Urbanist Hanoi

in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

in Hanoi

Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

Bia hơi, gyms and karaoke need to wait until further notice.

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.

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in Vietnam

Coach Park Hang-Seo Dedicates $100,000 in Prize Money to Develop Vietnamese Football

Coach Park Hang-seo and the national team have been the recipients of many monetary prizes after achieving the gold medal for the recently concluded AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 last Saturday.

in Vietnam

Football Fans Pull Bão All-Nighter as Vietnam Wins AFF Cup Again After 10 Years

After an entire night of revelry, it still feels like a dream that Vietnam has once again claimed the top position in the AFF Suzuki Cup.

in Asia

Thousands of Myanmar Women Are Trafficked for Forced Marriage in China: Report

The report was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT).

in Hanoi

Over a 3-Year Period, Hanoi Planted 1m Trees: Official

Over the past three years, an urban tree-planting project has brought over one million trees to Hanoi’s streets. 

in Vietnam

Vietnam Among Top 10 Most Weather-Wrecked Countries in 2017: Report

With a death toll of 298 and damages surpassing US$4 billion, the country occupies the sixth spot on the 2019 Climate Risk Index.

in Hanoi

In Ba Vi, Foot and Mouth Outbreak Affects Nearly 300 Pigs

The highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) has broken out among livestock just 90 minutes outside of central Hanoi, in Ba Vi District. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Fill Canals, Widen Roads in Preparation for Formula 1 Race

Now that Hanoi is officially hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020, the city is to undergo massive infrastructural development in preparation for the event.

in Vietnam

2 Dead, 3 Missing as Heavy Rains Batter Central Vietnam

Central regions have been battered by heavy rains over the last few days, leaving two people dead as of December 10. 

in Hanoi

To Compete With Grab, Hanoi Taxi Companies Merge to Form G7

A new development has emerged in the battle between traditional taxi fleets and new, app-based companies, as three taxi companies have merged together to form the capital's largest taxi business.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Aims to Boost GDP per Capita to $6,500 by 2030, $10,000 by 2035

The country also hopes to have two million private businesses accounting for 60-65% of the GDP by 2030.

in Vietnam

Information Minister Suggests Making English Vietnam's 2nd Official Language

Should English be the country's second official language?

in Vietnam

Vietnam Men's Football Team Enters World's Top 100 Again After 7 Years

Vietnam’s impressive winning streak at the ongoing AFF Cup 2018 has propelled the national men’s football team back into the top 100 teams in the world.

in Vietnam

6 Passengers Injured After Wheels of VietJet Plane Dislodge During Landing

On the evening of November 29, VietJet flight VJ356 was involved in a serious incident when the wheels of its nose landing gear broke off from the plane upon landing in Buon Me Thuot, causing six pass...

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Catch Unleashed, Stray Dogs to Combat Rabies

In an effort to reduce the risk of rabies, Hanoi will hire dogcatchers to round up unleashed and stray dogs.

in Asia

South Korea to Grant 5-Year Multiple-Entry Visa to Saigon, Hanoi, Da Nang Residents

The South Korean government will consider extending the policy to other Vietnamese provinces if the implementation of the policy goes smoothly.

in Asia

Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Dr. He Jiankui’s declaration prompted a group of 122 scientists to issue a statement condemning his actions as “crazy.”

in Asia

Taiwan Votes Against Marriage Equality in Referendum, but All Is Not Lost

While the voting result is a setback for Taiwan's progress on LGBTQ rights, there is still hope.

in Vietnam

More Smart Toilets Coming to Vietnam's Local Bus Stations

Ho Chi Minh City is expected to have more standardized public restrooms installed at bus stations across the city.

in Vietnam

It's Official: Bánh Mì-Inspired Dress Selected As Vietnam's National Costume For Miss Universe

Eschewing sequins for sliced sausage and preferring pate and cilantro to pleats or lace, the staple sandwich dress will represent the nation in next month's contest.

in Asia

Dead Whale Found in Indonesia with Plastic Bottles, Bags, Flip-Flops in Stomach

A dead whale washed ashore in Indonesia this weekend with thirteen pounds of plastic in its stomach.