Monthly Archives: August 2011

Around Ho Chi Minh City

Tree Lined Roads of HCMC Ho Chi Minh City has the greenest locating system in place. Every road is lined with tall kapok or dipterocarp trees (bông gòn) numbered trees. The Odd numbered trees on the left and the even … Continue reading

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Water Puppets at the Golden Dragon Theater, Saigon

If you plan to see the water puppets show at Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh, plan ahead and get your tickets the day you get there as the performance hall is small with limited seats which … Continue reading

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Eating & Shopping in Saigon

Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup Pho Garnish It all starts with a good bowl of Pho – Vietnamese rice noodle soup in a clear broth is garnished with ingredients such as green onions, white onions, coriander, Thai basil, fresh Thai … Continue reading

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High on Caffeine

I am missing the coffee. A tall glass packed with ice cubes and thick, sweet coffee – yummy Ca Phe Sua Da (iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk). Its smooth, sweet and almost tastes like chocolate. One cannot stop at … Continue reading

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Delighting Guests with Peace of Mind: Food Safety & Hygiene

When heads of state, global business leaders and other high profile people visit Indonesia, they often prefer to stay at hotels that are not merely renowned for its luxury and beauty but also for its food safety standards. ‘An ounce … Continue reading

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Making Parent -Teacher Meetings More Useful & Less Stressful

It has been decades since I was a school student and the anxious, nail-biting moments of parent teacher meetings have increased in magnitude as a parent. Now it is not merely my child’s performance in school being communicated but sometimes … Continue reading

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The New Color of Hospitality – Green

In the course of our travels, we’ve all seen the discreet bathroom placards indicating that, in an effort to conserve the water, our linens will not be washed unless requested. At the TS Suites, Surabaya, small cards inform ‘Every day … Continue reading

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Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Prevent Food Borne Disease with Food Safety and Hygiene The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that each year two billion illnesses are caused by unsafe food; globally this number is growing. Each year in the developing world, diarrhea illness from … Continue reading

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