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Chinese-Backed Projects in Vietnam Get Bad Rap for Poor Quality, Rampant Delays

The trial run for Hanoi’s inaugural railway has been cancelled by the Chinese building team, which further perpetuates the stereotype of troublesome Chinese construction projects in the country.

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Urban Rewilding: The Ins and Outs of Organic Food in Vietnam

Navigating the intricacies of a healthy, organic lifestyle can be complicated, ever under the best of circumstances. Today, as awareness surrounding organic produce grows both here and abroad, the countless labels and packaging terms applied to such products can be confusing at best for consumers.

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Amid Dengue Fever Outbreak, Vietnam Confirms Cases of 'Super Malaria'

While localities in northern Vietnam are struggling to contain this year’s serious Dengue fever outbreak, epidemiologists just revealed that people living in the southern provinces are facing a strain of highly drug-resistant malaria superbug.

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Vietnam to Allow Switching Mobile Carrier While Retaining Phone Number This December

If you’ve been thinking about switching to another service provider but are reluctant to change your phone number, there’s some good news.

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Typhoon Doksuri's Aftermath Underscores the Vulnerability of Central Vietnam

Typhoon Doksuri, the most powerful storm to hit Vietnam in a decade, ravaged the central of Vietnam on September 16 and took the lives of six people, drawing greater attention to the layers of harm caused by natural disasters in the central region. 

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[Photos] Saigon Architects Brighten up Contemporary Office With Bamboo Accents

Inspired by materials common found in rural Vietnam, the creative minds behind KIENTRUC O blended a contemporary office with traditional elements.

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[Photos] The Last Remaining Blacksmiths of Bien Hoa

Smithy 12 is a traditional, family blacksmith brand near Bien Hoa’s Don Market, which has been active for almost 100 years. The business is not only one workshop but rather a collection of smithies headed up by the sons of one family, all retaining the same name. The photographs presented in this article were shot at two well-known smithies next to each other. One is headed up by Son and now run by his two sons, Toan and Phuoc; the other belongs to Sang but is now managed by his sons, Lam and Hung.

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Saigon Puts an End to Projects to Build Apartments Under 25 Square Meters

Ho Chi Minh City officials have closed the door on a government plan to build small apartments in order to prevent overcrowding and the creation of “elevated slums.”

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Vietnam Has the Most PhDs, Fewest Research Works in Southeast Asia: Report

Vietnam’s academia is filled to the brim with PhDs, but the country’s scientific journals and inventions are not catching up with the rising population of PhD holders.

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Saigon Bans Western Names, Audio-Visual Tools in Primary School English Classes

Ho Chi Minh City's education department has released a new set of teaching guidelines for English-language classes at primary schools banning the use of audio-visual tools, among other rules.

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Saigon Delays Construction of 2nd Metro Line to 2020

While the construction of Saigon’s first metro line has been riddled by delays, things are looking even gloomier for the next line which may take another decade to become a reality.

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