On our second day, we booked a tour to Chu Chi Tunnel. It was a 2 hour journey from HCM City. The scenery on our way to the tunnel was breathtaking. We saw plantations, paddy fields, estates and so on. Chu Chi was an amazing place. I was so surprised to know The Viet Cong had lived in the small tunnel for such a long time. It made me ponder how life could be so cruel to some people. Immediately, I thanked God that I live in a very peaceful and prosperous country like Malaysia. Anyway, the war was over and Vietnam is developing fast. Jom layan gambar...
|Our tour guide|
|This way to ChuChi|
|Sampai2, kita dngr talk dulu...|
|One of the booby traps.|
|One of the gadgets to trick the enemies.|
|Senang nak locate kedai ni, pasal die warna merah...|
|Opposite Halal Saigon ada masjid.|
After lunch, we went to the War Museum. Di War Museum ni memang mencuit hati dan perasaan kami... Memang sangat sedih bila melihat gambar2 serta exhibit2 yang dipamerkan di situ..Jom layan gambar...
|A lot of war vehicles were displayed outside the museum.|
Something like our PD Army Museum.
|Th dungeon..This was the place where the armies tortured and|
killed the victims.
|Some of the displays...|
|Top: One of the newspaper cuttings showing the brutality of the war. So atrocious!|
Bottom: The Art Gallery inside the museum. Here is where u can see all the sufferings of the Vietnamese
during the bloody war.
We also went to the Reunification Building but unfortunately we arrived there later in the afternoon, the place was already closed.
|Reunification Building. Too bad, by the time I arrived here, it was already closing.|
Our tour guide brought us to the Chinatown instead, where the locals go for textile shopping. There is a long lane of textile shops selling all sorts of Vietnamese textiles. I wasn’t so sure how long the lane was as I did not explore until the end of the road. I noticed the price of the textile there was much cheaper than the price at the market. The biggest obstacle was the language barrier. People at the market can speak English, but people at Chinatown do not speak English at all. Most of us used sign language (which was funny) and we also used the calculator to indicate the price..;)
|Mari...mari...lelong2.... Mereka ni bosan sebenarnya ni, menunggu ibu2 p shopping...|
|The bz Chinatown|
Later that night, on our way to HRC (buying t-shirts, of course!), we saw so many people wearing costumes at the roadside. I did not realize that it was Halloween night. The people were parading and drinking along the road. Since our hotel was near a bar called the Crazy Buffalo, so I could even see people (locals and tourists) celebrating Halloween from my room's window. We managed to take photos with a few of the people in costumes. That night was so happening. The city never slept!
|HRC Ho Chi Minh City|
|The HRC crews were also in Halloween's mood.|
|Look at the bz street. This was at Crazy Buffalo.|
|People in costumes|
TO BE CONT...