Five ways to add spice to life in Saigon

Here's a selection of five savory, sour, salty and sweet treats on the street that add spice and variety to Saigon.

Vietnamese artist makes copper wire bonsai trees

Huynh Chi Cuong, an An Giang Province resident, has made nearly 1,000 bonsai trees from copper wires that represent many different creative forms.

Major transportation projects to get on the road this year-end

From the north to the south of Vietnam, nine major transportation projects will begin to take shape in the fourth quarter.
October 12, 2019 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

Manmade nipa palm forest adds protection to Hoi An

The nipa palm forest in Hoi An town's Cam Thanh commune, grown about 200 years ago, could protect this area from storms, floods and landsides.
October 12, 2019 | 07:45 am GMT+7

Tourists prevented from entering Hanoi Train Street

City police set up checkpoints at several spots along the Hanoi Train Street on Thursday to stop tourists from entering the popular area over safety concerns.
October 11, 2019 | 02:26 pm GMT+7

Tourists flock to Hanoi Train Street with cameras

Hundreds of tourists take photos of the Hanoi Train Street alongside Phung Hung Street Tuesday in fear that makeshift cafés will close their doors by Saturday.
October 10, 2019 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

Hotels should not ruin landscapes, foreign tourists say

Admiring the view from an illegal hotel on mountain pass Ma Pi Leng in northern Vietnam, foreigners say constructions should not spoil the natural beauty of a place.
October 10, 2019 | 10:44 am GMT+7

Waterproof shoes you can drink to

Two years in the development, Bao Khanh and Son Chu have finally perfected a cool shoe made from residual coffee-grounds and recycled plastic bottles.
October 07, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

In a fairy tale restart, lovers reconnect after 50 years

‘I would have come back even if she was dead.’ An American war veteran never stopped looking for the Vietnamese woman he loved.
October 05, 2019 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

A hostel that charges less than 10 cents a night

A hostel in Ninh Kieu District of Can Tho City serves the poor and homeless people for as little as six cents a night.
October 04, 2019 | 06:16 pm GMT+7

Fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf

Bo la lot, made by rolling Vietnamese beef in lotot leaf, might grab you instantly with its fragrance.
October 03, 2019 | 06:26 pm GMT+7

Pilots’ vision affected as farmers burn straw near Hanoi airport

Farmers burning straw after harvesting rice are sending off dense smoke that hinders pilots' vision while landing at the nearby Noi Bai international airport.
October 03, 2019 | 11:45 am GMT+7

Cambodian stall sweet on Saigon for 40 plus years

A stall in HCMC's District 10 has been serving Cambodian sweet soups with 20 plus flavors for over four decades.
September 29, 2019 | 06:40 pm GMT+7

13 must-try experiences in Vietnam

Exploring the world’s largest cave, eating pho in Hanoi and cruising down the Mekong Delta are among the 13 most memorable experiences in Vietnam, CNN says.
September 28, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Abandoned disabled boy finds solace in martial arts

Tran Van Hung grew up with the question “Why did my parents abandon me?” but has gotten over the sadness through martial arts.
September 28, 2019 | 04:45 pm GMT+7
 
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