InternVietnam On Place FAQ’s

InternVietnam On Place FAQ’s


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”68025″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every year we host a large number of interns on our InternVietnam programme in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – all of whom are keen to find their way around as quickly as possible.

We have come up with a handy FAQ list to let you know what’s what and save you from the perils of a forgotten phone charger or lipstick, some advice on navigating public transport, and an inside scoop on where to get a cracking coffee fix!

If you have any to add to the list just let us know. Comment, Tweet us, chat to us on Facebook or yell at us in the street.


InternVietnam Logo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy souvenirs?” tab_id=”1583760049331-34af3e2a-b143″][vc_column_text]Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Kitsh, The House of Saigon etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can I bargain at the market?” tab_id=”1583760049373-f14eab26-9b1a”][vc_column_text]Try to negotiate if you think you can and it depends on how much you think the product is worth, if it’s too pricey walk away. We always recommend starting at 50% of the original price.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can I pay with foreign currency?” tab_id=”1583760239580-78481252-8e20″][vc_column_text]Depends on some places (like hotels) but we mainly use VND here. You shouldn’t really be paying in USD.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What time does Ben Thanh night market open?” tab_id=”1583760275932-23f8a904-55c1″][vc_column_text]Starts from 6pm till late.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Are there any places near Saigon to go at the weekends?” tab_id=”1583760309073-88c58ccd-9a2d”][vc_column_text]Vung Tau beach is 2 hours away by bus, Mui Ne beach is 5-6 hours by bus, Dalat is 8-9 hours bus. There are also lots of places you can reach by short domestic flights.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Any websites to buy bus tickets?” tab_id=”1583760348138-4446cf98-9e3e”][vc_column_text]Try Futa Bus Line or Ve Xe Re.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Is it necessary to have my passport while travelling inside Vietnam?” tab_id=”1583760383995-6c5dbb88-8a6f”][vc_column_text]Yes, it’s compulsory. You will need to have your passport to check in to your hotel even if you travel by bus and not by plane.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How long does it take to reach the airport from my apartment?” tab_id=”1583760417878-4b3fa811-8ca6″][vc_column_text]It will take around 45 mins – 1 hour depending on the traffic. If it is rush hour on a weekday always give yourself extra time to book a Grab and get there.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can I get a Grab early in the morning or late at night?” tab_id=”1583760951236-e2d53cd7-4642″][vc_column_text]There are drivers working overnight. It can sometimes take a little longer to confirm yourself a booking, so allow yourself 5-10 minutes extra just in case.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How long before my flight do I need to be at the airport?” tab_id=”1583760502648-7e864f20-a406″][vc_column_text]- Domestic flight: 2 hours
– International flight: 3 hours[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How many airline companies do you have in Vietnam and which is the cheapest one?” tab_id=”1583760577596-21580523-9546″][vc_column_text]There are 4, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjet Air (cheapest), Bamboo Airway (new)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What are the advantages and disadvantages of different airline providers?” tab_id=”1583760595036-434a3f6c-e2c3″][vc_column_text]- Vietnam Airlines: the most expensive one, normally on time and the best service

– Jetstar: budget airline, cheaper than Vietnam Airlines, sometimes delayed

– Vietjet: budget airline, frequent delays for flights, usually on time for international flights

– Bamboo Airways: newest and similar price to Vietjet. Sometimes there are delays an limited availability in cities in Vietnam and overseas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Which places can I travel by train?” tab_id=”1583760644488-68745d78-027b”][vc_column_text]Nha Trang, Dalat, Danang etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy train tickets?” tab_id=”1583761111320-f700ee77-c851″][vc_column_text]Vietnam Railway[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy top up card for my phone?” tab_id=”1583761180136-8260b150-f5db”][vc_column_text]Any convenience store: Family Mart, Circle K, 7 Eleven etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How much do I need to top up for a month data?” tab_id=”1583761225051-53a70efa-6fab”][vc_column_text]Depending on your data package, about 100,000 VND should be enough.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy postcards?” tab_id=”1583761257345-2a79b506-929b”][vc_column_text]Central Post Office[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What time does the Central Post Office open?” tab_id=”1583761291586-83fbefe5-d10f”][vc_column_text]- Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 19:00
– Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 – 18:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Are there any mosques in Saigon?” tab_id=”1583761906109-12856dd2-8dbb”][vc_column_text]Musulman Mosque, Al Rahim Mosque, Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Are there any good coffee shops in Saigon?” tab_id=”1583761945512-eb557526-da57″][vc_column_text]Coconut coffee at Cong Café (chains), egg coffee at Little Hanoi Egg Coffee, Highland Coffee (chains)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy cheap make up products?” tab_id=”1583761982091-1efca6b4-3045″][vc_column_text]Guardian which is a chain store[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy electric products for phones or other devices?” tab_id=”1583762014626-849b9e9c-48ae”][vc_column_text]Supermarkets, Dien May Xanh (chain store), The Gioi Di Dong (chain store), Miniso[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy jewellery?” tab_id=”1583762045471-d99d7393-2c23″][vc_column_text]Ben Thanh Market, Vincom B Center etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy coffee packages?” tab_id=”1583762077305-990f2fc3-3f4d”][vc_column_text]Any supermarket (Big C, Coop Mart, Vinmart), Trung Nguyen Coffee etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

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