Life in Vietnam


Teacher goes way out of his way to get a student back

Teacher goes way out of his way to get a student back

The teacher found his absence “heart-wrenching.”  He knew that absence from the classroom now could lead to an absence of decent livelihood opportunities.

Sleepless in HCM City: a tourism initiative

03/20/2017 14:56

New York, famously known as the “city that never sleeps,” will soon be joined by HCM City, which is aspiring to that status in an effort to step up its tourism game.

HCM City to hold monthly tourism events

03/17/2017 15:09

HCM City plans to hold monthly events in the city centre in an aim to attract more tourists.

Needed: more ‘whacky’ clean-up campaigns

03/15/2017 10:40

If a travel agent offered you a tour where you would pay him for picking up trash, you’d be excused for thinking he’d lost his marbles. In fact, the mastermind behind such an offer was told by many that his idea was crazy.

Francophone Day to be celebrated in VN with concerts, films

03/14/2017 09:29

“I love, I share” is the theme chosen to honour the French language through a film festival, concerts and writing contests for International Francophone Day, which falls on March 20.

Passion and patience key to gymnastics

03/13/2017 09:59

Coach of Viet Nam's national female gymnastics team, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, has been training young gymnasts since 1993. For more than 23 years, Thuy has seen many of her outstanding athletes go on to success at regional and world tournaments. Thanh Nga talks to her about her life and career.

“Unexpectedly, Việt Nam has grabbed hold of me and won’t let go”

03/07/2017 09:41

The world famous London Symphony Orchesstra performed one night public concert by the city’s historic Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Ha Noi. The next day, the orchestral Principal flute writes his personal impression.

More tourists visit temple, pagoda sites in An Giang

03/06/2017 10:27

More than one million tourists visited pagodas, temples and historic sites in the southwestern province of An Giang last month, an increase of 200,000 compared to January, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.  

Divers take deep risks to catch precious cucumbers

03/06/2017 10:26

Sea cucumber catching has become a trend among professional and non-professional divers in the region as the animal brings such a huge profit for them in a short catching time.

Ultrasound helps the blind ’see’ better

03/06/2017 10:25

The blind now can identify their surrounding obstacles more easily thanks to a smart stick that has recently been created by three former students of Gia Dinh Information Technology University in HCM City.

Gender equality begins at home

03/06/2017 10:21

Awareness of gender inequality has been around for some time, but the problem itself has been around for so long that the subtle ways in which it persists is not often recognised.