Expat Clubs & Associations
There aren’t a huge amount of expat clubs and associations in Vietnam but from speaking to expats living in Vietnam they assure us the expat community is both vast and welcoming. We have put together the main expat groups you can join to meet like-minded people and make new friends:
Saigon Hash Harriers
“We meet every Sunday at the Caravelle Hotel in District 1, HCMC. The bus leaves promptly at 2:00 pm on most days. It's best to arrive at around 1:30 with the bus returning usually around 7 to 8 pm. Bring extra clothes, a great sense of humor and a thirst for some beer wouldn't hurt. Do not forget to bring some money for the hash fees (VND220,000 for expats, VND150,000 for locals).”
For further Hash Run information:
Name: MissSaigon (Hash Geek)
Phone: +84 8 902 849 288
Hanoi International Women's Club
The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) is a non-profit group whose membership is open to all expatriate women living in Vietnam.
Meet other international women living in Hanoi, make friends, make a difference and more importantly have fun by becoming a HIWC member, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HIWC Coffee Mornings: An informal Coffee Morning is held each second Thursday of the month. The event makes it possible for members to meet other members, network, and find out more about the HIWC Activities and Events. It is best to check their website regularly for updates on coffee mornings and events.
International Ladies in Vietnam (ILV)
ILV is a social organisation of approximately 250 women from over 45 countries living in Ho Chi Minh City.
ILV Coffee Mornings: Every Thursday morning at 10:00AM at the InterContinental Hotel, District 1.
They also have a monthly Evening ILV (EILV) meeting, EILV is usually every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30PM - 9:30PM. It is best to check their website regularly for updates on coffee mornings and events.
InterNations - Vietnam
InterNations have a big presence in Vietnam and set up groups and events for expats to get together to meet and make new friends. They have groups in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that cater for all different hobbies and interests:
Hanoi Expat Groups:
InterNations Hanoi Music
InterNations Hanoi Arts & Cluture
DinnerNations – Hanoi
InterNations HCMC Photography Group
InterNations HCMC Sports
InterNations HCMC Wine Appreciation
InterNations HCMC Professional Networking
InterNations HCMC Coffee Club
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