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Now you have more reasons to visit Vietnam with VietJet. From 15 July to 15 September 2014, the region’s favourite low-cost carrier is giving away WEEKLY prizes and nearly 1,000 FREE air tickets.

VietJet passengers from Singapore to its various flight destinations across Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang and Da Lat, will […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Ho Chi Minh City, Press Releases, Singapore, Vietnam|0 Comments

Win a holiday trip with VietJet!

Fancy a trip to Vietnam? Grab your chance to win a holiday to Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon! VietJet is now offering 1,000 lucky customers FREE Round Trip* tickets from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City.

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By |June 24th, 2014|Ho Chi Minh City, Press Releases, Vietnam|0 Comments

Updating my Vietnam trip now.

I am updating my Vietnam trip now. Please click here for my Vietnam posts.

By |June 3rd, 2008|Vietnam|4 Comments

HCMC (Saigon) Travel Tips!

Below are some travel tips and advices given by the locals and experiences gained during my trip in Ho Chi Minh City or HCMC (abbrev.), aka Saigon, in Vietnam. As I did not travel much around HCMC, please feel free to contribute your tips in the comment box here, so that I can add […]

Vietnam Trip!

Budget trip to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam! Me and my gal friend bought cheap tickets from Tiger Airways.
1-way ticket = S$9.90 -> return ticket = S$19.80.
Airport taxes & surcharges = S$130.
Total cost of the return ticket = S$149.80
Visa = free
Heard that now budget airlines are going to charge check-in baggages to offset the high fuel cost. This Vietnam trip could be our last budget trip.
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We stayed in Blue River Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City District 1. It is ranked no. 2 hotel out of 116 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City by TripAdvisor. We booked a twin room without window at USD20 nett per night, inclusive of breakfast. The hotel had prearranged a taxi to pick us at their airport at USD11.

This hotel is actually a family-owned guesthouse with not more than 20 rooms, but you will get 5-stars customer service from the counter. The girls, especially Thuy, would give you a useful city map and advise you on places to go. When we were not sure of the location where we wanted to go, she would even walk us to the road and get a cab for us. Thuy and the rest of the staff are just so hospitable; I have never received such great customer service at a small local hotel before. The staff are just like our friends even though we are of different cultural backgrounds and we only communicate with very simple English.

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By |May 25th, 2008|Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|0 Comments

Claustrophobic in the wartime Cu Chi Tunnels

Someone who has been studying Vietnam and the Vietnam War since he was a kid shared this to me at Yahoo…
“What many don’t realize about Cu Chi is it’s a mass grave for the Viet Cong and the Viets who supported the NLF. If you look around Cu Chi, you will see bomb craters […]

By |May 24th, 2008|Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam|12 Comments

Deadly Traps!

During the US-Vietnam war, many human traps were created to fight the American army. All were deadly with many sharp pointed rods. It was really disgusting to see these traps built to kill.

Our Cu Chi guide was a Vietnamese officer in the US army. When the US army retreated from Vietnam, he insisted to […]

By |May 24th, 2008|Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam|1 Comment

Mekong Delta Day Cruise

We embarked on a full-day Mekong Delta trip from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. The tour actually ended at 3p.m but it took us three to four hours of journey back to our hotel. This one day Mekong Delta trip from My Tho to Ben Tre, including a lunch, cost USD 17 per person.

We boarded a medium-sized wooden boat to take a cruise from Saigon River to Mekong Delta. It was a long cruise for about two hours… and I had taken a number of photos along the river.

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By |May 23rd, 2008|Mekong Delta, Vietnam|0 Comments

Mekong Delta Tour

I had never hopped onto so many boats in a day before! We had a boat ride along the river. Our small “gondola” nearly capsized when my friend jumped into the boat out of panic that she might miss the boat. So, remember, don’t jump into the rocky boat. :D Also, remember to apply insect repellent. I got bitten by mosquitoes while cruising. We were given a typical Vietnamese straw hat during the cruise, and I was given one that was soaked with someone else’s sweat, yuck!

Getting ready to hop onto our “gondola” ride.

No one wanted to order this famous local cuisine in Mekong Delta – Fried Elephant Ear fish. To eat them, […]

By |May 23rd, 2008|Mekong Delta, Vietnam|6 Comments

HCMC (Saigon) City Tour

Can you spot three dogs here? Hope they are not for the dining table…

The traffic condition in Ho Chih Min is an eye opener for tourists; motorists come from all directions!

We made our own city tour around Ho Chi Minh City. This is the Central Post Office, which is just opposite Notre Dame Cathedral.

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By |May 22nd, 2008|Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|8 Comments