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!

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 email us and let us know about it!

Note that most 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 email our activity coordinators for each activity. 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 a restaurant near The Intercontinental Hotel.

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 ILV Membership.

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 Anne, the book club coordinator, if you have any questions about how to obtain the book for the month.

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

Contact ILV Book Club

Mahjong & 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 with Linda Ledl by clicking here.

We are currently looking for more bridge players to have the group active again! If you can help us start a bridge group, please talk to Linda.

Shanghai Rummy

Every Friday at noon. Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up with Linda Eshel by clicking here.​


Knit & Natter

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held most often at Agnes Café (02 Le Van Mien, D2), with occasional forays into other districts.

In this group, we each work on our own handicraft and needlework projects in a casual, fun atmosphere. There may 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 with Moray by clicking here. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!

Monthly Golf

We play a round of golf (9 or 18 holes) once at month at Song Be Golf Resort at Binh Duong. ILV members get a discount so please bring your card. For 18 hours, the price will be 1,260,000 VND plus 300,000 VND for your caddy. To sign up or for further information, please contact Ethna by clicking here.

Upcoming Outings

A Night at the Opera House with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Time: 1930-2200

Saturday, 15 February

A rare opportunity to see an orchestra of international repute, The Hong Kong Sinfonietta 香港小交響樂團 in their début concert in Vietnam during their 20th anniversary season. The HK Sinfonietta’s Musical Director and conductor is Yip Wing-sie, one of the first women conductors in the world.

As an added bonus, award-winning Russian pianist, Pavel Koslesnikov, will be joining the orchestra as a soloist, in what will be a full Beethoven programme.

Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

ILV has booked a block of top tier seats at 850k VND each at the Saigon Opera House for the best view in the house!

We will enjoy drinks (at your own cost) at the Caravelle Hotel rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon, from 5.00-7.00PM and head over to the Opera House together. The concert starts at 7.30PM and will last approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

Members and their families are welcome to book tickets. Please email Cat, ILV Discounts Coordinator ilvdiscounts@gmail.com to reserve your seats, or at Coffee Mornings. Payment to be made in advance no later than Thursday 6 February at Coffee Morning.

There are LIMITED TICKETS for these top seats so please book NOW!

If you would like to book your own seats or at a different pricing, go to www.ticketbox.vn


Future Events

There are no upcoming events.