Painting classes for children in town
Wednesday,  Nov 8,2017,23:28 (GMT+7)
More and more artistic training centers are springing up in HCMC to catch up with parents’ demand to have creative activities for their children to discover the world around. Such training centers, especially painting classes, are good venues for parents to keep their kids from exposure to social media, smartphones and the Internet.
The largest corn market in town
Wednesday,  Nov 8,2017,18:31 (GMT+7)
Situated in HCMC’s outlying district of Hoc Mon, Nga Ba Bau corn market is known as the largest corn wholesale market in HCMC where many people from different parts of the country converge to buy and sell corn from early morning until midnight.
Saigonese excited to explore Garden Mall in District 5
Tuesday,  Nov 7,2017,23:30 (GMT+7)
Thousands of city dwellers are rushing to the Cholon area in HCMC’s District 5 these days to admire a cultural and artistic space at the Garden Mall, a new name of Thuan Kieu Plaza which has been revived after halting operations for more than ten years. 
Bon Café attracts guests via language exchange
Friday,  Nov 3,2017,00:06 (GMT+7)
Bon Café on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in District 1, HCMC is growing crowded as local youths and foreign expatriates come to the coffee shop every Thursday night for a language exchange event.
Over 300 join Bitexco Financial Tower skyrun
Tuesday,  Oct 31,2017,23:13 (GMT+7)
More than 300 local and expatriate runners on Sunday participated in the “HCMC Skyrun” vertical race at the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in downtown HCMC.
Canon Expo offers technology, entertainment activities
Friday,  Oct 27,2017,14:34 (GMT+7)
Canon Marketing Vietnam on October 26 kicked off its Canon Expo 2017 in HCMC for visitors to look into the company’s latest technologies and experience various entertainment activities.
Where to go on Halloween in town
Thursday,  Oct 26,2017,17:45 (GMT+7)
Halloween is a traditional Western festival celebrated every year on October 31. In recent years, this special occasion has also been organized in Vietnam, especially at some five-star hotels and popular sightseeing spots in HCMC. Those still weighing a venue to enjoy the festival could check out the list of cool places recommended below.
General Publishing House hosts Book Week to mark 40th birthday
Wednesday,  Oct 25,2017,16:55 (GMT+7)
The HCMC General Publishing House is organizing the 11th Book Week with its theme “Knowledge Changes the World” from now until October 28 in celebration of its 40th birthday. 
What to do at weekends
Thursday,  Oct 12,2017,21:42 (GMT+7)
Weekends in HCMC, as usual, promise numerous bustling activities at frequent venues. Visitors are advised to take a look at the following recommended destinations in HCMC that can enrich one’s living experiences on two weekend days.
World Food Festival lures huge crowd
Tuesday,  Oct 10,2017,22:21 (GMT+7)
Huge numbers of local and international tourists late last week rushed to Hoa Lu Stadium at the corner of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Dinh Tien Hoang streets in District 1, HCMC to immerse themselves in the jubilant and bustling atmosphere of the Five Continents Food Festival – World Food 2017.
Where to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in town
Monday,  Oct 2,2017,17:37 (GMT+7)
The Mid-Autumn Festival, a special occasion for leisure and relaxation, especially for children, is only three days from now, so the jubilant atmosphere has flooded many street corner, shopping centers, restaurants and lantern shops. Those with plans to hang out with their friends, relatives or their loved ones on the full-moon night could take note of the following destinations in HCMC.
Weekend activities in town
Thursday,  Sep 28,2017,21:10 (GMT+7)
Those not having enough time on the weekend for a long trip could take note of the following destinations in HCMC.  
HCMC proposes higher museum admission fees
Wednesday,  Sep 27,2017,17:46 (GMT+7)
The HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has suggested raising museum admission fees for locals and removing the fee discrimination against foreign visitors. 
A 50-year-old lantern making area in HCMC
Tuesday,  Sep 26,2017,23:31 (GMT+7)
The fast socio-economic changes in HCMC for decades have almost pushed traditional craft villages into oblivion, forcing many artisans to change jobs. However, many high-skilled craftsmen in Phu Binh Parish in District 11 have tried to preserve the 50-year-old traditional lantern making village. 
Early Mid-Autumn colors at District 5’s lantern street
Tuesday,  Sep 19,2017,15:57 (GMT+7)
Although the Mid-Autumn Festival is still half a month from now, thousands of local and foreign tourists are rushing to the lantern quarter on Luong Nhu Hoc and Phu Dinh streets in HCMC’s District 5 during the weekend to admire the beauty of sparkling lanterns in different shapes and vibrant colors, pose for stunning photos and immerse themselves in the joyful and jubilant atmosphere. 
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