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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.

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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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How Campaigns Against Wildlife Trafficking Are Trying to Reset Social Norms

In late January, WildAid and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) launched a graphic anti-wildlife trafficking campaign fo...

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As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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Grab Accounts for 73% of Ride-Share Trips in First Half of 2019: Report

ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently published some of its findings from a market research report on vehicle and mobility market.

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[Video] A Poignant Insight Into the Life of an Undocumented Young Man

What is life like for those who weren't registered at birth, and therefore lack an official identity, even as an adult?

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Vietnam Sees Over 300,000 Abortion Cases Annually, Health Ministry Says

Despite improving maternity health, high abortion rates remain one of Vietnam’s biggest challenges.

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[Photos] Viettel's Green, Airy Education Center in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park

There is a global architectural trend of designing buildings in harmony with nature, and Vietnam is no exception to this movement. 

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Amazon Is in Vietnam, but Not to Sell Products. Not in the Next 5 Years.

Despite the retail behemoth's recent establishment of Amazon Global Selling Vietnam and the hiring of a former-Alibaba top manager to serve as CEO, the company won't start selling to customers in Viet...

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Hanoi to Construct 3 New Bridges Across To Lich River

There's something lovely about being able to walk easily over a death-black river that reeks of the upcoming apocalypse. 

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Netflix Will Be Removed From Smart TVs in Vietnam Over License, Tax Issues

The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications recently issued orders to four popular smart TV brands to remove Netflix access from their...

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[Photos] A Home for Quiet Souls in Thai Nguyen Province

Looking from the outside, this house seems to be a typical city house in a narrow space, yet once inside, the place reveals three large areas surrounding a spacious garden.

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New Draft Decree Requires Alcohol Ads to Include Health Warnings

The oft-debated new draft Law on Preventing Alcohol's Harmful Effects has seen new proposals from the Ministry of Health.

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Data of 50m Vietnamese Facebook Accounts Leaked Online

The leaked data includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, genders and location by country.

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[Photos] Old Quarter Building a Bridge Between Space and Urban Density

This spacious building, designed by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, stands out amid the city's claustrophobic Old Quarter.

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Surprise! A New Homemade Social Media Platform in Vietnam Is Called 'Lotus'

Following Hahalolo and Gapo, another Vietnamese social media platform has entered the market with a rather "inventive" name.

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[Photos] In Hue, a Minimalist Tree House for Adults

Climbing trees and crafting a cozy tree house out of scrap materials might be a fond childhood memory for many. This new house in Hue provides its tenants with the same experience, except with the ame...

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How the Mekong's Mangroves Can Survive Against the Threat of Development

While Southeast Asia is known as one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, home to booming metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, it also hosts some of the planet’s m...

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Who's Really To Blame for Southeast Asia's Ocean Plastic Crisis?

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem, but what ...

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Hanoi Health Center to Offer Rewards to People Who Bring in HIV Patients

The health center is positive their new reward system will help increase detection rates for the dangerous virus.

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Da Nang Signs Partnership With Facebook to Improve Disaster Response, Warning

This is the first time Facebook is partnering with a local government in Vietnam for a public service campaign.

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The Delicate Process of Helping Bears Recover From Trauma

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus).