From Lam Truong to Son Tung M-TP, the last 20 years of Vietnamese pop music have seen immense change. Vietnam could even become Asia’s next big thing for pop.

In 30 years Vietnam has gone from one of the poorest nations on this planet to one of the most dynamic countries in Asia. Still, there’s plenty of work to be done. Here are the key moments.

Vietnam’s unprecedented development has left its major cities in need of greater and better infrastructure. One key factor is the roads.

Public spaces have long been the domain of traditional forms of exercise in Vietnam, but things are changing. 

Selling meat at a wet market in Hanoi

Vietnam’s move into middle-income status has changed the way people shop. Yet the future of shopping here isn’t as predictable as it seems.

Ecopark in Hanoi

The transformation of Hanoi from sleepy hollow into modern megacity is well and truly underway. But the decisions being made are often informal and spontaneous.

Vinhomes Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City

As modern Vietnam moves to a Korean or Singaporean style of apartment living, questions of how this will affect feelings of community remain unanswered.

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