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Vietnam's Ride-Hailing Market Welcomes 2 New Players, Unicar and Zuumviet

Both services are products of Vietnamese creators.

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[Photos] Inside the Non-Stop Action of a Muay Thai Fight Night in Saigon

I arrived with eager anticipation on Sunday, December 29 at the Tao Dan Sports Center for the start of the club matches.

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[Photos] A Hoi An Family Brings a Touch of Their Hometown to Da Nang

KHE House, designed by K.A.N Studio, captures the nostalgia of a Hoi An family living in Da Nang, just three kilometers from their hometown.

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In a D5 Gym, a Soft-Spoken Muay Thai Legend Trains Future Fighters

I first encountered Muay Thai on a photo assignment in Bangkok a number of years ago, and this graceful, devastatingly lethal martial art has piqued my curiosity ever since. After returning to the United States, I began following the sport via late-night cable TV matches broadcast from Southeast Asia.

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In the Race to Power Vietnam, Green Energy Grows Faster Than Policies Can Catch Up

For a few months earlier this year, it seemed like there was no stopping the wave of renewable energy projects coming online in Vietnam.

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An Ode to Lục Bình, Vietnam's Invasive, Destructive, Beautiful Aquatic Jerk

Knotted gnarls of lush stems, leaves, vines; a verdant scrimmage of tangled plant matter kept afloat by buoyant bladders accented by pleats of pink petals that resemble the skirts of ballerinas trapped inside music boxes: the water hyacinth.

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[Photos] A Historic Night of Bão to Celebrate a Historic Gold Medal 60 Years in the Making

Vietnam’s U-22 men’s football team just won their first-ever SEA Games gold medal. 

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An Evening With the Grass-Roots Volunteer Group Helping Saigon's Homeless

The group meets at the Saigon Central Post Office in District 1 at 10:30pm. Although it is late in the evening, there are still tourists loitering around the building, one of the city's primary attractions.

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Don't Buy Vietnam's Cat Ba Tiger Geckos as Pets. They Are Going Extinct.

The exotic pet trade and lack of suitable conservation standards threaten the lizards native to several remote islands in northern Vietnam.

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Vietnam Tightens Grip on Pharmacies to Curb Antibiotics Abuse

As the risk of antibiotics resistance increases, the Vietnamese government has started to respond.

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Vietnam's National Football Team Valued at $1.9m

How much would you be willing to spend on the national team?

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Who Are the Four Vietnamese in Forbes 30 Under 30 List 2019?

The annual 30 Under 30 Asia by Forbes shortlists 300 brilliant millennials from 2,000 entries in the Asia-Pacific region, and four Vietnamese made it onto this year’s compilation.

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Banana Leaves Make Glorious Comeback in Supermarkets Across Vietnam

After straws, Vietnam’s anti-plastic movement now has a new target: plastic grocery wraps.

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Made-in-Vietnam Portable Bum Guns to Penetrate US Market Next Year

Editor's note: Happy April Fools' Day! This article was part of Saigoneer's 2019 April Fools' Day celebration. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, a...

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Quang Binh Company Proposes Cable Car in Space Linking Saigon With Hanoi

Editor's note: Happy April Fools' Day! This article was part of Saigoneer's 2019 April Fools' Day celebration. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, a...

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Vietnam Comes to a Halt to Celebrate U-12 Football Victory

Editor's note: Happy April Fools' Day! This article was part of Saigoneer's 2019 April Fools' Day celebration. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, a...

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Micronutrient Deficiencies Mainly to Blame for Stunting Vietnamese Children: Experts

Medical experts believe that malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency are the direct causes of Vietnamese adolescents’ low height.

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Vietnam Considers Exclusive Inter-Airport Road Between Tan Son Nhat, Long Thanh

Authorities are considering a direct road between Long Thanh and Tan Son Nhat airports that's reserved only for inter-airport travelers.

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[Photos] In Ben Tre, a Kindergarten of the Future

Who says schools have to be stodgy concrete blocks?

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Grab Is Experimenting With 'GrabWheels' Electric Scooter in Singapore

GrabWheels debuted on the main campus of National University Singapore (NUS) in November last year, but a string of accidents have forced new safety measures be put in place as it moves forw...

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In New Urban Plan, Da Lat to Demolish, Move Iconic Landmarks

Lam Dong People's Committee recently issued a major development plan for the Hoa Binh area in central Da Lat.

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[Photos] In the Central Highlands, a House Doubles as a Playground for Sunlight

Do you need to rethink your understanding of roofs?

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Growing Concerns as More Doctors Quit Public Hospitals for Private Sector

If the situation persists, Vietnam's public hospitals could face serious staff shortage in the future.

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15-Year-Old Vietnamese Weightlifter Wins 3 Gold Medals, Sets World Records

Do Tu Tung, a 15-year-old bodybuilder from Bac Ninh recently won three gold medals at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.

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Vietnam's Largest Solar Power System Officially Opens in Dak Lak

The 1.2-million-square-meter cluster of solar panels is capable of producing 100 megawatts at its peak.

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Cash-Strapped Saigon Metro Project Requests $1.68m From City to Pay Staff

The management team of Saigon's ongoing metro project has requested advance funds from the city to pay employees who have only received partial salaries since January.

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From March, Vietnam Requires Hospitals to Digitize Medical Records

Health authorities hope that the change will help cut back waiting times, confusion caused by doctors' handwriting and improve the archiving and managing of records.

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Vietnamese Educational App Elsa Secure $7m From Google's AI Fund

Elsa, founded in 2015 by Vietnamese national Van Dinh Hong Vu and speech recognition researcher Dr. Xavier Anguera, is a mobile application that helps English learners hone their pronunciation and ove...