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  • Sole Focus

    Sole Focus

    On the banks the Day River, Chuong village in Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi has been famous for more than 300 years thanks for its production and trade of conical hats.

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    In the Frame October 2016

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    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

Bits & Pieces

  • Hanoi Hotel announces the completion of renovation

    Hanoi Hotel announces the completion of renovation

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 14,2019 02:09 PM

    Hanoi Hotel has currently announced the completed upgrading with high-class accommodation system at its City Wing Court and put into operation from January 7, 2019. During the six months of renovation, there were a total of 70 guest rooms had already been upgraded and equipped with new amenities from luxury brands.

    The renovation brought a completely new look to the hotel, with ‘state-of-the-art’ modern equipments yet comfortable and classy Japanese ambiences.

    “Courageously in the plan and strategy to change the look, combined with a professional and rich varieties of services, we hope to increase the selling capacity as well as receive good feedback from customers in the coming time,” said Mr. Richard Yit- Chief Operation Officer- Hotel division of Tung Shing Group Inc., the owner group of Hanoi Hotel.

    Opened in 1993, the Hanoi Hotel was the first international hotel in Vietnam’s capital and remains a well-known destination in the Asian hospitality industry, providing dedicated services for discerning business and leisure travellers. Nearly 80 per cent of the hotel’s guests are businesspeople, in particular those from Hong Kong, Taiwan and elsewhere in Asia. Featuring 218 deluxe rooms and suites overlooking scenic Giang Vo Lake, business travellers in the hotel are taken very good care of. Its Business Centre offers 24/7 confidential secretarial services while the Meeting Room can accommodate up to 130 people and is equipped with the latest conferencing facilities. Its slot centre and night club also offer plenty to entertain guests and visitors into the early hours.

    In addition the hotel is also known as a favourite culinary destination to both local and international diners with its two renowned restaurants. The Golden Dragon restaurant serves refined Chinese cuisine; meanwhile, the Food Center serves Cantonese-style dishes along with seafood and snacks that opens from 11pm until 3am next morning.



    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 06,2019 09:33 AM

    Construction of a project in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district belonging to Sanrio Hello Kitty World Hanoi by BRG is about to get underway, built in a cooperative effort between the Hanoi-based BRG Group and Japan’s Sanrio Group, the owner of the Hello Kitty brand.

    On an area of nearly 30,000 sq m, the entertainment park will feature cartoon characters, entertainment games with the Hello Kitty image, parade show tours, theaters, and more, entertaining children and adults with high-end products and services.

    The park is expected to be completed by 2021, prior to the opening of the 31st Southeast Asia (SEA) Games, and welcome about 1 million visitors each year.

  • Hanoi to install more automatic vending machines

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 02,2019 03:00 PM

    More automatic food vending machines will be installed in Hanoi around hospitals, schools, bus stations, depots, passenger waiting rooms, historic or cultural sites, tourist attractions, parks, and flower gardens, etc. Each machine can contain about 300 items, with prices ranging from VND5,000 ($0.2) to VND10,000 ($0.4). After nearly three years of installation, the seven public vending machines around Hoan Kiem Lake and six others around Hanoi have received positive feedback from local people and tourists. Such machines have also helped wipe out illegal food vendors and hawkers selling food to tourists at exorbitant prices. By 2020, Hanoi will install and put into service about 1,000 additional public vending machines in accordance with the capital’s commercial development, according to the Hanoi government portal.

  • AI water purifiers introduced in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:47 AM

    A batch of 20 smart water purifiers that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) have been installed at August 19 Park in Hai Ba Trung district and other public spaces around Hanoi. The AI water filters can provide users with various types of drinking water that can be selected via multi-function buttons, including mineral, alkaline, natural, pH balance (alkaline water), and water containing antioxidants. The purifiers display all quality parameters on screens and have a capacity of purifying 100 liters of water per hour. All are linked and send signals to a central server. The installation of these smart water filters is an environmentally-friendly measure aimed at reducing the use of plastic bottles.



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