TEED OFF with Robert Bicknell
Alarmed at the increasing number of drowning incidents in the Mekong Delta, primary teachers in Đồng Tháp Province’s Tháp Mười District have been teaching hundreds of students how to swim.
Sài Gòn native Nguyễn Đức Đạm, 101, and Hà Nội native Nguyễn Thị Quế, 91, have been married for 61 years.
Their love has never diminished.
The broth of Út Còi’s signature bánh canh ghẹ (crab thick rice noodle soup) is thicker than you’d expect from a Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s clear and thickened with tapioca, creating a texture similar to the classic American-Chinese sweet and sour soup.
Dreamer Đặng Tuấn Phong dropped out of college to pursue his passion for the symphonic "epic" music genre, which is gaining popularity in Viet Nam.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Đổi Mới renewal process. These reforms have been possible thanks to concerted efforts by the people of Việt Nam — and of course those living overseas. Bùi Kiến Thành, a naturalised US citizen, who returned to Việt Nam after Đổi Mới began, has spent the last 25 years giving advice to the country’s policy-makers and executives. He spoke with Nguyễn Mỹ Hà about his experiences.
26 year old Vietnamese woman Vũ Phương Thanh will take part in the Four Deserts Grand Slam, crossing1,000kms across four deserts in one calendar year, beginning from May 1.
A graduate from the HCM City University of Fine Arts is using coconut shells for ornamental tiles to develop his small business in his home province of Phú Yên.
In HCM City, many foreign tourists enjoy a city tour by xe ôm (motorcycle taxi), a special service for local people mostly offered by poor men.
Scandals related to contaminated and unsafe food in recent years have become an issue of major public concern as consumers fear the health consequences. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports.