Phan Boi Chau Night Market – Is Ho Chi Minh’s Central Night Market Worth Visiting?

Phan Boi Chau Night Market HCMC

Visiting night markets in any country is one of the best things to do to truly soak up a country’s culture, largely due to the amount of local street food, people and shops present. In Saigon, the popular Phan Boi Chau Night Market is a hit among tourists.

In the day, Ben Thanh Market is bustling with locals and tourists buying fresh produce and knick-knacks. When night falls, the area surrounding Ben Thanh Market comes to life and the Phan Boi Chau Night Market emerges. In District 1, Phan Boi Chau Night Market is the most populated night market as they open daily from 7pm.

When we arrived, we were slightly disappointed by the size and crowd of the night market. However, that didn’t stop us from exploring it in its entirety. Should you visit the Phan Boi Chau Night Market? Let’s break it down for you.
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20 Cafes In Singapore That Open On Mondays To Perk Up Your Back-To-Work Blues

Cafes That Open On Mondays

Hardly anyone enjoys the idea of returning to work on Monday after an entire weekend of pure relaxation and fun. But such is life, isn’t it?

Thankfully, there are more ways than one to alleviate said Monday blues and one of the best ways we know how is to treat ourselves to a solid cafe meal. Taking into consideration the full-works, from artisanal coffees, teas to a plethora of over-the-top cafe grub, if there was ever a way to cheer us up on a dull workday, those would surely help.

Here is our guide to 20 cafes that open on Mondays for you to treat yourself on a dreadful, soul-crushing Monday.
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8 Muslim-Friendly Burger Joints in Singapore Worth Forgoing Your Diet For

Halal Burgers Collage

While we admit that burgers aren’t exactly the healthiest food choices around, nothing beats sinking your teeth into a succulent, tender burger oozing with melted cheese and stretching your mouth to the fullest in attempt to taste every single element in a mouthful.

Thankfully for us, Singapore has plenty of options when it comes to burger joints—from fancy restaurants to wallet-friendly hawker stalls, there is surely something for everyone no matter what your budget is.

Yet, for our Muslim friends, finding a burger joint may prove to be a bit of a challenge given how many of them are not Halal-certified. No matter, because here we have sussed out 8 Muslim-friendly burger joints in Singapore that are worth forgoing your diet for!

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10 Dining Establishments That Will Transport You Back To Old Singapore

Old School Singapore

We’ve seen countless food and restaurant concepts from all over the world opening up here over the years and while Singapore remains a hub for all things new and trendy with regards to gastronomy, there are several heritage gems that still, and will always, bear timeless appeal.

These are the places that our parents and even grandparents used to frequent, the original hangout spots before the era of modern cafes and posh eateries. Taking a trip down memory lane, here is our list of 10 dining establishments that will transport you back to old Singapore.

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What Makes Having Pho In Vietnam So Much Better Than Anywhere Else

Pho Phuong Beef Pho

Hardly anyone can say no to a good bowl of pho, essentially a simple bowl of bone broth with a swirl of rice noodles topped with beef slices, Thai basil leaves, coriander and raw bean sprouts, this bowl spells total comfort—especially so on a cold, rainy day or after a boozy night out. Despite its unclear origins, it can be considered Vietnam’s treasured national dish.

Since the days of the Vietnam War, Pho has spread far and wide across the globe to be enjoyed by many, but there’s definitely something about having it in its home country that makes it so much better than at anywhere else.
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10 Muslim-Friendly Dessert Joints In Singapore To Treat Yourself & Bae

Muslim-Friendly Dessert Joints

Dessert is a universal language that everyone speaks. With dessert, there is no discrimination, no boundaries and completely zero biases. Every culture and cuisine has their own take on dessert—afterall, who can resist whenever the sweet tooth comes knockin’?

As most desserts make use of ingredients such as eggs, lard and gelatine, finding a dessert joint to match your diet restriction might not be easy—especially for our Muslim friends. To make life easier, here’s a list of 10 Muslim-Friendly Dessert Joints in Singapore.
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5 Ice Cream Cafes In Tampines With Great Ice Cream & Waffles

6 Ice Cream Cafes in Tampines Collage

Put together a list of the best dining establishments in Singapore and you will find that many of them are located in the East. Just in Tampines alone, you are spoil for choice with the wide array of food options.

When it comes to desserts, there are also a handful of ice cream cafes that delight with their assortment of interesting flavours, excellent quality and cosy atmosphere. For those who reside in the East, these are the best places to hang out after work or school for some sweet treats!

Here are 5 Ice Cream Cafes In Tampines that

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Independence Palace – A Necessary Stop In HCMC If You’re A Serious History Buff

Independence Palace Collage

Surrounded by lush greenery and a host of beautiful architectural pieces scattered across its massive compound, the Independence Palace is a place that warrants a visit for first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City.

Besides being a place deeply associated with the fall of the city in 1975, there is a sense of charm about the place that makes walking through its desolate halls fill one with a sense of intrigue yet eeriness at the same time.

While the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace in HCMC holds historic significance, it may or may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Unless you’re a history buff that enjoys the history of politics and more specifically that of Vietnam, the palace itself might prove to be a tad underwhelming in terms of what’s in store. But here’s why it’s worth a visit anyway.
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