• The “Gold Woman” of Vietnam’s Electricity Sector

    For the first time, the huge 220KV-transformer, 140 tonnes in weight with nearly one thousand separate parts, was produced by a female Vietnamese engineer.
  • Gender imbalance at alarming stage

    Sociologists have rung the alarm bell at the current significantly higher rate of male newborns over female newborns in Vietnam
  • Making a global diva

    Model-actress Thanh Hang has turned heads and dropped jaws cat-walking her way onto the world stage.
  • Folk artist reveals the evolution of her art

    Award-winning artist Thanh Ngoan is renowned for her cheo (traditional opera), xam (folk music) and ca tru (ceremonial singing) performances. Ngoan speaks with Hien Ngoc about her passion for her art and her ideas on preserving Vietnamese culture.
  • Women’s Union tackles domestic violence

    Negative male attitudes towards women have been blamed for the prevalence of domestic violence in Viet Nam.
  • Huong pagoda festival draws droves

    The cold weather couldn’t keep thousands of pilgrims and tourists away from the Huong Pagoda Festival, the nation’s longest and most elaborate annual festival that opened on February 12 morning in the northern province of Ha Tay.
  • Three sites nominated as natural wonders

    Ha Long Bay, Mt. Fansipan and Phong Nha Cave have been nominated as “new natural wonders of the world” in the first round of a contest sponsored by the New Wonders organisation.
  • Two Trung Sisters' Uprising marked

    A meeting was held on February 12 in Me Linh district, northern Vinh Phuc province to mark the 1968th anniversary of the Two Trung Sisters' Uprising.
  • Ford Foundation sponsors Hue Festival

    The US Ford Foundation has granted US $100,000 to a biennial festival in the imperial Hue City which is scheduled for June 3-11.
  • 219th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory celebrated nationwide

    A festival was held at the Dong Da Park in Dong Da district, Hanoi, on February 11 to mark the 219th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory led by national hero Nguyen Hue.