This time with mom visiting and her insisting to see Saigon’s version of Chinatown, we just had to go. And besides, I was in the hunt for some souvenirs for my son’s 5th birthday.
From our place, we rode Bus 86 for 6,000 VND each. Unlike before where there is a bus attendant who takes your payment, you’d have to do it yourself up front by the driver. If not, the driver will shout at you in reminder. 6,000 VND is cheap for a 30 minute ride that will cost you over 100kVND on a taxi cab.
And if you’re looking to buy good quality utensils, I’m telling you the best stuff are here. I bought a set of teaspoon for 50kVND. My friend bought a set of spoon and fork (10 pairs) at 200kVND — not those thin malleable metal. These are thick and durable ones.
We dropped by the head gear section and we were automatically in a sea of hats, caps, and helmets! I originally wanted to crochet my sons’ classmates Minion bonnet/beanies but realized that I should have started long ago — like maybe 6 months ago? Coz there was no way I can finish 16 bonnets in 5 days!
Luckily, we chanced upon this:
My mom also found the stuff she needed for her project back home with UniQue Unisan Weavers. She found shawls, studs, and other accessories.
Hopefully, the kids will like the baseball caps.