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Saigon Has Always Lacked Public Space. Here's How We Can Remedy That.

What comes to mind when you think of public space in Saigon?

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The Story of Vietnam's Urban Energy and Aspirations Told via Southern Modernist Architecture

The following article is an edited excerpt from the recently published book Southern Vietnamese Modernist Architecture, presenting the history of the style, and how it contrasts with modernism in northern Việt Nam.

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Bring Your Own Containers, We're Going Grocery Shopping

Above a peaceful coffee shop on the quiet road of Nguyễn Khắc Nhu lies a small zero-waste refill shop trying to advocate change.

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New Book Offers Deep Dive Into Vietnam's Connection With Modernist Architecture

Vietnamese architecture fans, add this to your bookshelf.

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As Epidemic Subsides in Vietnam, Return of VBA Not an ‘If,’ but a 'When’

Rebooting professional basketball during a global pandemic is no slam dunk.

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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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African Swine Fever Has Infected All 63 Provinces and Cities in Vietnam

Ninh Thuan, Vietnam’s last stronghold against African swine fever, has fallen.

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U-23 Vietnam’s Doan Van Hau to Play in Top Dutch Football League

Hau, who is playing full-time for Hanoi FC, is going to the Netherlands on a one-year loan contract.

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Da Nang to Spend $62.5m on Major Project to Combat Beach Pollution

The US$62.5 million project to improve the water environment in Son Tra District received approval from the central city of Da Nang. 

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New Cat Lai Bridge Project Linking Saigon-Dong Nai Recently Approved

Once finished, Cat Lai Bridge will replace the Cat Lai Ferry.

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Amazon Is in Vietnam, but Not to Sell Products. Not in the Next 5 Years.

Despite the retail behemoth's recent establishment of Amazon Global Selling Vietnam and the hiring of a former-Alibaba top manager to serve as CEO, the company won't start selling to customers in Viet...

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How Vietnamese Runners Are Taking on 70km-Long Mountain Trails, and Winning

Ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to run 70 kilometers? How about scaling 2,300 meters of mountain? Better still, could you imagine doing both of these things at the same time?

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Grab to Invest $500m to Expand Operations in Vietnam

In response to what it considers a surging market, the ride-hailing giant has announced plans to invest heavily into its Vietnamese business.

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Vietnam's Startup Scene Goes From Regional Laggard to Leader

Vietnam has transformed its startup ecosystem from the second-least active to the third-most active among ASEAN countries, trailing only Indonesia and Singapore.

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On Dreaming of a Time When Vietnam Loves Basketball as Much as Football

  How lucrative is being a professional basketball player in Vietnam? To help make ends meet, “some work at fast-food restaurants,” admits Ho Chi Minh City Wings small forward Nguyen Ky Qua...

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Online Ticketing Company TicketBox Acquired by E-Commerce Firm Tiki

The deal is part of Tiki’s strategy to complete an “all-in-one” ecosystem and marks its entrance into the entertainment sector.

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Surprise! A New Homemade Social Media Platform in Vietnam Is Called 'Lotus'

Following Hahalolo and Gapo, another Vietnamese social media platform has entered the market with a rather "inventive" name.

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Loài Plastic: To Eradicate Plastic Items, Treat Them as Invasive Species

Amid increasing awareness of the environmental and health dangers of plastic, a creative new group has joined the fight against this global scourge.

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Girls and Boys in Vietnam Are Equally Vulnerable to Trafficking, Study Shows

A report, titled 'Casting Light in the Shadows: Child and Youth Migration, Exploitation and Trafficking in Vietnam,' was conducted by children's rights research and consultancy institute Coram Interna...

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How a Power Couple Built a Dedicated Home for Powerlifting in Saigon

In full "ninja" attire, I braved congested streets under the scorching sun looking for the address. Finally, having spotted a sign that reads 'OldSchool Barbell System’ tucked deep inside Binh Thanh D...

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[Photos] In Hue, a Minimalist Tree House for Adults

Climbing trees and crafting a cozy tree house out of scrap materials might be a fond childhood memory for many. This new house in Hue provides its tenants with the same experience, except with the ame...

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[Video] Waterfall and Indoor Gardens: Inside Long Thanh Airport's Terminal 1

The construction of the airport is expected to kickstart next year to meet urgent air travel demand.

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Mobile World Launches New Affordable Phone Chain Called ‘Super Cheap Phones’

Small mobile phone retailers are afraid the move might hurt their businesses.

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[Photos] Here's the Winning Entry of Saigon's September 23 Park Design Contest

A new prize-winning design for Saigon’s September 23 Park, reverts the entire park's surface to public spaces and amenities reserved for pedestrians and local residents.

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Da Nang Signs Partnership With Facebook to Improve Disaster Response, Warning

This is the first time Facebook is partnering with a local government in Vietnam for a public service campaign.

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HCMC Approves Project to Reduce Congestion at Nguyen Van Linh-Nguyen Huu Tho Crossroad

The total cost for the project is VND830 billion (US$35.4 million).