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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Flourish in Southeast Asia's Antibiotic-Filled Sewage

The fetid vapors of a sewer canal may be unpleasant, but what lurks beneath the surface can be a killer.

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The College Course That Trains Vietnam's Future Wildlife Conservationists

A course based in Vinh aims to give Vietnamese students who want to change the way animals are treated in Vietnam a chance to make a difference.

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Who Are Vietnam's Most Severe Coronavirus Cases? Where Are They Now?

Vietnam’s total number of COVID-19 infections remains within its healthcare capacity, so critical patients can receive top-level attention from national experts.

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[Photos] From Boston to Saigon: A Coronavirus Quarantine Diary

On March 20, I arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the United States.

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Tracing the Reincarnation of Plastic Waste in Saigon's Informal Recycling Workshops

The text message said to be ready at 4:30am at my street corner, where I would be picked up for the drive to the plastics recycling center. I had been wanting to visit the site for this article and thinking that we had hours of travel ahead, so I didn’t question the time.

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How 2 Vietnamese Software Engineers Created a Site to Track the Covid-19 Outbreak

What have you accomplished today while practicing social distancing at home? Did you work on the family’s trellises of gourds, attempt to whisk up a frothy glass of dalgona coffee, or learn a new language?

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90% of Vietnamese Surveyed in WWF Covid-19 Study Support Closing Wildlife Markets

The first survey analyzing public opinion about the connection between COVID-19 and the wildlife trade in Asia shows widespread support for the elimination of wildlife markets. 

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[Video] Apple Taps Into Vietnam’s Beauty for New iPad Commercial

Vietnam is a beautiful country that happens to be obsessed with Apple products. While we’re still waiting for the first legit Apple store to open, the tech giant has picked Vietnam as setting for its ...

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Future Saigon: the Eximbank Tower

As The One Ho Chi Minh City moves along at a slow pace, behind it, the Eximbank Tower has begun its gradual climb towards the Saigon sky.

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[Photos] Changes to Saigon’s Skyline (2003-2013): Part 1

Within just a decade, Saigon’s skyline has changed dramatically. This is illustrated through photos taken by Michael Waibel, editor of the TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City photo book, from the Caravelle Hot...

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5 of Saigon’s Best Public Swimming Pools

As tempted as I am to jump into the Saigon River on scorching afternoons, taking a dip in one of Saigon's many public pools is a much more logical (not to mention safer) option.

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Report: Vietnam has Reached 25 Million Facebook Users

A market research study from Epinion, a Danish marketing agency, has found that 25 million of Vietnam’s 36 million internet users have Facebook accounts, reports VietNamNet.

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Quang Ninh's Stone House

The Stone House from, you guessed it, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, was built back in 2011 but just caught our attention.

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Vietnamese Students Win 2 Awards at Intel Science Competition

2 Vietnamese high school students received awards for their projects at last week’s 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in Los Angeles, California held May 11-16, r...

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[Photos] Changes Over Time: Saigon's Canals (2003 - 2014)

A major feature of Saigon’s recent urban development has been the implementation of major infrastructure projects including upgrading canals across the city.

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‘Less Addictive’ Version of ‘Flappy Bird’ Coming This August

Get ready for an uptick in your blood pressure. ‘Flappy Bird’ is about to re-enter the world in a ‘less addictive’ form, according to the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen.

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Frenchman Swims the Length of the Mekong River to Highlight Pollution

While many of Saigon’s canals have been scrubbed and cleaned, the Mekong River is in bad shape. To highlight the polluted state of the region’s most important waterway, one which is used simultaneousl...

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Future Saigon: Lim Tower 2

You may have noticed the large building going up on the corner of Vo Van Tan and Cach Mang Thang 8. This Lim Tower 2, a project being developed by CotecCons with financing from the JSC investment corp...

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Vietnam Reverses Ban on Local Online Gaming Companies

Vietnamese authorities have reversed a 4-year-old ban on the development of local online games after acknowledged that it has not only failed to limit their usage, but has allowed foreign firms to dom...

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7 Reasons Why Vietnamese Food is Good for You

While you may have to watch out where you’re buying your produce in Vietnam, the cuisine itself is about as healthy you can get. The Huffington Post recently talked to the Vietnamese owners of Pho, a ...

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[Photos] Looking Back at the Development of Phu My Hung (2003-2005)

Saigon South, the largest new urban area in Vietnam got its start in the mid-1990s through a joint-venture between a Taiwanese development company and a city development agency. The Phu My Hung New Ci...

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Why Twitter Won't Take Off in Vietnam

As the world’s largest social network, Facebook, continues its massive expansion in Vietnam, many have wondered why Twitter, which ranks second, is ignored. One of our favorite tech writers, Anh-Minh ...

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Nearly Gone But Not Forgotten: 213 Dong Khoi

The magnificent art deco apartment building at 213 Dong Khoi has nearly been reduced to a pile of rubble to make way for a 14-story City Administration Center.

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It's Harder Than You Think to Find Safe Produce in Vietnam

Mind the VietGAP. According to a recent report in The Guardian, Vietnam’s sole safety certification mechanism is at best ineffective and, at worst, pulling the wool over the eyes of Vietnamese consume...

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Sustainable Home Design for Vietnam's Low-Income Earners

It’s all about the green. Earlier this week we looked at a sustainability-focused kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. While that project seeks to educate Vietnam’s youth, in the same compound, ...

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Brew Nation: Vietnamese Consume 3bln Liters of Beer Each Year

While some raised doubts about a WTO report that found Vietnamese women outdrink Russian (and Vietnamese) men, there’s no question that Vietnam is a country that loves its beer. So much so in fact, th...

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[Video] Stressed? Why Not Try Some Laughing Yoga?

There’s a famous phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.” A group of Hanoians are putting this to the test and mixing it with another highly-touted health booster – yoga.