Urbanist Hanoi

in Hanoi

Hanoi CDC to Propose Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the city evidently under control, Hanoi’s health authorities are proposing to reopen a few non-essential services.

in Vietnam

The Average Height of Vietnamese Children Increased, but So Did Obesity Rates

Vietnam's children are getting taller, but also wider.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

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. 

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Victim of Gary Glitter Demands Recompense

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 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 ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Leading NGOs urge Vietnam to scrap new Coal-Fired Power Projects

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: Female Runner Beats Household Names to Become Vietnam’s 2019 Athlete of the Year.

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 Hanoi

Roadworks Expected on Au Co for 4 Months as Street Widening Begins

Hanoi authorities began the second stage of widening the main road heading towards Noi Bai airport on Sunday, with roadworks now expected on a three-kilometer stretch of Au Co for at least four months...

in Hanoi

Vietnam Welcomes 18m Foreign Tourists in 2019, an All-Time Record

According to the General Statistics Office, in December 2019, the country welcomed 1.7 million tourists from other countries.

in Vietnam

He Boasted About Driving From Saigon to Hanoi in 20 Hours. The Police Aren't Amused.

To Ha Dong Nghi, a 25-year-old professional racer, recently caused controversy after announcing on Facebook that he finished a drive from Saigon to Hanoi in only 19 hours and 45 minutes.

in Vietnam

Laggy Internet Plagues Vietnam Once Again After 3 Undersea Cables Break

Looks like 2020 will arrive with a loading screen. 

in Vietnam

Vietnam Down 10 Places in Global Gender Gap Index, Ranks 10th in Asia-Pacific

Vietnam’s gender equality ranking has dropped during the past year compared to 2018, but most Asian countries also share the same fate.

in Vietnam

New Law Requiring Humane Treatment of Livestock to Take Effect From Jan 1

The Law on Animal Husbandry includes a number of regulations aimed at creating safe animal husbandry conditions, as well as more humane treatment for animals.

in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Economy Expands by 6.8% in 2019, World Bank Says

In a press conference held Tuesday, World Bank officials said Vietnam’s GDP has expanded by 6.8% in 2019, while public debt has fallen by almost 8% since 2016.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Fake HIV Tests, Rescued Pangolins and Vietnam's Grand Prix

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 Hanoi

Officials Left Shell-Shocked After Man Steals 10kg Turtle From Hoan Kiem Lake

A man hailing from Nghe An Province was caught trying to steal a turtle from Hoan Kiem Lake after locals saw him sneaking the creature into his jacket.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Extends 15-Day Visa Exemption for 8 Countries Until 2022

The government recently made changes to a visa exemption program.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi’s Dire Air Stifles Daily Routine

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in Vietnam

Two-Thirds of Vietnamese Children Endure Physical Abuse by Family Members, Data Shows

A recent survey of children between the ages of one and 14 reveals conditions are not improving in regards to family members using violence as a form of discipline.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Nearly VND5 Trillion to be Invested in Mountain Airport

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in Asia

To Combat Bullying, Cambodia to Teach LGBTQ Issues in School Syllabus

The new lessons are aimed at ending discrimination against, and bullying of, LGBTQ people in the country.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi Joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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 ...