Category: Events (page 1 of 2)

February Event – ILV Appreciation BBQ

The ILV Appreciation BBQ on Saturday, 29 February was put on by the 2019/2020 Committee to say a huge THANK YOU to our members for their support this past year. ILV simply wouldn’t exist without its members. We were delighted to welcome over 60 members and their spouses / partners who all enjoyed a fun evening at Estella One podium.

Our deepest thanks to Mary Lower for liaising with and organizing the venue and facilities; Jake’s Catering for the yummy food; RADA Wines for the wines, and last but not least, Jay Kruytbosch for getting Heineken sponsorship for the beer and cider! THANK YOU ALL!

February Outing – Drinks at the Mad House Wine Bar

The Night Owls group enjoyed a relaxing evening at the newly opened MAD House Wine Bar on Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien on Wednesday, 19 February. Our members sampled many delicious wines from the extensive list and had a fun time mingling and chatting with each other.

November Activity – A Wine Tasting with Chocolate

On 20 November, the Night Owls group plus spouses enjoyed an evening of wine pairing with chocolate at Red Apron in District 1 with Matthieu Dutreuil. The ILV Night Owls meet monthly in the evening. If you would like to join in, please contact Piu, our Activities Coordinator at to be added to the Whatsapp group.

November Outing – A Visit to Ong Bon Pagoda

On 20 November, 23 ILV members visited the Ong Bon Pagoda in District 5. ILV Activities Coordinator, Piu, made the temple come to life explaining its history and recounted wonderful stories of the gods represented inside. After a delicious lunch, members were also guided around the area known commonly as “Christmas Street” and the market “Buttons and Bows” by ILV Secretary, Anne Ross.

October Event – A Drinks Evening at Bamboo Chic, Le Meridien

On 26 October, a record-breaking 63 ILV members and their spouses and partners enjoyed an evening of freeflow drinks and delicious canapés at Bamboo Chic in Le Meridien Hotel. Thank you to Jayne for specially organizing this event for us and more importantly, to all the members for supporting it!

August Event, 2019 – Drinks & Canapés at Madame Sau’s

On 24th August, from the 67th floor of Landmark 81, a record number of members and their spouses enjoyed drinks and snacks with a spectacular view on the balcony of Madame Sau’s. A great welcome back to Saigon after the summer holidays! More photos are available here.

May Event – 2019 Social Night at Belgo’s

Members and their partners spent a lovely evening on Thursday, 9 May enjoying craft beers and delicious canapés, as they chit chatted at Belgo Belgian Craft Beer Brewery. 

March Event, 2019 – Saigon River Cruise

On Saturday 9 March, we boarded the Bonsai and cruised the Saigon river. Lovely cruise with over 80 of us on board, with great food, plenty to drink, a fun magician, music to dance and more.

January Outing, 2019 – Tet window shopping day!

Tet window shopping day!

25 of us enjoyed the Tet spirit at the special floating
flower market and Tet ornaments street.
Dimsum lunch at Cho Lon was our treat after all the shopping!

Christmas lunch 2018

We had a great time at the ILV Christmas lunch December 6
at Sofitel Hotel. Pictures taken by the professional photographer(and some others) have been posted to the Galleries page.


September Event 2018 – ILV’s September Soirée

We had a great time at the  Silver Screen Cocktail Party at the Hotel Equatorial.
Dressed as  glamourous movie stars we enjoyed the beer, wine, canapés and the wonderful company.



Delightful Delicatessen Night

ILV Evening Event for May 2018

A Delightful Delicatessen Night at the beautiful Social Club in ​M Gallery – Hôtel des Arts Saigon

What better way to celebrate being half-way through the week than by joining your partner and your friends at a Deli and Wine night!

The event was held on Wednesday, 23rd May.

The night included Delicatessen food by Social Club and free flow wine from Elite Wines. A fun time was had by all!

Evening Event October 2017: Wine Tasting

ILV’s Evening Event for October 2017 was a Wine Tasting at Stellar Restaurant
A fun time was had by all, and the wines for tasting were excellent. Thanks to Chris and his team from Elite Wines for providing the venue, food, and wine. And a special thanks to Beverley for putting on another successful event for ILV!

See images from the event below!

Evening Event September 2017: Tropical Night Cruise

As part of an ongoing celebration of ILV’s 25th year Anniversary, the ILV Tropical Night Cruise on the 23rd was a fun-filled event!

Thanks to Beverley, Dee, and the staff and crew of the Bonsai Legacy for throwing a bash to remember.

Evening Event June 2017: Bowling Night

For our June Social Night, we went bowling! It was a fun evening of bowling and socializing. Spouses, partners, and friends joined, and everyone had a great time. The location was the bowling lanes in Diamond Plaza (34 Le Duan Street, D1).

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