Leisure (general)

 

Hash House Harriers

www.saigonh3.com

Balancing beer and exercise, this long-established running club goes to various out-of-town locations to tear up a few kilometres and burn some of the weekend’s calories. Meets every Sunday at 2.30pm at the Caravelle Hotel, except for the first hash of the month which falls on a Saturday.

 

Overland Club

36 Bis Huynh Khuong Ninh, Q1

Tel: 3820 9734

Pottery classes in English. Using samples and photos at the club, your instructor will help you to make your own earthenware. You can also create your own designs. Beginners are welcome. Designs can be completed in one or two classes.

 

Saigon International Darts League

www.thesidl.com

There are some excellent players in this fun and popular international darts club which runs a competitive league for 14 pub-based teams. Check out the website for details of how to get involved and to see the recent 180 scores.

 

Softball

Tel: 0908 273534 (Bob)

All equipment is provided for this informal softball played on a slow pitch on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm at RMIT. Men and women both welcome. Arrive half an hour early for a warm up. Soft drinks and beer are served on shaded tables and chairs. Call Bob on 0908 273534 for details.

 

Squash

The Landmark, 5B Ton Duc Thang, Q1

Tel: 3822 2098 ext 176

www.thelandmarkvietnam.com

Membership is open to non-Landmark residents for use of the squash court. For new players or those without a partner, there is a squash instructor who gives private lessons. Racquets can be rented and balls are provided inclusive. Book in advance. Day rate is US$12 for use of all facilities.

 

Tornados Hockey Club

Founded in Singapore, they train every Saturday morning from 10am to noon. Everyone is welcome, men and women. For more information about games and the club in Vietnam contact James (Tornados HC) on 0938 889899 or Liesbeth and Rina (Saigon Internationals) on liesbethwillemars@hotmail.com and rinabakher@yahoo.com.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

RMIT, 702 Nguyen Van Linh, Q7

www.saigon-ultimate.com

Pan-Asian competitions are often organized for the more experienced and everyone can join in this exciting modern sport held every Sunday afternoon in Saigon South from 3pm to 5pm. For information how to get involved call David Jensen on 0909 458890 or Tino Tran on 0903 042014.

 

Vietwings Paragliding

info@vietwings-hpg.com

Paragliding and handgliding are available in a number Southern Vietnam locations such as Dalat, Phan Thiet, Tay Ninh, Cao Lanh and Vung Tau. Organised by a local advertising executive turned test pilot, for more info call Loco on 0903 825607.

 

X-Rock Climbing

503A Nguyen Duy Trinh, Q2

Tel: 6210 9192

www.xrockclimbing.com

X-Rock offers beginner and advanced mountain climbing routes, safety courses and training at its 26-metre purpose-built mountain in District 2. Prices start at US$8 for a group pass of four, with a two hour safety course costing $25.

 

Swimming Pools

Lan Anh Swimming and Tennis Club

291 Cach Mang Thang Tam, Q10

Tel: 3822 7144

 

Lam Son Swimming Pool

242 Tran Binh Trong, Q5

Tel: 3862 7144

 

Legend Hotel

2A – 4A Ton Duc Thang, Q1

Tel: 3823 3333

 

Renaissance Hotel

8 – 15 Ton Duc Thang, Q1

Tel: 3822 0033

 

La Cochinchine
Rex Hotel, 141 Nguyen Hue, Q1

Tel: 3825 1812

www.lacochinchine.net

 

Van Thanh Park

48/10 Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh

Tel: 3899 7144