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in Hanoi

Hanoi's First Metro Line Will Officially Open Tomorrow

Hanoi's Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line will be the first metro system in Vietnam to commence operation.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Eases Lockdown Restrictions, Reopens Malls, Barbershops

Starting at 6am today, Hanoi began applying social distancing rules under the previous Directive 15, allowing various shops to reopen and businesses to function at 50% capacity.

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.

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in Hanoi

Samsung Is Building Its Largest Southeast Asia R&D Center in Hanoi

The electronics giant said that the building will be the biggest such facility in Southeast Asia.

in Vietnam

Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat Stop Accepting Flights from South Korea

The move comes amid the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in South Korea.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Is Among Countries With Lowest Online Civility, Microsoft Report Shows

Microsoft has found an increase in online incivility globally, with Vietnam ranking as one of the least digitally civil.

in Vietnam

As Workers Remain Without Pay, Vietnam Might Face Railway Shutdown

Bad news for anyone considering a train trip.

in Hanoi

Hanoi's First Uniqlo to Open Early Next Month

Fast fashion fans rejoice!

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietjet Offers 50% Discount on All Routes to Fly Across Asia

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

Vietnam Opens First Overseas Tourism Promotion Office in London

The unimaginatively named "The Visit Vietnam" office launched in London on February 18.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Eases Border Trade Restrictions With China to Help Virus-Hit Businesses

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

Vietnam Is Winning the Fight Against Coronavirus

Despite widespread panic sweeping the nation during recent months, all signs currently point towards recovery. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Coronavirus Epidemic Could Cost State Budget $1.8b: 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

Vietnam to Install Surveillance Cameras on Buses to Combat Sexual Harassment

A decree recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will make several changes to transportation services including the addition of surveillance cameras to 170,000 transportation vehicles.&nb...

in Vietnam

The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social deca...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi’s Biggest Market Quiet Amid Coronavirus Fears

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

Weekend Stories Roundup: Bamboo Airways Launches New Hanoi-Seoul Service

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

Spotify, Netflix Halt Free Trials in Vietnam. Are Black Market Accounts to Blame?

No more Netflix and chill for free.

in Asia

Japan Imposes Stricter Visa Process for Foreign Students, Including Vietnam, From April

Due to the increasing number of visa overstays, Japan's Immigration Services Agency will tighten the issuing process for student visas for dozens of countries from April.

in Vietnam

European Union Votes to Approve Historic Free Trade Deal With Vietnam

MEPs in European Parliament today voted in favor of a historic free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Tantrum Costs Vietnam’s Football Head Coach $5,000, 4-Match Suspension

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: Training Course for UN Peacekeeping Course Opens in Hanoi

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in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Eight New Vietnamese Flicks to Hit Netflix

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 ...