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How Saigon's V.A.R Building Epitomizes Vietnam's Architectural Autonomy

Completed in 1973, the V.A.R building at 9 Ho Tung Mau Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, is a prominent example of Vietnamese mid-20th-century modernist architecture designed by architect Lê Văn Lắm. It not only represents the Vietnamese architectural identity in post-colonial eras, but also exemplifies its cultural autonomy.

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The Quotidian Hẻm Life Along the Railway Track in District 3

I have made multiple trips up and down the  hẻm along the railway from Le Van Sy  to capture the moods both dur...

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[Photos] A Rustic Hue House as Charming as Grandma's Cottage

Who doesn't want a getaway home nestled in a garden?

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On Phu Quoc, New Program Links Waste Pickers, Factory to Reduce Low-Value Plastic

Not all plastics are treated equally.

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Dầu Gió, a Poignant Link Between My Family Legacy and Traditional Medicine

This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the book Pills, Teas, and Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World by Debby Nguyen, republished with permission. Debby's family of pharmacists and doctors practices both traditional and western forms of medicine.

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Three Nha Trang Residents on How Covid-19 Affected Their Livelihood

Normally, Nha Trang is one of Vietnam’s most famous tourism destinations.

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[Photos] Colorful New Coffee Shop Brings Cargotecture to Can Tho

Do you sometimes find vintage coffee shops too cluttered and just want to experience something different?

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The First Vietnamese in Antarctica: The Path to Conservation for Hong Hoang

For Hong Hoang, a career in environmental activism in Vietnam began with a polar expedition.    

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2 Buildings in Vietnam Win Dezeen's Urban, Rural House of the Year

A Quang Ngai home with a garden-rich roof and an eco-conscious Da Nang dwelling both snagged 2020 Deezen Awards.

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Major Apple Supplier to Divert iPad, MacBook Production From China to Vietnam

The move comes amid major production shifts from China to Vietnam over the last two years.

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Phu Quoc Arrests Local Man for Repeatedly Destroying Forest in National Park

Despite previous warnings, the man repeatedly committed major acts of deforestation over the span of more than a decade.

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In Saigon, a Movie Studio Becomes the New Home for Vietnam's Basketball 'Bubble'

A tight game heading towards halftime in Ho Chi Minh City. The crowd bashing thundersticks to egg on the competitors. And then a chant breaks out: “Let’s go Hanoi.”

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Vietnamese Insect Protein Startup Cricket One Gets 7-Figure Funding

That's a lot of crickets!

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Vietnam Discards 46% More Trash Last Year Compared to 2010: Report

Something smells.

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How a Simple Toilet Improved the Life of a Small Ben Tre Family

Do you ever pause for a second when using the toilet?

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Over 5,000 Solar Systems Were Installed in Saigon This Year

Let there be sun!

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Vingroup Signs Deal to Produce 2m 4G Smartphones for US Company

Some of the planned two million handsets have already been delivered to the undisclosed client.

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5.3m Vietnamese Citizens Are Prediabetic, Expert Says

About 5.3 million Vietnamese, or 8.6% of the entire population, have prediabetes. 

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Saigon Hospital Resumes Program to Provide Free IVF Treatment for 60 Couples

The Ươm Mầm Hạnh Phúc (Nurturing Happiness) program will cover the costs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) for 60 qualified married couples at My Duc Hospital in Saigon.

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Saigon's Metro Line 2 Acquires 70% of Land Needed for Construction

Construction on the Ben Thanh-Tham Luong metro line is expected to commence in 2021.

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First Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate in Vietnam Moves to Human Trials

Sixty Vietnamese have volunteered to participate in the first human trial of the vaccine to begin this month.

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Watch This Haunting Trailer for a Brand-New Made-in-Vietnam Horror Game

A simple nhạc vàng song, when put in the right atmosphere, can evoke in us an unfathomable sense of dread.

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[Photos] Vinh House Brings a Slice of the Countryside to Its Urban Neighborhood

Instead of a typical tube house, architects turned this lot in urban Vinh into a rustic home reminiscent of the countryside.

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Saigon Quarantines 47 Direct Contacts of Suspected Covid-19 Case in Japan

A rapid test in Japan recently showed that a South Korean national who arrived from Vietnam might have been infected with COVID-19.

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81% of Saigoneers Plan to Use Metro Line 1 When It's Finished, Survey Shows

Do you plan to use the metro lines in these cities?

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Netflix Asked to Provide Revenue Details Since 2016 for Tax Payments

Guess the tax department wasn't a fan of Emily in Paris.

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Saigon Student Culture Center Wins World Architecture Award

The five-story building, which includes a cinema, a 900-seat auditorium, large conference rooms, space for club activities, libraries and free areas, was praised for its eco-friendly design.

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Vietnam Has 3rd-Highest Sex Ratio Imbalance in the World, Report Says

Families are choosing to have more boys than girls, and experts worry this will cause problems in the future.