Urbanist Hanoi

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.

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. 

Back Stories

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 ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Beer Sales Down 25% Since Strict Drunk Driving Laws Come Into Force

Are you drinking less?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi to Build 70 More Air Monitoring Stations This Year

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-China Train Stopped in its Tracks Amid Ongoing Virus Fears

 For the first time in 11 years, the train crossing the border from Vietnam into China will stop running amid continuing coronavirus concerns. 

in Hanoi

Police Hand out Free Masks; Pharmacies Fined for Hiking Prices

As worries continue to spread like a virus and face masks sell out in record time, Vietnamese police have been handing out free masks and clamping down on pharmacies.

in Vietnam

Northern Vietnam Just Had the Hottest Start to a Year in 5 Decades

Is it just us, or has it been a little warmer than usual lately?