THE SHOP “111”

 In Daily Life, To Do In Saigon

Within the Tong Duy Tan alley, in the heart of thousands of colourful threads and buttons, you may come across shop “111”. 

This small shop specialises in selling all kind of sewing threads and accessories for sewing machines. This small shop is ran by two charming ladies, Ms Xuan and her mother. They have been running this shop for 20 years and work nearly every day, except maybe during TET, when they close for 2 or 3 days.

They first buy all their products in Binh Tay market and then resell them to their clients. They have an average of 40 to 50 clients per day coming to their shop and are quite happy with their business. Their shop is on the ground floor of their house with their kitchen in the back.

If you want to visit the alley of Tống Duy Tân and its vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Chinatown, book our self-guided tour and come investigate the strange case of Dr. Lam!

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