A group of young Vietnamese called Germer (for the French word meaning to germinate) is promoting classical music among people from all walks of life in HCM City.
Like many young Vietnamese women involved in business, Vo Thi Ngoc Huyen, owner of a cosmetic company in HCM City, loves to face a new challenge.
A family trip to see the traditional art of water puppetry could soon become a thing of the past as Vietnamese youth now favour surfing the Internet, playing video games, and listening to pop music.
Duong Anh Vu, 27, from the southern central province of Ninh Thuan, a student at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, set a record for recalling the database of 206 countries with only one error late last month.
Private art troupes have been striving for years to promote the traditional arts as a tourist attraction. Though they have had good results in recent years, amateurish pretenders and poor marketing among local tour companies have often held them back.
A Vietnamese artist showcased 45 of her paintings at an exhibition last week (March 21-23) in Berlin to raise funds for poor children in Viet Nam.
Tran Minh Tuan, a student at Ngo Quyen High school in Bien Hoa City, is one of the many seniors who have been looking for books at new and second-hand shops.
Nguyen Thuy Dung, an art manager for a Japanese-based advertising agency, likes challenges, works hard and provides for herself, saying that her trips at home and abroad make her life meaningful.
Many public venues in HCM City do not have ramps or spaces that accommodate wheelchairs, and only two routes are served by buses with lifts or ramps, according to the HCM City Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD) Centre.
My and other students at Tan Thanh B School in Binh Tan District in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long are among the beneficiaries of the library-donation programme.
Two Vietnamese sisters, Dinh Thi Xa, 102, and Dinh Thi Long, 94, have been recognised as Viet Nam's oldest sisters by the Viet Nam Book of Records (Vietkings).


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

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.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

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.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

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.