SINGAPORE GREEN LUNG – ORCHARD

5.4 miles from Singapore City Center For the shopaholics among you (or those who enjoy great people watching), Orchard Road is a must-visit. While everything isn’t under one roof like Mustafa Centre, Orchard Road offers shopping to suit every taste and budget. From its humble beginnings as a country road lined with orchards and pepper farms in the 1830s, Orchard Road has now grown into a powerhouse of shopping, dining, and entertainment unlikely to be matched. Today, more than 5,000 shops offer a lifestyle experience that’s hard to rival.

Still peaceful in Saigon

Sài Gòn nhiều khi dễ dãi, ai cũng chấp nhận, cái gì cũng được, xuề xòa đến lạ kì. Người ta tự nhiên bước chân đến đây, dễ dàng đất trời là nhà, người người là bạn bè, người thân. Đôi khi gọi nhau bằng những cái tên cô ơi, dì ơi, ngoại ơi cứ như trong một đại gia đình lớn. Ở vùng đất tứ xứ người, Sài Gòn là mảnh đất mới, là nơi người ta thương nhau vì là người Việt người Nam. Sài Gòn nhiều khi mưa nắng thất thường, làm người ta khó đoán, làm…

Saigon, a great place to live in

For me, Saigon is a great place to live and work in. The following is a mix of things I love about life in Saigon, along with other random observations. Many of the the things here aren’t exclusive to Saigon, though they are the some of the many parts that complete the city. This isn’t a things to do guide travel guide either, so that will be for another post. Also note that in this post I have opted out of using Vietnamese diacritics.  

Vietnam Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace

“We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.”