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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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[Photos] A Glow-up Turns an Antique Shophouse Into a Hip Creative Space

Who says you can't combine work and play?

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Hanoi Gears up to Start Building Metro Line 5 in 2022

The proposed route would cover 39 kilometers.

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Vietnam Will Allow Phone Use in Class for Educational Purposes

This doesn't mean students will be able to use Facebook and TikTok during class though.

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US to Open Southeast Asia CDC Office in Hanoi

The office will allow the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to have an increased presence in monitoring, aiding responses to, and learning from health issues, including COVID-19...

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[Photos] The Saigon Factory Whose Walls Are Made of Plants

Sign us up for a job here.

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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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Hanoi, Saigon Report Cases of Rare Poisoning Linked to Vegan Pâté

In recent weeks, Vietnam has recorded more than a dozen cases of botulism, a rare and dangerous disease that disables its victims’ nerves, causing paralysis.

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3 Endangered Langurs Were Released Back Into the Wild in Ninh Binh

The trio of critically endangered Delacour's langurs (voọc mông trắng) had been at a conservation center in Cuc Phuong National Park.

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Vietnamese Tech Company VNG Sues TikTok for Using Zing Music Illegally

The lawsuit is related to alleged copyright infringement.

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New Decree Imposes up to VND100m Penalty on Spam Texts, Calls

Will this stop the barrage of real estate and online game solicitations attacking our inboxes?

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Vietnam Plans Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway to Improve Mekong Delta Traffic

The 130-kilometer-long highway would connect the two Mekong Delta cities by 2025.

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Plans to Build Hotel Complex on Da Lat's Đồi Dinh Opposed by Experts

Da Lat authorities are moving forward with a master plan to redesign the city’s central area, but the project has been controversial from the start.

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Eco-Kindergarten in Vinh Recognized by Australian Architecture Awards

Designing a highly stylized and functional school not only provides kids with a conducive learning environment, it also wins international attention.

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Vietnam's Healthcare Workers Infected With Covid-19 to Receive VND10m

The funds will go toward healthcare workers who get infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Hanoi Proposes More Runways, Terminals in Future Noi Bai Expansions

If the plan comes to fruition, Noi Bai would get two new runways and multiple new terminals in the future.

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A New Mantis Species in Vietnam Was Named After David Attenborough

If you've ever stared into nature and had the calming voice of an elderly British man enter to narrate the scene, you are probably a David Attenborough fan.

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[Photos] New House by VTN Architects Blurs Line Between Man and Nature

"What, you want me to live in a house with walls?"

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Da Nang Trials Group Testing for Covid-19 to Save Resources

Facing a massive number of tests to be done among residents, Da Nang is exploring more cost-effective ways to do COVID-19 testing.

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Vietnam Increases Carbon Emissions Reduction Target in Next Decade

The country is now aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9% by 2030.

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Cà Mau Announces $820m Plan to Fight Climate Change

Cà Mau is among localities in Vietnam most affected by erosion.