Out & About

  • Certified clean

    Certified clean

    The sixth Orfarm poultry store has recently opened, in Syrena Tower on Xuan Dieu Street in Tay Ho district, to meet demand for clean hygienic pork among local residents.



    Nga Duong is a Hanoian jewellery designer who graduated from the University of Industrial Arts and set up her career in Milan.

  • Southeast Asian fashion

    Southeast Asian fashion

    As its name infers, Emporium Hanoi in the ‘foreign area’ of Tay Ho district in Hanoi sells a wide variety of fashion and fashion accessories for women of all ages as well as beautiful little souvenirs and gifts from Vietnam.

  • Eccentric & colourful

    Eccentric & colourful

    While waiting to join the lively atmosphere in the capital on Christmas Eve around St. Joseph’s Cathedral, one of the country’s biggest and oldest churches, you can also enjoy the ambience at Eden Coffee, located right next door.

  • Unique nights

    Unique nights

    Opened just recently, DeN is a welcome addition to the capital’s nightlife. With different events every night, it soon became one of most popular venues among expats.



Bits & Pieces

  • ‘Du & Doi’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:33 AM

    A contemporary art exhibition from artists Ngo Xuan Binh and Le Van Thin is now on display, featuring more than 300 artworks in lacquer, oil, and traditional Vietnamese ‘do’ paper. In recent years, Binh has become a remarkable artist, with oil paintings shown at exhibitions in Minsk and Moscow. He is one of only two people given the title ‘Honorary Member’ by the Russian Academy of Arts. Thin, meanwhile, is famous for his ‘white’ lacquer paintings using egg shells and seashells. His recent works, which honour the beauty of nature and humanity, were said by artist Ly Truc Son to be ‘his own way of painting, very unique and distinctive’, with a style that ‘absolutely cannot be duplicated’. Free entry.

  • ‘The Four Palaces’

    ‘The Four Palaces’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:43 AM

    The Four Palaces show is inspired by the ‘Deity Reincarnation’ ritual within Vietnam’s Mother Goddess worshipping, attracting audiences thanks to its light, sound and cultural and spiritual content. The show is taking place 12 times a month. The performance lasts 45 minutes, consisting of three parts corresponding to three sessions: ‘Chau De Nhi’, ‘Mr Hoang Muoi’, and ‘Co Be Thuong Ngan’. The audience will be immersed in the space of traditional art as the Chau Liter (typical Vietnamese music of Mother Goddess worshipping) is harmonised with traditional folk musical instruments such as drums, lute, zither and flute. Tickets are VND130,000, available at the theatre.

  • ‘Trio’


    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:45 AM

    The exhibition ‘Trio’, featuring artworks from three Hanoi-based artists, Le Huu Hieu, Nguyen Van The, and Van Trong, is now on show. Born in 1982, Hieu is one of only a few Vietnamese artists to be chosen to participate at Art Basel Miami, in Florida, in 2016, and the Florence Biennale in Italy in 2017. Hieu’s six large-scale abstract-expressionist paintings will be presented. Painter The (born in 1968) is a self-taught abstract painter. His language of painting has been geared more towards intuition recently, which is closer to neo-expressionism. Van Trong, born in 1978, is a teacher of fine arts at a village school. He began his artistic journey with Nativism, then Fauvism, and gradually found his own way: Metaphoric - Expressionism. For Trong, figures are only a means to express his inner feelings. Free entry.



    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:48 AM

    Nathalie Marin is one of the few female French conductors that has been successful not only in France and Europe but also in Latin America. She was invited to conduct the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 and worked as the artistic director of many orchestras and incredible music festivals. She is currently music director of the Mersin State Opera and Ballet in Turkey. She will conduct the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in a special concert held at the Hanoi Opera House. The program features the poetry symphony ‘Living Germ’ by Vu Duy Cuong, Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47 by J. Sibelius, and L’Ariensienne Suite No.1 & No.2 by Bizet, Tickets are VND500,000, VND350,000, and VND200,000.

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