LEADING LIGHT: Võ Minh Quang is an inspiration for other youngsters who love music and studies. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức Among 10 people praised as outstanding young exemplars in Việt Nam in 2020, the youngest face belonged to a high school student in Hà Nội. Võ Minh Quang, 15, who...

The cover of “A Rainy Night in the City”, a collection of short stories, released by the Hà Nội Publishing House. Photo courtesy of Hồ Anh Thái by Đông Đô In an effort to give foreign readers greater access to Vietnamese literature, the Hà Nội Publishing House has recently released...

Simple home food made by Madame Dương thị Cường A mother and son team of Madame Dương thị Cường and her son Đồng Văn Hùng in Thái Nguyên Province has successfully launched their Youtube channel: Ẩm thực mẹ làm (Food Mama Makes) that has 900,000 subscribers after two years. The...

Chess AIMING HIGH: Nguyễn Thiên Ngân (left) competing in a local chess tournament. She expects to be a Grandmaster before she is 20. Photo nld.com.vn Thanh Hà An un-seeded teenager has added yet another gold to her rich collection of medals after triumphing at the recent National Chess Championships’ blitz...

By Thúy Hằng In the weeks and months before Tết (Lunar New Year festival), I’d noticed that a small building within the confines of the Việt Nam Museum of Fine Arts was undergoing renovations. It had looked abandoned since the lovely Matchbox restaurant moved out five or six years ago,...

LESS IS MORE: Small group tours and solo travel will be among the travel trends this year. Photo courtesy of baodautu.vn Domestic tourism will continue to be the “lifesaver” of the tourism sector in 2021, officials and experts have said. Nguyễn Trùng Khánh, chairman of the Việt Nam National Administration...

From being Guus Hiddink’s assistant in the World Cup 2002, Park Hang-seo has come a long way and become the most successful manager in the history of Vietnamese football. Through various ups and downs, the 63-year-old South Korean coach has acquired a great deal of experience and valuable life lessons...

Visitors kayaking in Ba Bể Lake. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Hạ Long Bay, Ba Bể Lake and Tuyền Lâm Lake are among the must-visit places in Việt Nam. Kayaking through Hạ Long Bay is a must-do bucket list activity and by far the best way to explore all that the...

Phương Lan Under the skilled hands of artist Nguyễn Thị Hương Thủy, balls of clay became beautiful flowers right before your eyes. Beyond her clay flowers and flower pots, she also creates 3D flower paintings that are sophisticated and impressively realistic. Her little shop is located down Laneway 67, Đỗ...

SUPPORT & DIRECTION: Khà A Lứ (third left) and his wife (far right) speak with officials from the Hang Kia – Pà Cò Natural Reserve about the implementation of eco-tourism development plans. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hải On a trail leading to the top of Rồng (Dragon) Mountain, the highest peak...

STRIDE FORWARD: A Xạ Phang ethnic minority’s embroidered shoe. The footwear is now recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. Photo laodong.vn By Phương Hà Visitors to the northern province of Điện Biên are sure to be impressed by the colourful traditional outfits of the Xạ Phang ethnic minority, in...

Chef Nguyễn Đông Hải With sautéed vegetables, Huế red rice, lemongrass sauce Ingredients for 2 people – Prawns 50 gr – Jumbo prawns 60 gr – Sea scallops 30 gr – Sea bass 100 gr – Calamari 60 gr – Green mussels 100 gr – Clams 100 gr – Huế...

Stella Ciorra, vice chairwoman of Friends of Vietnam Heritage, not only loves Vietnamese heritage but also its culture, and especially áo dài. She spoke with Ngô Minh about why. HIGH REGARD: Vice Chairwoman of Friends of Vietnam Heritage, Stella Ciorra (centre), greatly admires Vietnamese culture and heritage. VNS Photo Nguyễn...

Hoài Nam COVID-19 has been largely brought under control around Việt Nam thanks to appropriate containment measures being adopted by the Government nationwide. The Prime Minister has now ordered the quick implementation of a vaccination programme to halt the pandemic and create the conditions necessary for socio-economic development, especially in...

Karate ON THE CHIN: Nguyễn Thị Ngoan trains with coach Lê Tùng Dương at the National Sports and Training Centre 1. Photo sport5.vn Thanh Hà She may be drenched in sweat, exhausted, and in pain, but she ‘loves’ it. The 23-year-old Nguyễn Thị Ngoan has just finished a tough morning...

CHOICE: The menu is rich with dim sum, vegetables, meat and seafood, all of which are steamed. VNS Photo Đỗ Minh By Đỗ Minh As a foodaholic, I sometimes panic when I stand on the scales. If I find I’m approaching “overweight” territory, I start to balance my diet and...

Young actress Nhã Thi, one of the city’s younger talents in the traditional operatic arts. Photo courtesy of HCM City Theatre Association HCM CITY— Young artists in traditional music and theatre are working to develop and promote their art among young audiences in HCM City. “I believe that becoming a...