Family trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in February 2015. This trip was possible and made easy with the assistance of technology. Technology was extensively used in making this trip a success. The ticket was purchase online. We get to choose and change without any difficulty as we interaction with human is none. To get to Ho Chi Minh city from Kota Kinabalu we had to travel to Kuala Lumpur (KK -KL) and get another flight to Ho Chi Minh City (KL-HCM). The connecting flight was made easy because we get to decide what flight to take and at what time to travel. It was merely a change from domestic terminal to international terminal. We did not wait long, we managed to reduce the waiting time as a result of planning assisted by the technology.
Some family photos taken during the trip:
|My beloved daughter|
|My beloved son|
|Flowers everywhere during Chinese New Year in Ho Chi Minh City|
Apart from going sight seeing, we did some shopping. I really enjoyed shopping here especially the jubah, telekong etc. Most of the information as to what to buy, where to buy, places of interest to visit, I got the information from the blog. Some bloggers described their journey in detail such as where to eat, where to find muslim food, where to shop, the culture of the local people, some sellers tend to be aggressive when dealing with them, the popular market. I am very thankful to the blogger for the information given and it helps a lot.
However, based on our experience if you go to HCM city during Chinese New Year, the BenThanh market is closed (4 or 5 days) and most shops are also closed for a few days. Chinese New Year is a big celebration in HCM city.
We met many Malaysian when we were in HCM city. It felt like we were in TAR road.
|Shopping, shopping and shopping RM100 for any three pairs really value for money|
|RM100 for three wait this was in February 2015|
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Area: 809 mi²
Weather: 82°F (28°C), Wind SW at 3 mph (5 km/h), 74% Humidity
Local time: Saturday 8:19 AM
Population: 7.982 million (2014)
|Outside the historical building|
|Inside the yellow historical building|