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.


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

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


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 at Coffee Morning.

We are currently looking for more bridge players to have the group active again! If you can help us start a bridge group, please see the announcer at any Coffee Morning.


Shanghai Rummy

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

 


Knit & Natter

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held most often at Villa Royale (25 Ho Tung Mau, D1), with occasional forays into other districts. If you have a venue in mind for the group, please let the announcer know at any Coffee Morning.

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 at coffee morning. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!


Monthly Golf

Generally once per month.

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

October 24, 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Hidden Saigon

Location: Meeting Point,  D1
We will travel by a small bus for our visit.

We will visit interesting spots around Saigon, that are frequented by few tourists,
but give an interesting cultural and historical perspective of the city that we currently reside in. These spots include:

  • Former CIA building (visit outside) on Gia Long street
  • Secret weapon cellar in District 3
  • French colonial apartment block to visit retro cafes and have a bite

This outing is for free.

Please sign up at Coffee morning, or for more details contact
Archana Raja (ILV Activities and Outings Coordinator) ilvactivities@gmail.com tel. 0981 921 557 or Anne Jonsson anne-l.j@hotmail.com


 

Future Events

November 8, 2018

Time: 10am - 2pm

 

The best place to buy all of your Christmas gifts is at the ILV Bazaar!

The yearly Bazaar is planned for 8th November at Intercontinental.

We are looking for members to volunteer for the bazaar.

If you would be interested in signing up to volunteer, please sign up at the Coffee morning or email Maila our Community Liaison who is organizing the Bazaar, ilvcommunityliaison@gmail.com.

We will soon provide the list of Vendors who has signed up
for the Bazaar.