Pulling the strings to create a spectacle
Unseen and mostly unheralded, day after day, hard working puppeteers in Ha Noi stand in more than waist-highwater to entertain residents and visitors with a unique, indigenous art form. Hong Thuy reports from behind the scenes.
Disabled man saves lives at ‘point of death'
Saddened by fatal accidents at an unmanned railway crossing near his house, Nguyen Van Xa decided to ignore his disability, age, failing health and public skepticism to become a self-appointed guard. Nguyen Ha tells the story.
Bana try to preserve a ‘desolate' village
An ethnic minority community in the Central Highlands is struggling to save its cultural traditions and way of life despite increasing visitor interest in their village and improved living standards. Si Thang reports.
Fun flavours on the tip of many tongues
A restaurant with a French name and a Japanese chef avoids both nations and serves sensible combinations of Italian, Chinese and Spanish cuisines. Lucy Sexton is pleasantly surprised.
Building characters for a living language
Award-winning researcher Tran Quang Duc has begun teaching Han-Nom (ancient Vietnamese script) as a way to understand Vietnamese history and culture. Phuong Linh finds out why the class has become surprisingly popular.
SecurityDaily, a Vietnamese network security company, announced on October 15 that hackers were exploiting a huge gap that enabled them to steal the accounts of hundreds of Facebook users.
Red alert sounded for special orange
No one can tell exactly when the first orange tree was planted in the commune, but it must have been hundreds of years ago. Unfortunately, this variety of orange is in danger of extinction, in spite of the efforts of local authorities and residents. How to preserve this precious variety of orange remains an open question for the province.
Luong Street was short and narrow. It originated from a major avenue that was always crowded with pedestrians and vehicles, then turned into a rugged blue stone-paved path to the bank of a big canal spanned by a curved ferro-concrete bridge. In the water, the bridge's reflection was surrounded by water hyacinths.
Oyster Delight
Experience the taste of the sea with divine flavour of stir-fried oyster with minced pork sauce, a recipe by Chef Nguyen Van Tuaân (May Man Cuisine).
Ten years ago, the Blood Donation Centre in HCM City made an urgent call at 10pm to ask a motorbike-taxi driver if he could rush to Thong Nhat Hospital to donate blood for a patient undergoing stomach surgery.
It's not often that a golf course can officially open and instantly become the number one course in the country, but The Bluffs at the Grand Ho Tram Strip did just that, and considering the heavyweight competition of Danang GC, Montgomerie Links and Laguna Lang Co, that says a lot about the project.
Disabled man saves lives at ‘point of death'
Disabled man saves lives at ‘point of death'

Saddened by fatal accidents at an unmanned railway crossing near his house, Nguyen Van Xa decided to ignore his disability, age, failing health and public skepticism to become a self-appointed guard. Nguyen Ha tells the story.

The Madwoman

Luong Street was short and narrow. It originated from a major avenue that was always crowded with pedestrians and vehicles, then turned into a rugged blue stone-paved path to the bank of a big canal spanned by a curved ferro-concrete bridge. In the water, the bridge's reflection was surrounded by water hyacinths.

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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.