The Bulletin – May 2017

Bonsai Cruise Launches

Bonsai Cruise is a boutique style dinner and event cruising in Saigon. From the moment you board this grand beauty of the river you will be swept away and amazed by the hand-carved details of the boat, the innovative buffet setting, the native music instruments played and the service of the crew. Their open kitchen and interactive dining stations enhance guests’ experience. The creative mind behind the menu is Steven Long, runner up of Top Chef Vietnam in 2014. Through the night entertainment is performed by a six member Vietnamese and Filipino band. Visit www.bonsaicruise.com.vn for more info.

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I’m a Legend

American children’s book author, Curtis Norris, has introduced two new services for Saigon’s young readers. “I’m a Legend” books are personalized stories for children. “A child is more than a name,” says the author. “I do not simply cut and paste a child’s name into a pre-written story. I craft a unique story from scratch for each child based on their personality dreams, and likes. No two children get the same story.” The service provides many options for parents, including original illustrations and quality hardcover copies.

Saigon Saturday Stories Club is a subscription-based story service for all the children. A 12-week subscription costs VND1.2 million. A new story is sent to the parent’s email every Saturday, ready to enjoy over the weekend and read again and again. Parents receive the stories no matter where they happen to be in the world. The club has already launched on April 22, but parents can join anytime to start receiving all 12 stories. For more info on both, email [email protected].

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Canon Launches Photography Competition

From May to July 2017, Canon is launching a monthly photo challenge. The challenge is open to the public to top the leadership board. With a different theme announced each month, participants are required to incorporate the themes into their photos and the winner of each theme stands to win an EOS M10 kit (EF-M15-45mm) along with a Pikachu Shoulder Plush or Limited Edition Pokémon key chains. At the end of each month, the top three best photos on the leader board will stand a chance to be the grand winner for the month. One grand prize winner will be selected out of the 3 by a professional photographer. The remaining two consolation prize winners will win limited edition Pokémon key chains. #ToyTravel is the art of photography where toys imitate life. Spontaneous and fun, it can be anything from a selfie of you and a figurine chilling by the pool to a jump shot with your favorite plush toy on top of the mountain. The possibilities are endless. For more details, visit https://snapshot.canon-asia. com/article/en/we-just-made-your-perfect-travel-companioneven-better.

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Health Benefits

The Landmark Health Club (5B Ton Duc Thang, D1) is offering a promotion on longterm memberships: join for 6-months, get 1-month free (total VND12.5 million); join for 12-months, get 2-months free (total VND21.4 million). Both includes access to all facilities and classes during operational hours; includes VAT, service charges, etc. No hidden blocks or fees. The Health Club (Located on the 15th and 16th floors of The Landmark) features a fully-equipped gym, rooftop swimming pool, yoga studio with weekly classes and the only squash court in the city center.

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