Name: The Word
Address: Nha 2C, Ngo 93 Ly Nam De, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Phone: (+84) (0)24 3747 558
21.03103413834529 105.84440946578980
Description: The Word Ha Noi is an English language, what's on lifestyle publication focused on Vietnam's capital. Containing a quality mixture of news, listings, comment, reviews and features, this free monthly publication is essential reading for English language speakers living in Hanoi. Publication dates are between the 6th and 8th of each month, but make sure you pick up The Word early in the month as it disappears fast off the shelves. The distribution list can be found at the following link - For information on article content, news or advertising, please email
Rating: 2.92 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 13 reviews.

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13 Reviews (Followed by 12 users)
SEA08 (elite user)
SEA08 on The Word
November 23rd, 2010 at 1:39 am

My review was deleted for the Word so I will write again.

Please have the balls to write advert on the top of your fluff articles where you are paid to go somewhere and review it. Please get some original articles and maybe an original format "AsiaLife", the paper is so nice I wish the actual articles could compare.

noseyinhanoi (elite user)
noseyinhanoi on The Word
August 12th, 2010 at 11:25 am

The Word was delivered to my workplace for the first two issues, but then stopped. I've never managed to find it since.

I have checked their distribution listing, which includes every single expat hang-out in Hanoi. I find myself at most of these places frequently, but I've never actually found the magazine.

Presumably the only way to sell advertising space is on the basis of distribution, so it seems a bit of an oversight to, you know, not actually distribute.

alphabet_spaghetti on The Word
September 4th, 2011 at 7:37 pm


newbrunette on The Word
August 4th, 2010 at 9:36 am

It seems to me that this publication opportunistically cuts and pastes from The New Hanoian when they "write" their capsule reviews. Which is to say, you may be writing for The Word and not even know it...

DDD3 on The Word
July 27th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Are there neutral people who really feel this rag is competent? It's very Vietnamese in that it copies sections (exactly, as in 'talk of the town'--new yorker)of famous rags, paraphrases the NH, and has its own cheerleaders writing rave reviews. In step with the 'so bad it's good' philosophy (like old Bollywood movies), the word had the gonads to run an infomercial about losing weight which included the staff's mates, none of which were worth looking at anyway. Never witty and always overly 'positive', the word is another version of the 'happy news' we get here. The photography and layout are quite good which reminds me of toddlers playing grown-ups with their parents' Sunday bests.

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