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IN HANOI

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

83A Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Lounge 83 Lobby Level

Business networking event

On August 11, the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi will host a business Thursday event in its lobby lounge. The monthly event, which is organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham), the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV) and many other prestigious business groups from throughout the nation, is an initiative to raise the standard of networking events in Hanoi.

Networking activities start at 6 p.m.

Guests pay VND150,000 at the door and receive a voucher for two drinks (one beer and one glass of wine) and premium finger foods.

IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Yu Chu Restaurant

InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel

Corner Hai Ba Trung St. & Le Duan Blvd., Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 520 9099

Email: dine@icasianasaigon.com

Yu Chu (Emperor Kitchen) is the InterContinental Asiana Saigon's signature restaurant, located on the first floor. The restaurant marries contemporary presentation and stylish surroundings with authentic Cantonese and Peking cuisine. As diners look on, our skillful chef prepares hand-pulled noodles, fresh dim sum and hot wok dishes in our open, impeccably designed show kitchen. Guests can see flashing steel knives and fiery explosions from open gas burners which the cooks operate dexterously with their knees.

From now until the end of September, delight your taste buds at Yu Chu and receive a 25 percent discount on a la carte orders.

Kabin Chinese Restaurant

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

8-15 Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 822 0033; ext. 2300

Exclusive moon cakes at Kabin

The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon's moon cakes, served in their Kabin Chinese Restaurant, help customers offer friends and family their sincere and elegant thanks during the cheerful Mid-Autumn Festival.

In older times, moon cakes were prepared as elaborate sacrifices to the Moon Goddess. Today, the hotel's wide range of moon cakes are inspirationally prepared and tailored to suit a range of tastes.

These much-loved delicacies are presented in traditional Chinese styles: pandan lotus single yolk, green tea or exotic creations of low sugar taro yuzu and grand ruby.

Order early to avoid missing out the hotel typically sells out its stock one week before the festival.

VND717,000 (US$35) net per box of four moon cakes.

Available from August 1 to September 12, 2011.

Park Hyatt Saigon

Tel: (08) 3 520 2324

Email: reservations.saiph@hyatt.com

Short and suite summer getaway at Park Hyatt

Through September 30, share "suite" memories with your other half by spending a leisurely night in one of the expansive Park Hyatt Suites. Guests can opt for early check-in on Saturday and late check-out on Sunday.

Your suite experience will be further enhanced with one 60- minute aromatherapy massage for two people, and a Sunday Prosecco brunch at Opera for two. Other dining options will be offered during your stay at a 10 percent discount.

Prices range from US$510++ per night in a double room. Contact the hotel for further options.

Pendolasco-Italian Garden Restaurant

87 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 821 8181

Fax: (08) 3 914 4994

Website: www.pendolasco-restaurantvietnam.com

The oldest Italian restaurant in HCMC has an Italian cook, a classic garden and traditional barbecue.

Jet Studio

688 Le Hong Phong St., Dist. 10

Tel: (08) 3 830 9809, (08) 3 833 5781

Website: www.jetstudio.com.vn

Professional studio specializes in recording, mixing songs and making albums for everyone from amateurs to professional singers.

A good voice is not necessary, just the desire to create your own high-quality CD, from recording to cover design.

IN PHAN THIET

Pandanus Resort

KP5, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Tel: (062) 3 849 849

Email: rsvn@pandanusresort.com

Website: www.pandanusresort.com

The Pandanus Resort is offering a gourmet getaway weekend promotion for only US$159.00++  for two people (twin share).

The package includes two nights' accommodation in a superior room (check-in either Friday or Saturday), daily breakfast buffet, Saturday evening poolside barbecue buffet with an extensive selection of Vietnamese and international entrées, a variety of salads, pastas, desserts and fresh barbecued seafood.

Guests can also use the tennis and badminton courts, bicycles, the game room, fitness center, wifi, and the largest swimming pool in the province.

The promotion is valid until October 31, 2011.

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