HCMC Part VI: This colonial-era hotel's eighth-floor bar boasts a brilliant view.
The Saigon river is a sight for sore eyes _ more entrancing than the city. It reminded us that truly terrific waterfront F&B outlets are sorely lacking in KL (the man-made lakes in Kelana Jaya, the Mines and Bandar Manjalara seem too ... artificial).
Afternoons here are idyllic; the crowds only come out at night.
Tie Me Up (vodka, triple sec, galliano, pineapple juice).
Majestic Martini (ciroc vodka, grand marnier, lime juice, cranberry juice) & Happy Saigon (vodka, malibu, triple sec, orange juice).
Customers who crave air-conditioning can retreat indoors to the hotel's lobby level, where the Cyclo Cafe offers calm and comfort.
M Bar & Cyclo Cafe,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.