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What You Say

Some of you like us, some of you don’t, some of you think there is stuff we can improve upon. So we decided to hit the streets and get your comments

 

Mark Harris

UK

Lives in Hanoi

 

I think The Word is a stonewall of Hanoi. It provides an accessible platform for young journalists and photographers to get involved in journalism and to showcase what they can do. I always find it quite interesting, obviously after years it must be quite hard to find new things to write about, but I think you do, I think the way that you engage with the community to make the content is really admirable. It’s still relevant and it’s still an awesome read.

 

Daniele Moretti

Italy

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

I have been a big fan of Word Vietnam since I got to Vietnam eight years ago. It’s my source of life, my way into the expat lifestyle, and it gives me a bit of a gateway in terms of what’s happening in Vietnam. I still read it now. The content is very useful and informative. I will always be a fan.

 

Tu Ngoc

Vietnam

Lives in Hanoi

 

I am very impressed with the visuals of the magazine. I especially love the photography

 

 

Chris Jones

Australia

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

To understand Vietnamese people one only has to understand what I call The Six Priorities. They give a very clear insight into the people and culture of Vietnam. They are 1) Family first 2) Self 3) Close friends 4) Other Vietnamese 5) Country 6) Foreigners. Once you understand these six priorities, everything about Vietnam and its people falls into place and becomes crystal clear. As a foreigner you have fewer expectations and therefore suffer fewer disappointments. Alternatively, you can short circuit this whole information gathering process by imbibing Word magazine. It’s the way to go.

 

 

Lorenz

Germany

Lives in Hanoi

 

It’s fantastic, especially as it’s for free. It has lots of content, really good design and there aren’t advertisement on every page. I am very impressed, how is it possible to do such a magazine without asking for money. Normally city magazines have less content and more ads.

 

 

Trang Bui

Vietnam

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

I read Word Vietnam to get information about events, restaurants and destinations. I really like articles about Vietnamese people and the country. As a Vietnamese, I find it interesting when I see my country and its people discovered under completely new angles. Sometimes, I am surprised as I have been living and working in Ho Chi Minh City for a long time, but haven’t heard of some streets or places. Thanks Word Vietnam for such helpful information.

 

Eva

Netherlands

Lives in Hanoi

 

It has a lot of interesting articles and the photographs are really nice. I think if you look at the front page, it’s very professional, it’s glossy. I find it a little bit confusing when you see the magazine what it is going to be about, so I am not sure before opening what will be in it. And there are a lot of advertisements in the beginning which I understand. It looks good, interesting.

 

 

Brett

USA

Lives in Hanoi

 

It’s a wonderful, eclectic, happening magazine.

 

Agnes

France

Lives in Hanoi

 

I like it. Like Eva it’s not really clear what it is gonna be about, but when you browse the pages it’s interesting information, really aimed at expats. I like that you mention the city (on top of articles). So I just don’t bother reading the Ho Chi Minh City articles. Pictures are nice. Great job it looks very professional.

 

Mark Seymour

Australia

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Honestly, I’ve tried to read it every month, and most months I do. A lot of information. I normally look at what’s happening around town. That’s my favourite. I pick up some events, a few new restaurants. In general, it’s just knowledge for me. There are a lot lovely articles. I still read, though. A good read!

 

CK

Vietnam

Lives in Hanoi

 

I think it’s great. There’s a lot of information and that would be the exact thing that I would look at to find a place to hang out, or to learn about cities in Vietnam — Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in particular.

 

Jason

USA

Lives in Hanoi

 

I love it, I love that there’s a publication that is targeted right at the expat population. It helps us. I think it enriches our experiences of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by telling us all the amazing things that are going on here.

 

Kim

Vietnam

Lives in Mui Ne

 

I used to live in Ho Chi Minh City and did a lot of advertising with the Word in the past. Now I’m living in Mui Ne. I have been out of Ho Chi Minh City about three years. I don’t have much to do with the Word anymore. But before I thought it was good, that was the reason why I used to advertise with Word. We owned Juice, Pacharan, Living and Giving, quite a few places.

 

Ron Davis

Australia

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Good magazine. I think it needs to listen to what foreigners are going to say and what’s happening here. When you talk about the culture and food, it’s excellent. But I also think politically that you have to be careful. I think maybe you could approach a little bit more of it.

 

Elizabeth Homfray

Australia

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

When I first arrived here many years ago there were no expat forums or Facebook pages dedicated to helping you find your way in this sometimes hard-to-manoeuvre city. Word was a Godsend, with information to help with just about everything. After tracking down those hard to find items I would then head to one the restaurants recommended and read up on upcoming events, look into the lives of other Saigoneers and plan my next adventure. These days I just like grab a copy to see what everyone is up to and what’s new around town.

 

Marion Vigot

France

Lives in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Word is a great source of information. The content is well-balanced and unique. Every issue focuses on a different theme and their team is always finding interesting and fun things to tell us about. More importantly Word is in English and it’s one of the rare magazines that I can actually read in Vietnam, with updated information. Maybe more beauty related content would make it better!

 

To read more of this cover story, please click on the following links:

 

In the Beginning There Wasn't the Word

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/in-the-beginning-there-wasn-t-the-word

 

A Short History of Word

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/a-short-history-of-word

 

Inbox: Your Letters, Comments and Emails from Over the Years

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/inbox

 

Our Top Articles

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/our-top-articles

 

Did You Know?

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/did-you-know

 

Seven Creative Uses for Word

http://wordvietnam.com/people-culture/the-big-story/seven-creative-uses-of-word

 

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