Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN657: Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

Coming in from my VN409 flight from Seoul, there is actually a tight connection of 40 minutes to Singapore on VN655. However, Vietnam Airlines did not sell this connection, and thus I had to wait for 2 hours and 45 minutes for my connecting flight, Vietnam Airlines VN657 from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore. … Continue reading Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN657: Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

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Lounge Review – SASCO Orchid Lounge Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport: A Basic Lounge For A Comfortable Layover, But Not Really Worth Your Money

As I had almost 3 hours to wait in Tan Son Nhat International Airport between arriving from Seoul and departing to Singapore, I decided to spend my transit time in a lounge instead of walking around the airport (which would take just 5 minutes end to end). Using my Priority Pass app, I found that … Continue reading Lounge Review – SASCO Orchid Lounge Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport: A Basic Lounge For A Comfortable Layover, But Not Really Worth Your Money

Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN409: Seoul-Incheon to Ho Chi Minh City by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

With my South Korean holiday coming to an end, it's time to head home. For my return flight, I picked Vietnam Airlines VN409 from Seoul-Incheon to Ho Chi Minh City just so that I could fly on their Airbus A350, despite being a morning flight. But at least with this connection, it would get me … Continue reading Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN409: Seoul-Incheon to Ho Chi Minh City by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN408: Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul-Incheon by Airbus A350-900 Version 1 (Stelia Seats)

Arriving from my Vietnam Airlines VN656 flight from Singapore, it was an immediate transfer at Ho Chi Minh City for my connecting overnight flight to Seoul Incheon on Vietnam Airlines VN408. Having already gotten a through check-in at Changi Airport, it was straight to the transfer path for me to head up to the international … Continue reading Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN408: Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul-Incheon by Airbus A350-900 Version 1 (Stelia Seats)

Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN656: Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City (for Seoul-Incheon) by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

Vietnam Airlines offers one of the lowest full-service airfares in the region. With a rather cheap airfare to Seoul on the super long National Day weekend, I decided to try out their services with a very reasonable fare. On top of that, Vietnam Airlines has also recently increased the capacity of one of their flights … Continue reading Flight Review – Vietnam Airlines VN656: Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City (for Seoul-Incheon) by Airbus A350-900 Version 2 (Zodiac/Safran Seats)

Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702: Hanoi (Gia Lam) to Nanning by Train

The Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702 from Hanoi (Gia Lam Railway Station) to Nanning is the only international through train remaining in ASEAN (though it's just one country which is actually in ASEAN), with the other ASEAN railway borders of Singapore-Malaysia, Malaysia-Thailand, Thailand-Laos and potentially Thailand-Cambodia being operated by cross-border shuttle trains only. The MR1/T8702 is a … Continue reading Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702: Hanoi (Gia Lam) to Nanning by Train

Hanoibus Express Bus Service 86: Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi Railway Station by Express Bus

Hanoibus Service 86 is an express airport bus service linking Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi city centre, terminating at Hanoi Railway Station, offering an affordable and convenient public transport link. With taxi fares costing around VND320,000 (~S$18.73), Hanoibus Service 86 costs around 10 times lesser than that at just VND35,000 (~S$2.05), so it was quite … Continue reading Hanoibus Express Bus Service 86: Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi Railway Station by Express Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK512: Kuala Lumpur (klia2) to Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) by Airbus A320neo

I opted to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi rather than straight from Singapore as there was an AirAsia low fare promotion which made the all-in fare from KL cheaper than the new airport tax for departures from Singapore, so the slight additional inconvenience of travelling overnight to KL but having a nice breakfast in … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK512: Kuala Lumpur (klia2) to Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) by Airbus A320neo