Yes,,of course shopping. Taking advantage on nearby market, or Ben Than Market with the hotel, causing us in no stop shopping. 'Bang!.. murah murah!, aha?.. they can speak in Bahasa Malaysia?.. what!..
Ben Than Market.
These markets are just 5 minutes away from our hotel, take 20-30 minutes drive by taxi from the centre, and offer a authentic glimpse into real, living night markets, but for those who are short of time or energy Ben Thanh is ideally situated in the centre of Saigon and offers a taster of the larger night markets out of town. Although the shopping may be limited to souvenirs and tourist tat, there is still a wide choice of food and a great atmosphere.
Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Things_To_Do-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Ben_Thanh_Market-BR-1.html#ixzz1lEfVEbmT
You must bargain whenever buying the goods from this markets, start at 50% discount.
US Dollar, Vietnam Dong and even Ringgit malaysia is accepted.