Life in Vietnam

Flat feet: Are they a problem?

Flat feet: Are they a problem?

Having flat feet means that your feet have low or no arches and press almost completely flat against the ground. The arch, or instep, is the middle part of the foot that's usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains flat on the ground.

Burning offerings a hot topic

08/19/2018 09:46

An ancient tradition or a money making ploy? The practice of burning paper has been with us for generations. But in recent years what once just fake cash and the odd gift has developed into something much more. Paul Kennedy reports.

Wall against water, made from natural material

08/19/2018 09:45

One does not always need to use hard materials to build walls to keep flood waters out of fields and villages.

The journey of Việt Nam’s mallest student

08/19/2018 09:44

Feeling pity for ‘smallest boy in Viet Nam’ who used to live isolated from the outside world, Dang Van Cuong – the principal of Son Ba Primary Boarding School in the central province of Quang Ngai – persuaded Dinh Van K’Re’s parents to let him attend his school. Over the past three years, he has been treating and teaching K’Re like his own son.

Locals enjoy puppet plays in the heart of HCM City

08/17/2018 19:41

Thousands of locals on August 16 attended the first Viet Nam Puppetry Festival on HCM City’s Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, which closes on August 18.

Art exhibition focusing on the lotus opens in HCM City

08/17/2018 19:41

The lotus is the major theme of the “Tam Linh” (Spiritus) art exhibition at the HCM City Exhibition Centre, which opens on August 18.

Counting langurs in the forests

08/17/2018 11:31

Son Tra Nature Reserve is in  Da Nang. It is a home to red-shanked douc langurs.

Olympic talent shares his passion for physics

08/17/2018 11:22

Nguyen Ngoc Long from the central province of Thanh Hoa is one of the two Vietnamese gold medalists at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held in Lisbon, Portugal in late July.

French artist helps Huế children

08/16/2018 10:21

When they reach the age of 60, many people choose to leave the stresses of work behind and instead enjoy their gardens, books, friends and families. But French sculptor Olivier Oet has found his interest in supporting needy children at a social centre in the central city of Hue.

As busy as a bee hunter can be

08/16/2018 10:17

It’s a busy time of year for bee hunters with just a little over a month left to collect honey.