Vietnam keen for return to normal, albeit ‘new’

With the easing of social distancing requirements, Vietnamese are keen to return to normalcy though without dropping their guard. Read more »

Covid-19 turns life miserable for Hanoi workers

Migrant workers in Hanoi, who left their hometowns with dreams of a better life, are now partially employed or laid off due to Covid-19. Read more »

Hanoi eateries regain composure as semi-lockdown relaxed

As social distancing measures are eased, many restaurants and coffee shops across Hanoi again welcomed customers Thursday. Read more »

Samaritans provide shelter to Covid-19 vulnerable

The recently unemployed and homeless have been given a helping hand as Covid-19 affects livelihoods. Read more »

Dark days for foreign teachers in Vietnam

A Covid-19 stigma and loneliness add to the woes of foreign teachers who have lost their livelihoods due to the closure of schools. Read more »

Urbanites prepare for post-social distancing era

Residents and business owners in Hanoi and HCMC prepare for a new normal, hoping the semi-lockdown would end with more postive Covid-19 news. Read more »

Housekeeper empowers victims of domestic violence

Dang Thi Huong refused an opportunity of a better life in Australia, returning to Vietnam to support women facing violence at home. Read more »

Returning home after 24 years, trafficked woman tries to pick up pieces

Ha Thi Chien was trafficked to China in 1996 and only returned home in northern Vietnam several days ago. Read more »

Saigon entrepreneurs uses closed kitchens to open ‘tactical’ charity eatery

Borrowing kitchens from temporarily closed restaurants, Nguyen Tuan Khoi opened an eatery to provide meals for the poor in HCMC. Read more »

Home-bound senior students on pins and needles before national exam

Senior students are preparing for the coming national exam online as the global pandemic keeps schools shut.  Read more »

Vietnamese startup opens new window on sex education

WeGrow Edu, a sex education startup founded by four Vietnamese students, approaches the subject from a rights and development perspective. Read more »

Hanoi flower village withers in Covid-19 season

Cuc was about to harvest flowers from her garden before someone called to cancel the order. Read more »