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.

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in Vietnam

Two Caged Bears Rescued After 20 Years of Confinement

Thanks to an intervention by Four Paws Vietnam and the Ninh Binh Forest Protection Department, two bears have been rescued after years of abuse. 

in Stories

Holiday Links Roundup: Vietnamese Police Rescue 6 Trafficked Cambodian Women En Route to China

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. ▪ Vietnam police rescue 6 trafficked Cambodian women en-route to China [VnExpre...

in Vietnam

After Phu Quoc, Hoi An Is Getting a $4bn Casino Complex

The biggest casino in Vietnam will open next year.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Wants to Limit Alcohol Sale Hours to Combat Social, Health Issues

The plan is the latest in an effort to address issues arising from late-night drinking. 

in Hanoi

Relative of Hoan Kiem's Legendary Turtle Found in Outskirts of Hanoi

The rare Yangtze giant softshell turtle had been keeping a low profile in Xuan Khanh Lake, but recently decided to come out of its shell.  

in Hanoi

Un-Staffed Convenience Stores Coming to Hanoi in 2018

The Hanoi People's Committee has given the go-ahead for automated convenience stores to start operating in the city this year as part of its e-commerce plans. 

in Hanoi

Plan to Expand Noi Bai Airport Will Cost Hanoi $3.5bn: Official

Noi Bai Airport's expansion plan – which has been approved but is not yet underway – will more than double the number of passengers it can service by 2025 to address concerns of impending ov...

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Rebuild Hang Day Stadium During $307m Upgrade

Hanoi's Hang Day Stadium, currently in a state of disrepair, will be torn down at the end of the year and be replaced with a new sports complex costing an estimated US$307 million.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Metro Project Is Not Delayed to 2021: Transport Ministry

Numerous delays have plagued Hanoi’s first metro line since the start of the project, will this time be any different?

in Asia

Celebrity Endorsements Might Be the Key to Combatting Poaching in Asia, Campaign Shows

International conservation organization WildAid is teaming up with the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, to help save some of the planet’s most endangered species.

in Vietnam

Cambodia Halts Deportation, Grants Temporary Residency to Stateless Vietnamese

Amidst looming deportations, Cambodian officials have announced plans to offer two-year residency cards to some of the approximately 70,000 ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia without legal status.

in Hanoi

Formula One Is Seriously Considering Putting a Race in Hanoi

Key insiders are reporting that a deal to bring a Formula 1 race to the streets of Hanoi by 2020 could soon be in place.

in Vietnam

Two More Vietnamese Make Forbes' List of World's Billionaires in 2018

With the fastest wealth growth rate in the world, it’s no surprise that more Vietnamese are appearing among the world’s richest billionaires.

in Hanoi

Hanoi, Saigon Make Top 10 Most Affordable Cities in Southeast Asia

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been recognized by a international database as one of the most affordable Southeast Asian cities.

in Asia

Is China’s Social Credit System a 'Black Mirror' Dystopian Scenario?

On 14 June 2014, the State Council of China issued the "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System," one of the most ambitious e-governing efforts in the country.

in Hanoi

In Memory of the 24 Hours When Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake Had Swans

Less than a day after they were introduced, twelve swans were removed from Hanoi’s famous Hoan Kiem Lake, despite widespread public support for the attraction.

in Vietnam

It's Official: Amazon Will Be in Vietnam This Year

With Amazon making the official move, will 2018 be the year the foreign brand booms in Vietnam?

in Asia

Taiwan Officially Bans Use of Plastic Items in Restaurants, Shops

Starting next year, in Taiwan, food and beverage outlets will be banned from providing plastic straws to customers for in-store use.