• Modern concepts

    Modern concepts

    Each element of the seventh holding of ‘Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance’ carries certain messages that showcase modern life.

  • Fortuna Hanoi’s virtual reality tour

    Fortuna Hanoi’s virtual reality tour

    Fortuna Hotel has introduced a new experience for guests who visit its website of www.fortuna.vn.

  • "The Gourmet Escape Vietnam"

    "The Gourmet Escape Vietnam"

    Sheraton Hanoi Hotel had welcomed celebrity chefs from France and Vietnam to showcase their culinary skills at a special dinner called ‘Talented Chefs’ Party’, which took placed on 12 October, 2017 at Hemispheres Steak & Seafood Grill Restaurant.

  • Beware of dengue

    Beware of dengue

    Dengue fever has been more prevalent in Vietnam this year, so be sure to take the right precautions when visiting the country.

  • Where least expected

    Where least expected

    Some of the best cafés in Hanoi are found in places where there couldn’t possibly be a café. We invite Ms Isabelle Sudron from Hanoi Hideaway to tell us more.


Out & About

  • Teenage targets

    Teenage targets

    Conveniently located on one of Hanoi’s most beautiful streets, CityOwls sits within a charming century-old house with a wonderful façade overlooking Phan Dinh Phung Street.

  • From women to kids

    From women to kids

    After years of winning over women with its fashions, Kelly Bui has recently also moved into fashion and fashion accessories for kids. Items focus on general clothing, such as coats, suits, shirts, skirts and pants, with the usual Kelly Bui quality and style.

  • ‘From farm to bar’

    ‘From farm to bar’

    The story of Marou Vietnamese Chocolate started in 2011, when its founders, Franco-Japanese Samuel Maruta, a former teacher, and Franco-American Vincent Mourou, a former advertising executive, decided to open a mini chocolate factory on the outskirts of HCMC.

  • Standing still

    Standing still

    As its name hints at, The Coffee Cart is only the size of a four-seat car, designed like a cart in outstanding red. Despite its looks, it’s not mobile.



    Opened just last month, Le Cotta Cafe quickly attracted passers-by with its catchy design and glass walls in a five-storey house ideally located on a busy street on the shores of West Lake.



Bits & Pieces

  • ‘Pattern Story’

    ‘Pattern Story’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 03:23 PM

    9am-6pm until 8 October: Antique and unique Thai fabrics showcase

    9am-6pm on 7 and 8 October: Weaving experimentation & flea market

    ‘Pattern Story’ includes an antique Thai fabrics showcase, discussions, an embroidery workshop, and weaving experimentation exploring the ingenious stories behind the vintage decorative patterns in Thai ethnic minority textiles from Quy Chau district in Nghe An province. Brocade making is an important cultural feature of the Thai and introduced from birth. Each brocade piece starts with cotton, silkworms, spinning, natural dyeing, weaving and embroidery. It is a wholehearted and creative workflow. Free entry.

  • ‘Rudel 2’

    ‘Rudel 2’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 09,2017 09:26 AM

    The ‘Rudel 2’ exhibition showcases photo portraits of musicians in Ostgut Booking - an artist residence for DJs in Berlin - taken by photographer Sven Marquardt from 2007 to 2017. His work combines formal severity and clear imagery with bleak impermanence. His artistic vision creates suggestive contrasts rife with inextricable friction through his considered compositions. The strict use of analogue cameras and daylight is as crucial for his photographs as the defying looks, the staged, vibrant semi-nudes and the symbiotic play of his subjects with symbolic poses and accessories. Free entry.

    Tel: (024) 6686 6150



    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 09,2017 09:27 AM

    Acclaimed for his elegant yet passionate and powerful performances, beautiful tone, and extraordinary technical execution, violinist Bui Cong Duy, winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 1997, is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and pedagogue. Duy started playing the violin at the age of four under the guidance of his father, Dr Bui Cong Thanh, and attended the Glinka Conservatory of Music in Novosibirsk, Russia, at the age of ten. Over the two nights of performances, Duy will play pieces from Beethoven and Brahms.

    Tickets are VND300,000, VND400,000 and VND600,000, available at the Hanoi Opera House or online at www.ticketvn.com.

  • InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

    InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 04,2017 10:31 AM

    InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 officially opens in mid-October, as the highest hotel in town. Perched atop the towering Keangnam Landmark72 from the 62nd to 71st floors, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 is now welcoming guests to enjoy one of its 359 sophisticated and luxurious rooms. The hotel comprises retail, commercial, and entertainment offerings, including a variety of meeting spaces ranging from 70 to 920 sq m. Its MICE services comprise state-of-the-art and versatile meetings spaces totalling 2,861 sq m with eight function rooms ranging from 70 to 920 sq m. Meanwhile, its food outlets include the 3 Spoons restaurant, Hive Lounge. Q Bar and Stellar Steak House. To celebrate the opening, guests can benefit from a special rate of $108/ room/ night.

    Visit www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/hanoi/hanha/hoteldetail



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