Urbanist Hanoi

After Plastination, Hanoi's Beloved Cu Rua Preserved for All to See

Ever since Hoan Kiem Lake’s legendary turtle sadly perished in 2016, many expected the beloved creature would be preserved and put on display so Hanoians could pay their respects.

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Prior to Complete Ban, Hanoi to Trial Motorbike Restrictions on Central Streets

On specific roads where public transport will soon be capable of serving traffic demand, a trial ban on motorbikes could be enforced at some point in the future.

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In Response to Spread of African Swine Fever, Hanoi Schools Ban Pork

Due to the increasing spread of African swine fever, a number of schools in Hanoi have placed a temporary ban on serving pork to students.

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Hanoi Has Second-Worst Air Quality in Southeast Asia: Report

Vietnam's capital didn't fare well in a new global air quality study.

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Yet Another Ride-Hailing App Launches in Hanoi, This Time for Buses

A new mobile app, named Vihago, launched in Hanoi on March 5. The service aims to connect passengers with transport operators and bus services.

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Hanoi University Enters Global Top 400 for Electrical Engineering

According to the latest ranking by education network Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Hanoi’s University of Science and Technology ranks in the top 400 globally for certain subjects.

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Hanoi Authorities to Cap Initial Metro Fares at Just VND15,000

In a recently released proposal, city officials suggest initial fares for Hanoi’s metro will be capped at a mere VND15,000 per ride.

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Hanoians Launch Petition to End Bear Farming

According to Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung, Deputy Director of Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV), over 5,000 people in Hanoi have signed a petition calling for an end to bear farming.

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Hanoi to Face Widespread Road Closures During Trump-Kim Summit

Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are expected to arrive in Hanoi today for their historic second summit. Security will be tight, and over the next few days, numerous roads in the capital will be closed.

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Hanoi Barber Offers Free Presidential Hairdos in Honor of Trump-Kim Summit

Tuan Duong Beauty Academy, a barbershop in Hanoi, is offering the courtesy to patrons who opt for the iconic hairstyles of either leader in anticipation of their arrival in Vietnam's capital next week.

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Hanoi’s Metro Line Contractors Are Hoping for an Official Launch This April

The Chinese construction company behind the long-delayed project has recently called for the train line to officially open this April.  

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