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Ho Chi Minh City hall, Independence Reunification Palace, Vietnam

MossssssaHo Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s financial center and the country’s economic heart. While Hanoi is the center of government, littered with assortments of official government buildings lined with rows of patriotic Vietnamese flags, it is more prim and proper business here. Money is on the minds of everyone here in Ho Chi Minh City, the city is home...

Cu chi tunnels, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Vietnam war was one of the less glamorous part of Vietnamese history. The Vietnamese communist forces in the late 1940s began digging a network of tunnels under the jungle terrain of South Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), during their war of independence from French colonial authority in the 1946. After the end of the war against French invaders,...

Hoi An Tra Que Vegetable farm, Fish Farming and Vietnam Basket Boats

Farming is an old way of life in Hoi An, Vietnam. But with tourism receipts being the main income provider to the region today, it had been less feasible for farmers to give up their trade and move on. My farming experience today comprises of such farms, doing both Vegetable and Fish farming. My first stop at the Hoi...

Ancient coastal town of Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam’s former Imperial Capital Huế, is full of historical sights, whether its historical temples, monasteries, tombs and the perfume river or the Forbidden City located in the heart of the capital Citadel. Hoi An (Hội An) is another Gem in central Vietnam, about 120km (3 hour drive) down south from Hue, passing by mountainous roads and into Da Nang...

Hue Vietnam, Thien Mu Pagoda Monastery and Khai Dinh King Tomb

Located not too far off the Forbidden city in the heart of Hue city are two historical landmarks. Situated by the northern bank of the Perfume river just 3km from the Ancient Citadel is the Thien Mu Pagoda. The pagoda is also known as The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady. Moreover, the Pagoda itself is an unofficial symbol of...

Hue City, Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, Vietnam

The city of Huế (pronounced Hwe) is a city that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital of Vietnam from 1802–1945. It is located in the Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam. Geographically, the central Vietnamese city is well connected to other major cities in the country. Previously we looked at the majestic Phong...

Phong Nha Ke Bang National park, cave rivers, Thiên Đường Vietnam

Phong Nha Ke Bang is a National Park and a UNESCO's World Heritage Site located in central Vietnam. The National Park was only just recently opened to the public in 2010. It is home to large cave systems together with pristine untouched jungles (such as the Kẻ Bàng forest). These are spread throughout a rugged landscape comprising of hilly...

Hien Luong Bridge Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Ben Hai river, Vietnam

Along the way back to Hue from the Ancient Village of Phuoc Tich, I stopped by Ben Hai River demilitarized zone (DMZ). It is one of the few controversial conflict zones during the North-South Vietnam war. Located in the Vĩnh Linh District, Quảng Trị Province, this DMZ was the location of the 17th Parallel. Historically this is where the...

Ancient Village of Phuoc Tich, Farmstay, Hue, Vietnam

One of the best way to experience the rustic lifestyles of the Vietnamese people to go on a biking exploration trail in ancient Vietnamese villages- a fast disappearing early staple in the fast developing country. Phuoc Tich in the Thừa Thiên–Huế Province is one of such villages still preserved in a relatively pristine state and maintained by the Vietnamese...

Vietnam Ha Long Bay, Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves

Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Vietnam known for its breathtaking natural scenery. It comprises of thousands of tiny green-topped islands scattered over a large sea bay area. Administratively, the bay resides within Hạ Long City (Cẩm Phả town). It is a part of Vân Đồn District located in the Quảng...

Maison Centrale Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Hanoi has a number of historical sites and markets worth visiting during your stay in the city. They range from dreamy large temples such as the Confucius Temple of Literature and gloomy sites such as the Maison Centrale Prison site. Let’s take a look at the Maison Centrale Prison today. It is one of the few more blizzare attractions...

Confucius Temple of Literature, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Hanoi has a number of historical sites worth a visit during your stay in the city. They range from dreamy large temples such as the Temple of Literature and gloomy sites such as the Maison Centrale Prison site. Let’s take a look at Confucius Temple of Literature today. The Confucius Temple of Literature The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) is Vietnam’s...

Hanoi City, Vietnam, Old Quarters, Food and Night Markets

Good morning Vietnam from Hanoi City! Land of the Pho and Coffee! Vietnam is a South East Asian nation geographically north of Thailand, beside Laos running and facing the South China Sea. As such it is one of the best places in South East Asia for seafood and home to few of the pristine sandy beaches in the region. Moreover,...

New Kuala Lumpur Sungai Buloh Kajang MRT, Malaysia

The MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang line is the ninth rail transit line in the capital city of Kular Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. It was built as part of Greater KL/Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. I was around trying out the new Sungai Buloh line, numbered 9 and coloured green on the official transit map. It is one of three planned rail...

Learning Forest walk at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens Learning Forest is a new secondary forest extension of the Singapore National Botanical Gardens. Located at the South east portion of the gardens at the new Tyersall-Gallop core, the new attraction sector sits on the outskirts beyond the USENSO portion of the botanical gardens. Getting There If you are coming from the south Tanglin gate, the new...

Lego Land Malaysia Themepark, static Miniland Lego displays and learning areas

Static Outdoor Lego Miniland displays No Legoland is ever complete without their trademark static display of Miniland Lego models. Each Legoland static display is unique as it comprises of Lego architecture specific to the region they are in. For instance, the UK one has a recreation of London, while the Florida one has a recreation of New York City. Lego Static...

Rides at the Lego Land Malaysia Themepark

Legoland Malaysia sells itself as a theme park destination first with rides to boot. It is home to 20 rides comprising of 3 roller coasters and 2 water rides. Key rides in the park include the roller coasters, namely the Lego Technic test track (Project X) by the left of the theme park entrance just beyond the Lego stores,...

Lego Land Malaysia Themepark in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Getting there.

Legoland Malaysia the 1st Legoland in Asia and the first International Theme park in Malaysia. Though the park had been opened since 2012 as the 6th park in the Legoland world, I never saw the opportunity to head across the border until now. The Legoland franchise originated from Europe and mostly run by the British-based Merlin Group, comprising similar...

Universal Studios Singapore Ancient Egypt and Sci-Fi City

Following on my tour through the Madagascar, Far Far Away and the Lost World regions of Universal Singapore, this part of our explorations covers the last two sectors of the park. Moreover, this two said sectors are home to my personal favorite rides in the theme park. Lets take a look at the Universal Studios Singapore Ancient Egypt and...

Universal Studios Singapore Jurassic Park Lost World and Water World

Let go on exploring two other well-themed and action packed sectors in the park. For this part I shall touch on Universal Studios Singapore Jurassic Park Lost World and Water World performance. The Lost World As John hammond would exclaim- Welcome to Jurassic Park!. Without a doubt, no Universal theme park is complete without venturing into their Jurassic park franchise. The...

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