Tue, 03 Jul 2018 06:40
Air Asia adds two new international routes from Hanoi and Phuket to Penang
AirAsia offers four direct flights from Penang to Hanoi in a week and one direct flight from Penang to Phuket daily.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:11
Life on the line: the railway people of Hanoi
Vu Thi Khoa washes her dishes in a plastic basin outside her home using water from a makeshift hosepipe. As she carefully scrubs away the dirt she issues a frank and stern warning.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:00
Hanoi’s puppeteers struggle to keep their tradition alive
In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
Hanoi revisited: perspectives from our former ambassador
Komgrit Varakamin reflects on the changes he HAS discovered in modern-day Vietnam
What does Hanoi look like today compared with the city I first saw in 1985? My prompt answer to that question is that Hanoi is much more modern and developed now than when I first visited 33 years ago.
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 18:53
Sadness at Vietnam noodle shop where Bourdain dined with Obama
The owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down 'bun cha' with former US president Barack Obama expressed her shock and sorrow Saturday over the death of the globetrotting American celebrity chef.
Mon, 28 May 2018 12:00
Air China introduces direct flight to Hanoi
Air China offers a new option for Chinese travellers to Vietnam with the launch of a non-stop route from Beijing to Hanoi starting this Friday (June 1).
Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00
Withdrawal fees at ATMs to quadruple
THE NATIONAL Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) has proposed to increase the fee for money with action from August 1.
Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00
Vietnamese cities earmarked for Asean smart cities network
THREE VIETNAMESE CITIES, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, will be part of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) network of smart cities being proposed by Singapore, said Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:42
VietJet spreads wings with new Taiwan, S Korea routes
VietJet has started selling tickets on two new international routes, Hanoi-Taichung (in Taiwan) and Danang-Daegu (in South Korea).
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:51
What the pho? Vietnam streetfood cocktails make a splash
With his daring pho cocktail inspired by Vietnam's signature beef noodle soup, Hanoi's leading hipster bartender Pham Tien Tiep is hoping to elevate the drinking scene in a city better known for its raucous outdoor beer dens.
Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:21
Facebook scandal affected up to 87m users
HANOI - Data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed 37 million more profiles than originally thought, with Vietnam among the top 10 most affected countries with almost 430,000 accounts compromised.
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:09
Mekong summit pushes investment plan
Leaders of six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) will today continue their efforts to strengthen connectivity, competitiveness and community in the river basin at the sixth summit in Hanoi after 25 years of cooperation.
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:02
Prayut’s two-day itinerary in Hanoi announced
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his counterparts from five other countries in the region are gathering in Hanoi today (March 30) for the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit.
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:50
This boy is on fire: Vietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi
Hanoi - Makeup artist by day, cross-dresser by night, Betty is among a vanguard of Vietnamese drag queens shaking up Hanoi's nightlife -- and social norms -- in a city where such performances remain little known.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:38
Bangkok Airways adds daily Chiang-Mai-Hanoi flight
Bangkok Airways said on Monday it was now flying daily between Chiang Mai and Hanoi with a 70-seat ATR72-500/600 aircraft.