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[Video] TV Commercial Provides Graceful Glimpse of Saigon's Outer Districts

This stunning commercial for Coca-Cola’s energy drink Samurai is a love letter to Saigon’s strange mix of urban chaos and beauty.

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[Podcast] Renovation Generation: Foreign-Educated Academics Challenge Cultural Norms

In The Renovation Generation’s 11th episode, the Hanoi-based podcast introduces two ambitious academics, Trang Pham and Mai Thanh, both of whom are working to fight poverty and inequality in Vietnam.

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[Photos] A Day in the Life of Hanoi's Last Blacksmith

As Hanoi gears up for modern mega-projects like a US$1 billion metro line and the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, one third-generation artisan holds fast to his family’s traditional craft.

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Doing Nothing Is Now a Sport in South Korea

Are you an expert at doing nothing? If so, time to make a beeline straight to South Korea,where looking off into space has become a sport.

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Sichuan Cuisine Facing an Identity Crisis

Culinary innovation can take many shapes and forms. But sometimes, this tinkering can have the unintended consequence of straying too far from the original. Such is the dilemma that faces China’s Sichuanese cuisines.

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[Video] Highlighting Vietnam's Forgotten Moroccan Soldiers

Vietnam and Morocco have much more in common than you might initially think.

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[Photos] Japan’s Last Samurai

The adoption of the Meiji Restoration in 1868 signaled the beginning of the end for Japan’s samurai’s who enjoyed centuries of prominence in the country's feudal ranks.

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[Photos] Vietnam Steps up Its Meme Game Ahead of Obama Visit

Vietnamese netizens are flexing their meme skills ahead of United States president Barack Obama's visit to the country.

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[Video] Adults Cheer on Kids' Beer-Drinking Contest, Fail at Adulting

As recent evidence suggests, not all adults excel at adulting. In fact, more often than not, we're all making mistakes in one way or another. It's just that we usually try not to involve young, impressionable children in our shortcomings.

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[Photos] Stay Cool in Saigon's Ice Palace

It's sweater weather in District 7's Him Lam New Urban Area.

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[Photos] Life in a Saigon Cemetery

When her youngest son was six months old, Kieu Thi Anh Lien's husband disappeared. They were never officially married but the couple had lived together for years, until one day the father of Lien's three children went home early from work. By the time she returned to their house, he was gone.

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