Owned by a Portuguese national and his Vietnamese wife, Lisboa Café, the first Portuguese restaurant in Vietnam, has opened its doors. Located at 119 Cong Quynh in District 1, the restaurant offers authentic Portuguese wines and cuisine such as bras style cod, stone soup and barbecued chicken at prices ranging from VND35,000 to VND300,000.
A new Mine Action Visitor Center set up by Project RENEW in Quang Tri Province has opened providing travellers to the DMZ area with a look at the wartime history of this area, one of the most heavily bombed places in the world.
A new Indian restaurant has opened in District 1’s backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lau. Serving a mixture of northern and southern Indian fare, meals include a range of tandoori, masala, vindaloo, dopiaza, and achary dishes that average at around VND80,000-90,000. Open daily from 11am to 11pm, Baba’s Kitchen also offers a home delivery service to most districts, including Go Vap, Phu My Hung and Tan Binh.
After a two-and-a-half month renovation period, The Landmark Health Club has reopened its doors. Sporting a brand new look and feel, the reception, changing rooms and swimming pool area have all been transformed, as have the gym and squash court.