GEM Center 

GEN Center


Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street

Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn and Diamond Plaza 

I want perspective control lens for these photos but Camera has to be DSLR.

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Somebody left sandals 

Sunset at Kênh Nhiêu Lộc – Thị Nghè 

Bò Né 3 Ngon 

18 Đinh Tiên Hoàng

Thiên Ấn Furniture 

Thiên Ấn Furniture

Sidewalk in front of DownTown Cafe 
NOTE: This Cafe has been closed. Now it's opened as "The Coffee House"


DownTown Cafe - 2A Le Duan: Facebook

ホーチミン市医科薬科大学の敷地内にあるカフェ「DOWNTOWN CAFE」|グッチのサイゴンせいかつ(旧:グッチのしゃんはいCook)

Alley near Chợ Cần Giờ 

The color of building was somewhat different than Ho Chi Minh city.
Because it might be near seaside.



Railway Crossing 

Near crossing route 13 and Phạm Văn Đồng street at Thu Duc district

Bún Thịt Nướng 

Bún thịt nướng - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Around Chợ Thị Nghè 




Fukuoka Airport 

Shanghai Airport 


Space shuttle Vehicle Assembly Building like gigantic building 

It looked like VAB(Vehicle Assembly Building) for space shuttle from the distance.

Vehicle Assembly Building (Cape Canaveral, 1965) | Structurae

Actually, this is the Integrated Political Administration Center of Binh Duong.
Planned to open 20th Feb 2014.

On February 20th 2014, The inauguration ceremony of Integrated Political Administration Center of Binh Duong - The Gate Building - will be celebrated at the center of Binh Duong New City Binh Duong People Committee. This project has started construction on November 2010 whereas the Gate building is a building with 23 storey including 2 storey for parking; 21 storey for office. In additional, there is also a technical storey and a heliport on roof of this building.

The detail of planned building can be obtained from the following pages.
Integrated Political - Administrative Center - Overview

According to someone's plan, Binh Duong New city will be the 2 million population's town despite current total population of Binh Duong province is 1.7 million.
If Vietnam will be able to continue to develop next 5 to 10 years, and new international airport will be built, then this town could be full of people as a satellite city of Ho Chi Minh city.

Bia Hoi on Thi Sach street 

Place named "Đại Lý Bia Hơi" on Thi Sack street, District 1
This is the one of few places that still serves old style beer, in District 1.
But this place in the building could be torn down anytime by development plan, because of location.

Đại Lý Bia Hơi
Address: 4 Thi Sach St., Dist. 1
Phone: (08)3822-6385

Top of the tower 2 

I did not recognize this person when I took this photo at all.

Partially demolished 

This building has been partially demolished and new building like next premises will be built soon.

The back side of Chợ Thị Nghè 
Panoramic view from Cầu Thị Nghè after the bank protection work.
Double click to enlarge this photo.


I uploaded these as somebody might be interested to see this.

Prices must have been changed a lot.

I do not know what to call this...

Red Bricks 

Top of the tower 

Scene from the window 

From my aparment's window 

Taken by TOY CAMERA mode of my digital camera.

Rice Field at Vung Liem 

Taken during lunar new year trip to Mi Tho, Vinh Long and Ben Tre.

Scene from Benh Thanh Market 

It has been changed and there will be more change.

[Baba's Kitchen] North and South Indian Food 

Owner of this restaurant used to own Mumtaz restaurant before.
Mumtaz was one of my favorite Indian restaurant in ho Chi Minh city.

He has opened new restaurant called Baba's Kitchen.
They serve North and South Indian Food and
Halal and Vegetarian dishes.

They have three to four chefs for each North and South Indian dishes.
They said Nothern dish is sweet and Southern dish is spicy.

I ordered, actually owner ordered for me, Southern chicken curry with tomato set.
The set comes with
Papadum - Wikipedia
Naan - Wikipedia
and various Indian sauce.

Another separate sauce.

They are also popular for delivery and catering services, too.

Baba's Kitchen
Address: 164 Bui Vien st., Dist.1 HCM city
Phone: 083-838-6661

Scene from Cầu Bông 
Facing towards Bình Thạnh district side.
I recently found this bank protection construction is a part of World Bank project.
Actual construction is scheduled to finish June 2013.

Projects : Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation (Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin) Project | The World Bank

Main purpose of this bank protection construction is to prevent waste water to go into Thi Nghe Basin. I hope this waterfront area along to Thi Nghe Basin will become popular place, like clean pavements, trees and nice restaurants...

Panolamic view at night time.
Double click for full size photo.

Bánh Cuốn restaurant 
I will try this place soon.

Bánh cuốn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A outdoor neighborhood altar at small alley 
At Binh Tanh district

There must be still strong neighborhood ties around here.

Aeon will open the first shopping center at Tan Phu on 2014 
Aeon head reveals plan to invest 120 bil yen in Vietnam retailing - The Mainichi Daily News

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Kyodo) -- The head of major Japanese supermarket chain operator Aeon Co. revealed Friday plans to invest some 120 billion yen over the coming decade to open up shopping centers and stores in Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere in Vietnam.

Motoya Okada, Aeon president and chief executive officer, made the remarks at a press conference in Vietnam's southern metropolis to discuss the Aeon group's expansion plans in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Firstly, he said, the company plans to open in 2014 the Aeon Tan Phu Celadon Shopping Center, to be built in Celadon City in the thriving Tan Phu district, about 7 kilometers west of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, with about 130 specialty retailers.

Aeon Vietnam debuts in HCM City — TalkVietnam


The Aeon Vietnam Co. Ltd, part of the Aeon Group, a major Japanese retail and financial services corporation, was officially opened in HCM City on March 2.

In September 2012, the company will begin construction of the 77,000 square metre Aeon-Tan Phu Celadon trading centre in HCM City with modern infrastructure.

Detailed post at the opening ceremony by Kevin
Aeon Vietnam Opening Ceremony | SaigonNezumi | Insider's Perspective of Saigon, Vietnam

Current CEO, Motoya Katsuya is the first son of founder Takuya Okada.
Aeon has expanded their business by building large suburban shopping center in Japan.
This is based on the founder's motto, "Build shop at where fox and raccoon live"

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