By Linda Ahmad
HO CHI MINH @ SAIGON CITY
I have been eyeing to go to Saigon City @ Ho Chi Minh for quite some time already. Been compiling and updating all the information on where to go, what to do, what to see, what’s good to buy etc for the past 1 year at least – hoping that all would be ready if we have the chance to go. Alhamdulillah, all of a sudden, one day dear Hb told me that his company will be arranging a 4 days 3 nights’ fullboard trip (with Halal food of course) to Ho Chi Minh!! Since he has to handle the 2nd group, he decided not to bring the kids for this trip.
So on the afternoon of 31/1/2013, we boarded Vietnam Airlines heading to Ho Chi Minh. The journey only takes 2 hours but with a time difference of 1 hour, we arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 1.30 pm local time (2.30 pm Malaysian time). The immigration process was quick and easy (no embarkation cards – just queue and get your passport stamped). By the time we went out at around 2.00 pm, our guide, Simon has already arrived waiting for us. We got onto the bus and headed straight to our lunch spot for that day – D’Nyonya Restaurant. Food was good.