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Murals bathe Saigon alleys with a splash of color

Artists and residents are painting their city a brighter face.

SOS team to the rescue, free of charge

Young volunteers have set up a special rescue unit to help anyone who finds themselves in a fix late at night in ...

The Indian woman defying body stereotypes through yoga

A plus-sized Indian woman is challenging body stereotypes and defying internet trolls with a series of yoga videos that are proving a hit on social media.
July 16, 2017 | 05:33 pm GMT+7

Tourists explain the magic of Vietnamese traffic

We asked tourists on the street about the way we move around, and their answers surprised us.
July 14, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies

Coffee was truly the reason that many drinkers appeared to have longer lives.
July 11, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Saigonese flying kites...from a canoe

And we all thought it was difficult enough to get a kite to take off on land!
July 09, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions celebrate

Yoga events are being held across more than 100 countries this week to mark the third International Yoga Day.
June 21, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

'I like dressing myself up really pretty and take pictures. I feel like this major really suits me.' 
June 19, 2017 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Two giant, rare 'corpse' flowers bloom in Chicago

It takes up to 10 years for one plant to flower.
June 03, 2017 | 08:32 am GMT+7

Beijing's rickshaws teeter between tradition, survival

The makeshift red-canopied vehicles are ubiquitous in Beijing: rickshaws traversing narrow alleyways and skyscraper-lined avenues alike.
May 31, 2017 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Japan university to set up ninja studies center

The ninja research facility will be established in July.
May 11, 2017 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

Four cups of nostalgia: Saigon’s retro café revival

As Ho Chi Minh City propels itself into the future, we visit four cafés where the past is still very much alive.
April 22, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

'They will not be allowed for order and hygiene reasons.'
April 18, 2017 | 12:03 pm GMT+7

Saigon's dilapidated apartments leave residents hanging in balance

Many residents are still risking their lives living under the decaying roofs, but the city has plans to fix the situation.
March 27, 2017 | 02:51 pm GMT+7

How happy Vietnamese people think they are

They define happiness differently and feel it in their own way.
March 21, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7