Love dwarfs obstacles as Vietnamese couple stand tall

Overcoming a myriad of troubles that come with being dwarfs, Hung and My have found each other and stayed strong.

Paws for thought: cat meat still top of the menu

Despite authorities trying to dissuade people from eating cat meat, many Vietnamese are not persuaded.

Three-member Hanoi family calls 4 sq.m room home

A Hanoi couple and their teenage daughter live in a tiny room without a bathroom, and the woman is now expecting a second child.
November 16, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Life of a woman with no birth certificate till age 82

Chau Ngoc Nu, 82, of Saigon has never had a birth certificate and thus no health insurance or healthcare.
November 16, 2019 | 01:43 pm GMT+7

Businessman donates $4.3 million asset to 88 children

Ten years ago, a very poor young woman gave away her child to an aunt. The aunt could not afford a child either.
November 16, 2019 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Human kindness keeps Saigon milk bank overflowing

Do Phuong Quyen, 37, has donated 172 liters of breast milk so far to the milk bank of Saigon-based Tu Du hospital.
November 14, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Virtual reality: Sex, gender and the bane of cyber bullying

She was 15 when she decided to end her life. She had been fighting with her 22-year-old boyfriend and trying to break up with him.
November 13, 2019 | 02:06 pm GMT+7

Fat salaries keep foreigners in Vietnam despite dirty air

While Vietnam’s worsening pollution worries foreigners living here, economics and the fact they have put down roots mean most are not contemplating leaving.
November 08, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Dog thefts ravage countryside, provoke retaliatory violence

Dog thieves and dog owners have been locked in a murderous cycle of violence in recent years in Vietnam, especially in rural areas.
November 06, 2019 | 07:35 pm GMT+7

Saigon shelter helps sexually abused children deal with trauma

For 10 years now, a house in Saigon's District 9 has been a haven for sexually abused children.
November 06, 2019 | 01:45 pm GMT+7

Instead of picking holes, a Mekong Delta elder fills them

Rather than complain about the potholes in his alley, an old man decided he would repair them on his own.
November 05, 2019 | 12:40 pm GMT+7

Cramped quarters in the Old Quarter: two live in 2.5 m2 home

In a dark alley in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a 2.5 m2 area has been home to a father and son for 26 years.
November 01, 2019 | 08:23 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta centenarians show a youthful zest for life

20 centenarians and many retirees older than 80 live healthy and active lives in Long Xuyen Town and a nearby commune in An Giang.
November 01, 2019 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Commercialization sucking the soul from ancient town

Old traditional houses changing hands amid a tourism frenzy, hyper commercialization and increasing migration are threatening Hoi An’s way of life.
November 01, 2019 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Saigon's old furniture market in business for 30+ years

A District 8 neighborhood in Saigon collects old furniture from all over the southern region, repairs them and sells them anew.
October 30, 2019 | 08:36 pm GMT+7
  • Can Tho man spoon-feeds fish

    Can Tho man spoon-feeds fish

    Instead of eating the pellets in the water, the nearly 100 fish raised by Nguyen Ngoc Chien in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho pop their heads out and are spoon-fed.
  • Durian pastry: an explosive dessert

    Durian pastry: an explosive dessert

    If you are a fan of durian, this pastry is an explosion of flavors that will have you longing for more.
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