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Vietnam Ranks 94 of 155 on Global Happiness Index

While you’ll see no shortage of smiles on Saigon’s streets, happiness levels in Vietnam are up for debate.

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[Photos] The Shield: Hanoi's 'Machine' House

A group of Hanoian architects rose to the challenge of striking a balance between commercial and residential space in a local tube house.

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Grab to Open R&D Center in Saigon

In order to ramp up its competitiveness in the region, Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab is establishing new research and development centers in Vietnam and India.

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Chinese Tech Giant Xiaomi to Arrive in Vietnam This Month

The market for smart devices in Vietnam has recently become much more competitive, as Chinese tech giant Xiaomi launched an official distribution channel in the country.

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Vietnam Launches Campaign to Get Citizens to Read 4 Books a Year

In an effort to improve Vietnam’s reading culture, the national government recently greenlit a countrywide project to get citizens to read more books.

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Officials Investigate ‘Shaking’ Phenomenon in Downtown Saigon

Saigon officials are investigating the cause of a shaking phenomenon which occurred last month in the downtown area.

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Hanoi, Saigon to Ramp Up Environmental Quality Monitoring

In an effort to tackle the country’s severe air pollution, municipal authorities in Hanoi and Saigon are upgrading their monitoring game.

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Vietnam Is Aging Faster Than Its Welfare System Can Handle

Ever since the country opened its doors to foreign investments and free market policies a couple of decades ago, Vietnam has enjoyed an enviable rate of economic growth. However, one of the biggest drawbacks to this growing affluence is the fact that it is not distributed equally: Vietnam’s elderly poor citizens are still struggling to make ends meet.

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Indian, Vietnamese Are Most Common Victims of Corruption in Asia: Report

A new transparency report just revealed that more than a quarter of Asians had to pay bribes to get access to public services in 2016.

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The Rise of Saigon’s Stand-Up Scene

 

Ahead of Saigon’s first major international comedy festival later this month, Saigoneer talks to members of the local stand-up community, from veterans to relative newcomers, to find out where the jokes are headed.

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Hanoi Starts High-Tech Program to Manage Parking Lots

Hanoi’s public parking areas are going digital.

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