The ultimate sacrifice to make children’s dream come true

This is the amazing property in Beaconsfield, UK which is being sold to fund the future of the Allambie Orphanage in Vietnam. It is hoped that the right buyer can be found before the orphanage is due to open in September 2010. Please take a look at the property decripition below and get in contact […]

June 2010 Blog – The latest from Suzanne Thi Hien

Hello everyone and welcome, I would like to thank all of you who have signed-up to the Allambie newsletter. The last few months have been very busy and my feet haven’t touched the ground. When I first made this decision to open up an orphanage in Saigon I knew it wasn’t going to be easy […]

Want to volunteer for Allambie?

Volunteering abroad is a life-changing, highly personal experience. You will be exposed to different perspectives and worldviews during your stay. You will learn from the communities where you work, the experience of traveling in the country, and the interaction with new people. Making a difference can also mean sharing your enthusiasm, specific knowledge, skills, and […]

About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a metropolis on the move – and we’re not just talking about the thousands of motorbikes that fill the streets. Saigon, as it’s known to all but city officials, is at its most dizzying a high-octane city of commerce, romance and culture that has driven the whole country forward with […]

Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

There is so much to see and do Saigon that no matter how long your stay it will never be long enough, but there a few place that you must see and Ben Thanh Market is one of them. Ben Thanh Market is a hugely vibrant and colourful market and is situated in District 1. […]

Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine must be on one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. The main dish is rice, fresh vegetables and herbs, the average Vietnamese meal consists of a bowl of rice combined with a serving of meat, a side dish of vegetables and herbs, spring rolls and a small bowl of soup. If you […]

Ho Chi Minh City Weather

Saigon has two seasons, the wet and the dry season. The wet season usually starts in May and ends in November. The dry season is from December to April.  The months between November and February are generally the most comfortable for travelling these months the temperature is still a bit cooler, but you don’t get […]

Getting around Ho Chi Minh City

The best way to get round Saigon and see all its hidden treasures is by motorbike. In Saigon they have Motorbike Taxi (Honda ôm). These are motorcycles that you just wave down and jump on the back to be transported anywhere in the town most of these motorbike men do speak Basic English. If you […]