Category: Events (page 1 of 2)

Na Trang Alam Paradise Bay Resort

ALMA Paradise Bay resort in Nha Trang and their concept of holiday ownership

Micro Boulangerie

Thank you so much to Jun from Micro Boulangerie! From South Korea, here to Saigon into our hearts at ILV! We enjoyed so many delicious gifts from their ovens, made without sugar, eggs, butter or milk. YUM!

Urban Gardening

Thank you Alex from Gagaco VIỆT NAM for your talk yesterday about your efforts in the area of urban gardening. Our Coffee Morning speakers always give us interesting and thought provoking topics! Congratulations to the lucky members that went home with fresh herbs!

mini market

We were so pleased with our “mini market day” on Thursday! Thank you to Brim Coffee, MAROU, Faiseurs de Chocolat, Kaanchi’s and DeKara Collection for your participation and great deals.

May Event Wine and Cheese Social

Our first get-together since the lockdown at MGallery! It was so nice to see everyone with their partners!

Coffee Morning Zoom Making Spring Rolls

APRIL 23, at10AM. We joined Freeda and her housekeeper in a Zoom gathering for an educational demonstration on proper Vietnamese spring rolls and dipping sauce.

Coffee Morning Zoom Exploring Indian Folk art

Thursday, April 16, our very talented member Vineeta Rupani gave a Zoom presentation exploring Indian Folk art and how it has shaped her own modern take in her paintings.

Coffee Morning Zoom Cooking Demonstration

April 2nd, about 20 ladies attended a Zoom Coffee Morning, watching the chefs from Benaras do a live cooking demo. The chefs kindly showed us the ingredients, how to cook, how to serve these appetizing dishes.
Although we couldn’t taste the final results, the food looked so delicious! A big thank you to our hosts at Benaras – Indian Restaurant & Lounge and all of our members that logged on to watch.

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. 

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