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Elsa statue in Sa Pa removed after facing criticismicon
FEATURE22/07/20210

Elsa statue in Sa Pa removed after facing criticism

The statue of Disney princess Elsa in Sa Pa has faced criticism from people who believe that it doesn’t fit the natural landscape in the tourism spot.

 
Renowned duckling ‘staff’ hang out at florist shopicon

Renowned duckling ‘staff’ hang out at florist shop

FEATURE
22/05/2021

The pair of lovely ducks has become a source of joy for traders and children in a corner of Thiec market.

Vietnam's odd jobs: smelling jackfruit for a living, cooking salticon

Vietnam's odd jobs: smelling jackfruit for a living, cooking salt

FEATURE
21/05/2021

Jackfruit 'smellers' help merchants find delicious jackfruit to collect, and salt cooks help turn raw unclean grains of salt into white clean salt. These are a few of the interesting jobs in Vietnam few people know about.

Old discarded clothes turned into expensive productsicon

Old discarded clothes turned into expensive products

FEATURE
15/05/2021

All old things, from clothes and guitars to motorbikes, can be recycled into useful and highly aesthetic items thanks to talented artisans.

Phu Tho woman finds husband after 13-year absenceicon

Phu Tho woman finds husband after 13-year absence

FEATURE
14/05/2021

Thanks to a video posted on Tiktok, a woman in Phu Tho province has found her husband who was missing for 13 years.

Gourds that weigh 15 kilograms and other unusual phenomena in Vietnamicon

Gourds that weigh 15 kilograms and other unusual phenomena in Vietnam

FEATURE
09/05/2021

A special variety which produces gourds weighing up to 15 kilograms has been handed down by generations of Hai Phong families, while an ornamental tree variety in Dong Thap province has leaves with four colors. 

An Giang man raises thousands of “wild” fish as petsicon

An Giang man raises thousands of “wild” fish as pets

SOCIETY
08/05/2021

A farmer in Long Kien commune in the Cho Moi district of the southern province of An Giang is feeding and caring for thousands of natural fish as pets.

Original in Vietnam: Pineapple leaf fiber used to make fashionable clothesicon

Original in Vietnam: Pineapple leaf fiber used to make fashionable clothes

FEATURE
28/04/2021

A young man has found a way to split fibers from leaves to use them as materials for textiles and garments. A teacher can turn rough granite slabs into lively pictures.

61-year-old woman successfully gives birth to baby in Vietnamicon

61-year-old woman successfully gives birth to baby in Vietnam

SOCIETY
22/04/2021

A 61-year-old woman of Thanh Hoa Province has successfully given birth to a baby boy through a cesarean section, said doctors from Thanh Hoa Obstetrics Hospital.

Mekong Delta: spoiled pigs eating sweets, and other unusual phenomenaicon

Mekong Delta: spoiled pigs eating sweets, and other unusual phenomena

BUSINESS
03/04/2021

Nguyen Hong Trang’s family in Vinh My A commune in Bac Lieu province raises pigs. More than a year ago, her sow gave birth to 11 baby pigs, one of which weighed only two kilos. As it could not suckle much, it stayed small.

Water puppetry made from discarded materialsicon

Water puppetry made from discarded materials

FEATURE
09/03/2021

Mr. Ho Van Than (60 years old, Quynh Thien ward, Hoang Mai town, Nghe An province) is very admired for his flair in turning scrap shops into riveting electric puppets.

Perfumed buffaloes and other strange possessionsicon

Perfumed buffaloes and other strange possessions

FEATURE
03/03/2021

Buffaloes in Hoi An do not work on farms, but are made-up and perfumed to bring good fortune for their owners. They are just one example of a number of strange possessions of local Vietnamese. 

Three-year-old girl survived 13-storey fallicon

Three-year-old girl survived 13-storey fall

SOCIETY
01/03/2021

A 3-year-old girl miraculously survived falling from the 13th-floor balcony of an apartment building in Hanoi, caught by a passer-by.

Man 'rises from dead' with speech impairment and vision loss healedicon

Man 'rises from dead' with speech impairment and vision loss healed

FEATURE
12/02/2021

Mr. Nguyen Van Be, 71, in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho, after a clinical death, oddly recovered from being sightless and voiceless. He is now voluble and a ball of fire as if he had never put up with impairments.

Woman has giant facial tumour removedicon

Woman has giant facial tumour removed

SOCIETY
08/02/2021

A 74-year-old woman from the central province of Ha Tinh has had a rare tumour removed from her face.

Unique items for Tet 2021icon

Unique items for Tet 2021

SOCIETY
07/02/2021

A giant bouquet of florist’s daisies 12.1m in diameter in Sa Dec flower village and a gemstone-made painting worth nearly VND2 billion of a man in Thai Nguyen are among special items for this Lunar New Year (Tet).

Coin removed from little girl’s stomachicon

Coin removed from little girl’s stomach

SOCIETY
17/12/2020

A coin was removed from a four-year-old girl’s stomach 14 hours after she swallowed it in Da Nang City.

Unusual careers: raising wasps, growing mushrooms via smartphoneicon

Unusual careers: raising wasps, growing mushrooms via smartphone

FEATURE
10/12/2020

Wasps are being raised in a garden of one farmer, bringing a high income. Mushroom growing is being controlled by smartphones. These are examples of new and unusual careers.