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Old 15-09-2019, 01:57 AM   #12796
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For North Face backpacks the going rate is in the S$30s for a 30 liter bag, if I remember correctly. They can be quite firm on their pricing. At least this was my experience from about 18 months back.

The quality isnít that great... but itís a bag and it works.
Cool, thanks I'll use it as a benchmark.

Any ideas where to get clean decent hot toc in around D1 area? And roughly how much it cost?

I've already budgeted for food and transport as well as attractions and day tours, shopping as well. Just never budget for entertainment yet
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Old 15-09-2019, 01:57 AM   #12797
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i use goviet, tip the rider generously...
How much to tip in general for vnd? Generous in terms? 50k?

I'm considering to wear sneakers or crocs to Saigon in early Oct

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Old 15-09-2019, 06:18 PM   #12798
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Hi,

anyone knows if grabcar in vietnam can take 5 year old without child seat? In Singapore, grabcar is forbidden to take child unless have child seat and only taxis are allows to take child without child seat.

Also, does grab in vietnam can book bigger cars for 4 adults and 1 5 yr old? Thanks
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Old 15-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #12799
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Hi,

anyone knows if grabcar in vietnam can take 5 year old without child seat? In Singapore, grabcar is forbidden to take child unless have child seat and only taxis are allows to take child without child seat.

Also, does grab in vietnam can book bigger cars for 4 adults and 1 5 yr old? Thanks
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Old 15-09-2019, 07:07 PM   #12800
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How much to tip in general for vnd? Generous in terms? 50k?

I'm considering to wear sneakers or crocs to Saigon in early Oct
There's no tipping culture in Vietnam.

I always ask my vb if need to tip. Usually she say no need.

Even if need, it's 10-20K vnd

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Old 15-09-2019, 08:31 PM   #12801
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There's no tipping culture in Vietnam.

Ha ha ha.. you don't understand vietnam..
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Old 15-09-2019, 09:06 PM   #12802
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Ha ha ha.. you don't understand vietnam..
Of course I don't

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Old 15-09-2019, 09:18 PM   #12803
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How much to tip in general for vnd? Generous in terms? 50k?

I'm considering to wear sneakers or crocs to Saigon in early Oct
50k is far far far too much la

Normally I will just say keep the change, eg I just ate 72k, but have the rider 80k, so he keep 8k. There is no expectation to tip, so they are normally very surprised. But I see them ride around, carry food and sometimes from far away, so just tip la.

Yesterday I tip the goviet rider close to 30k. Because my area flood and I can see he really whole body wet. He take it easy, still smiling away. But I feel very guilty for placing the order actually.
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Old 15-09-2019, 10:23 PM   #12804
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i leave some "tips" as well.

is go viet available in english? i surfed their website/facebook all in viet leh
50k is far far far too much la

Normally I will just say keep the change, eg I just ate 72k, but have the rider 80k, so he keep 8k. There is no expectation to tip, so they are normally very surprised. But I see them ride around, carry food and sometimes from far away, so just tip la.

Yesterday I tip the goviet rider close to 30k. Because my area flood and I can see he really whole body wet. He take it easy, still smiling away. But I feel very guilty for placing the order actually.
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i leave some "tips" as well.

is go viet available in english? i surfed their website/facebook all in viet leh
No. Only Viet for now

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Old 16-09-2019, 07:11 AM   #12806
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There's no tipping culture in Vietnam.

I always ask my vb if need to tip. Usually she say no need.

Even if need, it's 10-20K vnd

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Oo.. Cos I was thinking if 10k tipping would be seen as too insulting. In my mind I tot maybe 30k. Cos I booked an airbnb tour organized by uni students for an evening street tour (on scooter) for 6-7 dishes.

And also the full day mekong delta tour. Thinking what's a fair sum to give.
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Old 16-09-2019, 07:13 AM   #12807
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50k is far far far too much la

Normally I will just say keep the change, eg I just ate 72k, but have the rider 80k, so he keep 8k. There is no expectation to tip, so they are normally very surprised. But I see them ride around, carry food and sometimes from far away, so just tip la.

Yesterday I tip the goviet rider close to 30k. Because my area flood and I can see he really whole body wet. He take it easy, still smiling away. But I feel very guilty for placing the order actually.
Got it. Will Agar give 20k
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Old 16-09-2019, 07:15 AM   #12808
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What's there to do for tourists in Cho Lon D5? I saw that there's a BT market as well, bin tay, which is skewed towards wholesaling.

Means no need to try and buy loose pieces from them?

So far I think shopping spots should be russian market and saigon square, Ben Thanh (day and night) market should be pretty cut throat. Anywhere else I can consider? (Don't count takashimaya those kind of estb shopping centers)

Where to recommend for clean hot toc and the estimate market price? Doesn't necessarily has to be in D1 as I'm living in D4.

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Oo.. Cos I was thinking if 10k tipping would be seen as too insulting. In my mind I tot maybe 30k. Cos I booked an airbnb tour organized by uni students for an evening street tour (on scooter) for 6-7 dishes.

And also the full day mekong delta tour. Thinking what's a fair sum to give.
Like I said, there is no tipping culture in Vietnam. So There is no standard amount in tips...

You give what you think that person deserves, base on your own perception of the service rendered

Hotel concierge help me with my heavy luggage up to my room, I will tip 20K.
If he take this extra effort to introduce the amenities and features within the room, deals, offers and how to use them etc, I will tip him total 50K.

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Old 16-09-2019, 09:38 AM   #12810
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Cool, thanks I'll use it as a benchmark.

Any ideas where to get clean decent hot toc in around D1 area? And roughly how much it cost?

I've already budgeted for food and transport as well as attractions and day tours, shopping as well. Just never budget for entertainment yet
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Barber Vu Tri
https://goo.gl/maps/stZnVVWhLA3id448A

this is the one i frequent, it's in d3 which is near d1. i tip around 30-50k depends on the change i have. cos i always choose this particular guy.
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