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[Photos] 'Cricket House' Is a Melting Pot of Nature, Contemporary Design and Hanoi's Rural Charm

Breeze-soothed prairies, caves bathed in moonlight, forests filled with birdsong, succulent flower pollen and fruit trees: before humans constructed homes out of brick and concrete, plaster and steel, we lived in concert with nature. Cricket House aims to follow this mentality by tearing down these erected boundaries.

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Hai Duong Hospital Removes Stuck Bum Gun From 18-Year-Old's Bowel

A teenager in Hai Duong Province in northern Vietnam took the term “bum gun” too literally.

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[Photos] Hai Phong Cafe Deviates From Hip Coffee Shop Trends, Returns to Old Vietnamese Architecture

1986 was a big year: the first studio Ghibli movie premiered; Haley's comet skimmed across the night sky; Maradona won the World Cup thanks to the infamous "hand of God" shot; Oprah Winfrey's show debuted; and Vietnam implemented the Doi Moi policies that would rapidly develop the country and profoundly affect people's daily lives.

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Dining in the Dark: Employment for the Blind in Saigon

Tucked down a small alleyway in the heart of Saigon is a restaurant where patrons voluntarily eat their meals in the dark. For a brief time, guests are at the mercy of the darkness, a condition that those who are serving the meals live with far past business hours.

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[Photos] Turning Two Tube Houses Into a Light-Filled Abode

If the square meters of a house doubles, what is the percentage increase in light and green space?

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It's Official: Ride-Hailing App Go-Viet Launches Service in Saigon's Inner Districts

Go-Viet is the name of the Vietnamese ride-hailing company under a partnershop with Indonesian giant Go-Jek.

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Japan to Accept 10,000 Vietnamese Caregivers for the Elderly

Japan has agreed to welcome 10,000 Vietnamese caregivers to the country by the summer of 2020 to fill a labor shortage in nursing care.

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 2: The Vietnamese Diaspora, Unicode and the Ubiquity of Unikey

This is part 2 of our two-part series on the history of Vietnamese-centric typing technologies. Part 1 can be accessed here.

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Vietnam Drinks Fast and Furiously, but Not Responsibly, WHO Says

It's doesn't take long to notice that drinking is a big deal in Vietnam.

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Soil Bank Established in Southern Vietnam

 

Vietnam's sand deposits are on the verge of depletion due to high demand from construction projects.

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The Road Toward Eliminating Child Drownings in Vietnam Begins in the Water

The Alliance for Safe Children estimates that 35 children drown every day in Vietnam. Water Safety Vietnam, an Australian charity founded in 2011, strives to reduce this frightening figure.

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