Ho Chi Minh City

ILV is a social group of approximately 200 women from over 40 countries who live in Ho Chi Minh City. We meet every Thursday morning for coffee at 10:00AM at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel. Our members find this to be an excellent time to meet new people, make new friends, and learn about life in hectic yet fascinating Ho Chi Minh City. ILV meetings also often include speakers who tell us about a variety of interesting topics.

We have weekly activities, special outings and evening events. Browse our website to learn about all the fun in store at ILV!

Whether you have yet to move, are newly arrived, or have been here awhile, we would love to have you join us at a coffee morning or other activity to learn more about ILV and the many member benefits. Membership is available to ladies of all nationalities and is renewable annually.

Please contact us by clicking here if you have plans to move to Ho Chi Minh City or have questions about ILV. And if you are viewing this page on your phone, scroll to the bottom to find out more information on our Coffee Mornings. We can’t wait to meet you!

Hẹn Gặp Lại or See YOU Soon,

Jay Kruytbosch, ILV President

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Upcoming Coffee Mornings

January 24, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Social Coffee morning with a short presentation by the ILV committee.

January 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Presentation of Tết traditions and things to know about Vietnam’s biggest holiday.
This is the perfect time to wear your Ao dai,  the Vietnamese traditional dress.

Last minute changes in speakers are posted on our Facebook page:

International Ladies in Vietnam

Upcoming Outings and Events

You can read more about ILV activities on the Activities page. Upcoming:

January 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ikebana Workshop

Ikebana workshop with Mr. Thai Thomas Mai Van, an accomplished Ikebana artist and teacher, who will teach us the free flow Ikebana form.

Workshop Fee (non-refundable):
VND 1,415,000 per participant, including workshop, flowers and lunch.

Please register with:
Archana Raja (ILV Activities and Outings Coordinator)
ilvactivities@gmail.com tel. 0981 921 557

January 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tet window shopping day!

District 5 and District 8
Meeting Point: District 1

Come along and visit the floating flower market by the wharf in District 8 and the Tet ornaments market at Chinatown!

Maybe we bring along some symbols of prosperity and happiness to bring in the Year of the Pig!
The visits will be followed by lunch.

Fee: VND 100,000 including bus ride
Please register with
Archana Raja
Activities and Outings Coordinator
0981921557 or  ilvactivities@gmail.com

February 27, 2019

Factory visit –
Resceduled from 30 January to 27 February

Factory visits are always popular.

This time we will visit Dan On dry fruits factory in Binh Duong

Fee (non-refundable):
VND 100,000 per person

Please register with:
Archana Raja (ILV Activities and Outings Coordinator)
ilvactivities@gmail.com tel. 0981 921 557

Lunch for New Members

You can read more about this lunch on the Activities page. The next New Member lunch will be held:

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Market 39 Restaurant, Ground Floor, InterContinental Hotel
Lunch starts at 12:30pm, after coffee morning

Because of holiday season there will not be any lunch for New Members in December 2018.