The Bulletin – April 2017

Promotions and news in HCMC and beyond…

Welcome Momoko

Momoko Hanamura joined The Landmark as their new Marketing & Leasing Manager in February 2017. Hailing from Japan, Momoko has over eight years of experience in hospitality management and sales, having worked in Myanmar, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Opened in 1994 and managed by Peninsula Properties, The Landmark is Ho Chi Minh City’s first international serviced apartment and office complex. Situated on a prime waterfront site, The Landmark features a combination of luxurious living and spectacular river and city views. The 16-storey complex includes 65 elegantly furnished and fully-equipped serviced apartments. Many contain private balconies, units ranging from studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and one three- bedroom apartment. Office space totals over 10,000 sqm, comprising of eight floors of up to 1,285 sqm per floor. Each is designed for subdivision, providing flexibility for office tenants. The Landmark Health Club is located on the 15th and 16th floors and offers a complete gym, rooftop swimming pool, saunas, fitness studio, and squash court.



Global Education Center Opens

Global Education Center (GEC, 45-47 Vu Tong Phan, D2), begins an exciting new venture in District 2. At GEC they pride themselves on having a multicultural teaching faculty, believing that an all-inclusive recruitment policy ensures that the center can employ quality teachers with a diverse set of qualifications. The unique professional knowledge of GEC’s teachers helps bridge the gap between school and language center. The center’s specialist test preparation classes assist students to unlock their potential whether it is a test for IELTS, TOEFL, IGCSE, A Levels, SAT’s, the ACT or international school entrance exams. They also offer one-on-one tuition for a wide variety of subjects, which are currently on the school curriculum. For more info, visit

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Mia Resort Mui Ne’s Special Offer

Mia Resort Mui Ne is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is ready to be discovered and re-discovered after an extensive renovation but still staying true to their “rustic luxury” character. Besides a new appearance, there is much more to be discovered at Mia. Beachfront restaurant Sandals brings together great food, great drinks and an even greater chilled atmosphere. A new, exciting and health-oriented menu features delicious Vietnamese cuisine and seafood that complements creative international dishes. To fill up the day, guests are invited to learn the local lingo with Vietnamese language classes or perk up with exciting Vietnamese coffee sessions. For those who are looking for something more thrilling, experience kitesurfing and blasting across the water. Mia is a retreat that will rejuvenate your senses and soul. Book directly with the resort, stay for a minimum of 2 nights (between May 3-October 31, 2017) and enjoy a 15% discount on all accommodation and spa treatments. Visit for more info.

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Visit The Closet

The Closet Concept Store (81 Xuan Thuy, D2) offers a unique shopping experience in Saigon that includes women’s and kids’ clothing. Discover high quality ethical fashion clothing and accessories from international and local designers. Pop in to view and try on the latest from Tonlé, Claycult, Elsewhere, Moniko, Noro, Suka, Les Saigonnaises, Linda Mai Phung to Norjinn and other creative brands.

RISS Appoints New Head of School

Last month, the Renaissance International School Saigon (RISS) announced the appointment of a new Head of School, Peter Gittins. The incoming Head of School has been involved in international education for a period in excess of 30 years as both a teacher and school leader. Trained as a teacher of History and English, Peter taught History in Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Australia before commencing his school leadership career in the capacity as the Founding Principal of the International School, Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC). There followed an interim Headship in Australia, the Headship of the Overseas School of Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Headship of the International School Hamburg, Germany. Peter currently works for the Council of International Schools in the area of school accreditation and also works directly with school Boards in the areas of strategic planning, change management and governance. During his time with the CIS, Peter has been able to observe leading international schools and their best practice, and this experience will be invaluable for helping Renaissance to further leverage its academic standards and beyond.

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Boutique Hoi An Resort Promotion

The Boutique Hoi An Resort is running a promotion that gives travelers who book a room on their website a special discount of up to 30% (applies for new booking in May, June, September and October 2017 for all room categories). Room rates include buffet breakfast for two and free shuttle bus to Hoi An ancient town. The promotion excludes peak season and black out days.

Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort Opens

A Dong Silk, a leading garment brand in Hoi An, officially launched its international “four-plus-star,” resort—Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort—last month. Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort features 86 resort style rooms composing of 70 hotel rooms and 16 villas on two floors with private river view balconies and modern amenities. The resort also included a sunset pool bar and cafeteria, swimming pool, gym, spa and wellness facilities, river access and meeting rooms.

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