Urbanist Hanoi

in Hanoi

Hanoi Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Requires All Local English Teachers to Take IELTS

In an attempt to standardize the quality of local English teachers' linguistic qualifications, Hanoi's Department of Education and Training is requiring that they take IELTS tests.

in Vietnam

The Week in Focus: Social Distancing Regulations Eased Off

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in Hanoi

Inside Hanoi's 'Zero Dong' Supermarket for People Affected by Covid-19 Pandemic

In Hanoi, the Hanh Phuc (Happiness) grocery store gives essentials to locals in need for free. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi Announces Heavy Fines for Social Distancing Violations

Though identification of new Covid-19 cases has slowed in recent days, Hanoi authorities are taking steps to halt the threat of community spread by implementing a series of new penalties for those ignoring social distancing guidelines.

in Vietnam

Coronavirus Update: 121 Confirmed Cases, Including 3 Medical Staff; 3 More Recoveries

Over the weekend, Vietnam's Covid-19 case total surged past 100, while foreigners were banned from entering the country.

in Roundups

The Week in Focus: A Rise in Covid-19 Cases, International Travel Restrictions and Wildlife Trade Ban

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Stops Issuing Visas to Any National From Any Country in the World

We are living in extraordinary times. To deal with the threat of the coronavirus, Vietnam has issued a 30-day ban on issuing visas to any national from any country in the world.

Back Stories

in Hanoi

VinUni, VinGroup's First Private, Non-Profit University, Opens in Hanoi

The recently opened 'VinUni' is the conglomerate's first private, non-profit university. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam End AFC U23 Run With North Korea Loss

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Hopes to Welcome Nearly 32 Million Tourists in 2020

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in Vietnam

Fierce Bão Forecast to Hit Vietnam in 2020 with 5 Football Tournaments on the Horizon

Vietnam faces yet another year of football mania with five international football events on the horizon for the men’s and women’s teams.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Two Women Jailed for Trafficking Teenage Girls to China as Brides

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in Hanoi

On Hanoi's Formula 1 Circuit, Each Grandstand Will Honor Vietnamese Landmarks

Vietnam’s first-ever Formula 1 circuit is nearing completion.

in Vietnam

Fines, Bans, Ukuleles: Vietnamese Authorities Finally Get Strict on Drink-Driving

  On January 1, Vietnam enacted legislation that makes operating any motorbike, car or bicycle with a blood alcohol level over zero illegal. Authorities have been swift to respond...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Vietnam

Parents Can Be Fined up to VND1m for Taking Children's Lucky Money

Recent information regarding the legality of parents taking their children’s lucky money has received attention in local media.

in Hanoi

Location of Hanoi's Upcoming Uniqlo Store Announced

Queues formed outside Saigon’s Uniqlo store for weeks. Will the outlet receive the same response in Hanoi?

in Hanoi

Should Hanoi Release Doves on Hoan Kiem Lake’s Walking Streets?

The suggestion is Hanoi’s latest attempt to introduce wildlife to the Hoan Kiem Lake area.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: 30 Vietnamese Companies Sell Goods on Amazon in 2019

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in Vietnam

Muji Will Open in Vietnam Within the Next 2 Months, Real Estate Consultancy Says

While some Vietnamese are probably still recovering from the opening of the country's first Uniqlo last month, they'll now need to ready their wallets for the arrival of another popular Japanese retai...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Should Aim to Become High-Income Nation by 2045, PM Says

After Vietnam finished 2019 with impressive growth rates, leaders are optimistic that the country is on a stable trajectory to join the ranks of upper-middle-income or even high-income nations within ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Electric Motorbikes, Plastic Waste Reduction and Wind Turbine Ablaze.

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Inks Deal to Buy Massive Amounts of Electricity From Laos

The move comes as the Vietnamese government works to avoid projected power shortages in the near future.

in Asia

Singaporean Scientists Find New Way to Break Down Plastic

It's a brave new world.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Victim of Gary Glitter Demands Recompense

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in Asia

After Thailand Bans Plastic Bags, Shoppers Turn to Buckets, Pots and Pans

On New Year's Day, tens of thousands of stores throughout Thailand stopped giving out plastic bags free of charge.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Welcomes 81,000 Visitors on New Year’s Day

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...