Life & Laws

South Korean actress Lee Da-hee enjoys birthday in Da Nang

South Korean TV and film star Lee Da-hee chose a high-end resort in Da Nang for her birthday celebration and family vacation this year.
Lee, known for her performances in several hit South Korean TV series and films, visited Da Nang with her parents and friends. She stayed at a 5-star resort that can cost up to VND120 million ($5,100) a night.  The resort is located right on Ha My Beach, about 7 km from Hoi An Ancient Town. The convenient location allowed her to conveniently explore both Hoi An and Da Nang, two of the most famous tourist destinations in Central Vietnam.


Is my husband gay?

My husband is a gentle man and an amazing father, but he keeps secrets from me and acts in ways that make me suspect that he likes men.


Cleaning up the dioxin-contaminated land

It’s difficult, looking at the serene park that now welcomes you to Bien Hoa Air Base, to imagine it half a century ago: the constant roar of the war planes overhead, the lines of hangars and barracks stretching for miles, next to mounds of metal barrels with an orange stripe around their side, Agent Orange.
Experts collect soil samples from Bien Hoa Airport in southern Vietnam for a project to clean up dioxin contamination at the airport. Photo by USAID


French Institute celebrates 50th anniversary of VN, France diplomatic ties

The French Institute in Việt Nam will hold a wide range of cultural activities across Việt Nam this year to mark the 50th anniversary of Việt Nam-France diplomatic relations and the tenth anniversary of the two countries’ strategic partnership.


Workplace of famed Swiss scientist given National Historic Site status

The Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Tourism (now known as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) classified the historic site commemorating the Swiss scientist in Khánh Hòa as a national relic on September 28, 1990.


Vietnam’s top luxury retailer heir shares pre-wedding photos

Phillip Nguyen, the third son of Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, chairman of the Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG), has released pre-wedding photos with fiancée Linh Rin before the ceremony takes place in the Phillipines this month.
Another pre-wedding photo of Phillip Nguyen and Linh Rin. Photo courtesy of the couple


Lack of affordable childcare leaves low-income parents in the lurch

As she prepares to return to work after six months’ maternity leave, Nhung, 31, faces a difficult and common problem: she can’t find a daycare center for her child.
Tran Do with his eight-year-old daughter in front of his house in Hanois Dong Anh District, March 8, 2023. Photo by Phan Duong


Paris Hilton wears Vietnamese designer’s dress for magazine photoshoot

American media personality and socialite Paris Hilton wore a dress made by Vietnamese designer Le Thanh Hoa for Saturday, a magazine published by British newspaper The Guardian.
Paris Hilton wears a dress designed by Le Thanh Hoa for Saturday magazine. Photo by The Guardian


Some people are ok with being body shamed

Some people accept others calling them by derogatory nicknames for the purpose of ridicule.
Some people are ok with being body shamed


Nearly 2,000 school students compete at Vovinam tournament in HCM City

Nearly 2,000 school students in HCM CIty are taking part in the 2022-2023 Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo Nestlé MILO Cup being held at Phú Thọ Stadium in District 11 from March 18 to 21.


Will fruit juice help me lose weight?

To cleanse my body and lose weight, I currently consume mostly fruit juice in addition to a small intake of solid meals. Dear doctor, will this be effective? Answer:


Vietnamese culture and silk are topics of event dedicated to women

More than 100 female diplomats, representatives of international organisations in Hà Nội, and spouses of foreign ambassadors in Việt Nam gathered at the event.


Wartime German photographer wants to record change in Việt Nam

An exhibition at Deutsches Haus in HCM City is a retrospective of Thomas Billhardt's work in Việt Nam from 1962-1999, including photos from the south of Việt Nam that have never been shown in Việt Nam before. After an exhibition titled Hà Nội 1967-1975 took place at the Goethe Institute in Hà Nội in 2020, and a book of the same name was released, Billhardt was honoured with the Bùii Xuân Phái – For Love of Hà Nội award. Vietnam News Agency's Thể Thao Văn Hóa (Culture & Sports) reporter Lam Anh speaks with Billhardt during a visit to Việt Nam. 


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