Saturday, December 27, 2014

HCM City (3/5)

The Museum of Vietnamese History
Located next to the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, this charming museum had a simple and delightful courtyard in the entrance. We managed to catch a 20-minutes waterpuppet show in the museum (at only 50,000 VND)! 

Market Tour
Our guide Miss My showed us around Bến Thành Market before our cooking class.

Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc
My first cooking class since Secondary School...! Sauce and spring roll making was fun.

The Hidden Place
There were no signage to L'usine cafeteria at Dong Khoi. It was a great place to spend anytime of the day here. Items sold here were generally at the high pricing, and were mostly imported. The carrot cake was rather nice.

A O Show of the Evening
Live at Saigon Opera House, this imaginative 60-minutes choreography tells a story about how a rural Vietnamese community adapts to urbanisation, using items found in a typical village such as bamboo poles and woven baskets, with a seamless blend of traditional music, dance and acrobatics.
Saigon Opera House (built since 1897)
The building was very well-kept (washrooms come with a real pineapple scent tea light holder!) and I felt really honoured to be able to catch a show here.

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