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.
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.
The Hanoi Zine Library is a free arts library project that was created to give people in Vietnam access to the types of cool international arts-and-culture materials that are often only locally available on the internet. These small, creator-made books about niche interests have been donated overseas and carried over in people’s spare luggage allowance. This is the only dedicated space for the medium in Vietnam.
In January, Jetstar announced direct services connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Australia’s two largest cities — Sydney and Melbourne. The new service aims to continue the large growth in two-way travel between Vietnam and Australia.