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Old 10th November 2019, 04:11 PM   #19
yflyer
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Saigon has its modern side...



From skyscrapers...



...to multi-lane highways...



...and gleaming office towers and malls...



We spent some time exploring one of these malls, Saigon Centre...



...which had a large Takashimaya Department Store.



While items on sale at Ben Thanh market were a steal by Singapore standards, international goods and brands on sale at Takashimaya and at outlets inside Saigon Centre were more expensive than the same products sold in Singapore, typically 15-25% more costly. I wondered who could afford to buy these branded goods there. I certainly wouldn't have paid those prices for that merchandise!

There was also a gourmet supermarket in the basement of Saigon Centre, where a very nice selection of fine foods and fresh produce from all over the world could be found.


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