[Photos] A Tour of Hong Kong's Cramped 'Kowloon Walled City'

Today Hong Kong is known for its sleek modernity and space-age skyscrapers, but not long ago it was home to a massive unplanned residential block known as Kowloon Walled City.

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Archaeologists in China Have Discovered Rice That is Over 9,400 Years Old

Researchers in China have determined that rice was first domesticated in the country nearly 10,000 years ago.

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Local Artist Challenges Japan's Stigma Against Tattoos in Modern Era

In tattoo-averse Japan, a case heading to court in Osaka could help determine whether anybody will be able to get their body inked in the country in the future.

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Gambling and Globalization in Old Saigon: A Brief History of Số Đề in Vietnam

Since Vietnam started opening up its economy decades ago, the country has been developing at an impressive rate thanks to the effects of globalization, foreign investment and a constant exchange of cultural values with the outside world. However, as much as these forces have helped to bolster Vietnam’s wealth, many are also wary of their impact on local culture.

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[Photos] A Group of History Buffs Have Recreated a Royal Costume From Scratch

A group of young history buffs recently accomplished an impressive feat: reconstructing an old Vietnamese royal costume by referencing an image.

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[Photos] Taipei Style: A City of Effortless Cool

Taipei’s street style is an eclectic mix of old Hollywood icons, Japanese minimalism and a whole lot of berets.

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Vietnamese Cultural House to Open in France in 2018

Starting next year, Parisians won’t need to travel far to get a dose of Vietnamese culture.

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[Photos] Tet Nguyen Tieu in Saigon’s Chinatown

Last Saturday, on the first full moon of the first lunar month, members of Saigon’s ethnic Chinese community celebrated Tet Nguyen Tieu, or the Lantern Festival.

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Cambodia Is Losing Its Buddhist Monks to Modernization

Rocked by scandals, rapid modernization and a changing society, membership in Cambodia's Buddhist monkhood is on the decline.

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[Photos] A Slice of Traditional Tet in Hanoi Village

To celebrate this year’s Tet, an online collective of history buffs recently held a New Year festival in suburban Hanoi, complete with a variety of traditional Tet rituals and delicacies.

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[Video] Saigon Artists Craft Beautiful, Handmade Lucky Money Envelopes

With the lunar new year just days away, everyone is scrambling to complete their last-minute Tet preparations, from getting a haircut to re-painting the house to stocking up on those ever-important lì xì envelopes.

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