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Belarus transforms former industrial area into trendy district

Long abandoned and part-empty factories in Minsk are waking up from their post-Soviet slumber and being converted into modern attractions.

Hijab cosplay takes off in Southeast Asia

A growing number of young Muslim women in Southeast Asia are taking part in 'hijab' costume play, finding creative ...

Shaman's chant rises above stigma in Vietnam's misty mountains

The government tried to ban the practice and turn it into a political tool, but as one artist said: 'You can't suppress folk culture.'
July 16, 2017 | 03:02 am GMT+7

Take a trip down to Saigon's markets, then and now

Vietnamese markets also provide a glimpse into the local culture and history.
July 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

A taste of Cambodia at Saigon market

Forced to flee civil war, these vendors returned to Vietnam bringing part of their second homeland with them.
June 18, 2017 | 11:21 am GMT+7

The bad Vietnamese: Culture minister schools the public on morals, blames market economy

‘Selfishness, materialism and heartlessness are spreading.’ 
June 13, 2017 | 11:01 am GMT+7

In this Vietnamese tribe, a coffin is a gift most treasured

For H're people, death is not a reason to grieve.
June 11, 2017 | 05:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's spiritual possession ritual gets resurrected

Previously frowned upon, the ancient ritual of Hau Dong is enjoying a revival in Vietnam.
May 27, 2017 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Japan Festival @ Claude Cafe

Enjoy the land of cherry blossoms in Saigon.
May 24, 2017 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

Travel the world through its markets

From a historic fabric bazaar in Vietnam to a fancy Whole Foods outlet in the U.S., the world is one big, colorful marketplace.
May 20, 2017 | 09:17 pm GMT+7

It’s cool to be a nerd: Why cosplay is making it big in Vietnam

A closer look into the young Vietnamese behind the costumes.
May 19, 2017 | 12:24 pm GMT+7

Holy hog: Vietnam's culinary love affair with pigs

Forbidden in some cultures, pork has always reigned supreme on top of the Vietnamese food pyramid.
May 14, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi rejects idea of building turtle statue as new icon

Officials say the capital city already has many architectural and historic symbols and doesn't need a new one.
May 13, 2017 | 11:57 am GMT+7

'King Arthur' puts new spin on classic tale

Guy Ritchie assembles an all-star cast for his new film, including Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and David Beckham.
May 09, 2017 | 08:33 am GMT+7

Hip-hop is life: The Vietnamese rappers pushing cultural boundaries

Young artists in Ho Chi Minh City are venting their raw emotions and showing off their raw talent on the mic.
May 07, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7