Shake off the jet lag with a caffeine fix at The Workshop, a local coffee house that’s serious about its brews. There is a vast array of beans on offer, sourced both locally and internationally
Lace up for a four-hour exploration of the city’s burgeoning art scene with Sophie’s Art Tour, which includes must-see stops like Salon Saigon
Refuel and shop on Dong Khoi, a one-kilometre stretch between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Saigon River. Hermes and Chanel may have shopfronts here, but old trinket salesmen still hold fast, selling soldier dog tags and other war-era knick-knacks.
Take in the country’s most contemporary live performance, the A O show, at the Saigon Opera House, a historic French Colonial landmark.
Book a table at the exclusive Vietnam House. The restaurant reopened last year with Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen, at the helm.
Enjoy a cocktail with a view at Chill Skybar, at the top of AB Tower
Call it a night at the Reverie Saigon, the city’s plushest hotel offering both opulent Italian interiors, and spacious rooms and suites.