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Hello! Can you please provide the name of the dentist you found and performed dental work on your wife? I am new in Ho Chi Minh City and I have been looking for a goo dentist. So far all the dental offices I visited have been a big disappointment and I was not impressed. Please help, thank you

Hi, as a health professional, I checked many dentists in both Da nang and Saigon. I have made a number of posts on the subject. Check there websites, if doing tourist dental, avoid, $ makers. I checked each for hygiene practices and all were sadly lacking.
We chanced upon a Dentist in Saigon who’s charges were more than reasonable and hygiene practices were excellent, I have posted the name and address before, if you can’t find, let me know...
Mike

I'm unable to find your post on the dentist that you recommended. I am in expat living Ho Chi Minh City and married to a Vietnamese. We want to find a dentist, probably an orthodontist, to provide braces for her. Can you please provide the name of the dentist you researched?

Greetings all!

My wife and I are currently living and working in Abu Dhabi. It has been a great ride, but we are interested in a new adventure. We both have teaching degrees and are looking into the possibility of moving to Vietnam to work as teachers. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Hello Mike, I am desperate to find a good dentist in Saigon, please help and provide me the contact information of the dentist who you were very satisfied with his services, his practice hygiene and his pricing. I thank you very much in advance and your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Hello Mike,
I'm unable to find your post on the dentist that you recommended, please can you posted again. I thank you very much

Hi There,
Dentist in Saigon...
NHA KHOA KY THUAT CAO AU MY
113/15, Dinh Tien Hoang,
Phuong Da Kao,
Quan 1
Tel: 0838202039/0838202179
Email: aumydentalclinic[at]yahoo.com

The Dentist is female, trained in US...
Price obviously depends on what you need done, hygiene excellent...
Mike.

Thanks!

Hi, my name is Nigel , I am looking to rent an apartment in Vung Tau on a monthly basis initially . It is hard to detect if apartments advertised will allow short term rental ( I assume not). Any help appreciated

nra019 :

Hi, my name is Nigel , I am looking to rent an apartment in Vung Tau on a monthly basis initially . It is hard to detect if apartments advertised will allow short term rental ( I assume not). Any help appreciated

In my experience, the minimum rental period is between three months and one year. In a tower building with lots of apartments you have to expect a minimum rental period of one year.

Why don't you stay the first few weeks in a hotel and then look for an apartment? The available rental apartments are usually available at short notice.

nra019 :

I am looking to rent an apartment in Vung Tau on a monthly basis initially . It is hard to detect if apartments advertised will allow short term rental ( I assume not).

You would be pleasantly surprised.   

There's always a surplus of accommodations in Vung Tau so you won't have any problem negotiating.  I know several apartment buildings where 3 or 6 month minimum is the policy, but there were times when the landlords rent out some of the units for as short as 6 weeks.  The reason?  There are many oil professionals who return to the same apartment with every assignment, and the landlords hold the units for them so those units are available during the waiting time.  The building where I live is one of them, with tenants who have been here for 3+ years but not as one consecutive stay.  One of the units was rent out for 2 months recently while waiting for the regular tenant to return.

Just ask, there's a good chance you'll receive a positive answer.

Hello Mike,
I thank you very much for providing us with the dentist information.

You have a good week end

Hello Mike,
I thank you very much for providing us with the dentist information.

You have a good week end

Hi all!
I'm looking to move my kids to Vietnam for six months starting in September.  We're looking for a 3+ bedroom in a community with a pool, hopefully fully furnished and walking distance to shops and beach.  Anybody know where to find something like that?  Is there a craigslist for Vietnam?

norface5 :

Hi all!
I'm looking to move my kids to Vietnam for six months starting in September.  We're looking for a 3+ bedroom in a community with a pool, hopefully fully furnished and walking distance to shops and beach.  Anybody know where to find something like that?  Is there a craigslist for Vietnam?

It's easier to help if you say WHERE would you like to rent in Vietnam.

Any beach city or a chosen beach city?

The easiest you can do is to find a Facebook group of the city you want to live in and post the ad there.

Appreciate the advice and recommendation for Saigon Dentist, thankyou

There is a Craigslist in Vietnam. I don't know of any  apartments like you described within walking distance of a beach.

norface5 :

Hi all!
We're looking for a 3+ bedroom in a community with a pool, hopefully fully furnished and walking distance to shops and beach.  Anybody know where to find something like that?  Is there a craigslist for Vietnam?

As KhuyenT said, you'll need to know where before you can start searching for what.  (Your profile says you would like to move to Nha Trang but your post did not indicate such.  Is Nha Trang your one and only choice?)

Vietnam has 3400 km of coastline, meaning there are many beach towns and cities, but to have a pool near the beach, you'll need to live in larger beach cities, and there are many of those from North to South.

For instance, my apartment is 7 minute walk to the beach and two minute walk to shops.  There isn't a pool in this building, but there are pools in other properties on the same street.  A few minute walk from my apartment is a gated complex consists of small villas, each with its own pool and some have partial view of the beach.

That brings to the next question:  does your budget extend to the kind of property I describe?  There's a good number of those in this beach town, it would depend on what you're willing to pay.

Ciambella :
norface5 :

Hi all!
We're looking for a 3+ bedroom in a community with a pool, hopefully fully furnished and walking distance to shops and beach.  Anybody know where to find something like that?  Is there a craigslist for Vietnam?

As KhuyenT said, you'll need to know where before you can start searching for what.  (Your profile says you would like to move to Nha Trang but your post did not indicate such.  Is Nha Trang your one and only choice?)

Vietnam has 3400 km of coastline, meaning there are many beach towns and cities, but to have a pool near the beach, you'll need to live in larger beach cities, and there are many of those from North to South.

For instance, my apartment is 7 minute walk to the beach and two minute walk to shops.  There isn't a pool in this building, but there are pools in other properties on the same street.  A few minute walk from my apartment is a gated complex consists of small villas, each with its own pool and some have partial view of the beach.

That brings to the next question:  does your budget extend to the kind of property I describe?  There's a good number of those in this beach town, it would depend on what you're willing to pay.

Agree.

You need to break things down a bit, like budget and north or south of the country.

And remember that you will be in VN during the northern hemisphere winter, when it does get cold on northern VN.

I believe Nha Trang would be ideal for my family, but if there's a particular town that you love and recommend I  would be much obliged.  I'm looking for a 3 bedroom priced around $800 USD.

Hi everyone!

My name is Joandy, an I am from Indonesia although I study in Singapore for my degree!

I will be staying in Vung Tau, Vietnam for about 1 month and Ho Chi Minh for about 1 week to work for a non-profit organization to increase the living conditions of the local community!

After working for this project, I have a bit of time to spare apparently. I am looking for an opportunity to teach english for a decent prince in Vung Tau. Anybody got a lead?

Thanks!
Joandy

Hi all, first post on here so bear with me. My husband and I are moving to Hanoi, arriving on the 7th July and I was hoping for any information on a couple of things.
We are hoping to get teaching jobs but only I have a degree. Also had a slight issue with our visas and now only have 3 month single-entry tourist visas instead of business ones. I had read somewhere before that you are unable to rent or work on a tourist visa. We are planning on staying in Tay Ho or Ba Dinh but a lot of apartments are only available from now, is it best to organise this before we arrive or when we are there?
Sorry for so many questions, thanks in advance
Steph x

You cannot work legally on a tourist visa but you can rent without a problem whatsoever.

The plan is to do a visa run once we get a job and come back in the country with a business visa. Then hopefully get a work permit  sorted soon after. Do you think that is possible?
That's great news about renting though, thank you, it has put my mind at ease

StephanieRolls :

Then hopefully get a work permit  sorted soon after. Do you think that is possible?

You will need both a Bachelor's degree, which apparently you have, plus some type of TEFL certificate to have a work permit.  There should be several options to obtain a TEFL certificate in Hanoi as there are in HCMC.  Your husband may be faced with working illegally.

The most respected certificate is the Cambridge CELTA which is available at ILA and Apollo.  The downsides of this course may be price and time as it takes a full month.  One upside may be that the schools may help you find housing during the class period.

Hi all,

I'm here from Devon UK. Just completed my English teacher training and settling in HCMC. Currently am in Binh Thanh District in a very nice AirBnB, but will be looking to move into an apartment before too long.

Here in Saigon to set up an exciting new business venture!

What is it that I offer? Heart Coherence Biofeedback Training. What is that you ask? It is how to make one's heart beat more rhythmically as a means to keep fitter and healthier and be able to be more relaxed.

This specific technique is in fact, the very latest development in understanding how the human body can work more efficiently and effectively. It is easy to learn and it takes very little effort to do. Great for everyone, but especially good for people who have breathing or heartbeat issues, or anyone who is conscious about their health and fitness. Sorry about the sales pitch here! I just can't seem to help myself sometimes.

Anyway, I would like to find gyms and fitness clubs etc to operate from and be able to demonstrate the technique to people who can appreciate the benefits it offers.

Here is a picture of a typical heartbeat rhythm before and then during doing the exercise.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59ea57e3d74cffa2bd3703b4/t/5a61148be4966bd27584e13e/1516311828759/Graph_Red_Border_Sharpened_up+Transparent.png?format=300w

So, this is what my exciting new project is all about and I would love to chat more about it to anyone who is interested.

If anyone can recommend a fitness gym or health club venue, or similar that I could approach, I would really like to hear back.

For any good suggestions, I would be happy to offer a free heart coherence biofeedback training session, which in the UK would normally cost £50.

Best wishes,

Rob

Cheltenham is not in Devon?

Yes, correct. Originally from Cheltenham but more recently living in Devon. Sorry for the confusion.

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