Business

HCM City market attracts giant foreign retailers

The retail market in Ho Chi Minh City is getting set for major realignments as many of the world’s leading retailers in the food, beverage, and fashion industries formulate expansion plans to set up shop, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.
Business

How to make mobile economy prosper in Vietnam

Regarding the development of the mobile economy, collaboration should be seen as win-win partnerships in a value co-creation ecosystem. Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Dr Bui Xuan Tung, Faculty Director of Vietnam Executive MBA, University of Hawaii.
Culture - Sports

Twee Hue howling for Halloween

Despite its reputation as a city hesitant to adopt foreign traditions, Hue city, capital of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, is buzzing with Halloween excitement.
Society

Women work for better life

Located at 272 Tran Cao Van Street in the central city of Da Nang, “Amina spa cafe” has become a popular venue for coffee fans thanks to its comfortable environment and the enthusiastic staff who are mostly people with hearing impairments.
Disabled activist works for change Society

Disabled activist works for change

Her first club named Doi Rat Dep (Life is Very Beautiful), was a simple, thatched-roof structure, where people with disabilities would share jokes, sing and talk until the late hours.
Culture - Sports

Wartime scrap reborn as works of art

Visitors to an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on Dec. 3 praised the way Vietnamese people had used optimism, creativity and ingenuity during hard times to transform scrap metal from weapons into objects such as oil lamps, ashtrays, furniture and even musical instrument.
Travel

Volunteer tour guides a hit with foreigners

After booking tickets, hotels and other services for their trip to the capital of Vietnam , Dorothy Colton and her husband from England visited the website www.tripadvisor.com to read recommendations from tourists all over the world. They accidentally found Hanoi Free Tour Guides, a non-profit organisation founded and run by youth. They tried booking a free tour via email and received a reply just few minutes later.
Society

Hue historic site turned into cafe

Tu Phuong Vo Su Pavilion, an important site in the ancient citadel in the central city of Hue, has been turned into a coffee shop, stirring strong public criticism.
Culture - Sports

Literature from 1930s on display

Nearly 100 literary works and newspapers published by members of the Tu Luc Van Doan (Self-reliance Literature group) during the New Poetry movement in the 1930s is being displayed in HCM City.
Society

Pet cats meow gently in Hanoi

Intelligent personality, loving companionship, and charming and striking appearance of several breeds of imported cat bewitch many Hanoians even when they are costly.
Society

Coffee shop becomes home for mentally disabled children

“I still can’t believe it is true. It’s like a dream,” Tam – an old woman said, her eyes shimmering with tears while recalling the very first time her grandson, Nguyen Nhat Trung Anh came out to work as a waiter at a coffee shop.“I still can’t believe it is true. It’s like a dream,” Tam – an old woman said, her eyes shimmering with tears while recalling the very first time her grandson, Nguyen Nhat Trung Anh came out to work as a waiter at a coffee shop.