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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.

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.

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

A million ways to drink coffee around the world

From Vietnamese iced coffee to Hello Kitty latte, the universal drink comes with so many flavors and looks.
May 06, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Auction houses see signs of art market uptick ahead of spring sales

Hopes are high that major works will reap strong, even record, prices at Christie's and Sotheby's.
May 06, 2017 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fashionistas defy the weather with steaming hot show

On the hottest days of summer, many have put on what critics call hibernation suits, with boots and fur coats.
April 26, 2017 | 03:10 pm GMT+7

Let the money be your guide: Famous tourist attractions on Vietnam's bank notes

What's really on the money?
April 18, 2017 | 12:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam traditional music: Ca Tru Performance

The music is a geisha-like form of entertainment, which combined entertaining wealthy people with performing religious songs for the royal court.
April 11, 2017 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Beijing alleys: Village life in the city

Networks of 'hutong' stand the test of time in the heart of China's capital city.
April 11, 2017 | 09:44 am GMT+7

Living in Cuban time

'We live in slow motion -  because we're an island, because it's the Caribbean and because of the whole legacy of socialism.'
April 10, 2017 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Stranger than fiction: How a portrait of Soong Mei-ling gets a Vietnamese film in trouble

Uproar as moviegoers notice a picture of Madame Chiang Kai-shek on the altar.
April 03, 2017 | 11:30 am GMT+7

Boundaries to be broken around Hanoi Opera House under ministry plan

The goal is to turn what was built for an elite French audience into a cultural destination for everyone.
March 30, 2017 | 08:26 pm GMT+7