Open since 1995 in the centre of HCMC, Hoa Vien Saigon Brauhaus is known as the place to experience Czech beer and cuisine and is also famous for its traditional brewery operations making Pilsen beer in-house, where guests can pour their own glasses from taps connected directly to kegs in the cellar

  • Savouring the night

    Savouring the night

    There are a wealth of food markets and street food in HCMC after the sun sets.



    Contemporary arts have been given the chance to flourish in hcmc with the opening of the factory.



    Only in her middle age did Tran Thuy Linh fully devote herself to her one true passion - art.

  • Another Beer, Please!

    Another Beer, Please!

    Those fond of a glass or ten of beer will never go thirsty in Vietnam.


Out & About

  • Natural ambience

    Natural ambience

    Lien Luc Dia (Intercontinental) Café has two outlets in HCMC: one in Cong Quynh Street in District 1 and the other in Thanh Thai Street in District 10.

  • Green setting

    Green setting

    Opened three months ago, Mila Coffee is located in an old block of apartments on the corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung streets, near the backpacker area. Its old walls are beautifully decorated with elaborately painted art.

  • Back to the country

    Back to the country

    The Can Tin Co Ba eatery was renovated a few months ago but has retained its old features from the past.

  • Informal & casual

    Informal & casual

    L’Usine has just opened its latest dining and retail outlet on the corner of Le Thanh Ton and Thai Van Lung in District 1, an area known as a hub for foreign tourists in the heart of HCMC.



    Morico is a chain of modern Japanese restaurant - cafés with eight outlets in the heart of HCMC.



  • 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

  • Ly Hoang Ly’s Exhibition

    Ly Hoang Ly’s Exhibition

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 10:02 AM

    The Factory will present the first solo exhibition and most comprehensive presentation from Ly Hoang Ly, one of the most critically and internationally-acclaimed female artists of her generation. The multimedia, collaged body of work will showcase the artist’s ongoing inquiry into the epic story and continuous struggle of human (im)migration, while highlighting the contested nature of the memorisation, documentation and circulation of history. Ly Hoang Ly’s public sculpture, ‘boat home boat’ - a steel structure monumental in scale, elegantly minimalist in design and poetic in intention - will also be unveiled at the exhibition.

    On 19 August from 4pm-7pm, a discussion aimed at increasing awareness about what makes art ‘public’, with award-winning architect Hoang Thuc Hao, journalist and former Vice President of the HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen The Thanh, and Ly Hoang Ly.

  • Saigon Chamber Music

    Saigon Chamber Music

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 10:18 AM

    Season 4 of Saigon Chamber Music (SCM) will be hosted this year by the HCMC Conservatory of Music in association with the Goethe-Institut and the Transposition Programme. The SCM 2017 faculty includes the four members of Notos Quartet from Germany: Sindri Lederer (violin), Andrea Burger (viola), Philip Graham (cello), and Antonia Köster (piano). British Vietnamese pianist Tra Nguyen will also work with the piano team.

    A special feature of SCM 2017 is a series of workshops at 4.30pm every day from 6 to 10 August, entitled ‘Daily Musical Talk’, where the members of Notos Quartet will talk about styles and schools in musical interpretations and other topics observed from their daily work with young musicians.

    Finally, young musicians will perform a special concert, the 2017 edition of the Young Virtuosi Concert. The concert features a rich and diverse playbill spanning many centuries, from the Baroque period to the late 20th century. Guests will hear music from famous composers such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Vivaldi as well as contemporary voices.

    The concert starts at 7pm on Saturday 12 August at the Concert Hall of the HCMC Conservatory of Music. For tickets, contact the Conservatory’s box office on 0965 140 058.

  • International Travel Expo HCMC 2017 for September

    International Travel Expo HCMC 2017 for September

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 10:43 AM

    The International Travel Expo (ITE) HCMC 2017, themed ‘Your Gateway to Tourism in Asia’, will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre on 7-9 September, attracting some 300 travel companies from 50 major markets in the world, or 20% more than last year’s expo.

    With varied programs such as ITE online business matching, trade seminars, post-show tours, and exhibitions, it presents an opportunity for regional and international buyers, suppliers, trade professionals, and media partners from tourism and travel organisations to meet and exchange the latest developments in the industry.

    Foreign visitors will be able to experience tourist attractions near HCMC such as Can Gio Mangrove Forest and Can Tho and Da Lat cities and learn about typical tourism types in Vietnam, such as resorts and cultural tourism. ITE 2016 attracted 26,000 businesspeople and other visitors.

  • HCMC among best cities for solo travellers

    HCMC among best cities for solo travellers

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 11:12 AM

    Airbnb has listed HCMC among the Top 10 best cities in the world for solo travellers, based on data provided by the popular home rental site during 2016. It ranked second on the list, behind Cancun in Mexico. According to Airbnb, HCMC saw a 146% increase in interest among solo travellers, while Cologne in Germany was close behind, at 142%. Following were Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Johannesburg in South Africa, São Paulo in Brazil, Auckland in New Zealand, Mexico City, Charlotte in North Carolina, the US, and Busan in South Korea.

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