How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Expats in Ho Chi Minh City do tend to group together. Bars, restaurants and sports events are popular hangouts.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Check the International Ladies of Vietnam notice board for a variety of activities and sports. Also, the An Phu Supermarket notice board is good. There are many sport events and you can also join lots of Chamber networking events (Australian Chamber (AusCham), American Chamber (AmCham), British Chamber (BBGV), German Chamber (GBA), etc.)
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
People meet at networking events or in bars and clubs, such as Sheridan's, Vascos, Cepage, Cage and Cafe Latin. ZanZbar restaurant and bar, across from the Sheraton, is great for after-office gatherings. Check the expat magazines Asia Life and The Word for up-to-date information.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
International Ladies of Vietnam is popular with female partners.
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