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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.

in Development

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] Hiding From the Clamor of Hanoi in a Serene Retreat up High

Atelier 12’s new apartment redesign attempts to answer the question, “how you can live horizontally with only one direction of daylight?"

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In Nha Trang, a Bacterium Is Fighting Dengue, One Mosquito at a Time

Just north of Nha Trang, the World Mosquito Program (WMP) is carrying out a project aimed at one day eliminating the risk of contracting dengue from mosquitoes.

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[Photos] This Cafe in Ha Dong District Is an Ode to Industrial Chic

Fans of industrial style might find this coffee shop in Hanoi a perfect location to enjoy a cup of joe or two during the weekend.

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Vietnam PM Directs Education Ministry to Ban Sales, Advertising of Soft Drinks in Schools

Are soft drinks to blame for Vietnam’s impending child obesity epidemic?

in Tech

Dangerous North Korean Hacker Group Targets Vietnam, Japan, Middle East

The group, called Reaper (code name: APT37), was previously responsible for several attacks on private and public entities in South Korea, North Korean defectors, and even individuals involved with th...

in Development

What’s Inside Hanoi’s Upcoming Entirely Made-in-Japan Smart Town?

In less than a decade, some Hanoi residents might be able to live and work in a smart town that’s built entirely with Japanese technologies.

in Architecture

[Photos] Hanoi's Stunning Koi-Inspired Cafe Has an Entire Ecosystem Inside It

Designed by a group of architects at Farming Architects, the "Koi Cafe" in Hanoi is not only an architectural gem but also a self-sustaining aquaculture and hydroponics eco-system. 

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How the Creator of Zalo, Vietnam's Home-Grown Chat App, Went From Hacker to Manager

Vietnam's popular chat app and social media platform, Zalo, was born from its creator's curiosity about hacking.

in Health

New Study Shows Link Between Some Traditional Herbal Remedies and Liver Cancer

Some herbs that are used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been linked to liver cancer across Asia.

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Vingroup, T&T Want to Undertake Feasibility Studies for 3 Metro Lines in Hanoi

Two local conglomerates have expressed interest in conducting feasibility studies for three metro routes in Hanoi.

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A Cafe in Hanoi Is Replacing Its Waitstaff With a Robot

Are you sick of human interaction? This café in Hanoi might have just the solution to your blight.

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After Typhoon Damrey, 150,000 Children in Vietnam Are at Risk of Malnutrition: UNICEF

Typhoon Damrey, which struck south-central Vietnam over a week ago, has left tens of thousands of children at risk of health issues, UNICEF reports.