Cancer woman’s love for life stronger than fearPublished: 10/30/2014 15:19
Nguyen Khanh Thuong, also known as Thuong Sobey, established a network that runs many campaigns for breast cancer patients. She was diagnosed with cancer only three days after her engagement ceremony
The kind rubbish collectorPublished: 10/29/2014 20:45
She earns her living and raised two children by collecting household garbage. However, she is kind enough to share her three-square-meter house with other poor workers and street children
Vietnam theaters lack luster, sell tickets poorlyPublished: 10/28/2014 22:29
Though of good quality, most plays of drama, “cai luong” (modern folk opera popular in southern Vietnam), “tuong” (traditional Vietnamese opera) and “cheo” (northern stage performance) produced by theaters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been commercial flops, as audiences are reluctant to buy tickets
Meeting the ethnic shamans in northwestern VietnamPublished: 10/27/2014 20:39
Brief meetings between a local culture researcher in September and ethnic shamans in northern Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang Province have shed light on their rich culture, particularly their worship folk paintings.
In photos: “underground” houses in Ho Chi Minh CityPublished: 10/27/2014 12:05
Several roads and alleys in Ho Chi Minh City have been raised by one to two meters as part of a city planning project, resulting in many private houses in suburban areas being literally turned into underground homes
The wonder of mushrooms through elderly man’s lensPublished: 10/26/2014 14:59
Over the past ten years, a 65-year-old man has tirelessly video-taped and taken snapshots of some hundreds of mushroom species to both satisfy his passion and convey a forest protection message.
The ethnic breeder of wild birds in southern VietnamPublished: 10/26/2014 10:03
A Cham ethnic man in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang Province has carved out a successful business of raising and breeding “le le,” a wild bird abundant in the delta, and helps conserve the species also.
Honored by Japan, Vietnam artist dedicates life to preserving relicsPublished: 10/24/2014 23:20
A Vietnamese artist, who is the first in Vietnam to earn a Japanese award in architectural preservation earlier this month, has dedicated 35 years to the restoration and preservation of the Southeast Asian country’s significant architectures and relics.