Nguyen Thi Tru, 121, received the Asian record for the oldest woman alive at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 26.

Born on May 4, 1893, Nguyen Thi Tru, living in Da Phuoc commune, Binh Chanh district, was officially recognised as the oldest woman in Asia on August 27.

She was first recognised as the oldest living person in Vietnam in 2011.-VNA