Welcome to the ​ILV Activities, Events & Outings page!

We have an awesome array of activities planned every week and at least one outing a month. There is something for everyone! Sign up sheets and more information will be available for all activities and outings at each Thursday Coffee Morning. If you are on your phone, be sure to scroll down the page to find information on our weekly activities.

If you have any suggestions for a new activity or a monthly outing or if you would like to head up a new activity, please click here and let us know about it!

Note that many of the activities are announced by Evite, email, or Whatsapp, so check your spam folder if you sign up for an activity but haven't received an Evite or email. Also, please RSVP so the organizer can arrange a large enough venue to handle the activity.

If you would like to join ILV and participate in our activities and outings, please come to our Thursday Coffee Morning, or contact one of the Committee members. We'd love to have you join us!

Regular Activities

Lunch for New Members

Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (after ILV Coffee Morning), at the Market 39, ground floor of  InterContinental Hotel, D1.

This lunch is primarily for those who have become ILV members in the past three months, but all members are invited to join in.

It is an opportunity for new members to learn more about ILV and about living in Saigon, including the best places to shop or dine or have a coffee, where to get what, and all the questions you want to ask. You will also meet some of our Committee members and other newcomers. An Evite will be sent to ILV newcomers about a week before the lunch. Watch your inbox for the Evite, or let us know if you haven't received it by emailing Jayne.

The next New Member lunch will be held:

There are no upcoming events.

Book Club

Every fourth (or last) Monday of the month at 2 pm at Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Teahouse (25 Ho Tung Mau, D1). Villa Royale is locate opposite of Ham Nghi Street from Bitexco (above Don Chicken). Enter from side street through ally and up the stairs. Very fun to find! Villa Royale Downtown has lovely lunches and cakes and of course wonderful tea. Feel free to have lunch or tea during our discussion. The proprietor Tracey is an ILV member.

Books selected for discussion can be downloaded from the Kindle store and other online venues, so don't worry if you can't find a hard copy. Use the button below to contact Moray, the book club coordinator, if you have any questions about how to obtain the book for the month.

Sign up via the button below or at the Coffee Mornings. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!

Contact ILV Book Club

There are no upcoming events.

If you would like to know more about past Book Club meetings, please click here.

Mahjong & Intermediate Bridge

Every Tuesday, 10:00AM until noon. Sign up at Coffee Morning then show up at Norfolk Mansion to get in on the action. If you are interested, please sign up at Coffee Morning. We are currently looking for more bridge players to have the group active again!

Shanghai Rummy

Every Friday at noon. Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up at Coffee Morning.​


Knit & Natter

New! A monthly ILV Knit & Natter group. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held at Villa Royale (25 Ho Tung Mau, D1).

In this activity, we each work on our own handicraft and needlework projects in a casual group atmosphere. There may also be occasional stash-expanding shopping excursions. And if you have always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, cross stitch or embroidery, there will be someone in the group who can help you learn (just email first or bring your own supplies).

If you are interested in participating in the group, please sign up at coffee morning. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!

Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up at Coffee Morning.​

There are no upcoming events.

Monthly Golf

Generally once per month. This activity is on hold until September, when the weather cools off a bit.

A round of golf (9 or 18 holes) at different area golf courses. Sign up and get more information at Coffee Morning. After you sign up, you'll be contacted by our Golf Coordinator, Petra van Walt Meijer-Pen two weeks ahead of each planned outing with information on the date and location. Note: These outings are for golfers with experience since a handicap is needed to play on courses here.

Upcoming Outings

July 25, 2018

Time: 10:00AM

JULY OUTING 2: Dai Giac Pagoda Visit 

Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 10am

With its stellar outdoor front representing the boat, which is the symbol of Mahayana Buddhism, Dai Giac Pagoda is one of the most important places of worship for the Vietnamese who mostly follow Mahayana Buddhism.

We will visit the pagoda in shared cars and then proceed for lunch. Please sign up at the next Coffee Morning on July 5, 2018.

For more info, contact Archana Raja (ILV Activities and Outings Coordinator) ilvactivities@gmail.com tel. 0981 921 557

Future Events

September 29, 2018

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Our next Evening Event, the September Soiree. Stay tuned for more information about theme, tickets and venue soon!