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Sandbox Lounge
12 Phan Huy Ich St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Happy hour: Monday-Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Enjoy a 30 percent discount on all cocktails and free nibbles.

Weekly events: Saturday: Saturday Jazz LIVE; Wednesday: Super special blues night; Friday: Romantic guitar

Price: VND50,000-300,000

Specials: Grilled beef & salmon


La Cochinchine Fitness Club
"Rex Hotel"
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., District 1
Tell: (08) 3 825 1814 or (08) 3 825 6134

Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, La Cochinchine Fitness is the new lifestyle center boasting a fully-equipped gym, two swimming pools, alongside a relaxing and medical spa.

"Sauna and steambath are free for members."

Pendolasco-Italian Garden Restaurant
87 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 821 8181
Fax: (08) 3 914 4994

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

Jet Studio
688 Le Hong Phong St., Dist. 10
Tel: (08) 3 830 9809, (08) 3 833 5781

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 CDs from recording to cover design.

Ngan Dinh Chinese Restaurant
5th floor, Windsor Plaza Hotel
18 An Duong Vuong St., Dist. 5
Tel: (08) 3 830 8888

Opening hours: 7 a.m. -2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

March is the time to savor the signature dishes that have made Ngan Dinh famous as one of the premier Chinese restaurants in town.

Specialties include delightful suckling pig as well as shark fin and sea whelk soup. Enjoy these award-winning entrees and discover the many reasons why Ngan Dinh has become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Saigon. Dishes begin at VND288,000++.

Bring those special women in your life to Ngan Dinh on International Women's Day, March 8, for a memorable dining experience with an exquisite set menu available one day only.

++ Price is subject to applicable VAT and service charge. Dine-in only. Not applicable with Windsor VIP Card.

New World Saigon Hotel
76 Le Lai St., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 822 8888

Grilled pizza and the taste of Italy

The New World Saigon Hotel offers all-you-can-eat grilled pizza at Splash.

An exciting Italian

Rendezvous awaits diners at the New World's poolside bar from March 7 to 13. Executive chef Jeremy Harris and his talented team will be preparing grilled pizzas at poolside to welcome spring.

"For the untrained eye preparing a grilled pizza seems easy but it may become quite tricky," says Kamal Munasinghe, director of food and beverage at New World Saigon Hotel.

"When placing the raw dough on the grill it may fall through the grates. The secret lies in the right consistency of the dough combined with the perfect heat of the charcoal."

All pizzas are grilled to order at the hotel's barbecue station and served with traditional toppings such as pesto chicken or spicy sausage. Guests also have the option of adding garlic, herbs and other ingredients to their crust.

The special all-you-can-eat grilled pizza promotion is only available from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and priced at VND292,500 (US$15) per person (price does not include VAT and service charge). The deal includes one bottle of Saigon beer or one soft drink per person.

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