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materials. Products at Mekong Quilts come from more than 300 women employed in rural districts in Vietnam and Cambodia. About half of every VND 20,000 spent in the shop returns to the villages. Bowls, dishes, and colourful patchwork quilts range anywhere from about VND 50,000 to VND 400,000. The shop also produces bikes constructed with bamboo from the forests of Tanh Linh, where a team works an average of

50 hours to make a bike (VND 3,600,000-VND 8,700,000). If you’re curious, expats and tourists can inquire about the shop’s free bamboo bike rental offer, a unique way to explore the city.

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Elegant surroundings, great location, professional service and finest cuisine. All you can find at Norfolk Hotel. 117 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: (84-8) 3829 5368 - Fax: (84-8) 3829 3415 - Email: - Website: Managed by Norfolk Group

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