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Vibrant and dynamic in terms of culture and trade, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is Vietnam's economic and industrial heart. Endowed with a dizzying architecture and amazingly vigorous, it can seem quite surprising for expatriates looking forward to settle there.

Ho Chi Minh City is full of opportunities for foreign professionals and students. It is also very conducive to investment.

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While Ho Chi Minh City may not be the most nature-friendly city in its region, it certainly caters to sports fans. Expats relocating to Saigon will have the opportunity to participate in plenty of hiking opportunities, join a sports team and make new friends if theyre interested.

As Ho Chi Minh City continues to gain a reputation as a hub for engineering and telecommunications, more and more international students are looking at it as an attractive place to further their studies. While there are plenty of options for international students regarding accommodation, leisure and sports activities, it can be a bit daunting for young students to move to a new country without knowledge of the language. Here are a few tidbits for people coming to Ho Chi Minh City to study.

One major benefit to living and working in Ho Chi Minh City is that its an ideal spot if youre a foodie. Often overlooked by neighbouring food hotspots like Singapore and Bangkok, Saigons restaurant scene is one of Southeast Asias best-kept secrets. While it is known internationally primarily for its street food scene, Ho Chi Minh City is jam-packed full of interesting cuisines and unique restaurants that showcase this notion. Here's a roundup of the best restaurants Ho Chi Minh City has to offer.

In recent years, Vietnam has become a hub for expats looking to teach English due to the high demand for teachers. And while people may often assume the primary jobs available in Ho Chi Minh City are within the education sector, that isnt necessarily the case. While teaching ESL is undoubtedly a popular choice among expats of all ages, it is surprisingly not at the top of the market.

Moving to a new city and country can be a daunting and overwhelming challenge. Pair this with adapting to an entirely foreign business and cultural environment, and it can feel downright gruelling. Although there are plenty of networking opportunities for expats relocating to Ho Chi Minh City, they may find themselves wondering how to carry themselves in professional networking situations.

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The All of Saigon

4 years ago

Im an ex-pat living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. This is not a blog about my hopes and aspirations; this is not a dream journal. You wont find recommendations for restaurants, attractions, bars or accommodation; this is not a travel blog. I live very ordinary life in an astonishing city. Every day I encounter something or someone that stops me in my tracks and I feel compelled to write about it, and try to understand it. This is the very definition of an impossible task; to capture the strange, the beautiful and the unique facets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Sai Gon). Everything that I write is entirely my own opinion, which might be misinformed, misguided or just plain wrong, but is my particular take on my adoptive city. In my hubris Im going to try to explain the baffling and define the unfathomable.

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40 Years ago I started my adventure out of Vietnam ...

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