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.