Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi Society

Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi

Drivers of "xe om" – or motorbike taxis – carrying passengers and goods and drivers of non-motorised vehicles will have to register with authorised agencies, according to a new draft regulation on the management and use of non-motorised vehicles and motorcycles in the capital city of Hanoi.
Tour guides in a class of their own Travel

Tour guides in a class of their own

One of the reasons tourists return to Cu Lao Cham (Cham Islands), a group of eight small islands off Hoi An city of the central province of Quang Nam, is its tour guides.
Sharing brings happiness: cheap meals for the poor Society

Sharing brings happiness: cheap meals for the poor

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Truong Van Dung’s family restaurant, located near An Nghiep Industrial Zone offers meals for just 2,000 VND. Poor people living in the area arrive to enjoy soup, a vegetable and meat.
Society

HCM City may ban run-down motorbikes

Many old motorcycles will go off Ho Chi Minh City 's roads when a limit on their life span to be recommended soon by the police is approved by authorities.
Environment

Dealing with Hanoi's cold

For most expats in Hanoi, ex-periencing the first winter can come as a shock to the system. How do the tropics get so frightfully cold?
Society

Disabled people await driving licence legislation

Millions of disabled people are being forced to violate traffic rules because the officials are unable to provide them with driving licences, according to Vu Manh Hung, chairman of the Association of Disabled People of Hanoi.
Society

Authorities prepare Tet cheer for poor

Da Nang will give its poor residents over 10 billion VND (510,000 USD) in cash and 800 tonnes of rice so that they can celebrate the lunar New Year like their more fortunate brethren.