7 things to try for newcomers in Saigon.

Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city which attracts many tourists every year. Many of them have come to Vietnam for the first time and some seem confusing of not knowing where to go and what to do here. Here are 7 things i think you should try when coming here. Nguyen Hue walking street: Located in downtown […]

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Tan Son Nhat airport’s new sleeping zone.

With new sleeping zone, passengers will have no longer had to sit on the floor waiting for their flights. In November, the waiting area at the international terminal of Tan Son Nhat airport has been recently expanded with a 100-square-meter sleeping zone equipped with long wooden chairs and 20 sleeping loungers that anyone can use […]

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Black Friday’s promotion.

Hi expat community, Tomorrow ( 25th, November) is Black Friday, a big shopping festival on over the world. In order to welcome this event, Vis want to give to all of you a special offer. If you are looking to rent an apartment, don’t hesitate to contact us tomorrow. We will grant you a discount […]

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New Housing Law allow expats to buy properties.

Accordingly, from July 1, 2015, two long-awaited pieces of legislation, the New Housing Law , and the Real Estate Business Law, have come into effect. Under the provisions of the Housing Law, the requirements for foreigners to buy and own homes in Vietnam are loosened. Specifically, foreign organizations and individuals investing in Vietnam, branches and […]

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Expats’ life as professional sports instructors in Vietnam

Expats from different walks of life have found a stable living in Vietnam while developing careers as professional sports trainers. Retired athletes, English teachers or even tourists have managed to resettle in the Southeast Asian country as professional coaches thanks to their passion and determination. The adoption of foreign-rooted types of sport, including martial arts, […]

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Ambulance & Medical Evacuation Service

Emergency contact numbers for foreign tourists in Vietnam. The importance of good preparation and getting useful travel information before making a trip to Vietnam ensures safety of tourists under unforeseen circumstances Vietnam Country Code: +84 International Call Prefix: 00 Trunk Prefix: 0 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS Police: (Telephone area code)-3-113 Fire: (Telephone area code)-3-114 Ambulance – […]

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Vietnamese New Year and the Lunar Calendar

Tet and the Vietnamese Zodiac System The Vietnamese can be a superstitious bunch. Many of them believe in an elaborate and complex Zodiac system made up of animal signs, Ying and Yang symbols, Earthly Elements and celestial symbols that depend on the year, month, day, hour and even century that you were born. This complex […]

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Domestic flights in Vietnam

Domestic flights in Vietnam are rising in both number of routes and frequency. The most frequent flights are between main cities, especially those with larger airports such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. There are also many direct flights, though at fewer frequency to tourism destinations such as Dien Bien, Nha Trang, […]

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How to eat like a local in HCMC

The one-time capital of South Vietnam, Saigon is arguably the most exciting metropolis in Southeast Asia. Referred to officially by the government as Ho Chi Minh City since 1975, Saigon is a sprawling spread of districts, suburbs, and cities within cities, each of which is steeped in history and marinated in insanely delicious food from […]

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Vegetarian Guide for Expats Living in Saigon

Some of you may already know me, Akshay — the Indian guy coming from Jaipur (India). It has been 3 years since I first came to Vietnam to work for AIESEC (non-for-profit organization), then Young Makers Challenge (Everest Education and Intel Vietnam’s Project) and now Hoozing (my own startup). I am a vegetarian and therefore I […]

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Why you should travel Vietnam by motorbike?

 There could be thousands of reasons for the motorcycle lovers to answer the question: why traveling by motorbikes and there must be hundreds of reasons to travel Vietnam by motorbike. Here are just some of reasons collected by experienced biker teams of Vietnam  after many years touring around Vietnam by motorbikes with the travelers all […]

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Surviving in Saigon during Monsoon Season

Angela Schonberg (Travelfish) once described the weather in Ho Chi Minh City: “It comes in two flavours: dry and wet. The wet season sounds like a downer, and brings with it high humidity and daily downpours. But precisely because of the rainy season’s bad reputation, this time of the year can be a great and […]

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How much do you know about Vietnamese Landlords?

Vietnamese have a very particular culture and mindset that some may find it difficult to understand when you first come to Vietnam. This article will put the landlord — tenant relationship in context and outline what should you be aware to establish a positive and healthy relationship with the owners of your rental place, which […]

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Cost of living in Vietnam

Living expenses in Vietnam will differ depending on an individual’s lifestyle. The largest cost in an expat monthly budget will be housing renting and western foodstuffs. Travel, phone and Internet costs remain low. If you want to move to Vietnam to save money, or simply to enjoy a high quality of life while spending less than you would […]

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Street food in Ho Chi Minh city.

If you are an expat living and working in Ho Chi Minh, you might not pass The street foods here. They are not only a kind of food but also  beauty in Vietnamese culture. The street food scene in Saigon permeates every district, neighbourhood, and alleyway; the city boasts so many street food outlets that, at […]

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Why is the electricity’price in apartments for rent more expensive than this in normal apartments?

Many expats living in apartments for rent in Viet Nam often wonder that why does the electricity’price in the apartments they rent is higher than this in normal residential houses? Did their homeowners cheat on them? It is understandable because many expats don’t know that there are more than one kinds of electricity’s price we […]

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How to get a SIM card and use internet in Vietnam

Cell phone are an essential part of travel nowadays. Whether it be for calling home, calling hotels, planning logistics, map surfing, navigating or Facebook-ing. Your cell phone is the one-stop resource for it all. Of course, every country has its own system. So for your stay in Vietnam, we give you some tips you might […]

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You Need a Motorbike License.

This article is taken from Tenzing Pacific Services. Okay, so you’re an expat living in Vietnam. You have a motorbike. You don’t want to be the person with a GoFundMe page for your medical bills so you’ve bought expat health insurance. So you’re all set to the right? You’re forgetting your Vietnamese Driver’s License! While […]

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Special Offers From VIS ESTATE

  Dear ladies and gentlemen, It’s time for a getaway; Vis Estate offers unique short holidays or long term packages and a special gift. Email us and let us know your preferred location, date of travel, and how many are you. We the only real estate agent that offering this special presents which only limited to […]

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