Dalat & Back to HCMC

On our last day in Dalat, we had a short walk outside the hotel before deciding to take a taxi to Lien Hoa for our breakfast. The famous Cock Church was quite near our hotel and I managed to get a close up shot of the cock on top of the building.


Day 3 [17th Apr]: Dalat Day Tour

Our third day began with us trying to look for breakfast and eventually succumbing to La Café De La Poste, which is affiliated to the hotel. The continental breakfast spread came up to 180,000 VND per person, which still isn't too expensive for a four star hotel.

Le Petite Paris de Vietnam

We arrived in Lien Khuong Airport about 1 hour later that the scheduled time due to the flight delay over in HCMC. The airport looked somewhat empty but there are quite a number of taxis waiting for customers outside. And I absolutely loved the cool weather! We paid 250,000 VND for a taxi coupon at the taxi kiosk and hopped on the taxi to DuParc Hotel.

 

Vietnam Trip 2014

I made a trip to Vietnam with two friends for a few days over the Easter week and we visited Ho Chi Minh City as well as Dalat. We flew by Vietnam Airlines to both destinations and our total airfare came up to be about SGD350. That's not too bad for a full-fledge airline. Overall, the fligth experience was quite ok except for the delays in the domestic flights.

Out first day started with our flight to Ho Chi Minh City from Singapore in the evening. We reached HCMC at around 7pm+ local time and took a taxi to our hotel to check in. I also managed to buy a prepaid SIM card at the taxi kiosk for 190,000 VND and it came with 600MB of internet data usage. It took us quite a while to locate Little Saigon Boutique Hotel as it was hidden deep inside a small lane even though it is city centre. The room is pretty small and nothing to shout about but it's just USD30 per double room right in the city centre.


Updated Prepaid SIM Guide for Malaysia

It seems that there has been much competition in the telco business in Malaysia as there have been quite a number of changes in the plans over the past year or so. However, I think U Mobile and DiGi still have the most value-for-money internet data plans for prepaid SIM customers. Anyway, I have already updated my guide over here. Good reference if you need prepaid SIM in Malaysia.

Prepaid SIM in Thailand

For my recent trip to Bangkok, I planned to get a local prepaid SIM card after reading online how affordable it is. But when I arrived in Bangkok, what I saw seems to be slightly different from my researches. Anyway, it's not uncommon for real conditions to be different as information may be outdated at times. At the airport, the 2 big operators have booths next to each other. From what I saw, most of the plans are similar, so I guess any choice between dtac or AIS is ok. However, I spotted a low usage plan for AIS and wanted to purchase that. Unfortunately, that SIM card package is out of stocks, so I had to settle with the 1GB plan.


Bangkok Trip [Part 2]

We started day 3 by visiting Madame Tussauds in Siam Discovery Center. It seems that they have a lot of props for photo moments over in this place compared to their counterpart in Hong Kong.


Bangkok Trip

I managed to grab air tickets to Bangkok during one of the Scoot's weekly promotions on a Tuesday. Fortunately, the earlier demonstrations have toned down and the bigger scale demonstration is from 13th Jan, so tourism is not much affected. After landing in Suvarnabhumi Airport, we spent quite some time queueing for the immigration customs. After clearing the customs, I managed to purchase a prepaid SIM card before leaving the airport via the City Line.