83B Ly Thuong Kiet St.,
Pacific Place Courtyard, Hoan Kiem Dist.
A fine dining restaurant and bar located in the tranquil courtyard of the Pacific Place complex.
Monday: Free coffee/tea afternoons at Halia Restaurant
Specials: Rack of lamb with Javanese spices, chocolate torte, soft shell crab
Price per person: VND300,000 and up
12 Phan Huy Ich St., Ba Dinh Dist.
Happy hours: Monday-Friday, from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Enjoy a 30 percent discount on all cocktails and free nibbles.
Saturday: Saturday Jazz LIVE
Wednesday: Super special blues night
Friday: Romantic guitar
Specials: Grilled beef & salmon
IN HO CHI MINH CITY
American sensation Heather Jakeman at Purple Jade
39 Le Duan Blvd., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 520 9099
8 p.m. until late, Tuesday to Sunday nights; 1st floor of InterContinental Asiana Saigon
Award winning Heather Jakeman has sung for the First Lady of the United States and now she's in Ho Chi Minh City to sing for you.
Chill out with a classic cocktail and Jakeman's acclaimed crooning.
Happiest hours: 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Choose a beverage from our exclusive drink menu, and have a second one (of the same price) on the house.
Full bottle package with friends - 8 p.m. until late every night.
For only VND1,500,000++, all Purple Jade goers can choose from one of the below:
1 bottle of Belvedere Vodka plus 10 cans of mixers and 1 carafe of orange or cranberry juice
1 bottle of Glenmorangie whisky 10 years plus 10 cans of mixers.
Windsor Plaza Hotel
18 An Duong Vuong St., Dist.5
Tel: (08) 3 833 6688
Fax: (08) 3 833 6888
Greet the Year of the Cat with authentic Chinese pudding
As the Lunar New Year draws near, the Windsor Plaza Hotel will offer a variety of traditional Chinese puddings or nian gao. According to tradition, happiness, success and health are promised to all who eat these sweet and savory treats.
Nian gao literally translates to "a more prosperous year."
Visit Windsor Plaza Hotel's Café Central An Dong and Ngan Dinh Chinese restaurant from January 15 through February 2. A wide selection of traditional puddings prepared by our master pastry chef will be on offer. Flavors will include taro, coconut and even chocolate. The pudding packages are priced between VND148,000++ and VND188,000++, making the holiday treats not only festive but also a great value.
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 with a relaxing and medical Spa.
"Sauna and steambath are free for members."
Special New Year promotion: from February 1 to 10
La Cochinchine Fitness Club is offering a 20 percent discount for yearly and six-month memberships.
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.
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.