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原先计划是到最著名的多层隧道 Cu Chi Tunnel,不过因为时间的关系,我们更改地点,约在 Ben Thanh Market 见面,然后才到华人聚集的 District 5 第五屯。
My usual plan was visiting Cu Chi Tunnel, it was built during Vietnam-USA war to avoid from the attacks of enemy, it has about 200km in total, dividing into few levels. Due to the shortage of time, we decided to meet at Ben Thanh Market, then proceed to the Chinese district in District 5.

我到了Ben Thanh Market 还是不死心,一定要看我昨晚所买的礼物,况且我买的也不够分给所有朋友。但是不看还好,看了心痛到死,我买的竟然贵了最低25%至最高60%,而且还是已经杀价折扣了!那女卖的贵到有够力,下次看到这女的(下图),请离她一公里!这再度证明了早市的价格比夜市的更低,千千万万别买夜市的东西。
However, I am still unsatisfied if I did not check out the items I have bought in night market during day market. On top of that, still lack of few units for other buddies. When I was browsing through, I almost having heart attack especially when knowing I have paid 25% to 60% higher even after bargaining. This has again proven that the items sold in night market usually will be much higher than day market. If you so happen seeing this girl, kindly widen the gap between you and her.

要到第五屯,可在 Ben Thanh Market 的巴士总站乘搭一号巴士到 District 6 第六屯(第五屯的尾端)的巴士总站。那儿显得更热闹,一样有一座很大的批发交易中心,据说 胡志民市 的每一样货物都是在这儿批发,所以价格显然会更低!(我不希望看到我买的,还好没看到!哈哈)
We then took Bus No.1 from Terminal Bus of Ben Thanh Market to Terminal Bus of District 6, also nearby the end of District 5, where majority of populations here are Chinese. There is a trading complex doing wholesale, with crowds gathering in and out of the complex. According to the source, majority of goods in Saigon were wholesaled from here, prices would definitely lower.

During lunch, I persuade myself to try the local soup noodle inside the complex, where the place is smelly and dirty. However, if I do not try it, others would criticise me for not visiting Saigon. I ordered Chicken Soup Noodle, it taste just like Koay Teow Soup in Penang. The noodles looks exactly like glass noodle but it is thicker and more flexibility, with pork blood, mushroom and Asparagus as ingredients, veges like coriander and etc. as seasoning. If you are vegetarian, I bet you will love it.

Other than wholesaling kitchen appliances, clothes, underwear, toys and dried foods, I found high value goods such as fish fins, abalones, bird nests, scallops and etc., pricing wise is about the same in Malaysia, some are more expensive.

小食也很多,最著名的就是以透明薄饼皮再加入干辣椒及磨成粉状的肉,味道带辣也带咸,不过很有特色,味道很不错。据说是每一位越南人求学时必吃的零食,像极了我们求学时吃的Tora及Ding Dang巧克力饼。
A lot of snacks available here. Most common would be wrapping the dried chili and powdered salty pork with thin transparent layer of biscuit, it taste good as you could feel the spicy and meat floss like powder. It is said to be the snacks for every Vietnamese student, exactly like we are eating Tora and Ding Dang chocolate biscuit.

There is a street with shops selling pirated CD/DVD. Whatever movie, drama or music you wanna find here, they would have it. Even the hottest HK Drama and unreleased movie "Mei Lan Fang" starring Zhang ZiYi and Leon Lai can be found here.

附近有两座广场,一座是死城,另一座是空城。死城就不说了,空城呢就是 Hung Vuong Plaza 里的 Parkson 百盛 咯,销售员多过客户,也不是很大,最多人的还是四楼的游乐场及五楼的健身室。
A stone throw away, there are 2 complexes, obviously one is dead, with another is empty. The dead one needless to say, but the empty would be surprising, named Hung Vuong Plaza, with only Parkson occupying 3 levels, but shoppers can be counted with fingers. Most crowds are at amusement center in Level 4 and Vietnamese California Fitness Center in Level 5.

夜晚则和朋友去clubbing,一共去了两间。第一间名叫Cage,那晚有一项派对“Love In Saigon”,出席者都会戴上荧光手环,青色是单身 (Single)、红色是已经有伴侣 (In A Relationship)、黄色是什么都可以 (Anything I Can Get),然后贴上有号码的心型贴纸,要是想认识你的人都会写上讯息在字条上,然后“中选者”可到台上领取他们的字条。第二间则是 Lush ,音乐蛮okay的,什么人都有;不过地方很小,搞到我有点喘不过气来。
At night, we went for clubbing in 2 clubs. First was Cage, with special theme "Love In Saigon". Participants will be given lighting bangles with different colors, green indicating "Single", red indicating "In A Relationship" and yellow indicating "Anything I Can Get", followed by a heart shaped sticker with numbers to paste on any part you want it to be. Those who are interested in knowing you will write down the message and those who have been chosen are requested to collect the notes from the stage. Second club would be Lush, where you can find any types of people in there. The music is still okay, but with very limited spaces, I got breathless.

I promised to diet but after clubbing, we went for supper, and we ate "Roasted Pork Rice", haha. Frankly, the dish is way much better than Malaysia, certainly, not even Kim Gary could be their rival. This is the best dish I had since the day I was here.

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