Foreigners in Vietnam

Do you guys know where most of foreigners, who live and work long-term in Vietnam ?


I think: district 1. Pham Ngu Lao street, 23/9 park

I think they mostly live in Dist 1, DIst 2 - Thảo Điền or An Phú and Dist 7 - Phú Mỹ Hưng!

wow_silver :

I think: district 1. Pham Ngu Lao street, 23/9 park

Correct, we all live in the park.

cheeha :

Correct, we all live in the park.

That's why VN Immigration Police go around in their Chinese Jeep checking all the parks for non-Vietnamese sleeping there.

Many are 'boat' jumpers, as well as a few overstays.

Are most foreigners live Pham Ngu Lao street, 23/9 park tourists ( like back packer ^^ ) or office workers ? Thank those of you who spend time answering my question very much :).

There are 3 main groups of foreigners here:

Tourists stay in a hotel, guest house or somewhere (not the park!)then leave. There are many kinds of tourists, not just back packers but they are the most likely to stay on that street.

Expatriates "expats" live here, usually to work but some are retired.

Many people come from Europe, America, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to teach English.  Their experiences and qualifications vary tremendously. 

Companies send their higher level people here to run factories or start projects and get international experience.

These groups rarely mix but are concentrated in Dists. 1,2 and PMH not just because these areas have many conveniences but other areas may be restricted.

catsophat :

There are 3 main groups of foreigners here.

There are a fourth group, Foreigners actually sleeping IN the parks, as on benches. Homeless.

They are usually people who jumped ship, overstayed their welcome and can't afford the fine. Many are from Africa and (Northwestern) Asia.

Because of the searches some are now 'camping' further afield in Q2, Q3 and Q5.

This is a loaded question. Why do you ask?

I want to teach them Vietnamese due to I'm a Vietnamese tutor . That's what it is :)


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Thuy smiley :

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Hi Thuy!
You should post this ad to the job section in classifieds for better response.

Thanks so much!

You are welcome Thuy!

You wont get much of a teacher at 10usd an hour, maybe you should of said backpackers wanted.

Hi colinoscapee

Your post is out of subject, please can you get back to the topic title.

Thank you,


I was replying to a post that has since been deleted,cant see how it was off topic.

They usually live in D1, D3, especially on Bui Vien Str.

Never feed a Troll, Col.

I live in District 9.

I think district 1 and district 2 and district 7

wow_silver :

I think: district 1. Pham Ngu Lao street, 23/9 park

I think so, too.

I think most live in or near Saigon.

District 2

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