Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:52

Thanh Long Seafood Shop

Popular meat supplier Thanh Long has just opened a new shop devoted to the fruits of the sea.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:46

Aurora Preschool of the Arts

Thao Dien has just welcomed a new preschool, Aurora Preschool of the Arts, to its growing collection of educational institutions.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:42

Ipa-Nima Retail Store

Well-known bag brand, Ipa-Nima has just opened a new retail shop on Ly Tu Trong. The shop stands out with walls decorated with artworks by 90 KINS and Liar Ben.

Monday, 09 January 2017 05:34

Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie

One of Hanoi’s favourite sandwich shops has moved. Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie has ceded its old location on Tho Xuong to its Just In neighbour, Nelipot Sisters.

Monday, 09 January 2017 05:27

Nelipot Sisters

Bohemian fashion just got a new Hanoian home, with the opening of Nelipot Sisters at 7 Tho Xuong, Hoan Kiem.

Monday, 09 January 2017 05:25

Cafe Sweet Street

Tristan Ngo, the face behind Skewers and The Elbow Room, has just opened a café serving cakes made by the USA-based chain Sweet Street.

Monday, 09 January 2017 05:19

Heart of Darkness Brewery

Exit the light and enter the night at newly-opened Heart of Darkness on Ly Tu Trong. Paying homage to the novel written by Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness has named their signature craft beers Kurtz’s Insane IPA, Primeval Forest pilsner, Pitiless Folly pale ale, Patient Wilderness wheat, and Sacred Fire golden ale, among others.

Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:43


Decked out on the second floor of a former apartment, Layla joins the growing selection of restobars in this city. 


With an outdoor garden overlooking Dong Khoi, and an indoor space furnished with a long bar counter and wooden high tables and chairs, there is also a U-shaped couch area for after work drinks or private parties.


While wine starts at VND65,000 per glass, cocktails are set at VND95,000 for any option. There is also beer on tap including Stella Artois (VND50,000) and Hoegaarden (VND60,000).


Layla is on Floor 2, 63 Dong Du, Q1, HCMC and opens from 4pm to 1am every day 

Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:39

Jump Arena

We’re bound by rules, fenced in at work, and jaded by the opinions of others. The world is a tiring place full of things that drag us down. Sometimes you just want to jump off something. Well now you can, but without the mess.


Jump Arena is the first trampoline park in Vietnam where everyone can jump for fun, fitness or to conquer fears. There’s a ton of activities for the whole family, including a Spider Wall, Foam Pit, Leap of Faith, Sky Ladder and a designated place for kids called Junior Jump.


Jump Arena is open seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. Jumping sessions are a minimum of 30 minutes and start on the hour and half hour.


Sessions start at VND80,000 for 30 minutes on weekends and weeknights, and VND60,000 for 30 minutes on weekdays until 4.30pm.


Jump Arena is located at 63 Hanoi Highway, Thao Dien, Q2, HCMC. For more info and bookings go to jumparena.vn, or check it out at facebook.com/pg/jumparena.vn/

Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:36


Lovers of books, coffee and silence will be pleased to know that Tranquil, the much adored book-filled café, has just opened at a second location.


The new space can be found on the second and third floors at 18B Nguyen Bieu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi. The dilapidated stone staircase needed to access it gives no hint to the quaint, charming café which lays at the top.


“The books aren’t for sale or to lend,” explains co-founder Khuat Tuan Anh. “They’re just for people to enjoy here.”


The new café will host live music nights every Wednesday, with the piano and violin to feature prominently.


A latte, made with Dalat beans, costs VND52,000, while the signature apple pie frappe costs just VND58,000. The menu also includes a variety of teas, blended juices and hand drip coffee.


Open daily from 8am to 10.30pm. For more information, call 0989 384541 or visit facebook.com/cafetranquil

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