Buddhist weddings gaining popularity
An increasing number of young Vietnamese couples are opting for Buddhist wedding ceremonies. Hong Thuy reports.
Ethnic Ruc people overcome illiteracy
More than 50 years after the Ruc stopped living in caves, the ethnic minority in the central province of Quang Binh have mastered reading and writing, a major step on their journey to integrate into the wider community.
HCMCity residents take a stab at fencing
Adventurous Vietnamese who want to test out their stamina and agility are flocking to the challenging sport. Yen Trinh reports.
Motorbikes offer new spin on City tours
Tourists interested in this form of sightseeing can use backofthebiketours.com, whose name literally suggests riding pillion on a bike with a tour guide to discover the city from close quarters.
Closed port opens up unspoilt rural vistas
A port that gave way 400 years ago to the famous Hoi An City is set to become a community-based tourism site offering visitors the chance to experience an ancient rural lifestyle, reports Cong Thanh.
An architect with a deep green thumb
Architect Vo Trong Nghia has shifted his focus from upmarket eco-friendly designs to durable low-income houses made with natural materials. Thu Van has the story.
Saving bronze censers a burning issue in An Hoi
The art of casting bronze censers is in danger as cheaper, machine-made products provide tough competition and very few households are sticking to the traditional craft, Tran Nguyen Anh reports.
Disadvantaged kids drawn to science
This is the only Vietnamese project among 50 outstanding global projects to be sponsored by the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund of the US Department of State in 2014. The project aims at bringing science closer to Vietnamese kids, especially those living in difficult situations.
Inventive chef curries favour
Chef Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the success of Blue Elephant restaurants, constantly working as an ambassador advocating Thai cuisine and Thai culture to all whom she encounters around the world.
Dip into Thai cuisine
Nam prik kapi is probably one of Thai cuisine's most tantalising dips and is typical of central Thailand. Considered as a very healthy food, it is a kind of dip often enjoyed with fresh and boiled vegetable as well as fried egg-coated greens.
In a nation whose favourite past time is eating, every person has perhaps a mile-long list of favourite foods and eateries from years of munching around Taiwan. But long as the collection of delectables may be, one of the dishes must be luroufan, also known as braised pork rice, or minced pork on rice.


VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.