• Bellavita Luxury furniture center to be opened

    Bellavita Luxury furniture center to be opened

    AKA Furniture Group, the largest furniture retailer in Vietnam with 30 showrooms across the country, has recently announced to open its most prestigious furniture center called Bellavita Luxury in middle June 2019.

  • Life bursts on stage

    Life bursts on stage

    A decade on, the artistic show “My Village” remains as popular as ever for its recreation of life in a Vietnamese village.

  • Befuddling & bewildering

    Befuddling & bewildering

    For reasons not entirely clear, a lot of expats are moving to clean and serene central Vietnam.

  • Retro vibe @ Lounge 83, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

    Retro vibe @ Lounge 83, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

    Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi releases a new seasonal menu, Diner’s Delights started this May. Inspired by the aesthetics and vibe of the decades past, this menu is comprised of classic diner snacks and craft beer, aiming to give the guests a flavourful trip down the memory lane.

  • Taste of Thai cuisine @ Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

    Taste of Thai cuisine @ Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

    Not only known as a famous tourist destination, Thailand also created a mark in the world gastronomic map by its rich cuisine.


Out & About



  • 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.

  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

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

Bits & Pieces

  • Sheraton Hanoi Hotel has new General Manager

    Sheraton Hanoi Hotel has new General Manager

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 13,2018 03:09 PM

    Sheraton Hanoi Hotel appointed Mr. Julian Wong its General Manager from December 2018.  As a professional hotelier who has more than 21 years of experience working at Marriott International Inc., Julian has held many leadership positions including General Manager at multiple Marriott key brands througout his hotelier career before coming to the hotel.

    Mr. Julian has also proved to be an excellent leader by leading the team at the properties he managed to win multiple awards - Marriott Global, Regional Awards, including a Global Special Sales Achievement Award, Asia Pacific Sales Team of the Year Award in 2010 and multiple regional awards for general management including the Asia Pacific General Manager of the Year Award – Marriott Executive Apartments brand in 2011.

  • “The Bald Soprano” play

    “The Bald Soprano” play

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 10,2019 11:32 AM

    Renowned Vietnamese stage director Tran Luc and the LucTeam troupe will perform the play “The Bald Soprano” by dramatist Eugène Lonesco in Hanoi.

    Following two widely-acclaimed plays, “Quan” (“Distraught”) by Vietnamese dramatist Long Chuong and “The Jealousy of Cinderella” (La Jalousie du Barbouillé) by French dramatist Molière at the Hanoi Opera House and L’Espace in 2017, LucTeam greets the new year of 2019 with a famous play from the Theater of the Absurd - “La cantatrice chauve” (The Bald Soprano).

    The Bald Soprano is a drama in eleven scenes and which Ionesco called an “antiplay”. It was first produced in 1950 and was published in 1954 as La Cantatrice chauve. The title can also be translated as “The Bald Prima Donna”. The one-and-a-half-hour play, an important example of the Theater of the Absurd, consists mainly of a series of meaningless conversations between two couples that eventually deteriorate into babbling.

    Tickets range from VND300,000 ($13) to VND500,000 ($21) and VND150,000 ($6.5) for students and members of L’Espace, available at the entrance of L’Espace. Online bookings are available at ticketbox.vn .

  • 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.



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