(August 2012) – Finding those local events around Hanoi or Saigon, or any other destination you might be travelling to in Vietnam is extra important if you want to experience true Vietnam culture. Many of the events that travellers like to find their way to are concerts, performances, art showings, sporting events, and networking events.
There are a couple of helpful channels that have become quite popular in Vietnam. Three such websites are:
1. Hanoi Grapevine: focused on art and pop culture, this website offers great information on whats happening in Hanoi as well as Saigon. Both international and local events are promoted. The website is updated weekly.
2. The New Hanoian: this website popped up a few years ago and is focused on linking expats together. Sections on the website include a buy and sell, classifies, and events. There is also a pretty good listings section that includes reviews of all types of businesses in Hanoi.
3. Link Hanoi: this website is probably best for those looking to party. Great information on the pub and club scenes in Vietnam, with listings and promotions on up coming events.
For more information of some of the local happenings be sure to contact your Footprint Travel Consultant at info[@]footprint.vn.