Saturday, August 24, 2019

Senior citizens travel a thousand miles to cook for cancer patients

L-R: Xuan, Nhan and Chu from the southern province of An Giang cook vegetarian meals for poor patients at a hospital in Hanoi. Photo...

Saigon book street: Calm in the eye of the storm

People read books at Nguyen Thai Binh Book Street in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, July 2019. Photo by Nafi Wernsing.“There is peace...

Vietnamese troupe wins Southeast Asia dance competition

Lyricist has won the Super 24 dance competition. Photo acquired by VnExpress.Vietnamese troupe Lyricist has won the Super 24 dance competition in Singapore for...

When does an athlete get too sexy? Or immoral?

Naked yoga is considered erotic and inappropriate in Vietnam. Photo by Shutterstock/AleskZ Photo.Vietnam’s culture czars have evoked confusion and approbation with new ban on...

Quang Nam house opens up to nature

A house in the central province of Quang Nam eschews walls to blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors.The three-story house was built on...

For many Chinese Vietnamese, textile business is the fabric of life

Chinese-Vietnamese textile merchants in Saigon's Soai Kinh Lam market are persevering in the face of fundamental market changes.It’s 7:30 a.m. and Lieu Ngoc Chau,...

Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain to eschew plastic bags

Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic bags, replacing them recycled paper bags and wrappings. Photo courtesy of the company. Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic...

A Da Lat house has two fronts, no back portion

A Da Lat house straddles two streets with a complex design featuring six sides, no perpendicular angle and two facades.The three-storied house in the...

Elation first, depression next: pitfalls of studying abroad

Vietnamese high school students attend an international education fair in Hanoi. Photo by AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam.The elation of going abroad soon runs into a...

Vietnamese-French couple serve a good cause with honeymoon trip

Khanh Nguyen and her husband Thibault Clemenceau are cycling from France to Vietnam on a honeymoon trip. Photo provided by Khanh Nguyen and Thibault...

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