[Travel] Ho Chi Minh City, Again? In 2017!


Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Is it surprise? Like every year, I traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. This is my third-time flight to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with the same mission – which is shopping. On my previous post about [Travel] Busy Town of Saigon, Vietnam in 2015 and [Travel] First Vacation in 2016 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – I have been always learning new things even it's with the same mission. So lets we see what the new lessons I've to learn this time.

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

This trip is from 25 March 2017 until 28 March 2017 (4 Days 3 Nights) by flight Malaysia Airlines. This time the trip to Ho Chi Minh City, I bring six family members, include me. It's like the small private group that organizes by me and my sisters. Actually, three of family members is never been to Ho Chi Minh City before this so I take this chance to bring them to see the beautiful of shopping heaven at Ho Chi Minh City.

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

We flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on 14:45 pm (MST) but this flight was delayed around 20 minutes. The journey from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam is taken around 1 hour 40 minutes. This time, I get the finish to watch one movie on the plane. I'm happy when I get the chance to watching the movie of Fantastic Beast that I really want to watch before on cinema. 

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Meal on the plane – Fish and Rice with Orange Juice

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

We're safely arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport on around 16:10 pm (VST). As you know, the different time between Malaysia and Vietnam is late 1 hour from Malaysia. We are staying at the Windsor Plaza Hotel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam again and they are pick-up us at the Airport too. 

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

This time Ho Chi Minh City has a lot of constructions on the roads and also the buildings. Not to be surprised, soon Ho Chi Minh will have the subway that joint-venture between Vietnam and Japan. That why I can see a lot of Japan business was operate in Ho Chi Minh City; which like Family Mart, Aeon, and another's famous Japan Shopping Mall too. Before this, I can see the Korea wave at Ho Chi Minh City and now I also can see the Japan wave too. 

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Since we're arrived at the hotel on around 17:10 pm so I make the check-in rooms for my family members, then they can rest a little bit before we're going to Night Market at Ben Thanh Market. We also take dinner at that area too. It does because that area is easy to Muslim tourist can get the Halal foods.

This is our room at the Windsor Plaza Hotel Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. We are got the deluxe twin rooms. Everything was so nice.

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

As you know, this hotel provided the shuttle bus to go town for their customers so it's easy to us for go to Ben Thanh Market without the ride the taxi. This trip we also not use any the taxi services around the town until we are back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We can save our money from transportation at Ho Chi Minh City.

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

For me, the Night Market at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam is same with the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Just the prices of the things sold in here are cheaper but you have to bargain as lower as you can from them before you decide to buy it. If not, you have to pay that thing with the higher price.

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

On next day is the crazy shopping time at the Ben Thanh Market Saigon Square. At same like in previous time, I was been there. The first thing, we need to find the nice materials and ask them to sew for us. As you know, mostly they have the 1-day tailor services; which is your dress can get just in 1 day only but sometimes they also can make it in the just half day too. It does depend on the shop that you choose. 

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Maybe I'm lucky that I was found the shop that willing to help us to sew all our dress (17 Dress) just in 1 day and they are sent our dress to our hotel on next early morning. This time, the tailor is not same with the previous tailor I was chosen. The result of our dress was amazing and we are like it so much. The price is also cheaper than the previous tailor. How about the cost for one dress? Okay, I will tell you in here. If the material (kain) + tailor fee = VND 900,000 (all in around RM 175) for the long dress but it's depend on to the material too. The Dubai Cotton (baju kurung moden) is around VND 600,000 and English Cotton (baju kurung moden) is around VND 500,000.  For me, I always buy the best material. This time, I make the long dress. Just in case, maybe I can wear it on my engagement day. Hahaha~

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Again, let's me give you in advice for who is looking the material (kain baju raya) at the Ho Chi Minh, especially at the Ben Thanh Market. You need always need to look and check the materials before you decide to buy it. At the same time, you also need to check the measure of the materials (bidang kain). It's because some of the measures of the materials are not same in Malaysia. Some of the materials are small measure (size bidang kain kecil) so maybe it's difficult to who have big size.

All my family members were like to shopping baju raya at Ho Chi Minh. Maybe next year I will flight again to Ho Chi Minh City, whose know? Hahaha~

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

On next day, before we are going back to Kuala Lumpur – we take this chance to do shopping checklist for half day at the Ben Thanh areas since my sister become the personal shopper for her friends. Then after lunch, we went to Notre Dome Cathedral Bao Viet Building and the Post Office Building of Saigon. 

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

This building is just on beside of each other so it's easy for us to go there. Plus our hotel also has bus shuttle to go there too. Since its Monday so I take chance to post some postcards to my friends. Last time, my postcard arrived after 2 weeks so maybe this time is still same too. The stamp is around VND 10,500 but I not really remember.

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

Photo was taken by Fujifilm X-T10

We also pass by the Opera House of Saigon before we walk to go the Ben Thanh Market and back to our hotel for start packing our things. It's because our flight from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is around 11:00 am (VST) so we need to arrive at the Airport is 2 hours before the flight. So I decide to go the International Airport on 07:00 am from the hotel because I scare we will be stuck in the traffic jam. Even the distance from the hotel to the airport is not far but the traffic makes it worst. 

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

Photo was taken by iPhone 6

We have arrived early at the airport so we are straight to check-in our luggage at the Malaysia Airlines counters. After everything is stolen so we are straight going to waiting rooms of our flights. The journey from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was taken 1 hour 50 minutes. 

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Photo was taken by Samsung NX Mini

Meal on the plane РPasta with Chicken Cr̬me and Orange Juice

We're safely arriving at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 02:40 pm (MST). It's such as the beautiful vacation to me and my family, even it's just the short trip. Maybe after this, I will go the trips around Malaysia. Hihihi~ it is called Cuti-Cuti Malaysia.

Before I forget, along with this trip I was bringing the two cameras; which are the Fujifilm X-T10 and Samsung NX Mini. I'm not professional with the photography but after I make the experiment between these two cameras – I more like the photo's quality of the Fujifilm X-T10 rather than Samsung NX Mini. I also try to make the video from these two cameras and the result – I have chosen the Fujifilm X-T10 again, even the camera is heavier rather than Samsung NX Mini. But the video I can't upload yet on my YouTube Channel because it's not like I expected. 

Maybe I need to study more about these two cameras again, so I can see more the different and the honest result after using these two cameras. Honestly, I just use the auto mode on the Fujifilm X-T10. I don't understand the manual mode yet. After all, I still love these two cameras especially these two cameras is the gift from my mom for my previous birthday.  Soon, I need to do more experiment with all the cameras I have in my collection before September 2017. Hihihi~

Nina Enany

1 comment:

  1. It's look fun and enjoy. Thanks for sharing this post.

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