Eighth Help-Portrait festival launched

Eighth Help-Portrait festival launched

The eighth Help-Portrait festival in Vietnam themed “Nhat ky nu cuoi “ ( Smile diary) will be launched in 15 cities and provinces at same time on December 9.
Hot tourism development devastates Bay Mau coconut forest in Quang Nam province (Photo: SGGP)

Bay Mau coconut forest at risk of destruction

Over recent years, Hoi An Ancient Town, world biosphere reserve Cham Islet and Bay Mau water coconut forest in the central province of Quang Nam grown into a popular destination for domestic and international tourists is falling in paradox of preservation and development because more tourists come to the forest.
 
Painted Village in An Binh Island

Painted Village in An Binh Island

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s painters in collaboration with the Ly Son Marine Protected Area have turned walls of 100 old houses in An Binh Commune of Ly Son Island District to colorful murals, depicting sea turtles and portraits, the life of local children & villagers.
Jackfruit tree born 500 fruit babies

Jackfruit tree bears 500 fruits

A jackfruit tree planting in Le Hong Phong ward of Quang Ngai city, Quang Ngai province could be fruit-bearing with nearly 500 fruits.
The new Flamingo Garden at the Sai Gon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in HCM City’s District 1 (Photo: tuoitre.vn)

Sai Gon Zoo opens flamingo garden, water park

The Sai Gon Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Sai Gon Zoo) in HCM City’s District 1 on June 1 opened a new flamingo garden, mini water park and eatery area for visitors.  
 
Workers of a coconut procesing company make products from the fruit (Photo: SGGP)

Ben Tre province short of coconut

With vast gardens of green coconut trees, Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta is considered the capital of coconuts in Vietnam. Yet, this year, the province is short of the fruit.
Famous places: A ceramic replica of the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội is shown at Thanh Hà Terracotta Park. (Photo: VNS)

Park preserves pottery trade in Hoi An

Nguyen Van Nguyen has been surrounded by pottery from an early age. His latest project, a terracotta park on the outskirts of Hoi An, aims to revitalise the ancient craft. Cong Thanh reports.
Vietnamese communities abroad celebrate Tet 2017

Vietnamese communities abroad celebrate Tet 2017

Many overseas Vietnamese (OV) have returned home for the Tet holiday, while others staying in their resident countries also gathered and organized many celebrations for the largest traditional festival.
Start-up in the motherland

Start-up in the motherland

“Brain-drain” has become a common phrase for recent years and being cared by the society as many good students continuously look for opportunities studying and working abroad. As start-up movement in Vietnam has been developing, making Vietnam a start-up nation, young generations have planned to come back the motherland.
An Asia-Pacific pearl glows in Vietnam

An Asia-Pacific pearl glows in Vietnam

The central city of Da Nang has taken full advantage of being able to start afresh, unencumbered for the most part by outdated infrastructure, to become the most livable place in the country. Bui Hoai Nam charts a few milestones of this growth.