Breakfast for the day
Our tour guide for the day is Fu. As confirmed in the email, he will be meeting us at our hotel lobby. We told Fu that we had to change some money first as we only changed S$50 yesterday. We found a money changer at Pham Ngu Lao street. The rate here is better than the airport.
Acccording to the forumers, Mai Linh is the most honest taxi company in Vietnam. Their meters turn on automatically once the taxi driver begin driving. We noted that there are taxi which logo are similar to Mai Linh taxi. Do take note of this as it's really very simliar. Other taxi should be avoided as their meter may be rigged.
General Post Office
Once your enter the Post Office, there are row of telephone booth on the left and right. At the top of each booth door, there is a clock showing different time zone at different booth. It is possible to make IDD call inside the booth. I wonder in such modern days where handphones are so widely used, why would people still make call here?
We bought 2 postcards for mailing to each other. It's quite a good idea to send postcard where ever i travel. In the future when look back, I can see which are the destinations that I had been before. I read before that Mediacorp artiste Kym Ng used to sent postcards to herself during her air stewardess day.
The stamps are not self-adhesive and glue pots are available at the right corner of the post office. Fu told us not to mail our postcard into the post box and pass it to the counter instead. Btw the postcard only reach me a week after i came back. So slow...
Outside the post office, there is a postbox and I took a shot. I like to take snap of postbox of different countries.
Our next destination is Saigon Opera House which is within walking distance from the General Post Office. Near the Notre Dame Cathedral is Diamond Plaza, we didnt visit it at all throughout our days in HCMC cos it's one of the high end shopping centre.
People's Committee HallStatue of Uncle Ho
A park in front of Reunification Palace
We reached the Reunification Palace at 10.20am but it was closed today. It will be open tomorrow so I noted down the opening hours. We took a photo at the entrance and board a cab to our next destination.
Motorbikes are available for rent and if you are brave enough to survive the chaotic traffic, why not rent one and roam around?
Different currencies notes
Such a huge plaque
Night view of People's Committee Hall
Night view of Pham Ngu Lao Our supper