Saigon has all you need for a comfortable life: phone, water, gas, internet, and much more. The essentials are there, and even occasionally important services like international shipping, notary services, domestic help, catering and ordering from your favorite neighborhood takeout online, is available in abundance. The only problem is navigating the language barrier - and even when you’ve done that, there are loads of unspoken limitations that will make life harder if you don’t have someone who’s been through it all to guide you.
How do you know the temporary maid you’ve hired is trustworthy? What do you do if the bill collector comes and you’re not there and your electricity gets shut off? What’s the best phone package to get for your family? What’s the normal rate for a private driver? These are all the questions that inevitable pop up as you go through the living and adopting period in Ho Chi Minh City. This section will help you navigate the world of service and utility providers in Saigon, and choose the most suitable ones for you and your family.
FedEx provides fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories around the world. It uses a global air and ground network to speed up the delivery of time-sensitive shipments, usually one to two business days is guaranteed. Price: VND1.052M/500g within 2-3 working days; VND1.9M/2kg including VAT and gasoline for FedEx to pick ...
Price: International buffet menu: VND400,000-450,000+/per person; Set menu: VND490,000-540,000+/per person; Transportation & service fees: VND6.2M. The cuisine from Caterers ranges from Vietnamese to Singaporean, Indian and Western food.
Services are available on Sunday, all public holidays, and outside of working hours and at customers’ appointed locations. With their highly qualified team trained in Vietnam and abroad, they are confident in their ability to perform their work well.
Việt Village serves Vietnamese cuisine. Prices for set menu per 10 people/table: VND2.2M- 6M (exclusive of transportation fee and service fees, which vary); Custom menu per 10 people/table: VND1.95M-6.5M (inclusive of transportation fee and service fees, which vary depending of the order).
Price: within one working day: Under 20kg: VND60,000; From 20kg and above: VND1,500 for each additional 500g Mai Linh Express delivers parcels and letters with competitive pricing and an efficient delivery schedule. Destinations include Cần Thơ, Vĩnh Long, Bạc Liêu, Kiên Giang and other Southern cities; excepting Vị Thanh and Cao Lãnh. Services (Only in Cà Mau, Bạc Liêu, Vĩnh ...
Price: Upon request, as they change daily. Originally an overseas distributor of Japanese newspapers, OCS has become widely recognised as a highly reliable courier service. They will pick up and deliver a variety of items anywhere in the world.
Price: Upon request, as they change daily. Services: Shipping & tracking, parcels & packets, export services, import services, domestic services, printed materials, air, sea and inland. Basic English is spoken.
People visit eat.vn to browse through the wide variety of restaurants listed on the website, and to have food delivered right to their doorstep. Delivery fees are very low, and over 300 restaurants are available on the site, accessible depending on your district. These restaurants cover a range of international cuisines, and include global chains such as Subway, as well ...
Top quality cleaning services, specialising in cleaning villas, houses, apartments and condominiums. Affordable prices, flexible schedules and contract terms, and continued support. Their staff is experienced and available in D1, D2, D3 and D7. Package prices range from VND720,000 (3h/week) to VND9M (192h/month).
Price: Sending to the U.S.: VND1.6M/500g; VND2.5M/1kg; VND4.M/2kg. TNT ensures that your parcels, documents and freight items are delivered safely and on time throughout the world and in over 200 countries.
Price: Starters: VND55,000-95.000; Main course: VND69,000-145,000. Chez Guido offers Italian dishes along with Vietnamese specialties. They deliver to any district, but varying fees will be applied to residents living in remote districts.
Central Notary Office is among the first notary offices e stablished i n H CMC. They have years of experience and first-class facilities. The chief notary, Mr. Phạm Xuân Thọ, has 13 years experience working as the Chief Judge of the HCMC Economic Court and 10 years as a HCMC economic arbitrator.
Saigon Hỏa Xa transports goods throughout Vietnam and the neighbouring provinces of China, Laos and Cambodia by train and bus. In addition to the head office in HCMC, they also have offices in Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang, Cần Thơ and other smaller towns.
Price: In the same city: VND7,300/50g; VND13,000/500g; VND16,000/1kg; Outside HCMC (from HCMC to Hanoi): HCMC to Hanoi: 50g-100g, VND12,500; HCMC to Da Nang: 50g-100g, VND12,500 Services: Shipping/tracking, parcel/packets, courier, transportation, customs clearance and commercial services. Basic English is spoken.
Price: VIP package: From VND1M (2h/day and one day a week) to VND4.2M (8h/day and six days a week). Economic package: From VND550,000 (2h/day and one day a week) to VND3.8M (8h/day and six days a week). Large-scale commercial operator that also provides a domestic cleaning service.
This company connects HCMC, Dalat and Nha Trang. The prices are quite diverse, but always cheap. To send a mobile phone to Nha Trang, you pay around VND35,000, for a motorbike you will have to pay between VND270,000- 310,000. You can pay a little more to make sure that your package is protected. In case something happens, you will be ...
Price: By express delivery: ››Less than 50g: VND8,000-12,200 ››50g-100g: VND9,000-18,100 ››100g-250g: VND10,500-32,500 ››250g-500g:VND12,400-42,800 ››500g-1kg: VND14,400-57,900 ››1kg-1.5kg: VND15,200-75,200 ››1.5kg-2kg: VND18,000-82,400 ››More than 2kg: VND1,700-10,700 for each additional 500g Kerry TTC, formerly known as Tín Thành, is one of the companies that will deliver your goods inside Vietnam and overseas with the best rates.
Price: Sample prices for sending parcels within Vietnam: VND17,000/100g; VND49,000/1kg Sample prices for sending outside of Vietnam: VND900,000/500g; VND1.1M/1kg EMS have domestic and international services (in 102 countries). Unfortunately, it is difficult to find an English speaking staff, so you should use their services with the help of a Vietnamese friend.
Price: Less than 50g: VND8,000-10,500; 50g - 100g: VND8,000-17,000; 1.5kg - 2kg: VND21,000-71,500; From 2kg and above: VND1,600 for each additional 500g. Vietnam Airlines offer services exclusively in Vietnam to/from cargo terminals in Hanoi and HCMC. The weight of each package cannot exceed 32kg and the dimensions cannot exceed 80x60x50cm.
Price: Buffet menu: VND600,000-700,000/ per person (exclusive of transportation fee and service fees). Au Parc Catering offers a generous mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, dips, salads, canapes and kebabs.
This company provides maids for families or offices in all districts. Packages are based on your cleaning preferences, desired frequency, and budget (around VND6M/month). Aside from hourly cleaning services, the company also offers a weekly and fortnightly cleaning service along with a one-off home cleaning service for special occasions or events.
Price: Outside Vietnam: sending an envelope depends on the country you send it to. For example, sending an envelope to U.S. costs VND960,000 for 500g and it will take 3-4 working days to arrive. Inside Vietnam: sending goods to Hanoi costs VND25,000/25g and VND30,000/100g and will arrive in one day. If goods are delivered far away from the capital, to ...
Vietnammm.com lists hundreds of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Customers select where they live, what kind of food they want to eat and when it should be delivered. Then vietnammm.com places the order at the restaurant and confirms the delivery time to the customer.
Price: from VND60,000/hour. A social enterprise that empowers disadvantaged women with the potential to begin careers as domestic helpers (housekeepers and nannies). Staff members are well trained with standard operating procedures and speak basic English. Both part-time and full-time housekeepers and nannies who can go to all districts are available.
Importing any goods into any country is, of course, subject to certain restrictions and prohibitions.
In this respect Vietnam is no different. In order to check the prohibited and restricted items, the British Royal Mail website (royalmail.com/viet-nam), has some useful information. In addition to this, it is worth remembering that the country of origin will also have regulations as to what ca...
Vietnam’s notary sector, like many other sectors in the country, has its origins in the French system. A notary agent offers a range of services including:
- Witnessing the signing of documents -Transferring of company capital- Payout to beneficiaries from an estate
Most notaries in HCMC offer translations but cannot notarise these documents. For that, you will need to source a tra...
During my almost 12 months in the serene chaos that is Ho Chi Minh City I have owned a total of two bicycles. As per custom I named each of them, and both Susie and Richard have been instrumental parts of my life here. They have also both warranted city-wide searches for repair shops, secondhand salesmen and the friendliest road-side tire inflator man. I have a few favorite tire inflator men. Y...
In this article, we will give you the best tips to repair your laptop or to fix problems with computers in Saigon.
Laptops are perhaps even scarier to replace or repair than phones. They have more bits that could go missing, they're bigger, and they tend to hold more of your life than your iPhone or Android. They also cost more money!
Only last week I may have spilt a cup of warm milky coffee...
Repairing or replacing anything worth more than a few million VND in Ho Chi Minh City is notoriously difficult. Why? Simply because the process will either cost you half your annual salary at a reputable chain, or at least that much in stress as you try to figure out which non-brand repair shop to go with.
I’m talking about laptops, phones, bicycles, iPods, musical instruments - if it's ...