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Old World Charm – Hyatt, Saigon

April 29, 2010

Buzzing bicycle rings, blaring horns from vehicles… non-stop traffic. That’s the first thing you see when you touched down and take that first ride in a cab to the hotel. I was a little apprehensive about 5 Star hotels in S.E asia because many a times a 4-5 star hotel can turn out to be 3 star… either that they are pretty worn out.

But hyatt saigon has the WOW factor when i first entered the lobby. Amazingly charming woody furniture, with dark leather seats at the lobby… contemporary, yet with a tinge of old world charm. The room is really spacious, and immaculately furnished. Everything seems new, well-maintained and the bathroom is well-cleaned! (that’s the first thing i checked before i decide to have my bubble bath).

The lobby bar is fantastic with a wide range of cocktails to sip and enjoy the rustic charm of the city.

Of course, without Pho in Saigon, com tam (pork chop rice),  sipping local coffee at the road side and not forgetting Whisky … we are certainly not blending in with the locals! Saigon is a photographer’s paradise, from the street side scenes to the country side … gorgeous. I just hope that the country will still keep a piece of the old. Just like how i love Melbourne, where Old world meets New World!

Troi Oi.

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