• The precious gems of Mid-Autumn Festival

    The precious gems of Mid-Autumn Festival

    The Reverie Saigon is honoring the Mid-Autumn Festival with three sets of traditional mooncakes, each presented in stunning lacquer boxes decorated in the colours reminiscent of the precious stones used throughout the hotel.



    Sport is big in Vietnam and sports bars of different styles are easily found.

  • Caravelle Saigon Hotel reopens after renovation

    Caravelle Saigon Hotel reopens after renovation

    The 60 year-old hotel has started their birthday celebration by flinging open the doors to its new rooms in the Opera Wing on floors 8 to 12.

  • ‘WMC Culinary Passport Summer 2019’ promotion hits Saigon restaurants

    ‘WMC Culinary Passport Summer 2019’ promotion hits Saigon restaurants

    WMC Group offers Culinary Passport Summer 2019 promotion that valid until 28 August, 2019. The promotion opens up a world of dining delights through an array of WMC Group managed restaurants such as Café Cardinal, R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant, The Long@Times Square and Amigo Grill Restaurant etc

  • Befuddling & bewildering

    Befuddling & bewildering

    For reasons not entirely clear, a lot of expats are moving to clean and serene central Vietnam.


Out & About

  • A space of memories

    A space of memories

    The Rex Hotel Saigon has always been proud of its history. The Rooftop Garden Bar is its most famous feature, listed as one of “1000 places to see before you die” by American travel writer Patricia Schultz.

  • M.Bar opens at Hotel Majestic Saigon

    M.Bar opens at Hotel Majestic Saigon

    The luxurious, elegant and vintage rooftop bar to be opened in Saigon.



    The feelings sparked off by home-coming have inspired the latest “Weaving a Home” collection from Tsafari...

  • Save up to 60% off on Brooks Brothers’ iconic products

    Save up to 60% off on Brooks Brothers’ iconic products

    From 20 to 22 July, fashion lovers can take advantages and save up to 60 per cent on the occasion the brand offers its biggest sale program ever in Vietnam.



    Shadow, a fashion brand intended mainly for dynamic young people, opened its first shop in HCMC earlier this year after one in Hanoi five years ago.



  • Old-world charm of Saigon

    Old-world charm of Saigon

    Architecture from days long gone dot HCMC'S city centre and are in need of preservation.

  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

  • Chao Saigon

    Chao Saigon

    Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, will celebrate 40 years of liberation on April 30. The 300-year-old city is now the largest and most modern in Vietnam, and has always been known as a liberal and generous land that welcomes all comers. The beauty of HCMC, both old and new, together with i

Bits & Pieces

  • Group Exhibition

    Group Exhibition

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 06,2018 12:00 AM

    Craig Thomas Gallery is introducing the 9th Anniversary Group Exhibition to showcase new works by the many artists that will be having solo exhibitions at the gallery in the ensuing 12 months. Among the artists are long-time gallery favourites like Luong Luu Bien, Pham Huy Thong, Lieu Nguyen and Nguyen Minh Nam. The Hue-based artist Truong The Linh will also show one of the works of the collection he has spent the past year creating. There will be a couple of surprises at the show, including the latest master work from acclaimed HCMC-based artist Lim Khim Ka Ty. The gallery also welcomes to the gallery’s walls works by the highly regarded Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Trong Minh. Minh is making new work exclusively for the anniversary show and this will be the first time his work has been on public display in HCMC.

  • ‘Gang of Five Chancing Modern’

    ‘Gang of Five Chancing Modern’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 20,2018 12:19 AM

    ‘Gang of Five Chancing Modern’ is an art project surveying the more than 30 years of work of of five Hanoian artists: Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh.

    Established in 1983 upon their graduation under the name Gang of Five, they grew and developed their work amid significant socio-historical changes during the post-‘doi moi’ (reform) period in Vietnam. The exhibition presents a selection of paintings from the 1990s to the 2000s that are considered to signify their artistic characteristics. At the same time, a section of the display is dedicated to archival materials (small drawings and sketches, notes, photographs, etc.), to provide a contextual background on the group, through which the public can explore the arts scene of the time.

  • “Café Saigon” contemporary dance

    “Café Saigon” contemporary dance

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 10,2019 11:16 AM

    Borrowing the context of a Saigon café to talk about love, the dance presents daily life as well as the ups and downs of people living in the busy city. Through fast rhythms alternating with gentle melodies, the stories of loves among young couples creates a host of emotions and keeps the audience involved.

    Saigon Café is the latest work from the two international choreographers of Joost Vrouenraets from the Netherlands and Maite Guerin from France and performed by 10 artists from the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO). Tickets range from VND300,000 ($13) to VND650,000 ($28), available at the Opera House. Online bookings are at https://ticketbox.vn .

  • Australia Day

    Australia Day

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 10,2019 11:21 AM

    The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City will hold the annual Australia Day Community Event in HCMC. Entertainment will include Zorb Balls, tug of war, and sack races, as well as a slip & slide, cricket, golf, soccer, and rugby for kids and adults alike. There will also be live entertainment, a bouncy castle, face-painting and DIY lamingtons. The second annual Australia Day Family Event last year attracted more than 1,200 attendees, including the Australian and Australian alumni communities and their families.

    Tickets are VND250,000 ($10.7) for adults, including five food and beverage vouchers, VND150,000 ($6.5) for children under 12, including three food and beverage vouchers, and VND750,000 ($32.3) for a family package (two adults and two children under 12). Entry is free for children under the age of two. Tickets are also available at the gate. All proceeds from the event will go to charity.

    Tickets are available at Caravelle Saigon, Concierge Desk, 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1; the Mekong Merchant, 23 Thao Dien, District 2 and Meatworks Butchery, 401 Pham Thai Buong H11-2, My Khanh 3, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC.

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