Survival bible in Ho Chi Minh

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Tips and advices to live in HCM - Location

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh by plane is via Ton Son Nhât International Airport, located 7km from the city centre, about 40 minutes by car from the centre. At the airport exit, taking a bus to the centre will cost you about 20,000 DV. The taxi will cost between 125,000 and 160,000 VD.
For taxis, prefer Vinasun or Mai Linh, the two safest companies.

From Ho Chi Minh, you are located:

  • 2h flight from Halong Bay
  • 3h flight from Ha Noi
  • 4h drive from the Mekong Delta
  • 4h flight from Hong Kong
  • 2h flight from Singapore
  • 1h20 flight from Hué

Security 

The level of crime is low in the city. Nevertheless, foreigners are the main target of pickpockets and snatching. 

Moreover, pay attention to road traffic. Wearing a helmet is mandatory on a scooter, and strongly recommended for cycling. 

Vietnam's drug legislation is one of the strictest in the world, and gambling is also prohibited.

Weather

The best season to come to the south is between November and April, the less humid period. However, the heat is permanent all year round. Rainfall is higher and more regular between June and October.

Emergency contacts

Police = 113
Fireman = 114
Ambulance = 115

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Health Services

International Medical Centre 

Address: 30 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 3
Tel: (028) 38 27 23 66 / 67

Email: info@cmi-vietnam.com

Timetable: Monday to Friday 7:30am - 7:30pm, Saturday 8am - 6pm

http://www.cmi-vietnam.com/index.php?url=centre-medical-international.html

Family medical Practice (Thao Dien)
Address: 95 Thao Dien Street, District 2
Tel: +84 28 28 3744 2000

Email: d2.reception@vietnammedicalpractice.com

Timetable: Monday to Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8.30am-00.30am               https://www.vietnammedicalpractice.comwym-1564999290209 

FV hospital 

Address: 6 Nguyen Luong Bang St., Phu My Hung, District 7

Tel: (028) 54 11 33 33 33

Emergency: (028) 54 11 35 00

Email: information@fvhospital.com

http://www.fvhospital.com

International SOS 

Address: Centre Point Building, 106 Nguyen Van Troi St.,Ward 8, Phu Nhuan District
Tel: +84 28 3829 8520

https://www.internationalsos.com

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Our restaurants 

Restaurants - District. 2 Thao Dien

An Cafe
Vietnamese cuisine

Address: 10 Trần Ngọc Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, District 2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Snap Coffee
International cuisine

Address: 32 Tran Ngoc Dien Street, Thao Dien, District 2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

The Deck
International cuisine
Address: 38 Nguyen U Di, Rue Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, District 2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Mad House 

International cuisine 

Address: 6/1/2 Nguyễn Ư Ư Dĩ, Thao Dien, District 2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Restaurants - District 3

Atelier des rêves  

French cuisine, Gastronomy 

Address: 20/5 Ky Dong, District 3
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Pho Le 2
Vietnamese cuisine

Address: 303-305 Võ Văn Tần, phường 5, District 3
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Restaurants - District 1

Ngoc Chau Garden
Vietnamese cuisine
Address: 116, hồ tùng mậu, District 1
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Cuc Gach Quan
Vietnamese cuisine
Address: 1950. 10 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh, District 1
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

SH Garden
Vietnamese cuisine
Address: 98 Nguyen Hue, District 1
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Pizza 4P's
Address: 8/15 Le Thanh Ton street, District 1
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Hum Vietnamese
Address: 32 Vo Van Than, District 1 - Same St as War Remnants Museum
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Bars and Cafés

Snuffbox 


Bar-Lounge-Jazz Club

Address: 14 Ton That Dam, District 1
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Heart of Darkness


Address: 31D Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Saigon Outcast 


Address: No. 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Biacraft 

Address: 90 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, District 2 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Flower Padma

Address: 55/6 Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1

Tel: +84 90 300 300 98 73 73

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

M2C Coffee 


Address: 44b Ly Tu Trong St., District 1
Tel: 08 3822 2495

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Saint Honoré 


Address: 17 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien ward, District 2

Tel: +8428 36 20 20 18 16

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Rooftops

Hôtel des Arts Saigon 

Address: MGallery 76-78 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, District 1
https://www.hoteldesartssaigon.com/

Chill Sky Bar 


Address: AB Tower, 76 Lê Lai, District 1
http://chillsaigon.com/

Glow Sky Bar 

Address: 93 Nguyen Du, District 1

http://glowsaigon.vn/

Air 360 Sky Bar 
 

Address: 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1

http://air360skylounge.com/

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Work

www.navigosgroup.com 


https://www.vietnamworks.com

https://www.hortoninternational.com


https://www.robertwalters.com.vn

https://www.rgf-executive.com.vn


Tips and advices to live in HCM - Things to do 

Vespa Adventures

Address: 169a De Tham, District 1
Tel: 0938500997

https://vespaadventures.com/ho-chi-minh-city-tours/


Nam Viet Travel


Address: 353/7A Binh What, P.28, Q. Binh Thanh

Tel: +84.904.222.485

http://nam-viet-voyage.com/fr/


AO Show

Tel: 0845181188

https://www.luneproduction.com/


Sophie's Art Tour

Email: sophiesarttour@gmail.com 

Tel: +84(0)79 830 3742

http://sophiesarttour.com/


Follow Tien Theme Park 

Address: 120 Hanoi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, District 9
Tel: +(84) 028 3830 4579

http://www.suoitien.com/en-US/home


Saigon River Express

Address: 1A Me Linh Square, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Tel: (+84)- 902 446 346

https://saigonrivertour.com/


Binh Quoi Village 


Address: 1147 Binh Quoi, Binh Thanh District

Tips and advices to live in HCM - Schools

Australian international school 

https://www.aisvietnam.com/


British International School


3 campuses in Thao Dien 

https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/vietnam/ho-chi-minh-city/bis


International School HCMC


Primary Campus: 28 Vo Truong Toan St., District 2
Secondary Campus:01 Xuan Thuy St., District 2

Tel: +84 (28) 3898 9100

https://www.ishcmc.com/


Saigon South International School


Address: 78 Nguyen Duc Canh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7

Tel: (84-28) 5413-0901

https://www.ssis.edu.vn/


European International School 


Address: 730 F-G-K Le Van Mien Thao Dien, District 2

Tel: (+84 28) 7300 7257 

https://www.eishcmc.com/


International School Marguerite Duras


http://lfiduras.com/