Hanoi - Part 1 - Gary Ng Photography
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Hanoi – Part 1

Welcome to my life at Hanoi for day one and two. I’ve been on a trip with my fellow course mates to Hanoi to complete my final subject namely, experiencing architecture for my architectural degree. With this subject done, it will mean that i’ll be waiting for my convocation on the 24th July, which i am currently doing now. Entering into Hanoi, one thing is very prominent. The traffic.


I get frequent questions about crossing the streets in Hanoi when i got back to Malaysia, and i only give them one very simple answer, “just cross”. Day one didn’t consist of much, just a little tour around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the lake at the heart of Hanoi.

Later it was time for the infamous water puppet show, one famous thing about the show is one particular music instrument, namely the ‘Dang Bao‘. It has only one chord and it plays a multitude of tunes.

Day two is a visit to the ancient Duong Lam Village. This ancient place was built 3 to 4 centuries ago around the livelihood of Hanoi till this day, agriculture.

The food taste mostly like Chinese food. But the way of eating it… is just pure original.

Stalls are set up along the pedestrian walkways of Hanoi, you sit on stools and what about the table?

There aren’t any tables. Your table is a circular tray placed on the stools that you are sitting on. Cool eh? Stay tuned for part two then.

  • jean cui
    Posted at 20:49h, 25 June Reply

    my bro told me the same thing after his Vietnam trip.
    just cross like there are no motors.XD

  • Gary
    Posted at 22:42h, 25 June Reply

    lol yea jean cui, close your eyes and cross 😀

  • Coolbin
    Posted at 12:19h, 26 June Reply

    hey the coke looks like ‘si yao’…wat taste isit? @@

  • Gary
    Posted at 19:47h, 26 June Reply

    like coke.. with less gas

  • Kevin Matovina
    Posted at 09:37h, 09 September Reply

    you have the “gift” of seeing the beauty in all things..

  • Gary
    Posted at 09:55h, 09 September Reply

    i believe i do lol, thanks!

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