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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.

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.

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in Vietnam

Cheap Cosmetics Brands Mumuso, Minigood Accused of Faking Their Korean Identity

Amidst an increasingly saturated landscape of Korean merchandise and stores inspired by K-Pop trends in Vietnam, there are concerns that some brands risk misleading customers over their identity.

in Vietnam

In 6 Years, Vietnam's Population of Convenience Stores Has Quadrupled: Report

Saigon is now home to 1,800 convenience stores and small-scale supermarkets, and Hanoi isn't far behind. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Trial New Pedestrianized Street in Tay Ho Starting This Weekend

Following the success of the pedestrianized area around Hoan Kiem Lake, Tay Ho District will see its first traffic-free street open this weekend.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Fines Teacher for Calling Student 'Pig Brain,' Shuts Down English Center

A Vietnamese English language teacher achieved notoriety earlier this week by calling one of her students a "pig brain" after he refused to pay a VND100,000 (US$4.4) fine for failing to hand in his ho...

in Hanoi

Hanoi Trees to Be Axed to Make Way for Metro Line

To create space for one of Hanoi's upcoming metro stations, 41 trees will soon be cut down, while another 116 will be relocated to a nearby park. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Add Car Parks to Major Bus Terminals

In a continuing effort to ease congestion in the capital, Hanoi’s Department of Transport is planning to turn Gia Lam, My Dinh, Giap Bat and Nuoc Ngam bus stations into car parks and major bus interch...

in Vietnam

Aviation Authorities Launch Probe Into VNA Flight That Landed on Under-Construction Runway

Fortunately the aircraft landed without any problem. All members of the crew and passengers were safe.

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.