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[Photos] A Dreamy Da Nang House to Nurture Future Generations in Nature

Named after Chi and Vi, the daughters of the owners of the house, Chivihouse is the brainchild of the architects at Hinz Studio, based in Saigon and Da Nang.

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Proposed Hai Phong–China Train Route Raises Concerns Over Hefty Price Tag

From Hai Phong, the 390-kilometer line would run through Hanoi and Lao Cai before reaching China’s Hekou County.

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[Photos] Above Quang Ngai’s Red Roof House, a Vegetable Garden Thrives

The house was built for a middle-aged couple in their 50s who have been living in the area for most of their lives.

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JICA Suggests Urban Railways Could Help Reduce Air Pollution in Hanoi, Saigon

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping authorities to develop a measuring, reporting and verification system for Vietnam’s urban railway systems.

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E-Waste: How the Ghosts of iPhones Past Haunt Vietnam's Low-Income Communities

The current e-waste crisis in Vietnam is one example of global environmental apartheid.

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The Campaign Aiming to End Vietnam's Gruesome Buffalo Fights

Sharpened horns, gashed eyes and slashed skin are hallmarks of buffalo fighting festivals that animal rights organizations are trying to close down.

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Vo Trong Nghia Studio Wins Dezeen’s 'Architect of the Year' Award

Vo Trong Nghia and his studio have established a reputation both in Vietnam and elsewhere for incorporating local and inexpensive materials in their designs.

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Being Human: How Can We Cope With Climate Change Grief?

Urbanist Hanoi is proud to announce ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health.

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Finding a "Just Transition" as Vietnam Confronts Climate Change

After the closing of the United Nation’s 24th Climate Change Conference (COP24), recently held in Katowice, Poland, negotiators remained ambivalent about whether or not the conference delivered on wha...

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A New Homegrown Ride-Hailing App Just Launched in Vietnam This Week

Be, a Vietnamese ride-hailing app, is set to enter the crowded market this week.

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Vietnam Wants to Create Homegrown Alternative to Facebook

A Vietnamese social media network would have a tough time breaking into the country which boasts the world's seventh-largest Facebook user base.

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The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Way of Life

Phu Quoc is facing a growing pollution issue that’s threatening its burgeoning tourism sector, lush environment and local communities. With verdant jungles and aqua blue seas, the island is one of Vie...

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[Photos] VTN Architects Transform Nghe An Rooftop Cafe With Impressive Swirling Bamboo Dome

Nonenco Cafe, located on Quang Trung Street in Vinh city, Nghe An Province, was designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects studio.

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Why a New Grass-Roots Anti-Abortion Campaign Is Generating Hate Online

The campaign, titled "Mẹ Ơi Đừng Giết Con" (Mama! Don't Kill Me), was established early this December by two men, Le Hoang Thach and Le Ha.

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Meet Le Huong Giang, Vietnam Television's First Blind Newscaster

If you’re a frequent viewer of the morning news segment Cafe Sang Voi VTV3 (Morning Coffee With VTV3), you might have spotted Le Huong Giang, the first blind TV host of Vietnam’s national television b...

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Vietnam Launches Major Program to Provide Anti-HIV Pills in 11 Localities

Vietnam has launched a national program to provide anti-HIV pills to high-risk groups in honor of World AIDS Day, which fell on December 1.

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Hanoi Renews Plan to Construct Giant Lotus-Shaped Theater

A development project that officials nipped in the bud earlier this year is being reconsidered once again as Hanoi authorities search for new investors for the controversial plan. 

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Hanoi Aims to Drastically Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Are you tired of seeing plastic everywhere? 

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Vietnam Welcomes 19,300 New Registered Organ Donors in 2018, Highest in 5 Years

Popular perception of organ donation is changing.

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[Photos] Soc Son's Home Among the Pines

A new house in Soc Son, outside of Hanoi, will have residents living in the trees.

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Hanoian Engineer Convinces Google to Add Vietnamese to Gboard

When the Google app Gboard launched internationally last year, it initially offered Android users Google keyboards in 15 different languages. Of these options, Vietnamese was not included.

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5.4m Mobile World Customers Could Be Affected by Alleged Data Hack

A data leak involving electronic retail chain The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) has cast doubt over the way the local company handles customer info.

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VinFast to Launch New Electronic Scooter Called 'Klara' This Month

VinFast will start selling its new motorcycle model from November 20.

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42m Vietnamese Use Facebook Daily, Among Highest Rates in Southeast Asia

Amongst its many existing users, companies and government entities are increasingly turning to the platform.

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[Photos] Inside Hue's Award-Winning Dormitory for Students in Need

A quiet courtyard, accentuated by a lone plumeria tree; rows of rooms in wood texture; walls of lattice that dot the interior with mesmerizing patterns every time the sun comes up: welcome to Betania....