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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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.

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in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: English Proficiency of Vietnamese Hits Five-Year Low: EF Report

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

Coach Park Hang-Seo Extends Contract With Vietnam Football Federation

Good news for Vietnamese football fans!

in Vietnam

Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Customs to Confiscate Volkswagen Car With Illicit ‘Nine-Dash Line’ Map

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in Hanoi

To Combat Smog, Hanoi to Ban Coal Stoves From 2021

The move is part of a major effort to improve air quality and living conditions in the capital.

in Hanoi

British Embassy Staff Hold 1-Minute Silence to Commemorate Migrant Victims

All across Vietnam, people remain shocked and saddened by the news of the United Kingdom truck deaths.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Central Regions to Face Another Low Tropical Pressure System

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in Asia

Seoul Closes All Dog Slaughterhouses in Campaign to Stop Dog Meat Trade

After committing to ending the dog meat trade over a year ago, on October 26, Seoul’s mayor, Park Won-soon, announced the official closure of all canine slaughterhouses in the city. 

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Monsoon Festival, Macbook Pro Ban and Coal Addiction

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in Vietnam

Saigon Proposes Forming Special Police Force to Protect Children Against Abuse

The proposal is one of the conclusions drawn by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee in their latest report on child protection legal policies.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Joins UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities

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in Vietnam

Is Tourism in Vietnam Reaching a Tipping Point?

Tourism is surging in Hanoi and Vietnam as a whole, but is it too much of a good thing?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Storm Matmo Weakens into Tropical Depression, More Heavy Rains Forecast

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in Hanoi

Vietnam National University Included in U.S. News Global University Rankings

Two universities in Vietnam recently made the ranking of the world’s top tertiary institutions, though the selections are not surprising.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Visitors Flock to Long Bien Bridge After Popular Railway Area Closes

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in Hanoi

Hanoi's New Horse Racetrack Set to Open in 2020

Hanoi’s new horse racing complex in Soc Son is set to begin operating in October 2020.

in Hanoi

Hanoi's First Metro Line Begins 20-Day Trial Run

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line has commenced a 20-day commercial trial run despite renewed reports earlier this week of the line being delayed for the ninth time.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Foreign Arrivals to Hanoi Surge 10.8%

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in Hanoi

Plan to Permanently Pedestrianize 9 Streets Around Hoan Kiem Lake Grows Clearer

A number of Hanoi’s hugely popular walking streets may soon become permanently pedestrianized.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Da River Plant Apologises for Hanoi Water Crisis

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 ...