Urbanist Hanoi

Hanoi Postcard No. 6: Hoa Sữa by Any Other Name Would Still Smell as Caustic

The fragrance of hoa sữa , or milk flower, is so deeply embedded in the mythology of Hanoi’s autumnal days that singers, p...

In Ba Vi, Foot and Mouth Outbreak Affects Nearly 300 Pigs

The highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) has broken out among livestock just 90 minutes outside of central Han...

Hanoi to Fill Canals, Widen Roads in Preparation for Formula 1 Race

Now that Hanoi is officially hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020, the city is to undergo massive infrastructural deve...

2 Dead, 3 Missing as Heavy Rains Batter Central Vietnam

Central regions have been battered by heavy rains over the last few days, leaving two people dead as of December 10.&nbs...

Society

The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Tourism

The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Tourism

Phu Quoc is facing a growing pollution issue that’s threatening its burgeoning tourism sector, lush environment and local communities. With ...

Vietnam Wants to Create Homegrown Alternative to Facebook

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 b...