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Two neighbors keep 7 cats to torture me

Every day when I come home from work, as soon as I open the door, I feel nauseous because the smell from my neighbors' house blows straight in with the wind.
June 21, 2024 | 06:41 pm PT

Ho Chi Minh City public buses need to stop apologizing

I couldn't help but laugh, yet I felt a pang of sadness at the sight of a public bus in Ho Chi Minh City with the words "Sorry for disturbing you when entering and exiting stations" painted on its rear exterior.
READERS' VIEWS June 19, 2024 | 03:42 pm PT

Vietnam's plan to attract 35 million international tourists is impossible without drastic measures

Vietnam has set out plans to receive 35 million international tourists by 2030, up from 12.6 million last year, which readers called a grandiose plan that needs strong actions.
READERS' VIEWS June 17, 2024 | 03:10 pm PT

Building Saigon River islets could destroy local balance

Last week, I lectured on Operations Research, an analytical method of problem-solving and decision-making based on mathematical structures and information technology solutions.
June 17, 2024 | 03:06 pm PT

Vo Nhat Vinh

Vietnam should follow Japan's lessons to fix its obesity problem

Vietnam can learn from Japan's approach to tackling obesity by promoting healthy eating habits, and encouraging physical activity from a young age, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS June 14, 2024 | 03:50 pm PT

Restrooms and highway stops are not conveniences, but necessities

One evening, I was drinking with a senior manager of a company managing a large chain of gas stations. Tipsy as I was, I boldly stated my opinion to him.
June 12, 2024 | 05:00 pm PT

Tran Thanh Hai

The only issue with Vietnam's tourism is visa approval time

Visa hassle is the biggest problem, if not the only, that discourages tourists from coming and returning to Vietnam, according to readers.
READERS' VIEWS June 12, 2024 | 03:27 pm PT

When parents get too involved in violence between children, they make it worse

Meeting me at school, a mother complained that my child had beaten hers.
June 10, 2024 | 04:31 pm PT

Vo Nhat Vinh

Why I choose to rent in downtown HCMC despite owning a house in the suburbs

I own a house in the suburbs, but I decided to rent it out and use the income to rent a place in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
READERS' VIEWS June 10, 2024 | 03:12 pm PT

Restaurant prioritizes foreigners even though I arrive 10 minutes earlier

I decided to leave after a restaurant prioritized serving a group of foreigners who arrived 10 minutes later.
READERS' VIEWS June 7, 2024 | 04:53 pm PT

Cash or transfer? It might be an age thing

Cash is quick and easy, but digital payments will be the future trend and vendors should adapt to keep their young customers, according to readers.
READERS' VIEWS June 5, 2024 | 04:54 pm PT

Vietnam's heavy air pollution needs stronger action

On March 22 this year, as IQAir's annual survey named Vietnam the 2nd most polluted country in the ASEAN region, and the 22nd worst air quality globally.
June 4, 2024 | 04:42 pm PT

Angela Pratt, Ramla Khalidi, Rana Flowers

Trash, overpricing, visa restrictions: What hold Vietnam's tourism back

Vietnam can uplift tourism with strong actions to end street littering, overpricing and ease visa restrictions, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS June 3, 2024 | 06:33 pm PT

After years living in the suburbs to save costs, I rushed back downtown

I initially moved to the suburbs to save on rent, but the daily 35 km commute left me too exhausted to enjoy my life at home.
READERS' VIEWS May 31, 2024 | 04:18 pm PT

Low-cost labor is no longer an advantage. Workers need better skills for survival

Last month, the marketing community heard rumors of the brutal acceptance rate of only 1 out of 150 candidates for a leadership position at Vietnam's largest dairy company.
May 29, 2024 | 03:14 pm PT

Tran Hung Thien

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