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in Health

Being Human: Facing the Black Mirror of Technology Addiction

The second edition of ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health, focuses on the growing issue of technology addiction.

in Tech

Grab Vietnam Appoints Its First Female CEO, Nguyen Thai Hai Van

The current managing director of Grab Vietnam, Jerry Lim, will return to Singapore to his role as Regional Head of Customer Experience.

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Historic Building Saved From Demolition Following Community Response

In the southern reaches of the Vietnamese capital, a French villa that was expected to be demolished within months has been spared following community support for the structure.

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In the Race to Power Vietnam, Green Energy Grows Faster Than Policies Can Catch Up

For a few months earlier this year, it seemed like there was no stopping the wave of renewable energy projects coming online in Vietnam.

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An Ode to Water Hyacinth, Vietnam's Invasive, Beautiful Aquatic Plant

Knotted gnarls of lush stems, leaves, vines; a verdant scrimmage of tangled plant matter kept afloat by buoyant bladders accented by pleats of pink petals that resemble the skirts of ballerinas trapped inside music boxes: the water hyacinth.

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[Photos] An Open, Airy Home in Da Nang to Ward off Past Claustrophobia

Architects in Da Nang transformed a standard 100-square-meter plot of land into a simple, cozy home for a young couple.

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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] Welcome to Vung Tau's Leafy Green Dream House

A Saigon-based architecture firm has designed a house that seamlessly merges nature and living space in one.

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[Photos] 22.House: An Homage to Vietnamese Modernist Architecture

Situated near Nha Trang's central market, this creation from architecture firm Chon.a serves as a homage to the aesthetics of Vietnamese modernist architecture.

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[Photos] Step Inside Da Lat's Hobbit-Like 'Uncle's House'

This Da Lat abode perfectly blends modern and traditional elements to bring its owners closer to nature.

in Environment

[Video] Up Close and Personal With Vietnam's Most Critically Endangered Primates

Vietnam is home to 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered. A new video aims to help the public put a face to some of their names.

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[Photos] 'Cricket House' Is a Melting Pot of Nature, Contemporary Design and Hanoi's Rural Charm

Breeze-soothed prairies, caves bathed in moonlight, forests filled with birdsong, succulent flower pollen and fruit trees: before humans constructed homes out of brick and concrete, plaster and s...

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[Photos] Inside the Beautiful Interior of Uu Dam, Hanoi's Vegetarian Oasis

Located a few blocks from Hoan Kiem Lake, Uu Dam Chay is arguably the most beautifully designed restaurant in town.

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Solving Vietnam's Trash Problem One Moving Truck at a Time

Vietnam has a trash problem, and it’s hard to miss. Storm drains are full of discarded plastic from takeaway containers to drink bottles, and the country is among five Asian nations thought to be resp...

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[Photos] Ha Tinh Terraces House Is the Perfect Blend of Agriculture and Architecture

If you've got a green thumb, Ha Tinh’s Terraces Home is right up your alley: the abode integrates residential and gardening spaces to create a bright, well-designed and sustainable living space.

in Tech

Spotty Internet Haunts Vietnam as AAG Undersea Cable Breaks Again

Just in time for the upcoming National Day weekend!

in Environment

As Interest in Bile Wanes, Rights Groups Rush to Save Remaining Captive Bears

Vietnam’s interest in bear bile is waning, a positive sign signaling the end of the country’s scores of bear farms. However, conservationists are faced with a brand-new set of problems: how to save th...

in Society

Hanoi’s Motorcycle Rescue Team Saves Motorists From Nighttime Breakdowns

Ever wanted someone to rescue you when you get a flat tire on a dark, rainy night?

in Health

Hanoi Sees Slight Rise in Cases of Dengue Fever

This month, 41 cases of dengue fever were recorded in Hanoi between August 6 and 12, as stated by the city’s Department of Health.

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Hanoi to Spend $2.6m Conserving Co Loa Historic Complex

The project includes the central Co Loa Citadel along with surrounding constructions in Co Loa, Duc Tu, Viet Hung and Uy No communes of Dong Anh District.

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[Photos] MIA Design Studio's Dream Office Erases Boundary Between Interior and Exterior

Located next to the Saigon River in Binh Thanh District, MIA Design Studio's office is simple, open and efficient.

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[Photos] This West Lake House Is the Perfect Place for a Weekend Getaway

Sometimes you need a home away from home.

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[Photos] Maison T: A Dream Bachelor Pad in Hanoi

Nghia-Architect has unveiled an inviting new home called Maison T in Hanoi’s Dong Da District.

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 2: The Vietnamese Diaspora, Unicode and the Ubiquity of Unikey

This is part 2 of our two-part series on the history of Vietnamese-centric typing technologies. Part 1 can be accessed here.