Welcome to the ILV Activities 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 have any suggestions for a new activity or a monthly outing, please click here and let us know about it!
This month's golf outing will be on June 6th at Song Be golf course. Tee off time will be at 8:00 a.m., with a choice of 9 or 18 holes. Bring your ILV card for a 10% discount.
If you are an experienced golfer and want to join this outing, you can sign up with our golf coordinator, Petra van Walt Meijer-Pen, at the next Coffee Morning.
May Highlights, Part 3:
D2 Coffee, May 31th
Please join us for a D2 coffee morning, starting from 10:00 AM to noon at Art Space (3rd Floor, 104A, Xuan Thuy St., Thao Dien, D2).
Farah Khan will be hosting. This coffee morning is for current ILV members and for newcomers to Saigon who live in D2 and would like to know more about joining ILV. This will be a good opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy a social morning. The cost is 100,000VND, which includes coffee, water, fruit, and cake.
May Highlights, Part 2:
A Social Night on Friday, May 26th
Please join us, starting at 6:00 PM at East West Brewing, 181-185 Ly Tu Trong, D1.
Partners/Spouses are welcome. This promises to be a nice chance to network and get to know each other better.
(Drinks and food are to be paid on an individual basis. East West will be offering a 10% discount, so take your membership card!
An Outing to the Mekong Delta on
Wednesday, May 17th
A great time was had by all ILV members who attended the Mekong Delta outing! Everyone boarded an air-conditioned bus to My Tho City, then cruised the Mekong in open ferry-type boats.
The group observed how fish are farmed beneath the floating houses first, then went to Unicorn Island, where they were taken by horse cart to enjoy a performance of traditional Vietnamese music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity).
Next up was a snack of seasonal fruit then a ride in small rowboats to float down a creek featuring beautiful overhanging coconut trees. The trip included a visit to a bee farm to enjoy honey tea, a Vietnamese lunch, and a visit to a village to see how traditional Vietnamese coconut candy is produced.
See the Photo Gallery for lots of photos of this fun event. And keep an eye on this page for information on our outing for June!
ILV Member Jee Hee Kim performed a piano recital on April 22, 2017
ILV's own Jee Hee Kim, an internationally recognized concert pianist, performed a beautiful piano recital at the HCMC Conservatory of Music (112 Nguyen Du, Phuong Ben Thanh, D1) on April 22nd, at 8:00PM. There was also be a guest appearance from cellist William Cho, a year nine student at the British International school.
25 years of ILV luncheon on Mar 22, 2017
ILV celebrated its 25th Anniversary in style with a 5-course lunch at the Grand Hotel. It was a wonderful time, and we thank everyone who attended and helped make it a fabulous day!
For more information on our 25th Anniversary Week and ongoing celebrations in 2017, see our ILV 25 Years page.
Coffee Tasting on Feb 22, 2017
Date: Wednesday February 22, 2017
Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM (Meet at Thao Dien Vincom MegaMall at 9am, or meet at PJ'S Coffee at SALA at 9.30AM)
Location: PJ’s Coffee, 145-147 Nguyen Co Thach, D2 (Near the SALA Residences)
Cost: 100,000 vnd for members and 200,000 for non-members.
Sign up and more info at the Coffee Morning!
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry and demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making mattered. PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top 1% of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. Come learn more at the tasting on 22 Feb!
A Rockin' White Christmas party on December 2, 2016
November Outing: District Eight Design Furniture factory and Showroom + WISH store shopping
Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
Time: 9am departure from Central Post Office, D1, return to Thao Dien around lunchtime
Location: District Eight Design Showroom & Factory, Binh Tan District
Price: Just bus transportation, final cost will be informed before Thursday, November 10. Lunch at individual expense.
We will have a tour of the factory and end in their showroom where we can see the finished designs we saw being made in the factory. ILV bus will then drive to Thao Dien, we will have lunch, and then ILV members have been invited to shop at the WISh Store with a special 15% discount on all purchases.
Sign up latest Thursday, November 10 at Coffee Morning (or tomorrow at Bazaar).
Photos of Past Events and Outings
If you have any photos of past ILV events or outings, please feel free to send them to us by email for inclusion on this page.
PRESIDENT'S LUNCH for NEWCOMERS
Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (after ILV Coffee Morning) at the Hard Rock Cafe, D1.
The President's 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 E-vite will be sent to ILV newcomers about a week before the lunch. Watch your inbox for the E-vite, or let us know if you haven't received it by emailing Jay.
TEN PIN BOWLING
Every first Monday of the month, 10:00AM - noon at Diamond Plaza, 5th floor (District 1). We recommend bringing your own socks. Shoes can be rented. The sign-up sheet will be available at Coffee Morning. Bowling is currently On Hold for lack of a coordinator. If you would be interested in being our bowling coordinator, please contact Mary Lower (email@example.com).
MONDAY AFTERNOON TEA & BOOK CLUB - New date!!
Every fourth (or last) Monday of the month. Next book club is on May 29, 2017 (the last Monday in May) at 2 pm at Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Teahouse (25 Ho Tung May, D1). The book to be discussed is The Kashmir Shawl, by Rosie Thomas.
Sign up via the button below or at the Coffee Mornings. Reminders are sent by E-vite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the E-vite!
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.
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. Watch this page for information on driving range outings for those new to the game.
Every Wednesday at 10:00AM. Sign up at Coffee Morning!
Every Friday, beginning at 10:30AM at the Estella in District 2.
Sign up at Coffee Morning.
Every Friday at noon.
Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up at Coffee Morning.
On Demand Activities