Logistics

Getting to SSIS

Saigon South International School
78 Nguyen Duc Canh
Tan Phong Ward, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84-8-5413-0901
Fax: +84-8-5413-0902
From District 1

  1. Follow Nguyen Tat Thanh Street to District 7.
  2. Turn right onto Nguyen Van Linh Parkway at Nguyen Tat Thanh and Nguyen Van Linh intersection.
  3. Turn left onto Nguyen Duc Canh Street at Nguyen Van Linh and Nguyen Duc Canh intersection.
  4. The SSIS campus is located about 600m down Nguyen Duc Canh on the right.

Click here to download directions in English and Vietnamese as a pdf.

 

 

Hotels

Workshop participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.  Below is a list of accommodation options.  Please refer to Asiarooms.com or Agoda.com for more options.

Phu My Hung (District 7: 10-15 minute walking distance to SSIS)

Address Phone/ Fax Email/ Website Size Daily Rate
Hotel Opera 20/13-20/14 Nguyen Binh St., Nam Quang,
Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 7
(84-8) 5412 3919 email 19 rooms Basement: $25+Standard: $34+Superior:  $40+Deluxe: $47+
Capri Hotel Lot C6B02-2, Zone A,
Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 7
(84) 8 54110800 email 170 rooms Superior: $60++Deluxe: $85++
Hung Vuong Hotel R4 56-57 Hung Phuoc 4,
Phu My Hung, Tan Phong Ward, Dist. 7
(84) 8 5410 2727
Fax: (84) 8 5410 6555
email
website
24 rooms Deluxe : $40+Standard: $25+VIP: $50+
IBIS Hotel South Saigon 73 Hoang Van Thai Street,
Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 7
(84) 8-5410-1111
(84) 8-5410-1111
email
web site
140 rooms Twin bed room: $40++Double room: $50++

Downtown: (District 1: 20-30 minutes taxi ride to SSIS)
*Note: There are many other cheaper options downtown. However, we cannot recommend the quality of these hotels and leave it up to you to search online for other options that may meet your needs.

Name Address Phone/ Fax Email/ Website Daily Rate
Kim Do 133 Nguyen Hue Avenue, District 1, HCMC (84) 8-3822-5914Fax: (84) 8-3822-5913 email
website
$80 – $200+
Bong Sen 117-123 Dong Khoi St., District 1, HCMC (84) 8-3829-1516Fax: (84) 8-3829-8076 website $65 – $170++
Huong Sen 66-68-70 Dong Khoi St., District 1, HCMC (84) 8-3829-9400 website $84 – $149++($65-$100+ for early booking)
Palace 56-66 Nguyen Hue Blvd., District 1, HCMC (84) 8-3829-2860 website $80 – $175++($75-140++ for early booking)
Hotel Continental Saigon 132-134 Dong Khoi St., Dist.1, HCMC (84) 8-3829-9201 website $105 – $250+
Majestic 1 Dong Khoi St, District 1, HCMC (84) 8 – 38295517 website $125 – $400 ++

* Rates as of May 2013 (++ additional 10% tax and 5% service charge)

 

Additional Visitor’s Information:

Weather:
It will be hot outside so please bring light, comfortable clothes, but the air conditioning inside the buildings can get cool! Bring a light jacket/sweater or scarf for those of you who tend to be more “cold blooded”!

Ground Transportation from Tan Son Nhat International Airport: Easy access to taxi transportation is found outside the arrival level of the airport. The most reliable taxi services are VINASUN and MAI LINH. Depending on time of day and traffic, expect a 25+ minute trip from the airport to downtown (District 1) at a cost of approximately 110,000 VND; 40+ minutes to Phu My Hung (District 7), approx. 230,000 VND. Beware of hustlers offering taxi rides when exiting the luggage pick-up and customs area as most are unreliable.

Exchange Rate: USD 1 = VND 21,000 (approximate rate)

Visa:

  • Please organize your visa through your travel agent or the Vietnamese Embassy in your country well in advance. Most tourist visas are valid for single entry only. Participants wishing to re-enter Vietnam must apply for a multiple entry visa.
  • Visa Application for Visa-upon arrival: Please visit the following website: http://www.vietnam-evisa.org/

 

Transport from Hotel to School
The hotels around Phu My Hung (District 7) are within easy walking distance of SSIS or a short taxi ride (less than 5 minutes and approximately 16,000+ VND). A taxi from downtown (District 1) will take approximately 30-35 minutes to SSIS depending on where you’re staying (around 110,000 +VND). Most taxis in Ho Chi Minh City use the meter.