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A Look At Hanoi’s Stalled $1 Billion Metro Line

Hanoi’s first metro line, approved 6 years ago, is planned to be completed in 2017. However, unlike its Saigon counterpart, very little progress has been on the 12.5km line, reports VN Express.

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Expo Milano 2015 To Feature Võ Trọng Nghĩa’s Lotus-Inspired Pavilion

World Expo 2015, an international event that embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity will be held in Milan, Italy next year and renowned Võ Trọng Nghĩa Architects will...

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Microsoft Is Shifting Its Phone Production From China To Vietnam

As part of Microsoft’s restructuring plans for its Nokia operations, the company is planning to move the bulk of phone production from China to Vietnam, according to ZDNet.

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Construction Of Saigon’s First Metro Terminal In D1 Starts Today

It’s actually happening. After subtle hints over the past few weeks, authorities have announced that construction on the underground section of Saigon’s first metro line will begin today, reports Tuoi...

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Infiniti Makes Vietnam Debut

Yet another luxury brand has set up shop in Vietnam to take advantage if the population’s growing wealth, this time Japanese carmaker Infiniti.

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[Photos] 2030 Phu Quoc Master Plan Approved

Saigon isn’t the only place eying a 2030 makeover. The Phu Quoc People’s Committee has approved a master plan that hopes to make the island a center for tourism and commerce.

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Mekong River Region: Global Diversity Hotspot

With 367 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Region over the past 2 years, the World Wildlife Foundation has proclaimed it to be a Global Diversity Hotspot.

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[Video] How Poverty Is Stopping Vietnamese Girls From Obtaining An Education

From doing chores around the house, running a ferry service to harvesting crops, for many young girls in Vietnam, bringing in income for the family trumps education. This video captures the reality of...

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Number of Vietnamese Super-Rich Has Increased by 400% Over the Past Decade

A World Bank report released earlier this week found that the number of super-rich, has rapidly increased over the last 10 years. I guess this explains the fugly castle phenomenon.

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Singapore Apartment Building Sets Record For World’s Largest Vertical Gargen

The new Eximbank Tower may be bringing some much needed greenery to Saigon’s skyline but Singapore’s new Tree House condominium building, which has set a Guinness World Record for largest vertical gar...

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Future Saigon: Ton Duc Thang Street

Over the past 20 years, Ton Duc Thang has transformed from a tree-lined street of colonial buildings to a strip of high rise offices and hotels. The stretch along the water is of particular value to d...

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New $1 Billion Plant Will Allow Samsung To Make Nearly All Its Products In Vietnam

Electronics giant Samsung was recently granted an investment certificate for its new $1 billion screen plant in Bac Ninh. While it brings Samsung’s investment in the country to a whopping $6.85 billio...

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PM Orders Removal Of Settlements Along Vietnam’s Train Tracks

The famous scenes of life taking place on Vietnam’s train tracks may soon be a thing of the past now that a plan to remove illegal shops and homes has been approved by the Prime Minister.

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New Design Competition Seeks To Beautify HCMC

Saigoneer is proud to be the media sponsor for Saigon Makeover, a new design competition for graphic designers, artists and young people at large to share their creative vision of how different parts ...

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[Photos] Future Saigon: The Thu Thiem Financial Center

British design firm, Foster and Partners recently released renderings for Thu Thiem’s financial center and they’re well, dreamy?

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DX Mornings 2: Why Your Products Suck @ The Cube

From the organizer: Tony Ho will show us why our products suck and how we can use design to improve user experience. 

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Vietnam Climbs English Rankings In Recent Survey

Vietnam is climbing up the ranks of English proficiency based on a recent survey by Education First.

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Vietnam’s Coral Reefs On The Brink Of Extinction

Coral reefs around the world have been seriously degraded over the past 20 years and Vietnam’s are no exception. These ecosystems, which are vital to sustaining oceanic biodiversity, are very sensitiv...

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HCMC House Wins 1st Prize At International Design Competition

After winning Archdaily’s House of the Year Award back in April, Vo Trong Nghia Architects have just added more hardware to their collection for their House for Trees in Binh Thanh District.

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Future Saigon: The SSG Tower

You may have noticed the massive building going up in Binh Thanh District on Dien Bien Phu Street, just before the Saigon Bridge. The SSG tower, slated for completion by late 2015, will house offices,...