Google Neighbourhood Groups For People Living in Ho Chi Minh City

Living in another country can be daunting for many, especially if you are living by yourself and are yet to make new friends.

Ho Chi Minh City has become a popular destination for expats over the years, with many coming to experience the hospitality and culture of Vietnam. For those that do live here, there are a number of great meet-ups and events held for expats throughout the month and there are also some popular online groups where you can meet and interact with like-minded people.

Below you will find information about the two most popular online groups in Ho Chi Minh City.

An Phu Neighbours

This Google group has been created to share all kinds of helpful information for people who live in Ho Chi Minh. You can interact with others on all types of topics such as up-coming local events, culture, festivals etc. You can also buy and sell with other expats in the area and get advice on a range of topics.

If you are looking for work, or want to change from an existing job, this neighbourhood forum will also be able to point you in the right direction. It is also a great place to search local job listings.

The group was founded back in 2007 by a group of helpful neighbours to act as a mine of information and communications for expats in the city.

To sign up for the group please visit the link:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/anphuneighbours

Below is a list of what you are allowed to post in the community:

All types of events (in any district) if they may be interesting to
the community
Exhibition openings
Cultural activities
Questions or advice about living in Vietnam
New restaurants (in District 2 or with specific appeal to expats)
New shops (in District 2 or with specific appeal to expats)
Modified opening and closing hours (within reason)
Bazaars
Charity events
Garage / Car boot Sales
Volunteers wanted
Language classes (consider advertising on Vietnam Parents Network)
Music tutors (consider advertising on Vietnam Parents Network)
Psychologists/occupational therapists/speech pathologists (consider
advertising on Vietnam Parents Network)
Craft workshops (consider advertising on Vietnam Parents Network)
Second hand furniture and household items for sale
Animals looking for new homes
Real estate (only if you own the property or you’re trying to find
someone to take over your lease)
Helping staff find new placements
Looking for staff

Phu My Hung Neighbours

Phumyhung neighbourhood group has been created for people who live in district 7 only. People who live in other districts in the capital, may still be able to join the group, but would be best served with the information provided in the An Phu neighbourhood group.

Phu My Hung Neighbours was started by expatriates in district 7 of the city and is a “virtual place to connect people living, working or visiting Phu My Hung”

Again, this group is also a place where you can get advice from fellow expatriates and is also for private sales.

Job hunting and recruitment are not allowed within this group.

To sign up for the group please visit the link:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/phumyhungneighbours

When joining both of the above groups you will be asked to provide a reason. This is to protect members from unsolicited spam etc. Once you have become a member you can change the settings of your membership and decide how you receive notifications of new posts. If your settings are set to receive all notifications then your email can fill up very quickly.

Remember to be polite and friendly when contributing to the group and follow all of the guidelines. If rules are broken then you could find your membership revoked by the admin team.