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HCMC should copy Singapore's urban gardens to ease summer heat

I have visited Singapore multiple times. They use different ways to plant more trees along the concrete structures within the city, which helps it cope with the summer heat. Meanwhile HCMC always feels very hot.
April 17, 2024 | 04:00 pm PT

Should Vietnam allow euthanasia?

Twenty years ago, my father-in-law suffered a stroke while watching television. He was rushed to hospital and began to spend days in a deep coma, his brain already dead. His frail life was prolonged only by a respirator.
April 15, 2024 | 04:40 pm PT

Ha Duc Tri

Vietnam will be the biggest beneficiary of Southeast Asia's joint visa

Thailand's proposal for a joint visa with five Southeast Asian neighbors will benefit Vietnam greatly as its visa policy is currently strictest among the bloc, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS April 14, 2024 | 11:14 pm PT

Cultural quirks that become norms for expats in Vietnam

Upon arriving in a new country there are numerous unique cultural oddities that contrast one's own culture and this can often be alienating yet exciting.
April 12, 2024 | 06:12 pm PT

Darren Barnard

A foreign degree does not ensure high salary in Vietnam

Spending too much money into overseas study could be a waste for many Vietnamese as they cannot expect to easily find well-paid jobs at home, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS April 10, 2024 | 03:37 pm PT

Street art not vandalism, regulate rather than banish it

Walking through the main streets of downtown HCMC, I could not help notice the messy, bizarre and ugly drawings on every blank space.
April 8, 2024 | 03:29 pm PT

Trinh Phuong Quan

I gets a DUI fine just because I drank a little the previous day

Readers argued that Vietnam's absolute alcohol ban is too much as one can be fined just because they drove after drinking some alcohol from the day before.
READERS' VIEWS April 8, 2024 | 03:28 pm PT

Is Singapore boring? Depends on what you're looking for

While some readers shared the sentiment that Singapore has little to offer to tourists, others said it's a good place for business and shopping.
READERS' VIEWS April 6, 2024 | 07:59 pm PT

Is Vietnam a safe country for solo female travelers?

A recent article in popular global magazine Time Out ranked Vietnam sixth in an international list of the safest destinations for solo female travelers to visit in 2024.
April 6, 2024 | 04:00 am PT

Darren Barnard

Why Thailand is drawing twice more tourists than Vietnam

Visa policy and not just the visa: Readers cited reasons why Thailand attracted double Vietnam's foreign tourists in the first quarter of this year.
READERS' VIEWS April 3, 2024 | 07:20 pm PT

On caring for old parents, who want to feel helpful

Anyone coming to our house might think we treat our mother poorly.
April 3, 2024 | 03:22 pm PT

Tran Thi Phuong Thao

After over a decade of management experience, I was 'courteously' dismissed at the age of 48

Readers highlight their experiences of being dismissed after reaching 40, often as companies sought to rejuvenate their teams or reduce expenses.
READERS' VIEWS April 1, 2024 | 03:25 pm PT

Knowing pet's lineage is owner's responsibility

I have traveled to many parts of the country to report on rabies prevention and control.
April 1, 2024 | 03:23 pm PT

Nguyen Hanh

Management is needed to deal with some disgusting habits of dog owners

Many people raise dogs without having them vaccinated, let them roam freely and defecate in public places. I love dogs and I cannot tolerate such ways of caring for them.
READERS' VIEWS March 29, 2024 | 03:11 pm PT

Where has coach Troussier got it wrong?

Twenty years after Vietnam were defeated by Indonesia at the Tiger Cup they have now been vanquished again by their arch-nemesis in the nation's capital.
March 29, 2024 | 03:09 pm PT

Vo Nhat Vinh

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