In Vietnam, acceptance of divorce correlated with education level: survey

In Vietnam, acceptance of divorce correlated with education level: survey

The recent survey, which polled 1,400 people aged 18 and above in all provinces and cities, found that overall only 21 percent thought divorce was “not wrong” while 40 percent said it was. The higher their education level, the more likely they were to say divorce is “normal”.   The least approval for divorces was among seniors (50 years and older) and people with low education and income (less than VND5 million or $215 a month). Almost no one with postgraduate…

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H’Hen Nie heads Top 10 Timeless Beauty shortlist

H’Hen Nie heads Top 10 Timeless Beauty shortlist

Missosology.org, a leading pageant-related community forum, has put H’Hen Nie on top of the 10 beautiful women it has shortlisted to choose the Timeless Beauty title winner. H’Hen Nie, a Top 5 Miss Universe contestant, heads the list with 4,373 points, followed by Miss International Philippines, Maria Ahtisa Manalo (4,355 points) and Miss Earth Portugal, Telma Madeira (4,173 points). H’Hen Nie, 27, who belongs to the Ede community, is the first ethnic minority woman to win the Miss Vietnam contest. Photo acquired by VnExpress…

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In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

Vietnamese pizza Grilled rice paper with toppings such as egg, dried beef, mayonnaise and shallots is considered one of the most popular street snacks in Vietnam. The snack is said to have been invented in Da Lat in the Central Highlands and is often dubbed “Vietnamese pizza” due to the way it looks and is prepared. Photo taken at a food stall on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 by Instagrammer foodiswhyimbroke. Read more Source link

One dish, five eateries – an exploration in Saigon

One dish, five eateries – an exploration in Saigon

Nguyen Hue, District 1 On the ground floor of an apartment building on the Nguyen Hue walking street, this eatery has been serving grilled pork with rice vermicelli (bun thit nuong) for more than half a century. The staff of this eatery are middle-aged women, each performing her duty smoothly – one mans the main kitchen, one grills the meat, one serves the dishes and another cleans up.  A small bowl of spiced fish sauce dip is an indispensable part of the…

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Thousands of piggybanks invite abundance in the Year of the Pig

Thousands of piggybanks invite abundance in the Year of the Pig

Pottery mills in Tan Vinh Hiep Commune, Tan Uyen Town, Binh Duong Province, do not have much time to rest these days. They have to supply thousands of colorful terracotta piggybanks to the market. It is almost noon, but Nguyen Thi Hanh, 49, does not take a lunch break but is pouring clay into the pig’s shape molds in an area of 1,000 square meters. “For years, this commune has had the tradition of making piggy banks. This year is…

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Three really cool, crafty, draughty weekend haunts in Saigon

Three really cool, crafty, draughty weekend haunts in Saigon

Pasteur Street Brewing Photo acquired by VnExpress  A glass of cool craft beer (or two or…) is as good a de-stresser as any after a hard working week, many people will agree. And Pasteur Street Brewing is one of the pioneer craft beer places in the city. Nestled in an old building in District 1, the place is a familiar destination for Saigon beer connoisseurs. The shop’s space is quite narrow, but it is not stuffy. The noise and bustle…

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Try Chinese coffee with baguette in Saigon

Try Chinese coffee with baguette in Saigon

For half a century now drinking coffee during breakfast has become a feature of the Saigon culture. Among the variety of coffee styles in the city is the Chinese one: brewing in a clay pot.  The Chinese brought this unique way of making coffee to Saigon, and later many Vietnamese also started to adopt this style to make their coffee. In a small alley near Thiec Market, a shop has been serving this style of coffee for more than two…

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Spend money to make money, say $4,000 piggybanks

Spend money to make money, say $4,000 piggybanks

One of the most common Lunar New Year traditions is the display and use of symbolic items to invoke the gods to bless a house with luck. The zodiac for the coming Lunar Year is the Pig, and there is large demand for piggybanks that carry the symbols of fortune, either etched, carved or painted. Among the most extravagant of the piggybanks are made by a ceramic company in Bat Trang Village in Hanoi, which is famous for its traditional…

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