A home away from home for migrant kids
A socially responsible private sector can turn around a serious failure to meet the basic needs of low-income migrants' children in HCM City, Khiem Vu reports.
‘Innocently' painting pottery works wonders
Though painter Nguyen Lan Huong had already achieved fame for her oil and acrylic paintings, she wanted to try her hand at creating painting on pottery.
Eyes in the sky take eye-catching pics
Flycams are becoming increasingly popular in Viet Nam, but its use requires considerable technical skills and knowledge, not to mention awareness of several "no fly" zones, Ngo Binh reports.
‘Prodigal son' returns to enrich community
Ka So Lieng, who has collected and translated epics of the ethnic minority communities in the Central Highlands, has returned home and is offering his people more than cultural preservation, The Khoa and Trung Hieu report.
Academic gets wild about raising pigs
Fat pigs are tasty but unhealthy, so breeding lean and healthy wild pigs has great profit potential, an economics lecturer realised, and decided to go the whole hog. Ha Nguyen reports on the venture.
President Sang urges renewed growth
Viet Nam should renovate its growth model and facilitate economic restructuring in order to make the national economy more competitive and achieve rapid growth, says President Truong Tan Sang.
Ao dai represents Vietnamese identity
Outside Viet Nam, the conical hat represents the country's farmers, devastated by war and its consequences. Very few people actually wear them.
Old songs still resound in central region
Nghe Tinh residents don't need to know that vi giam folk songs have been granted World Heritage status to appreciate them. They still sing them every day, despite the modernisation wiping out the songs' original rural home. Phuoc Buu reports.
Mekong flower town enjoys growing fame
Sa Dec Town has specialised in flowers for more than a century. Today, Dutch knowhow is developing this longstanding tradition. Thien Ly reports.
East Sea fisherman takes pride in career
More than three decades after working at sea, fisherman Nguyen Quoc Chinh is familiar with each island and navigates the Hoang Sa (Paracels) waters as easily as people might locate houses on the mainland.
Leaping into 2015 with great expectations, high hope
People born in the Year of the Goat discuss their lives, careers and hopes for the coming year. Thu Trang reports.ople hope that the Year of Goat will bring them luck, happiness and prosperity.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.