Taking just more than 1.6 hours flying from Singapore to Vietnam, it’s undoubtedly Vietnam is a more and more popular place to visit. How do Singaporeans come to Vietnam? What to take note before the trip? Then have a look at tips below for reference to make sure your coming Vietnam trip will be hassle free.
Travel from Singapore to Vietnam
The most convenient way to come to Vietnam from Singapore is by airplanes. Taxes, fees and charges are involved in the ticket fare but they may change at the different time booking and seats with great view, comfortable space should also be booked in advanced. There are some direct flights leading tourist to Vietnam including Vietnam Airlines, Scoot flights, Silk Air, VietJet Air, Jetstar and Singapore Airlines to the main cities such as Ho Chi Minh City or capital Hanoi.
Where to visit in Vietnam
First place you must visit is Hanoi, a Vietnam’s capital with tons of tasty food you will regret not trying it once such as Pho and Bun Cha. Pho can be seen to be served in most of the restaurants in Vietnam but Pho Hanoi is quite different in flavor that we can’t describe how good it is by words.
Places to visit in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi Saint Joseph Cathedral, etc.
Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City is also a must-visit place which is famous for numerous kinds of food stalls or vendors that offer local specialties such as banh xeo, banh cuon,cha gio, hu tieu. Moreover, Ben Thanh market also has some souvenirs or handmade products. (Tip: In any market, the price of goods in the morning will be much cheaper than in the evening as you can ask for a discount easily.)
Places to visit in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Cu chi Tunnels, Thien Hau Pagoda, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, Bitexco Financial Tower, Independence Palace, Saigon Cathedral of Notre Dame, Central Post Office, and so on.
Foreigners normally are suggested to visit big cities like Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City; however, it still has its own beauty in the suburbs. For instance, Buon Me Thuot is not as big and moderns as others, but if you look for qualified coffee then find nowhere else as this land will do.
Entry and Exit documents
Singaporean passport holders won’t be required to have a Vietnam visa if their stay in this country is less than 30 days. Or else, foreigners who are not in Vietnam visa exemption list and Singaporeans staying more than 30 days will need to get a valid Vietnam visa.
There are two common ways to get visa which are getting Visa on Arrival and Embassy of Vietnam in Singapore.
Please be noted that Vietnam Embassy in Singapore opening hours will be on Monday, Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm and on Friday from 3pm to 4.30pm which might troublesome to some of Singapore citizens as they are not valuable during its working time. Remember to prepare these documents (Passport with at least 06-month validity, 1 filled out application form, 1 passport size photo of 4×6 cm), submit to the embassy and wait for at least 5 working days to get visa processed. On the other hand, visa on arrival is a better choice for those who are going to Vietnam by air and living far from the Embassy. For more details, please check out Visa to Vietnam from Singapore.
Finally, when everything is well prepared, Singaporeans are now ready for the interesting trip ahead. Welcome to Vietnam and have a great time here.