Tell us what you think about the proposed amendment? Do you think a long name really causes that much trouble?

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".