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Ho Chi Minh Day 2

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We had breakfast at the hotel. It has small halal section with fried rice, fried noodles, sausage, and few others Vietnamese cuisine which I don’t know the name. Good enough for a quick and filling breakfast.

We went to see the War Remnants Museum. We walked past the Independence Palace to get there.

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You pay VND15k for entry to the museum. It showcase the infamous Vietnam war between the local and the invading and the aggressor American. Suddenly I realised I don’t know what war was all about.

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The museum compounds was littered with arsenal used in the war.

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There was special exhibition about children in war. Instantly you can’t helped but drawing similarities with the Palestine. But I guess these Viet kids were in better conditions.

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War affects everybody. One thing for sure people have not learned a lesson from history. Or maybe some people does, like the Israel invasion on Palestine. You will be amazed at the similarities here.

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I didn’t take any pictures from the war but it is not hard to imagine because we can see it happening again in the Palestine. How the aggressor treated their ‘enemy’.

Another landmark building in Ho Chi Minh is the Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

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The Post Office is certainly an outstanding building. It was designed by the same designer of Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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It was about the lunch time and we proceeded to Halal@Saigon restaurant. On the way we past another landmark ie. the Opera House. It was just opposite the big LV store. How French!

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The Halal@Saigon restaurant is located next to the Sheraton hotel. For lunch we have fried chicken wings with fish sauce, lemongrass beancurd and fresh spring rolls with shrimp. And not to forget iced milked Vietnam coffee.

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fried chicken wings with fish sauce

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lemongrass beancurd

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fresh spring rolls with shrimp

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Inside springroll also got rice

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Vietnam iced coffee

Opposite Halal@Saigon restaurant is Masjid India, the largest mosque in HCM. Time for makanan rohani.

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We headed back towards our hotel. But otw we stop at Taka Plaza and again at Daina’s collection where mas bought more dresses. After that more shopping at Ben Tanh market, in injury time.

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