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Tattooed and proud: Chinese women peel away stigmas

Once the mark of criminals or sex workers, for centuries tattoos have been stigmatised in China but the growing influence of celebrity culture is ...

Crafting the conical hats that define Vietnamese culture

Here in central Vietnam, the art of making palm-leaf conical hats has lasted for over 300 years.

Craft villages get busy for Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam

Mid-Autumn Festival is coming to town.
September 24, 2017 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

Playing with fire: exorcising demons in Vietnam

The ceremony is a proud display of culture, defined by a belief that everything in the universe possesses a soul.
February 17, 2017 | 04:27 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, debating Tet could be pointless as the holiday is being lost anyway

While the Tet debate goes on, the festival seems to be quietly disappearing on its own.
February 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Want a lucky new lunar year?

Many Vietnamese will do everything to find the perfect lucky charm for the year and chase the bad luck away.
February 05, 2017 | 06:31 pm GMT+7

Last fair before Tet mobbed at traditional northern market

The New Year wouldn't be the same without soaking up the atmosphere at Nua Market.
January 24, 2017 | 10:09 pm GMT+7

'Gold' represents 2016, according to Japanese national poll

A national poll in Japan says the Kanji character for 'gold' best represents the year of 2016.
December 14, 2016 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

Strange religious practices during Vietnam's 'Halloween month'

This is the month when spirits of the dead wander the streets of Vietnam.
August 20, 2016 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

Young Chinese question marriage pressure as divorce rate climbs

BEIJING - At a registry office in Beijing, Sun Xiangshu and Shi Ci pose for photographs, their wedding certificates in hand, having just officially become man and wife.
April 02, 2016 | 07:58 am GMT+7