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Is it worth spending billions studying abroad only to earn peanuts?

Looking at families who send their children to study abroad, I wonder if they think it is a sound investment.
READERS' VIEWS May 22, 2024 | 11:48 pm PT

Vietnam should follow Singapore in punishing vandalism

Readers called for strict punishment against foreigners who were caught in a video drawing graffiti on storefronts in downtown Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month.
READERS' VIEWS May 21, 2024 | 04:00 pm PT

Saigon rains render car drivers miserable

A car can keep you dry when it rains in Saigon, but it can hardly escape the flooding.
READERS' VIEWS May 20, 2024 | 03:37 pm PT

After 26 years of eating out, I was diagnosed with cancer

After I graduated from high school and left my family to study and work in HCMC, almost all my meals were from street eateries.
READERS' VIEWS May 17, 2024 | 04:00 pm PT

I was unable to eat as another diner in the restaurant fed his dog with bare hands

I was dining at a restaurant in Thu Duc, HCMC last evening when an unsettling scene unfolded before me.
READERS' VIEWS May 15, 2024 | 04:39 pm PT

I do not allow my child to use smartphones before turning 18

Many parents today let their children use smartphones from the age of two only to keep them quiet during meals.
READERS' VIEWS May 13, 2024 | 10:26 pm PT

My friend's boss threatens to fire him for not responding to text messages at 11 pm

Some bosses give themselves the power to contact employees anytime they want and expect immediate responses every time.
READERS' VIEWS May 11, 2024 | 04:00 am PT

Airfares remain high in Vietnam due to lack of competition

Airplane ticket prices in Thailand are low due to the presence of multiple airlines, whereas in Vietnam only two major airlines operate, meaning a lack of competitive dynamics.
READERS' VIEWS May 8, 2024 | 03:39 pm PT

Millennials crave Gen Z's opportunity to get rich

The only thing Gen Z is at a disadvantage is that house prices are now higher than before, but in return they have no shortage of opportunities to get rich.
READERS' VIEWS May 6, 2024 | 05:12 pm PT

Rethinking the value of university degrees

Holding two university diplomas from top schools in sought-after majors, one might expect a clear path to career success. However, my reality paints a different picture.
READERS' VIEWS May 4, 2024 | 10:00 pm PT

Tales of Vietnam’s food safety nightmares

Staff members handling food with bare hands, using meat tongs for charcoal, and using saliva to open bags for containing sauces are some of the shocking food safety incidents reported by readers in Vietnam.
READERS' VIEWS May 3, 2024 | 09:03 pm PT

The heat in Ho Chi Minh City is unbearable

Readers said greening is crucial not just for a comfortable life in Ho Chi Minh City but also for the sustainability of tourism, as constant heat wave will prevent visitors from coming.
READERS' VIEWS May 2, 2024 | 05:37 am PT

Saigon is hot because concrete takes over trees

Widespread concrete construction, lack of trees, and low humidity are the primary culprits behind the prolonged hot weather in Ho Chi Minh City, readers said.
READERS' VIEWS April 28, 2024 | 07:19 pm PT

We spend too much money eating out

Readers argue that eating out is not actually convenient and money-saving as many people would think.
READERS' VIEWS April 26, 2024 | 03:00 pm PT

When it comes to walking tour, HCMC should not be an option

British tour operator GuruWalk recently listed Hanoi, HCMC and Hoi An as Vietnam’s representatives among the world’s 100 best cities to discover on foot, but readers strongly disagreed.
READERS' VIEWS April 23, 2024 | 10:23 pm PT
 
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