I am still getting used to the fact that not one mall has everything I need here in Saigon. Blame it on the mall tycoons, Sy and Ayala in the Philippines. In a way, Filipinos are kinda pampered in the shopping category. We can just go to 1 mall and find everything we need from plumbing materials to groceries to RTW clothes to gowns and tuxes. Most malls are equipped with gyms, skating rinks, bowling alley, cinemas, play place, offices where you can renew your driver’s license, banks, salon, restaurants, cafes, etcetera, etcetera. Yeah, we Pinoys, are spoiled in this department. And I must also add, it’s way cheaper to shop in Manila than in Saigon.
Here in Saigon, not one mall has everything. What’s popular are shops and boutiques that line the streets. Sometimes it’s frustrating finding the stuff you need because you have to go to different shops in different streets in different districts. It’s a bit pricey when you have to consider the cab/motorbike fare from one place to the other.
That’s why I love it when friends share if they find a good shop. And one such shop is Life 1 in Phu My Hung which is located in Garden Plaza.
They have candles, yoga mats, towels, area rugs, linens, organizers, kids tables and chairs, and a whole lot more. What makes Life1 a good shop is that it sells beautiful and quality items.