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Shopping Addresses in Saigon

The main shopping areas in Saigon are Dong Khoi & Le Loi Street. In recent years, foreign investment has led to the growth of imports to Saigon. There have been an increased number of goods available from all over the world in some department stores and shopping centers.

Art Galleries

Art Gallery                                                           145 Bui Vien, D1 5.404 – 2198
Art Gallery Pho Hoa                                     111 Dien Bien Phu, D1 3.822 – 8919
Art Gallery Vinh Loi                            41 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, D3 3.930 – 5006
Apricot Gallery                                        50-52 Mac Thi Buoi St, D1 3.822 – 7962
Hong Xuan                                                           91 Dong Khoi, D1 3.822 – 5631
Blue Space Gallery                                   1A Le Thi Hong Gam, D1 3.821 – 3695
Ha Kim Gallery                                     321 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D3 3.848 – 1212
Hung Long Art Gallery                                       86 Mac Thi Buoi, D1 3.829 – 7887
Deli – Gallery                                                    83 Dong Khoi st, D1 3.822 – 2312
Duc Minh                                                         31C Le Quy Don, D3 3.933 – 0497
El Gallery                                                          23 Ly Tu Trong, D1 3.827 – 3706
Spring Gallery                                             97A Pho Duc Chinh, D1 3.821 – 6419
Nhat Le Art Gallery                                       97A Pho Duc Chinh, D1 3.821 – 6447
Truong Han Minh Gallery                                  444 Minh Phung, D11 3.963 – 3832
Tu Do Art Gallery                                              53 Ho Tung Mau, D1 3.821 – 0966
Lacquer and Oil                                               183 Dong Khoi St, D1 3.827 – 2313

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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Useful Address Listing


International School in Vietnam

German International School Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Places Education & Children Schools & Universities

Contact Information
German International School Vietnam
257 Hoang Van Thu Street
Tan Binh District
Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: + (84 8) 73007257

This bilingual school was opened very recently and now offers a kindergarten as well as primary and secondary education in German and English to the children of German expatriates.

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Useful Address Listing


Useful contact numbers & Health Services

Emergency Numbers

International Operator 110
Police 113
Fire Brigade 114
Emergency 115
Directory Assistance 116
Time Information 117
Telephone Information 1080/1088
SOS Medical Clinic – 24 Hour Emergency 3.823-6520
Columbia Saigon – 24 Hour Clinic 3.823 8888
Family Medical Practice – 24 Hour Emergency 3.822-7848/091-3234-911
FV Franco Vietnam Hospital 5.411-3333
International Medical Centre 3.827 2366

Evacuation Services

SOS Ho Chi Minh Office 3.829 8520
Family Medical Clinic 3.822 7848


Airport 3.845 6654 / 3.848 5383 x 3309
Electricity Problem 3.829 2241
Saigon Railway Station 3.931 2795 (booking tickets)
3.931 8952 (checking schedule)
Saigon to Nha Trang “5 Star Express” 3.920 6868
Tourist Bureau (Saigon Tourist) 3.829 8914

Water Problem (Areas)

District 1 3.829 7147
Cholon 3.855 2354
Giadinh 3.841 2656
Thu Duc 3.896 0240
Phu Hoa Tan 3.855 8410

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Useful Address Listing


Bars & Nightclubs

2 Lam Son (Martini Bar) 


Park Hyatt, 2 Lam Son, Q1, Tel: 3824 1234

4pm to 1am. Fridays and Saturday until 2am.

Contemporary international décor blends seamlessly with local themes to create the most lavish but tastefully designed bar in the city. It may mean you have to pay five-star prices – the cocktails here go for over VND200,000 – but the monied-up punters still come in their droves. Easy listening, dance-style music plays over the sound system while drinks go from a range of Martini-base cocktails through to spirits by the bottle and 15 wines by the glass.

Amber Room 


First Floor, 59 Dong Du, Q1, Tel: 6291 3686

3pm to midnight

A small but atmospheric, living-room style London meets New York lounge opposite the Sheraton Hotel. Has chilled out tunes during the late afternoon and more funky vibes at night. A pleasant meeting place for the latest cocktails, a good coffee and a glass of wine. Also has an extensive champagne list with probably the largest offering of champagnes by the glass available in town. Holds regular events.

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Nothing for the Children to do at Easter? I Don’t Think So

Binh Quoi Botanical Gardens
1147 Binh Quoi Street, Ward 28,
Quan Binh Thanh, TP HCM
Tel: 3556-6020

Facilities: Lanscaped park, activities and entertainment for children. On weekends there is a buffet. Food: 60,000 VND per person

There is a boat from District 1 to this park. Fare, each way: 35,000 VND

Dam Sen Cultural Park
3 Hoa Binh Street, Quan 11
Tel: 3963-4963

Facilities: Theme park and water park. Entrance Fee: 25,000 VND

Hello Kids Childrens Centre
The Crescent 2, Floor 2, Phu My Hung, Quan 7, TP HCM

Facilities: Play facility for children up to 6 years of age
Entrance Fee: 50,000 VND for 2 hours (1 kid and 1 adult)

Kiddie Sun

81 Phung Van Cung st, Ward 2,
Quan Phu Nhuan, TP HCM

Facilities: Indoor play area

Kids Club SaiGon
79/7 Pham Thai Buong, Phu Mu Hing Ward, Quan 7, TP HCM
Cell: +8490-846-0267

Facilities: Indoor playground, arts and craft, and organized classes (sports, ballet, swimming, etc.)

Kids Yard
Thien Son Plaza,
Quan 7, TP HCM

Facilities: Indoor play area
Cost: 50,000 VND / child and 1 adult; Additional adult – 10,000 VND

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Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Useful Address Listing


Travel agencies or

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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Useful Address Listing


Useful Links

Here are some links that provide useful travel information and tour options for Vietnam and around the region.

If there are other web sites that you have found of particular use during your travels in Vietnam, feel free to email me so that I can add their URL to this page for other travelers to make use of.

Expat Sites

Expat Vietnam – This expat web site contains a lot information ranging from apartment rental to finding home help and a personals section.

English Teaching Websites

Saigon ESL and Hanoi ESL – This website offers supplementary Resources for teachers working in Vietnam. This is a good site for anyone interested in teaching English in Saigon or Ha Noi, it has a lot of useful information about different English language schools in and around Saigon and Ha Noi and how you can get into the English teaching scene.

Websites of Interest

COPE Visitor Centre Lao – If you visit Lao and find you self in the Vientiane you must visit the COPE Visitor Centre. COPE is a local organization that works with the National Rehabilitation Center to provides prosthetics and care to people who have been hurt or lost limbs to unexploded ordinance. The visitor centre provides a wealth of information on the issue and how it affects the people of Lao and what people are doing to help.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Useful Address Listing