In some big cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Jakarta and Bangkok, if you want to cross the street...it might be wiser to use pedestrain crossings at identified locations.
So too in most of the European cities.
However, in Saigon it is not necessary to use a "zebra crossing" as most motorists do not really stop for pedestrains. In fact, it may be highly dangerous if you simply expect ALL motorists to treat you like the rarest diamond on earth!
So how on earth do you cross a street without being turned into pizza?
[ Me on " Ah Sup's bike before we explored the city ]
To answer that question and this is really good advice...When in Rome,Do as the Romans Do.
So how do the local Saigonese cross the road? Observe and learn and you'll survive just
You are at the curb of a road. The traffic seems really thick and chaotic. You look right, then left and then right again, then left again..and you see a 50/50 chance, without much further thought
DASH or RUN across the dizzy stream of unending traffic. Next thing you hear... BONG! BANG!
And you become history.
The flow of traffic in Saigon, despite the sheer volume, takes place every day..like a
Any rider or driver from Singapore will face immense problems if they hope to
The slight white top of Ah Sup's helmet can be seen in this picture.
Was I at any time afraid while we rode through and around the city?
Without this license, with no MRT, few buses, few taxis, little money...it is almost like a