Out & About



  • 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

  • “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.

  • Somerset D1Mension Ho Chi Minh City

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 09:41 AM

    Somerset has opened its new serviced apartments, Somerset D1Mension Ho Chi Minh City, at 608 Vo Van Kiet Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Overlooking the city’s skyline, it offers 198-unit serviced residences ranging from one- to four-bedroom apartments and penthouses that can accommodate from two to eight people. Each comes with a well-equipped modern kitchenette, separate bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, and wide balcony windows. For food, guests can opt to dine in at the famous Japanese Italian fusion restaurant Pizza 4P’s, right at the entrance, or stroll down to Nguyen Van Cu Street and Tran Hung Dao Street where a variety of local Vietnamese eateries lie. For a dose of culture, they can discover Vietnam’s historical and diverse cultural attractions through clusters of museums and endless sites in District 1.

  • HCMC to pilot sightseeing double-decker buses

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 10:04 AM

    Double-decker buses will be trialed shortly in Ho Chi Minh City, providing more options for tourists sightseeing around town. With free wi-fi, LED screens, and speakers introducing the history, culture, and features of each destination, the 63-seat buses will run along two routes.

    The first is the Sai Gon - Gia Dinh city tour, operating from 9am to 5.45pm every day with 35 minutes between arrivals. It begins and ends near the Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theater on Dong Khoi Street, passing through destinations such as Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Nha Rong Wharf, Tran Hung Dao Statue, Thao Cam Vien, the National Historical Museum, the War Remnants Museum, Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ben Thanh Market, Thong Nhat Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Sai Gon Central Post Office.

    The second is the City Tour Hop on - Hop off, beginning and ending at the Sai Gon Central Post Office with the same schedule, including stops at the Sai Gon Central Post Office, the National Historical Museum, the War Remnants Museum, Bui Vien Walking Street, Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ben Thanh Market, Bitexco Financial Tower - Skydeck, Tran Hung Dao Statue, Bach Dang Wharf, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, and the Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theater.

    Earlier, Hanoi and northern Ha Long city also launched similar services that were warmly received by visitors.

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