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Saigon book street: Calm in the eye of the storm

“There is peace even in the storm,” said Vincent van Gogh.

Child bullying is so normal that it’s not even seen as bullying

Adults are instilling in children a depowering mindset when they bully the young ones with tasteless jokes and pranks.

For homesick Vietnamese, the grass is not greener on the other side

Living abroad is a dream, but many Vietnamese feel out of place, and wish they hadn't left in the first place.
June 14, 2019 | 02:15 pm GMT+7

Cinemas requested to allocate 20 percent of screenings for Vietnamese films

To mitigate the current dominance of foreign films, cinemas will reserve 20 percent of screening slots for Vietnamese films.
June 07, 2019 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Hanoi, Phu Quoc among best travel destinations in Asia: CNN

In a list of 17 best places in Asia, CNN places Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island together in ninth place.
June 05, 2019 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Hue authorities decide South Korean naked man statue to be installed in park

Hue has found a home for the statue of a naked man gifted by South Korea after weeks of debating where to place it.
May 15, 2019 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Vietnam province accepts South Korean gift of naked man statue, location an issue

Thua Thien-Hue has decided to accept a naked man’s statue gifted by a South Korean city, but is unsure where to install it.
May 10, 2019 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Hanoi reclaims arches under Old Quarter bridge

A total of 127 arches built by the French a century ago are to be opened to make room for cultural and commercial purposes, officials said.
April 27, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Saigon to ban vehicles on certain streets during long holiday weekend

To celebrate Reunification Day on April 30 and Labor Day on May 1, vehicles will be banned on certain streets in Saigon, authorities said.
April 25, 2019 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

South Korean gift has Vietnam officials scratching their heads

Hue is unable to decide on an appropriate location to install a 6-meter-high statue, a gift offer from South Korea.
April 20, 2019 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

Expats flock to learn Vietnamese

Language classes are attracting increasing numbers of people who need to communicate with locals at work or just want to understand the culture.
March 22, 2019 | 01:25 pm GMT+7

Painting on stones: Hanoi artist’s unique skill

Nguyen Trung Kien, who has taken a gap year to indulge his passion for painting, turns stones into works of art.
March 21, 2019 | 05:03 pm GMT+7

Stop being uncouth, it’s not who we are: Deputy PM

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has called on Vietnamese public to stop littering, line cutting and other uncultured behaviors.
March 18, 2019 | 05:01 pm GMT+7

Saigon bubble tea shop goes to hell

It’s Halloween everyday at a macabre-themed bubble tea shop in Saigon, horror fans like it.
March 12, 2019 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

Google pays tribute to Vietnamese musician Trinh Cong Son

Google Doodle features the late musical genius Trinh Cong Son on his 80th birthday Thursday, the first Vietnamese it has so honored.
February 28, 2019 | 07:08 pm GMT+7
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