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Your children are not your trophies

In the U.S. I never saw anyone gossiping about high school and college examinations, simply because they are normal stuff for children over there.
READERS' VIEWS August 2, 2022 | 11:51 pm PT

Pedestrians do not get the space they deserve

There are laws that give right of way to pedestrians on streets, but many Vietnamese do not seem to have got the memo.
READERS' VIEWS July 31, 2022 | 04:43 pm PT

Public loudspeakers have done their job, let them go

I live in a small alley in the middle of Hanoi. My family's life is disturbed by loudspeakers every day - early in the morning and after office hours when everyone returns home from work.
READERS' VIEWS July 27, 2022 | 06:19 pm PT

Local businesses have been ripping us tourists off over everything

Readers weigh in on the bad and ugly of tourism in Da Lat and Vietnam in general, especially rogue tour guides who terrorize tourists.
READERS' VIEWS July 25, 2022 | 04:39 pm PT

A zero-waste lifestyle is easier than you think

Instead of taking plastic bags to the market, I carry boxes and net bags for everything from vegetables and meat to rice and pepper.
READERS' VIEWS July 22, 2022 | 06:41 pm PT

Policy to fine littering is good if it is enforced

Readers welcomed Vietnam's plan to fine people for littering or urinating on the streets, but have doubt about the implementation.
READERS' VIEWS July 20, 2022 | 07:35 pm PT

Da Lat has lost its identity, turning into concrete jungle

“If you want to enjoy the fresh air, go to faraway districts like Don Duong or Bao Loc… Da Lat is too crowded now,” someone said on social media.
READERS' VIEWS July 17, 2022 | 04:56 pm PT

Fining karaoke noise after 10 pm makes no sense

When I went to the neighbors to tell them their karaoke sessions were too much, they laughed and told me: "Come back after 10 p.m."
READERS' VIEWS July 14, 2022 | 04:57 pm PT

Japan shows how private firms run public transport

If Vietnam wants its metro operators to be efficient and become profitable, it should learn from Japan's experience.
READERS' VIEWS July 12, 2022 | 06:32 pm PT

I am never taking the bus again

I left my office at 5:30 p.m. and reached home at 7:30 p.m. It was a seven-kilometer trip. I'm never going on a bus again.
READERS' VIEWS July 8, 2022 | 04:56 pm PT

Silence is not golden when it comes to sexual harassment

When my boss wrapped his arms around my neck and passed sexual comments, I did not hold back but snapped at him in front of colleagues.
READERS' VIEWS July 6, 2022 | 04:33 pm PT

It is the public that's killing Hanoi's BRT

How can the BRT succeed if people don't allow it to thrive in the first place?
READERS' VIEWS July 3, 2022 | 05:04 pm PT

Vietnam is not fully open to tourists

The World Tourism Organization recently listed Vietnam among a small number of countries that have reopened tourism without any Covid restrictions, but some readers disagreed.
READERS' VIEWS June 26, 2022 | 08:13 pm PT

Ditch the car, ride a bicycle and make a difference

My workplace is 8 km away. I used to drive my car to work, but have shifted to riding a bicycle instead. The road less traveled has made all the difference.
READERS' VIEWS June 22, 2022 | 06:33 pm PT

Hanoi metro line runs a deficit. So what?

Hanoi's Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line had a deficit of VND54 billion ($2.35 million) in its first year in operation. This does not call for any breast beating.
READERS' VIEWS June 20, 2022 | 04:38 pm PT
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