the trip is now
17-20 Sept @ RM1,100)
Join the Taylor's SABD trip to Ho Chi Minh City!
(That's Saigon, Vietnam, for some of us...)
It's about Architecture...
contacting Alina Choong or Keith Tan by Thursday 2 Sept 2010.
It will include a visit to the architectural office of the American firm, O2, to check out the workings of expats exploring insertions into an Asian context.
Obviously there will be plenty of attempts at feasting on the architectural (and culinary) heritage of that rich, and once-troubled, city.
Pic 6 & 7 shows halal Ho Chi Minh (google images ho chi minh food)
Pic 3 (google images ho chi minh food)
Pic 2 from.....
by JJ GoodeINTERESTED IN THIS DESTINATION?
The dish: Banh mi
Where to find the best:
Word on the street: It takes almost no time for the peddler who sets up her tiny cart and knee-high charcoal brazier every weekday at 5 pm at 37 Nguyen Trai Street (in District 1) to turn you into a banh mi lover. As soon as you order, she swiftly assembles a sandwich that, despite its colonial French exterior (a stubby baguettelike loaf), is Vietnamese through and through. Peel back the newspaper wrapper and bite: Your teeth crash through the bread (a touch of rice flour makes it exceptionally crispy) and into still-warm morsels of grilled pork, a crunchy spear of cucumber, sweet-tangy shreds of pickled carrot and daikon, cilantro, and a smear of Vietnamese mayo. Add a squirt of hot sauce, and this might be the best sandwich you've ever had. Or at least the best one you've ever had for 30 cents.
(http://www.concierge.com/ideas/foodwine/tours/2274?page=1 Accessed 31.8.10)
Pic 8 from ....
Eco Factor: Sustainable residential community with green roofs and sky gardens.
Vietnam-based architecture firm DWP Architects has unveiled the designs of the “Everrich 2,” a new residential community under construction in District 7,
(http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/dwp-architects-everrich-2-apartments-complex-aims-to-be-self-sustaining/ Accessed 31.8.10)