Should Vietnam abandon custom of burning paper offerings?

The Lunar New Year is a time for excess fun, food and flowers, but also smoke and ash.

Swans removed from Hanoi’s central lake as deemed at odds with turtle legend

Despite public support, the new attraction did not last more than a day.

American teacher in hot water for disrespecting Vietnam's late revered general

Daniel Hauer's offensive Facebook comment has received a public backlash and he now faces a fine of ...
January 26, 2018 | 10:31 pm GMT+7

Vietnam vs Uzbekistan in U23 Asian Cup final: Who do you think will win?

Vietnam is once again the underdog going into the big game, but the team has been defying ...
January 25, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Are young, urban Vietnamese spending too much?

Vietnamese Generation Z grew up during an economic boom; does it justify their 'urge to splurge'?
December 16, 2017 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Should fortune telling in Vietnam become a thing of the past?

The murder of a baby allegedly prompted by a fortune teller's readings of the family's future has ...
December 01, 2017 | 07:28 pm GMT+7

Should Vietnam build a cable car system in its cave kingdom?

We invite readers to debate the pros and cons of a cable car project and mass tourism in Phong ...
November 24, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Are you Team Captain Sidewalk or Team New Task Force in Saigon's sidewalk battle?

Captain Sidewalk has garnered widespread support for his no nonsense cleanup campaign, but a city ...
November 17, 2017 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Will the public use metro systems in Vietnam when they're ready to depart?

Is the planned public transport system attractive enough to prompt commuters to say goodbye to ...
November 14, 2017 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Should Vietnam abolish beauty pageants?

With a media storm swirling around an ongoing beauty pageant for being insensitive to flood ...
November 07, 2017 | 06:40 pm GMT+7

Should Vietnam abolish the death penalty?

Vietnam is scrapping the death penalty for what it deems to be five serious crimes, but should the ...
October 25, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Wrap up: Most readers vote to ban dog meat but pro-regulation arguments remain unchallenged

The readers have voted and commented. It's time to weigh up the main arguments.
October 21, 2017 | 08:46 pm GMT+7

Should Vietnam ban dog meat?

Dog meat is a well known Vietnamese delicacy, but now dogs are increasingly seen as pets, things ...
October 16, 2017 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Is it right to channel youthful energy into consumerism?

The recent hype around 'expensive' bubble tea is just part of a consumerist wave that's been rising ...
October 07, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Wrap up: Is the foreigner-local salary disparity in Vietnam fair?

The key question remains, does foreigner bias exist, and if so, does it limit Vietnamese career ...
September 30, 2017 | 01:30 pm GMT+7
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