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

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi  on Twitter  and  Instagram  and  like us on Facebook . Each week, ...

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.

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in Hanoi

Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Shakes Northern Vietnam This Morning. Did You Feel It?

Hanoians felt tremors in the capital just after 8am this morning, only four days after the last earthquake to affect the city.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi Metro Section to Suffer 12-Year Delay, Cost $690m More

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 Vietnam

From 2021, Vietnam Will Increase Workers’ Retirement Age

The current retirement age for female and male workers is 55 and 60, respectively.

in Stories

Morning Stories Roundup: Visa Exemptions Set to Expire for Seven Major Tourism Markets

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

Tremors Felt in Hanoi After Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Laos, Thailand

Hanoians experienced a rare shock this morning after an earthquake in Laos and Thailand was felt by some in the capital.

in Hanoi

New Wastewater Discharge Fee Proposed for Hanoi Residents

If approved, the fee will be implemented in 12 of the capital's 27 districts.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Among Top 20 Countries With Highest Salary Growth: Survey

The survey was conducted by ECA International, a London-based company that sells marketing information.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam's Draw Against Thailand is Half Success, Says Coach

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: Vietnam to Tackle Spam Texts, Calls, Emails with New Draft Decree

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in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Staff Leave First Hanoi Metro Line in Droves

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in Vietnam

Flights From Southern Vietnam, China Expected at Officially Approved Sapa Airport

It will be Vietnam's 23rd airport and based in a region already struggling with overtourism.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Beats UAE 1-0 in World Cup Qualifier

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: Zalo Domain Suspended for Unauthorized Social Network Function

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in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Passenger Car Import Surges 150% Between January and October

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 Vietnam

Storm Nakri Brings Prolonged Downpours, Cancelled Flights and Blackouts

Tropical Depression Nakri hit coastal regions in south-central Vietnam on Sunday night, bringing blackouts, toppled trees and torrential rains.

in Vietnam

EF Ranks Vietnam's English Proficiency 52nd Out of 100 in 2019

EF's English Proficiency Index reports that between 2011 and 2014, Vietnamese English skills improved from 'very low' to 'low,' and then reached 'moderate' proficiency in 2015, a level it held until t...

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi's Long Bien Bridge Replaces Train Street as Selfie Hotspot

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 Vietnam

Storm Nakri, This Year's Strongest Yet, Will Hit Central Vietnam This Weekend

The storm is strengthening at a worrying rate, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

in Hanoi

Company Fires Director Responsible for Hanoi Water Crisis

The aftermath of the Hanoi water crisis lingers on.

in Vietnam

Vietnam to Introduce Statistics, Probability in 2nd Grade in New Syllabus

Under the current curriculum, statistics are introduced in fourth grade, while probability is only taught in 11th grade.