Mar 25, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
"Harimau mati meninggalkan belang, manusia mati meninggalkan nama..."
As I promised, here goes the 2nd part my tour in Vietnam. In the 1st part, i've told mainly about shopping experience there. So, in this part, i want to focus on the tourist sightseeing place that i visited. Unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to visit many places, so we just visited 1 place which is Cu Chi Tunnel.
A brief introduction : (took from Wikipedia)
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.
Once there, we gathered around to buy tickets and that was the time i realized that we are the only Muslim Malaysian in the group. There's other who's from Japan, Belgium, Dubai, Australia and so on.
We toured around the area while listening to our tour guide explained about the place. Bla...bla....bla.....
Unfortunately, i didn't snap any picture while inside the tunnel because it's too dark and my camera flash isn't working (kamera lama la katakan)....so, here's just a few picture that i've snap right after we got out.
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Selingan, Others non-related stuff, その他 ：
Plus, for my luck, i've got a chance to see world most & 2nd most expensive cars in the world. Right in front of my eyes.....right here, in Vietnam!!!
*p/s : The picture above was not taken in Vietnam as i didn't have time to snap it. I just took ot from the web....but it's true that i saw both of it in Vietnam
These are the others two car that i should show to all of you. Porsche Panamera: 1st 4-doors sports car and an antique car (don't know the name of it).
Mar 20, 2011
As i promised, i'm gonna update this blog by telling my new vacation experience during my long holiday (about 1 month +-). This time, our (my family, of course) destination is Vietnam.
Our journey began on 15th March 2011, by boarding an Air Asia flight, departed at 9.30 in the morning. As i'm living in Johor Bahru, we (i'll be using this to express our family) had to travel from JB to KL or more accurately, LCCT. So, we travel there by car. Our journey began at 9 pm on the 14th March 2011 but we stopped by Batu Pahat to visit my grand ma there. We had our dinner and a little rest there, for just a few hours....then at 1 am on the next day, we continued our journey to LCCT.
*p/s : Since we are going on international flight, we have to be there 2 hours before departure. To make things worse, since we didn't done the web check-in, we have to do it by the Kiosk in LCCT at least 4 hours before departure time. Let's do the math.......so, we must arrive in LCCT at 5.30 in the morning, at least!!!
soaring to the sky of Vietnam!
Since our main purpose went to Vietnam is to shop....so, we didn't go to tourist attraction site except for 1 which was "Cu Chi Tunnel". So, i've decided to seclude this story into 2 parts.
This is it : A glimpse of Vietnam, Part 1 (mostly about our shopping trip)
We arrived in Vietnam International Airport which is Sân bay Quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất (i googled it) at 10.10 in the morning by local time; Vietnam time. (which means 11.10 by Malaysian time)
*p/s : Vietnam time is late 1 hour than Malaysian time
After a few minutes; maybe around 40 mint, we arrived at out hotel. After the check-in process, we have a little bit rest, and we began our exploration at the foreign country. Our hotel's location is quite strategic, we just have a walking distance to many places (or more precise, shopping places).
There.....our journey of exploration began. Let the picture do the talking.
Do have fun viewing. =)
Yet, isn't fulfill until now
Food court in Parkson, they serve Halal food,
which is hard to find there. 1 of our favourite spot to eat
This is our favourite spot, VN HALA....
but we used to call it 'Ven Halal'
(the man beside me is the worker there, local Muslim Vietnamese)
VN HALA entrance door.
Beyond this door, is like "Kg Malaysia".
We met a lot of others Malaysian tourists in here...
Local food in Vietnam....called Pho Bo.
And a special beverage in VN HALA, saoda caffe (don't know how to spell)
Their electric cable system......just let it like that.
God damn dangerous!!!
Well...like malay idioms say; "setiap pertemuan pasti ada perpisahan."
It's time for us to leave Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.....
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'A glimpse of Vietnam (Part 2)'
There, i'll story about my experience at the Cu Chi Tunnel, which were used by Vietnamese to face American soldiers during Vietcong (Vietnam-America War). Until next post....thanks for reading. =)