Friday, 28 December 2012

Good Bye 2012, Hello 2013 - Saigon New Year Outing?

If you are living in Vietnam, major cities in the country now is flourishing with beautiful lights, flowers, decoration and major entertainment. If you still don't have any specific plan about where to go on new year evening, here are some suggestion for you.

"Được là chính mình” Theatre Play

"Được là chính mình” . Photo from www.baomai.com


Watching "Duc La Chinh Minh" or "Be Yourself" play. This homosexual theme play was rapidly played in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from May until September this year. On the occasion of 2013 New Year Celebration, this play will be brought back for a free show in several universities in Ho Chi Minh City and Dak Lak from 24th December 2012 until 3rd January 2013.

"Được là chính mình”. Photo from www.petrotimes.vn


Vietnam Dog Show

If you are a dog lover, you may go to Phu Tho Outdoor Stadium at No.1 Lu Gia Street, District 11 on 29th until 30th December 2012. There is a competition which will be participated by over 150 dogs to win the "Vietnam's Best Dog" and "World Best Dog" title. This event was called by Vietnam Kennel Association (VKA) with support from more than 100 dog owners.



Watching Fireworks Displays

For this year, the fireworks will be set at Thu Thiem Tunnel area in District 2 and Dam Sen Park i District 11 at 12.00am of 1st January 2013.

Fireworks from Thu Thiem area

Saigon SkyDeck Gangnam Style Party @Bitexco Financial Tower

Why not if you have a chance to have the best fireworks view from 49th floor of Saigon's tallest building. With Gangnam Style theme party, Saigon SkyDeck invites you to celebrate the new year eve with friends and family with good food, beverages and excellent music. The ticket now is out for grab with price VND699,000 per adult and VND499,000 per kids (Below 1.3m)



Heineken's Annual New Year Party


The Grand Stage of Heineken Countdown Party 2011/2012

This Heineken's Annual New Year countdown party is one of must-have event for Saigonese. The venue for every year will be in the centre of Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, opposite to Sunwah Tower and Times Square building. As usual, this countdown party will come with a 20meter height grand stage with 360 degree design, laser play, LED, massive lighting besides appearance of international DJs and local singers.

Crowded. Heineken Countdown Party at Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, HCMC

Besides in Ho Chi Minh City, another Heineken Party also will be held in Nha Trang which will be synchronized for the countdown.

LINE-UP - HCMC:
20:00 – 21:00 Warm up music. Local DJs & Dancers.
21:00 – 22:15 Ho Ngoc Ha, Tieu Chau Nhu Quynh, V-Music, Yen Trang, Amigo G.
22:15 – 23:30 DJ Emrah Is, Aimi, Guitarist Joy Basu, Radian Carp, George Marian.
23:35 - 00:05 Live broadcasting starts to/from Heineken Countdown Nha Trang.
00:00 - 00:30 Countdown. Shows continue until 00:30 with international singers and DJs.
LINE-UP - NHA TRANG:
20:00 – 21:00 Local DJs & Dancers
21:00 – 22:15 Ha Anh Tuan, Hien Thuc, Minh Thu, Thu Thuy, X-5.
22:15 – 23:30 DJ/Singer Liviu Hodor & Mona, dancers Danielle Xavier & Christina Fuentes.
23:35 - 00:05 Live broadcasting starts to/from Heineken Countdown HCMC.
00:00 - 00:30 Countdown. Shows continue until 00:30 with international singers and DJs.


The Voice US Runner Up - Dia Frampton Special Appearance in The Voice Vietnam

Dia Frampton,  The Voice US's runner up will make her very special appearance in The Voice Vietnam's semi-final show. This American artist will sing a solo song and the show will be broadcasted live on December 30, 2012 at VTV3 9.20pm.





If you are a party people, clubs and bar around the town always welcome you for a cool party. Five years living in Saigon, I will say that the traffic is congested in city centre, and my choice will be staying at home, enjoying home cook and chilling with my love one.

HAPPYNEWYEAR to all!