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Play badminton in HCMC VIETNAM

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by tifam, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. tifam

    tifam Regular Member

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    One of these days staying in Ho Chi Minh city for business,studying or traveling, if you need, you could play badminton at one of many inhouse courts in:
    1. The Cultural Housing of Labor, 55B, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai st, dist 3. Three wooden-floor courts.
    2. The Ky Hoa club on campus of Ky Hoa hotel, Ba Thang Hai st, dist 10.Four carpeted courts.
    3. The Rang Dong club, 353 alley,Nguyen Trong Tuyen st, dist Tan Binh.Three carpeted courts.
    4. The Phu Tho club, 1 Ly Thuong Kiet st,dist 11. Ten wooden-floor courts.
    5. The 7th Military Region club, Hoang Van Thu st, dist Phu Nhuan. Four wooden-floor courts
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    The badminton playing fee in HCMC may be cheapest in the world, about 1.5 USD per hour (not including shuttle cock). Further, if you stay there in a long time, you could register to become a member of above clups.
    WELCOME!:)
     
  2. Birdiegut

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    Hi Tifam,
    Thank u for the information. Just wish to know, are there any sport facilities available that are run by sport authority or people association or community?
    What is the minimun booking hours for each session? Can foreighner book these courts? Or are they subject to different charging rate? Thanks.
    Lee
     
  3. kawasaki

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    ALL OF THEM ARE VERY GOOD , THE FEE IS ONE OF THE CHEAPEST IN THE WORLD. MAXIMUM IS AROUND 3$ SING/ 1 HOUR IN EVERY CLUB. ANYONE CAN BOOK WITH THE SAME PRICES. AS I KNOW , 1 PLACE THE BEST IS IN BENTRE PROVINCE (80 KN FROM HCM TO THE SOUTHWEST) WITH THE NAME "THANH TRUC BADMINTON CLUB " . COME THERE IF YOU DONT MIND ,....IT IS REALLY VERY GOOD .U CAN RELY FOR ME THEN I CAN GIVE YOU THAT CLUB TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ITS ADRESS ALSO ..
     
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    Hi Kawasaki,
    I am now at HCMC from 03/10/05 till 14/10/05. Can u give me the phone number and address of District 5 venues. Thanks.
    Lee:D
    My mobile:0909371975
     
  5. kawasaki

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    dear Mr .Lee

    i am still in singapore so i cant help you ...im really sorry
    but my friend , FUN ,the guy used to play with us will go back on this Thursday . He will contact you . dont worry . i promise that my friend will take you around and play until u cant play :D:D

    about "THANHTRUC CLUB " , IT'S VERY FAR ABOUT 80KM FROM HCM TO THE WEST ..IF YOU WANT , I CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO COME THERE ......
     
  6. Birdiegut

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    Kawasaki,
    OK. I will wait for friend Phuong's call. Anyway, enjoy yr stay in Spore.Just call Edward if u have problem.
    Lee:D
     
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    thanks so much . i hope you to have some nice games in KY Hoa` park . :D
     
  8. Birdiegut

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    Hi Kawasaki,
    Yr fren Phuong called me and he said he will meet me on Sunday. Well, see how things go. Anyway,thanks ok!!! I have alots of badminton in HCMC.Played at Ky Hoa, Ann Duong Voung near to the Kindergarten and also at the cultural Centre at District 1.Slowly,I am getting used to the place here and only problem: cant communicate in Vietnamese,that is all. I will be back in Spore by this Friday afternoon after 2pm. C u real soon.:)
    Lee:D
     
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    dear Mr.lee
    oh , you are playing too many places .Im very happy when i hear this. yes , enjoy your games as long as you want.Phuong will take you to some places in that you will be very tired ..hiiiiiiiiiii:D .
    hope to see you soon . bye .good luck
     
  10. Birdiegut

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    HI Kawasaki,
    Thank u. I met Phuong and he brought me to quite a number of places.He will be joining me to play Cau Long at HCMC: Ann Duong Vuong and Ky Hoa Park, I will be back by Friday, Hope to see u all then. Bye;)
    Lee:D
     
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    Oh wonderful! i am looking forward to hearing some exciting games from you . i think u will be liked me while we were in KL malaysia hehhehe:D

    see u on friday.
     
  12. Yvonne Ho

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    Play Badminton in HCMC

    Will be in HCMC from 2nd - 4th Nov 05. Would love to play badminton there. Can anyone help me? My email address is yvo_ho@yahoo.com.

    Cheers,
    Yvonne
     
  13. Loh

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    Hi Mr Lee

    How about some pics of places you played and visited? :D

    And do tell us more about your stay there. Now that budget airlines are available, I'm sure many Singaporeans (and Malaysians) are keen to visit if badminton can form part of our itinerary! Any recommendations of where to stay and the associated costs? :)
     
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    i will be staying at park hyatt hotel. can i know which court is nearest to the hotel? is there any number i can call to book the court? thanks :)

     
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    Hi Loh,
    OK. I used to stay at Su Van Hanh near junction of Huong Vuong at District 5. This place is near An Duong Plaza. Basically district 5 is a Chinatown areas where there are more Vietnamese chinese reside. They tend to speak cantonese more than mandarin.Just next to No:65, Ann Duong Voung, just besides the Kindergarten, there is four Indoor Doom shaped badminton courts. U have to be alert to see the word "Cau Long" which means shuttle if I am not wrong.U have to walk through the lane n pass the basketball court before u see the badminton court venue which have a sliding door.I used to play at this place and also at Ky Hoa Hotel compound's indoor badminton courts. I also played at 553, nguyen Tri Phuong at District 10, and also at No:2, Nguyen Van Chu.at district 1.At Phu Tho Club, there are 12 badminton courts.I will try to take some pictures of these places when I am up there. I will be there by this coming Monday 24/10/05 n v be back in Spore by 29/10/05. Hope that my digicam work!:p Any Bc members staying near District 1 or 10 or 11 can pm me if u want to play. I v try to arrange for u.:D
    That is provided I am up there.
    Lee:)
     
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    Thankyou for the info.

    Do you normally go up with friends or you go there for business. And who do you play with if you don't have your own group. Is it alright just to join any group playing there?

    I see that you'll be going again next week. Are you a frequent traveller there? Care to tell us how much it costs for the basics like return air fare, hotel rate (like the one you are staying, what sort of basic facilities, are they ok?), internal transportation, food. I guess they'll be much cheaper than in Spore.

    Is is possible to arrange a friendly match with BC Singapore, if we are able to interest members here to make a trip there? :)
     
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    Hi Yvonne,

    Your hotel is in Dong Khoi district ( the HCMC CBD).There are some places to play. The normal rule as in any foreign country is to turn up at the court and see if the people playing matches your standard ( depanding on your level of skills). You can ask them politely if you can join them for a game or two. I find the Vietnamese most friendly and don't mind you joining them for a game. It's best you bring along your own shuttle as your contribution.
    Personally I prefer Ky Hoa Park badminton courts.It is a huge park but with lots of sporting facilities. It's about 25000 dongs by taxi. It's alwasy busy after 5.00 and you can see if the players playing are to your level of play. If not, you can always watch people play badminton or tennis ( there are 15 10 tennis courts including covered courts), go for a walk in the park, have the racket restrung at the sport shop, or have a meal there or do some shopping at the night market near the park or at Cach Mach Trang Tam/Ba Thang Hai area.
    The downside is that the Vietnamese don't speak much English and most of the time you play the game is using sign language.If you are interested in Ky Hoa Park badminton hall, let me know. I can direct you to the gang I used to play when I was there. Alternatively most mornings there are thousands of players playing badminton in the open air in parks at 6.00a.m onwards. See the standard and ask if you can join them for a game.
    For further infomraiton, you can always contact me at permanis@hotmail.com

    Permanis




     
  18. Birdiegut

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    Hi Loh,
    Yes, I am a frequent traveller to HCMC. I will up there for business trips. During daytime, I will travel with my Vietnam counterpart, whereas nitetime, I will usually go for games.I came to know two groups of Vietnamese and they are playing badminton almost every nites. OK. Here is the fees to pay if u play regularly with them.For Ky Hoa group, they charge $150,000 Dong for three days a week's game. If u opt for everyday, then the charges will be $250,000 Dong.For An Duong Vuong 's group, the charges is $100,000 Dong for three days per week. Just for yr infor, the exchange rate for Spore dollar is S$1/- is to about $9400/- Dong.;) As for Hotel, the carges can range from US$60/- per nite to US$80/- per nite for 3* to 4*, depend on Districts.I dont stay in hotel.As I am frequently go there, I stay in my rented apartment.:D The airfare from Singapore to Vietanm with return trip is around S$360/-++. If u are going on SQ with two pax n return at the same time, then it is cheaper. Promotion lah!:D It is possible to arrange for Spore BC members to have friendly games with them but must be at HCMC. They are some but not many who also travel out of Vietnam but not frequently.The cost of living there is cheap. As for food, most of our Sporeans may find the road side or normal eating shops not so hygienic but it is ok.Some of the restaurants in District 1 serve wonderful and delicious foods. U may also go for a Saigon river boat cruise with music and food serve on board.The cruise will always last at least for an hour or more.As for return trip, remember to have US$12/- or $200,000/- Dong ready for airport tax.Just PM me if u are interested in the makan places.Thanks.
    Lee:D
     
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    Hello Lee

    You can be our Singapore resource person on Vietnam HCMC badminton. You seem to know the badminton scene there very well. And you gave us a useful guide to the financial aspects as well.

    I'm sure from now onwards, many Singaporean BFers will consult you before making a badminton trip up north. You'll be our Vietnam specialist.

    Thank you once again for being so helpful. :)
     
  20. Birdiegut

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    Hi Loh,
    Thanks for yr suggestion. I am trying to help anyone who come to HCM and is interested in the game. Just love this game n help those who are interested, that's all.;)
    Lee:D
     

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