Architect uses nature to nurture village
Erosion pushed hundreds of villagers away from their home six years ago, but since then French-Vietnamese architect Bui Kien Quoc has stopped the river's encroachment and turned the area into an eco-tourism destination. Cong Thanh reports.
From Sai Gon to HCM City, a writer's journey
Contemporary author Doan Thach Bien started his journey to acclaim in Sai Gon before reunification. Since then he's written popular collections and encouraged young writers to pursue the art. Ha Nguyen reports.
Veteran shows shooting is more than violence
The co-founder of the Sai Gon Sniper Club, an indoor shooting range that offers classes, rentals of air guns and pellets, has never forgotten the feeling of first shooting a gun when he joined the army after graduating with a bachelor's degree from University of Economics.
A war veteran's pilgrimage to Truong Sa
The islands have residents who have built pagodas, schools, post offices and other facilities, but they do not mar the peace as far as she is concerned.
The fine art of museum management
Ha Noi's Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum has great potential, but it's kept the same paintings on display for years and years without change. Some think it could use a dose of modernity. Le Huong reports.
Herbalist, book collector mends historic poem
Herbalist Nguyen Khac Bao in Bac Ninh Province is well-known as the man who corrected 918 mistakes in the translation of the famous Vietnamese verse-novel The Tale of Kieu. Hoang Trung Hieu traces his passion.
Artist captures butterflies' fallen wings
Vu Thi Nguyet Anh's disability hasn't stopped her from pursuing her art. She's working on perfecting her collection of preserved butterflies, spread out in frames against colourful backgrounds. Kim Anh reports.
Mausoleum ready for President Ho's birthday
Long lines of visitors were patiently waiting their turn to enter President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, despite the gentle early summer rain, just a few days before the national hero's birthday.
A collection sets nation's history in stone
Over nearly 30 years, Le Quoc Tuong, a history teacher in Quang Binh Province, has compiled a collection of ancient stone artefacts that has surprised researchers with their archeological and historical value.
Collaboration between a make-up man and a photographer is not unusual, but Muc Tau and Nguyen Thai Phien have teamed up for an art project that is yet to go mainstream in Viet Nam.
Writing ageless songs of love and peace
Trinh Cong Son, composer of several anti-war songs popular during the American War, has been immortalised by his fans at home and abroad through regular concerts of songs that continue to captivate and capture the hearts of millions.


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Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

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Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

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The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

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.