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Hanoi should not be remembered by its 'Train Street'

Hanoi needs to be remembered for its cultural values, not risky experiences like sitting in coffee shops on the so-called "Train Street."
October 6, 2022 | 06:52 pm PT

Private vehicles cannot be part of Vietnam's long-term traffic strategy

I live in Sydney, the city with the highest population and vehicle density in Australia. I can drive my car, or take a bus or the metro to commute to work.
October 5, 2022 | 04:34 pm PT

Hoang Van Phuong

Any native English speaker who walks off the street can get a teaching job

Lack of background checks and poor payment at some centers are damaging the reputation of foreign language education industry in Vietnam, readers commented.
READERS' VIEWS October 4, 2022 | 08:47 pm PT

Saigon River has much to offer, and HCMC should use it smartly

Esplanade Park in Boston City is situated along the Charles River.
October 2, 2022 | 04:32 pm PT

Nguyen Mai

Vietnam's cities were not built for cars

Lack of planning for road and parking space makes cars an unfit choice in Vietnamese cities, readers commented.
READERS' VIEWS September 30, 2022 | 10:32 pm PT

Why pay good money to buy a paper?

Do you still buy a daily newspaper? Or perhaps a Sunday paper? If you do either, you are probably aged over 40, and in a dwindling minority in most parts of the world.
September 27, 2022 | 08:27 pm PT

Dame Frances Cairncross

Increased internet usage undermines real communication

A total 22% of Vietnamese use the internet for more than nine hours a day, a surge from 9% in 2020. It's sad news for human interaction, a reader commented.
READERS' VIEWS September 27, 2022 | 07:31 pm PT

Obesity prevention starts before birth

In 2020, Vietnam collectively considered 27.1% of children overweight or obese. There are many health complications that can arise from overweight and obesity.
September 26, 2022 | 02:54 am PT

Caroline Spurr

Car accidents in Vietnam come from poor training

A man crashed his car into a fire hydrant and a factory wall in HCMC this week after leaving a police station with his new license plate, and as always, readers blamed driving tests.
READERS' VIEWS September 22, 2022 | 11:22 pm PT

Maps don't just tell of the destination, but also of the journey

My father, Marine Colonel Roger E. Knapper, was based south of Da Nang during the war. Each day, he would unfold a map of Da Nang to brief his fellow Marines.
September 22, 2022 | 05:16 am PT

Marc Knapper

iPhone fan or consumption slave?

Readers threw disapproval and sarcasm at images of Vietnamese flying to Thailand, Singapore to wait in line for iPhone 14.
READERS' VIEWS September 18, 2022 | 10:59 pm PT

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes apartments

Thirty years ago our family moved from a poor neighborhood to the high-rise Nam Dong apartment complex in Hanoi’s Dong Da District.
September 18, 2022 | 04:43 pm PT

Pham Trung Tuyen

Unfriendly visa is final nail in canceling once thriving tourism in Vietnam

While war and Covid factors are keeping tourists from traditional markets such as China and Russia away from Vietnam, the one-month visa policy does not help, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS September 15, 2022 | 08:26 pm PT

Overweight, obesity threaten future of kids in Vietnam

I chose to work as a teacher to gain experience with children and live abroad.
September 14, 2022 | 04:30 pm PT

Caroline Spurr

Vietnam needs to change visa system, food service to attract Middle Eastern tourists

Vietnam's plan to attract big spenders from the Middle East would be a tough mission, given cultural and visa reasons, according to readers.
READERS' VIEWS September 12, 2022 | 08:14 pm PT
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