Protecting the endangered red-shanked douc in Vietnam

June 30,2016, 09:10

The red-shanked douc, a species of the old world monkey native to Vietnam, is now considered endangered. The forestry protection agency of the Ba To Forest in Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam has tried to stop illegal hunting and capturing of red-shanked douc to protect this rare primate

Meet Vietnamese artist who loves painting on stone

June 25,2016, 09:37

Painting on stone and gravel has been around for a while in many countries, but only recently in the south-central Vietnamese city of Nha Trang. The Vietnamese artist pioneering in this trend is Dau Quang Thanh.

American basketball star spreads hoop dreams to Vietnamese street kids

June 18,2016, 09:44

On June 16, renowned basketball player Gorgui Dieng from the American National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Minnesota Timberwolves was one of the highlights at an NBA Cares event at Sunshine School for street kids and underprivileged children aged 5 to 16 in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Hunting venomous snakes in Ho Chi Minh City

June 17,2016, 15:08

We followed Vo Van Dung, a 51-year-old from Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, to check out the snake traps he’d laid in fields in Tan Phu Trung Hamlet. A sunbeam snake was captured in one of his traps, but because it is a non-venomous species, Dung used his bare hands to take the snake out.

Vietnamese war invalid invents fuel-saving device for motorbike

June 10,2016, 09:51

Having no engineering degree and yet possessing a great passion for invention, Nguyen Huu Trong, a 63-year-old war invalid of 4/4 class (21-41 percent disability) in To Hamlet, Tay Mo Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, has created inventions that surprise many people.

Raising eagles, a new hobby in Vietnam

June 10,2016, 09:29

Raising birds of prey, especially eagles, masters of the sky, has been popular around the world for four decades. However, it’s only been seen in Vietnam for a few years. The cost of buying and caring for an eagle is considerable.