Last month, our CEO, Faeez Fadhillah and team member, Zawen had the best Vietnamese experience as they explored Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi for Tripfez’s own travelogue series! You can watch the four-episode series every Monday, 8.45pm on TV Al-Hijrah.
In the first episode, Faeez and Zawen shared their experience and tips on halal restaurants, attractions, shopping, and more!
Before we join them on their tour, it’s good to know some facts about Hanoi:
“Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre. It has a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences. Furthermore, its tranquil countryside is a short drive away, featuring lush parks, beautiful mountains, and traditional villages, and not forgetting, the iconic Ha Long Bay.”
Recap of the First Episode
As soon as they landed in Noi Bai International Airport, they were greeted by the friendly tour guide and boy, they were famished from their 3-hour flight! They were driven to a halal restaurant and 45 minutes later, they’ve arrived at Red House. Muslims would be delighted to see a huge “Halal” logo being displayed at the entrance. The restaurant is famous for delicious Vietnamese and Singaporean food spread and seafood. Yum!
💡 Did you know? Halal meals are included in all Tripfez’s itineraries.
After the amazing lunch, they headed over to Ha Long City which was a 2-hour and 30-minute drive away from Hanoi. Throughout the journey, we’d have a fantastic and scenic view of Ha Long Bay along the highway.
Once they arrived in Ha Long City, they proceed to Sunworld Ha Long Complex. The complex has three theme parks:
- Ocean World
- Cable Car
Here at the complex, visitors can experience the journey across Ha Long Bay by Queen Cable car – the only path connecting the beach amusement complex with the mount of Ba Deo. Visitors can further enjoy the ride contemplating the marvellous panoramic beauty of Ha Long Bay from a top.
💡 Did you know? Queen Cable car, the first reversible gondola system in Asia with duplex cabin, has achieved 2 Guinness World Records:
- Highest passenger capacity in a cable car cabin (250 passengers per cabin)
- Tallest cable car tower (188.88 meters)
Halong Sun Wheel is higher 215 metre with the sea level, approximately 115m in diameter rotation was basically completed to put on for tourists. Halong Sun Wheel is said to the world’s highest solar Cycle. It was built by team of experts from Germany, Japan and Thailand in 2013.
After a day of exploring Sunworld Complex, it’s time to feed the tummy. Faeez and Zawen had their dinner at Ha Long Bay’s first halal restaurant, Sri Rembau.
Established in 2017, Srirembau ensures to serve the guests delicious halal Malaysian food that was prepared by Malaysians.
Address: Ho 2-3, Little Vietnam , Hùng Thắng, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh
Phone: +84 93 685 59 18
Opening Hours : 8.00am – 10pm (Daily)
Popular for: Malaysian cuisine
From the friendly waiter who will greet you, “Selamat Datang” when you walk into the restaurant to the cozy ambience to delicious meals, you are sure to feel like you’re home. The restaurant also provides surau or prayer rooms for Muslims!
It’s almost sinful if they didn’t explore Ha Long Bay’s night market! Vibrant and a shopper’s paradise, Ha Long Bay’s night market is a wonderful place to explore and experience Vietnamese night life.
After exploring the night market, they head over to the hotel and call it a night. That’s the end of their first day in Hanoi! There will be more places of interest to explore in the next episode!
You can also catch the first episode on our Youtube here:
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