Ho Chi Minh

Jul 11

This is our founding father…


Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah

And this is the founding father of Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh AKA Uncle Ho

We owe our country’s independence to our founding father but we never honor our founding father like the Vietnamese do. Why I said that? Well… here is why.

These are Vietnamese lining up to visit Uncle Ho final resting place. The queue is ridiculously long. So long that it snakes across few roads. This is one of those rare occasion where you can see Vietnamese line up properly. It’s like little Timmy behaving nice and cute when visiting grandma. Notice there are more Vietnamese than foreign tourists here?

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And these are Malaysians lining up for… petrol rebate!

I wonder, when was your last visit to our founding father mausoleum? Do you even know where is his mausoleum? Does he even have a mausoleum???

That is why!

You see, the Vietnamese build this gigantic structure just to keep his preserve body.

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Yes, Uncle Ho is lying down in his full glory for your viewing pleasure. Other state leaders that I believe preserved that way are Lenin and Mao Zedong, which coincidentally are big time communist leaders. Maybe, this is a way of communist.

Honestly, I was tempted to snap some photos to share with you guys but my camera was “confiscated” even before I enter the mausoleum. All I can describe is like visiting Madame Tussauds with only one wax figure on display.

Actually, not only his body is preserved.

his work place…
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his cars…
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his home…
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his desk, chair, furniture…
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…and everything related to him is preserved!

If you still haven’t get tired of him, you can visit his museum! That’s right. He has his own museum.

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Uncle Ho will welcome you when you step into his museum.

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Then, you can see more of Uncle Ho…

If you still want to know more about Uncle Ho, read his Wiki entry. Boy, you must be obsessed at him.

Oh, while you are there, you can visit this one pillar pagoda. It’s very near the museum.

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One comment

  1. Esther /

    nice post bro! really can see de difference between how we, malaysian and vietnamese honour our founding fathers. the vietnamese really impressed me. although their country is not as developed as ours, but we really have to learn from them in this aspect.

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