Life in Vietnam

Expats' best kept secret: personal training that doesn't break the bank

Expats' best kept secret: personal training that doesn't break the bank

While gyms in Hà Nội offer sessions for just VNĐ200,000, prices in London are an astronomical (but entirely reasonable for London) VNĐ1.5 million an hour. 

Overweight and running: five things you must know

03/27/2023 09:50

The risk of getting injured is considerable when people who are overweight decide to use running as a way to get in shape.

HCM City’s increasingly popular workshops help bring out the inner artists in people

03/26/2023 08:10

In recent years many workshops have sprung up in HCM City to help young people give vent to their creativity and artistry: They teach them how to make craft items such as scented candles, soaps and pottery.

Beyond skin deep: the impact of beauty standards on young women

03/26/2023 07:51

There are positive developments in the form of body positivity and body neutrality movements. These movements aim to challenge societal beauty standards and promote inclusivity and diversity.

Pet models evoke heart-felt memories

03/19/2023 08:24

While the art of needle felting is nothing new, Thế Võ’s works include detailed features that he takes time to perfect.

Oscar win sparks debate over Vietnamese identity

03/17/2023 12:38

People may want to acknowledge their personal Vietnamese heritage or not, but it is surely up to them and not for others to pontificate on. We, as observers, can only wish them good luck.

Japanese man gives his love to Hà Giang

03/15/2023 14:53

For the past 21 years, each month a Japanese man spends some two weeks in Lô Lô Chải, a remote village in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang, becoming a familiar friend to many members of the Lô Lô ethnic minority group.

Skincare essentials: your personalised guide

03/13/2023 15:33

For choosing the right skin care, it’s essential to first understand the concept of ageing.

Special activities at a festival fit for a king

03/13/2023 08:09

The 10-day event, beginning on April 20, will also be a platform for the Culture and Tourism Week of Ancestral Land in the northern province of Phú Thọ.

Services for pets grow as demand rises

03/12/2023 10:27

As people's living standards have been improved and lifestyle enriched, there are more and more pet care services available in urban areas.