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,

Archana Raja, ILV President

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Upcoming Coffee Mornings

17 October, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

ILV member Dee Gerken will give an insight into the ILV charity this year, the Te-Phan Orphanage. Established in Ho Chi Minh City in 1985 by Brother Hoàng Văn Bình, the Te-Phan Loving Family Orphanage has more than 34 years experience in caring for the disadvantaged.

24 October, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

Over 13,000 children drown each year in Vietnam. Sophie Le from Water Safety Vietnam will discuss their programmes this week at Coffee Morning.

30 October, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

Renowned photographer, Réhann, of Couleurs Gallery will share his life story and give members an insight into his stunning and affecting work.

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:

23 October, 2019

Time: 10.30-12.30

Have you wondered how Vietnamese traditional lacquer products are made? And what exactly is the process of hand painting on silk?

Ms Nga of Hoang Nga Fine Arts, a long-time ILV supporter and Discount Provider, will share the story of both specialist techniques with members at their showroom  in D9.

Not only will members receive a special discount for any purchases on the day, there is also a special surprise planned for us!

This outing is free. Snacks and drinks are provided at the visit, but lunch will be at members’ own expense at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

To register, email Piu here. Full details of where to meet will be sent to members separately.

26 October, 2019

Time: 18.30-21.00

A social evening with partners and spouses at Bamboo Chic, Meridien Hotel in D1. Tickets available at Coffee Mornings for 500,000 VND per head for Asian-themed canapés, free flow wines, beers and soft drinks. Advanced payment required. Một, hai, ba, vô!

Lunch for New Members

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

Thursday, 17 October, 2019
Au Parc, 23 Han Thuyen, D1
Lunch starts at 12:15pm, after Coffee Morning