You can get up to a lot in 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City, so we ask Saigon resident, filmmaker and DJ, Linh Phan, to give us a taste.
In Ho Chi Minh City, as in many developing cities, there are those who support new development and those who support preservation. These two approaches are often characterised by their opponents as either destructive or nostalgic.
We all know what happens to a city under siege. As the enemy approaches, the defenders steel themselves to fight to the last man to protect their homes. The battle is fierce, the casualties many. No matter who wins, one thing is for certain, the city itself will sustain significant damage, and perhaps even be left in ruins.
When driving past La Bodega on an afternoon or evening you will often see people sat outside on the high chairs enjoying a glass of wine, coffee or a cocktail — it’s the spirit of European café culture in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2.
The relaxing weekend brunch is now an accepted part of modern dining culture. However, Le Méridien Saigon is taking this to a different level with its Sunday Discovery Brunch. Instead of one restaurant, you get three, with the different tastes of the Latitude 10, Latest Recipe, and Bamboo Chic to sample. And your gastronomic tour lasts for up to four hours.
Does the widespread saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” hold any truth?
From Khmer port and trading hub to the megacity it is today, Saigon has been built, razed to the ground, and once again rebuilt. Now it’s going through a facelift.
Our mystery diner gets a taste of North Korea without leaving the safety of District 3.
Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the top floor of Caravelle Saigon has been a favourite watering hole of politicians, journalists and soldiers, and has been welcoming people to its rooftop since 1959.