The wait is finally over. Latin-inspired veteran of the Saigon bar scene La Habana has found its new home on Le Lai opposite the park across from Pham Ngu Lao. Although the venue has changed, the great drinks, food and service remain the same. Happy hour is until 8pm every day with Tiger draft (VND25,000), a selection of German beers from VND100,000 and 50% off cocktails and other drinks. Food options include tapas, paella, German sausages, schnitzels and more.
Tucked away off Giang Van Minh is a new restaurant that serves banh canh — a thick noodle dish from the Mekong Delta served with seafood and mushrooms. Banh, or ‘cake’ refers to the thick dough that the noodles are cut from.
Founded in 2016, inpages is an independent publisher and art bookstore based in Thao Dien. With a mission to create a platform for young artists to develop their skills and show their work, inpages has a special emphasis on producing books with Vietnamese artists.
Following the signing of a partnership with Singaporean real estate giant CapitaLand, Hanoi-based Toong will open its first ever Ho Chi Minh City coworking space in CapitaLand’s newest upcoming mall, The Oxygen in District 2. The space will offer convenient access to modern amenities and a range of services on site.
Vibrant new exercise class, ZUU, is designed to liberate human movement. It bridges the gap between traditional strength and conditioning programs, and the core strength, mobility and flexibility gains associated with yoga and Pilates. This group exercise class has just arrived in Vietnam, and is now ready to hit Ho Chi Minh City.
Professional ballerina Elise Roper is offering ballet classes to students of all levels, from four-year-olds to adults. Elise spent most of her career with the world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet Company, dancing professionally with the company for 13 years. She has had the privilege of being directed by some of the industry’s great masters including Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Bejart and Patrick Dupont. She has been teaching adults and children in France for the past 15 years, and can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion with students in Ho Chi Minh City.