Life in Vietnam

An eye-opener on blind busker singing

An eye-opener on blind busker singing

A Folk Music Festival is being held every Saturday on an open stage at the Dong Xuan Market in the capital city. The event is organised by the Viet Nam Art and Folk Music Development Centre.


08/15/2017 14:50

A boat goes fishing on the Thung Nai River in the northern province of Hòa Bình. 


08/07/2017 11:18

A woman hangs silk up to dry in Hà Nội’s Vạn Phúc Silk Village. 

Early floods threaten Mekong rice fields

08/07/2017 11:08

Early season flooding and heavy rainfall have severely damaged thousands of hectares of rice field in the Mekong Delta province of Long An. Water level in the province was 2.37m last Friday, some 1.53m higher than previous year’s figure with water level raising approximately 5-10cm every day.

ASEAN flavours abound in food-obsessed Sài Gòn

08/07/2017 11:07

HCM City, the country’s commercial hub, is a food paradise not only for Vietnamese but for people from all over the world, including tourists and diverse communities of expatriates who contribute to the life and varied cuisines of the city.  

Expats come together to build a community project

08/03/2017 09:32

They come from different backgrounds but have joined together for a community project in Viet Nam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang.

Folk singers

08/02/2017 14:08

Quan họ (folk love duet) singers in Thổ Hà Village, Bắc Ninh Province.

Low-cost cinema exploits a market niche

07/31/2017 10:57

A new venture promoted by a Harvard-educated business graduate providing a low-cost cinema experience is making many customers happy. 

Confidence leads to success in chess

07/31/2017 10:55

Vietnamese Women’s Grandmaster (WGM) Vo Thi Kim Phung, 24, will be the Asian representative at the World Cup. Thanh Nga talks to her.

The man who built an alcohol-free village

07/27/2017 15:09

People often say it’s not easy to change one’s habits, but a man from Cu Pua Village in the central province of Quang Tri has succeeded and inspired others to follow.  

Graduates to prove themselves as innovators at fashion show

07/26/2017 14:26

As many as 21 students from the Ha Noi-based London College for Design and Fashion (LCDF) will display their graduate collections here between August 3 and 5.