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Letting 18-year-olds into casino 'is very wrong'

HCMC is asking for permission to let people from 18 years of age into casinos, but readers strongly opposed the idea.
READERS' VIEWS May 20, 2022 | 06:44 pm PT

Foreign tourists driving motorbikes in Vietnam: Renters' fault?

Readers blamed hotels for renting motorbikes to foreign tourists without checking their driving capability, but some said the tourists are responsible for their own risk.
READERS' VIEWS May 19, 2022 | 12:42 am PT

Vietnam should take a leaf out of Indonesia's public bus book

If Hanoi and HCMC could have effective Bus Rapid Transit systems with their separate lanes allowing smooth traffic, why would anyone want to use motorbikes?
READERS' VIEWS May 17, 2022 | 04:59 pm PT

No Covid test is good news, but is it good enough?

Readers hailed Vietnam's decision to scrap the Covid-19 testing requirement for foreign arrivals starting Sunday, but said there are still other troubles like insurance and visa.
READERS' VIEWS May 14, 2022 | 07:29 am PT

Banning motorbikes is wishful thinking

What is the point of banning motorbikes when people are left with no other alternatives?
READERS' VIEWS May 12, 2022 | 05:04 pm PT

You may pay the moral consequences with sex services, but it's your choice

As the oldest profession known to man, prostitution should not be banned but not morally condoned either.
READERS' VIEWS May 11, 2022 | 01:39 am PT

I don't come to Vietnam this summer because of Covid test

Foreigners want Vietnam to scrap requirements for Covid test before arrival, insurance coverage, even mask wearing, and relax visa issuance.
READERS' VIEWS May 9, 2022 | 08:53 pm PT

Motorbikes are why public transport cannot flourish in Vietnam

Buses and trains can never be as convenient as a motorbike, and so as long as motorbikes remain widespread, public transport will never reach its true potential.
READERS' VIEWS May 4, 2022 | 07:34 pm PT

Childless aka useless – a notion that needs an abortion

I was back in my hometown after many years and enjoying a Tet feast when a relative made a tasteless, tactless, thoughtless comment: "Childless women are useless."
READERS' VIEWS April 27, 2022 | 04:48 pm PT

There's real demand for longer tourist visa

Should Vietnam stick with 30-day tourist visa or extend the duration to attract retirees and facilitate family visits? Readers are divided.
READERS' VIEWS April 24, 2022 | 08:49 pm PT

An immediate plastic bag ban is possible

Readers cheered a decision to ban single-use plastic bags in malls and supermarkets from 2026, but said it should be applied sooner and in more places.
READERS' VIEWS April 21, 2022 | 06:42 pm PT

Vietnam should rethink its motorbike ban

Myanmar has failed to meet people's travel demands two decades after its motorbike ban. Indonesia has had to abandon the idea. What about Vietnam, then?
READERS' VIEWS April 19, 2022 | 05:13 pm PT

Muzzling of dogs is not a sustainable solution

Hanoi has announced to launch dog squads to collect unleashed and unmuzzled dogs in public places, but the approach might not be sustainable as it's human-centered, according to a reader.
READERS' VIEWS April 17, 2022 | 11:37 pm PT

Irresponsible pet owners reason behind dog squads

I would be glad to see Hanoi's future dog squads doing their job. But how will owners of unattended pets be fined anyway?
READERS' VIEWS April 15, 2022 | 05:00 pm PT

Why have we not banned single-use plastic yet?

Plastic waste can now be found in every corner of this planet, even inside the human body. If that doesn't terrify you, what will?
READERS' VIEWS April 12, 2022 | 06:54 pm PT
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