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A New Company Headquarters Brings a Green Respite to Industrial Đồng Nai

Hammocks, koi ponds and mature trees are not typically associated with industrial parks.

Paul Christiansen

in Architecture

The Pedestrian Bridge That Teaches You the Values of Patience

“We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive.”

in Tech

Honda to Cease Production of Super Cub 50cc, Vietnam's Beloved Bike, in November

By the end of 2025, Honda will cease the manufacturing of all motorbikes with 50cc engines, including the beloved 50cc Super Cub, to comply with stricter emission standards. 

in Ẽplain

The Unhinged Genius of the Caty Dragon Fruit Noodles Meme

- Dragon fruit has existed in Vietnam for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the 21st century that it made its debut in instant noodles. 

in Natural Selection

Sấu Ushers in a Hanoian Summer of Sweet-and-Sour Nostalgia

A former coworker called me to playfully nag me about my previous plan to visit Hanoi: “Are you waiting for all the sấu to drop before making a move?”

Khôi Phạm

in Natural Selection

10 Species of Lesser-Known Fruits to Get to Know Vietnam's Biodiversity

In the Vietnamese language, the suffix “cỏ” — meaning “grass” in the literal sense — is often used to signify that something is locally grown, no frills, and charmingly rustic; grassroots, if you will. Chó cỏ is the general term for the adorable mutts, usually mixes between Vietnam’s native dog species, born without the prestige of named breeds, while gym cỏ and net cỏ denote the casual gyms and internet cafes in one’s neighborhood. In the same vein of logic, may I put forth a new name for a special genre of Vietnamese fruits: trái cỏ?

Khôi Phạm

in Natural Selection

Trái Thị: The Fruit of Heavenly Smell and Infernal Taste

If you had to pick a national smell that represents Vietnam, what would it be? There are a host of strong contenders: durian, lotus-scented green tea, fragrant pandan sticky rice, that enticing aroma of shallots crisping up in hot oil. It’s hard to say no to tasty things, but for me, that honor unequivocally belongs to trái thị, the golden apple of Vietnam.

in Ẽplain

A Brief Primer Into the History of K-Pop Chế in Vietnam

My middle school memories are often peppered with the honking voices of adolescents chanting some silly chorus about household cleaning.

Back Society

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[Photos] Views From Vietnam’s Second Tallest Building

At 267m, Hanoi’s new $400 million Lotte Center offers some pretty amazing views of the capital. Recently, Zing sent one of their photographers up to the building's 65th floor where they captured image...

Brian Letwin

in Development

Green Dreams: FPT University Administration Building

Vo Trong Nghia architects are back in the spotlight, this time for their FPT University administration building. It's green checkerboard design is so inviting, it almost makes us want to go back ...

in Health

Tour de An Phu Bike Ride @ The Bike Shop

From the organizer: This is a fun ride suitable for Adult and Teen riders of all levels. As this is an evening event, and we are sharing the road with other vehicles, for safety reasons it is strongly...

in Development

[Photos] Changes Over Time: Saigon's Canals (2005 - 2014) Part III

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

in Health

Rooftop Vegetable Gardens Catching On In Hanoi

We’ve always thought that Saigon’s rooftops were the perfect place to grow vegetables, especially given the questions about food safety that have cropped up over the past few years. Though they probab...

in Tech

Da Nang Launches Free, City-Wide WiFi Network

In the works since 2003, Da Nang’s free WIFI network has been officially launched after a successful year-long trial, reports DTI News.

in Development

[Photos] Vietnam’s Second Tallest Building Set To Open

The second tallest building in Vietnam, the Hà Nội Lotte Center, is in its final stages of construction and is set to open for public use on September 2 after 5 years of construction, according to Zin...

Brian Letwin

in Tech

Dong Nguyen Brings 'Flappy Bird' Back To Life

Get ready for an uptick in your blood pressure. Flappy Bird is back.

in Tech

M2 Marketing & Media Networking @ Cargo

From the organizer: Join us for August's “M2 – Marketing & Media Network” event for people interested in advertising, digital, marketing, media and technology.

in Development

PM Approves High-Speed Rail and Airport Upgrades in Massive Transportation Overhaul

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a sweeping plan to overhaul Vietnam’s transportation infrastructure through 2020, covering everything from high-speed rail to airport upgrades reports Vietnam...

in Tech

7 Vietnamese Tech Products That Have Become International Hits

TechinAsia recently posted a list of 7 remarkable Vietnamese technologies that have become international standouts. From robots to iOS apps, Vietnam is slowly but surely reaching impressive technologi...

Brian Letwin

in Development

House 81: An Urban Oasis In District 2

This beautiful District 2 home, built by architecture firm, REALarchitecture, has some pretty impressive design elements that erase the distinction between indoor/outdoor spac...

in Tech

Intel Plans To Produce 80% Of Its Processors In Vietnam By Next Year

Yesterday, Intel announced that by this time next year, it hopes to be producing 80% of its semiconductor chips in Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre.

in Development

A Look At Hanoi’s Stalled $1 Billion Metro Line

Hanoi’s first metro line, approved 6 years ago, is planned to be completed in 2017. However, unlike its Saigon counterpart, very little progress has been on the 12.5km line, reports VN Express.

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Expo Milano 2015 To Feature Võ Trọng Nghĩa’s Lotus-Inspired Pavilion

World Expo 2015, an international event that embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity will be held in Milan, Italy next year and renowned Võ Trọng Nghĩa Architects will...

in Development

Microsoft Is Shifting Its Phone Production From China To Vietnam

As part of Microsoft’s restructuring plans for its Nokia operations, the company is planning to move the bulk of phone production from China to Vietnam, according to ZDNet.

in Development

Construction Of Saigon’s First Metro Terminal In D1 Starts Today

It’s actually happening. After subtle hints over the past few weeks, authorities have announced that construction on the underground section of Saigon’s first metro line will begin today, reports Tuoi...

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Canadian Artist Reimagines Saigon's Architecture

Stories have recently surfaced about historical buildings in Saigon that have been or are on their way to being destroyed to make room for new, modern offices and luxury apartments.

in Development

Infiniti Makes Vietnam Debut

Yet another luxury brand has set up shop in Vietnam to take advantage if the population’s growing wealth, this time Japanese carmaker Infiniti.

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[Photos] 2030 Phu Quoc Master Plan Approved

Saigon isn’t the only place eying a 2030 makeover. The Phu Quoc People’s Committee has approved a master plan that hopes to make the island a center for tourism and commerce.