Shopping Malls

Savico Mall (Hanoi)
 Officially opening at the end of 2011, Savico Mega Mall is the largest commercial center in Vietnam with the total area of about 60,000m2. As the most modern shopping center in Long Bien District, Hanoi, Savico Mall provides capital citizens one more choice for shopping and entertainment besides the already over-capacity run like Vincom, or The Garden.

Savico shopping center features a big blog consisting of three floors and one semi-basement which is dedicated for shopping, dining and entertainment, a smaller one for car display, together with a spacious area for parking, event organizing, interlacing with green trees and elevated water tank.

Shopping

Famous fashion and cosmetic brand names like Adidas, Converse, Vera, Etude House…can be found on the first floor of the building, while qualified electronic, high-tech products like 3D TV, HD cameras, and prestigious domestic computer center Tran Anh are available on the second floor.

The supermarket Big C, sitting at the basement of the buildingand drawing ten thousands of customers every day, offers numerous choices for daily household products and abundant groceries.

Dining

Savico offers customers a wide range of fast food restaurants including KFC, Lotteria, Pizza Hut, Hot wok and so on. For seafood lovers, elegant Seafood One on the third floor is really a good choice. The spacious restaurant with huge glass wall offers great view over the town: it is a wise choice for wedding reception or business party also.

Entertainment

Mega Fun center with exiting games promises to give children and their family enjoyable experiences. In special occasions like Christmas, Tet or International Women’s Day, vibrant live music shows and exhibitions are held at spacious area in front of the major block. As planned, Savico Mall will soon include a modern cinema which will be an added bonus to the shopping center.

Location & Getting there

Located in the less populated area of Hanoi (at 7-9 Nguyen Van Linh), Savico is easier to access to than other major malls like Vincom, which is also an advantage when it comes to parking and relaxing shopping experience. At the same time, the close proximity to the city center (only 5km far from Sword Lake) makes Savico an ideal get-away for families and shoppers on weekend.
Treat yourself to some fine dining and luxury shopping at Savico!
Guide to Convenience Stores in Ho Chi Minh City
Unlike many Western countries where numerous convenience stores are set up on almost every street corner, and most in a standardized form, the business of convenience store has by and large been an informal activity. Not until recently are more and more convenience chains springing up in Ho Chi Minh City, the economic center of Vietnam.
Its appearance aim to satisfy a customer market segment who are in need of  grocery late at night or early in the morning. The traditional retail chains such as supermarket or market are still playing its major role in the shopping habit of Vietnamese.
Nonetheless, convenience stores are essential and act as an emergency-aid for their urgent needs. Price of goods in these stores is a little bit higher than the market but still affordable.
Since 2006, there are several chains of convenience stores in Vietnam, mostly seen in Ho Chi Minh City. The 3 most popular ones are Shop & Go, Circle K and Family Mart.

Shop & Go:



Shop & Go was first established in 2005 at 74A1 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1. Until now, it has expanded up to 70 stores nationwide. It offers a wide range of products: alcoholic beverages,confectionery, food, groceries, newspaper, etc. Shop & Go also has other service: phone cards and ATM. There are over 2000 products in each Shop & Go store, both local and imported products. Therefore, if one is seeking some foreign products, they may find Shop & Go suitable.
List of some Shop & Go stores in Ho Chi Minh City:
* 74A1 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1.
* 254 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, District 1.
* 152B Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1.
* 161 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, District 1
* 194 Bui Vien Street, District 1.
More information about other stores can be found at: http://www.shopngo.com.vn

Circle K



The American franchised convenient store Circle K appeared in Vietnam in mid 2009 by GR International. Besides Vietnam, Circle K has been in China, Hongkong, Japan, Indonesia for a long time. Realizing the potential of the retailing market in a bustling economy in Vietnam, GR International aims to offer customer a new way of shopping beside the traditional way of going to the market or supermarket.
They offer wide range of products from snacks, tobacco, hair care products, stationery, to fast food. Some American products can be found at Circle K.
List of some Circle K stores in Ho Chi Minh City:
* 44 Lê Lai, District 1
* 95 Lê Thánh Tôn, District 1
* 139 Bùi Viện, District 1
* 15B1 Lê Thánh Tôn, District 1
* 251 Đề Thám, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Family Mart



Family Mart, a franchise convenient store business from Japan, started its operation in Vietnam in Decmeber, 2009. After 2 years, Family Mart has increased its number of store to 18 which is still too small in comparison with the giant Shop & Go (70 stores). However, with its Japanese-based , Family Mart has it competitive advantages. People love Family Mart because of its oriental taste of food and a variety of “hot” dishes for meals, the common cultural point of Asian countries. Hygiene and nutrition are two strengths of food offered in Family Mart. Rice Ball and Banh Bao can also be found here. Beside, train tickets, movie tickets and ATMs are available.
List of some Family Mart stores in Ho Chi Minh City:
* 69 Nguyen Khac Nhu Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1
* 38/1 Bis Tran Khac Chan Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
* 56 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
* 494 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District 1
More information about other stores can be found at Family Mart website.
Syrena Shopping Center Hanoi
Since its opening in early 2008, Syrena, lying at the heart of Xuan Dieu Street, has been known as a preferred choice for expatriates living in Hanoi. Consisting of a Shopping Center and Luxurious Apartments for rent, this modern 25-floor tower offers customers retail, leisure and lifestyle.

Retail convenience

Located on the first and the second floor of the tower, Syrena Shopping center, with a total area up to 5000m2consisting of a supermarket, restaurants, and 30 shops/stalls, is an ideal place for people to purchase diversified things, from canned foods, kitchen ware to fashionable clothes, costly jewelry and interior furniture. You need some pastry for the party, a bottle of wine for the dinner, or diapers for your baby? Just by a food store called Annam Gourmet on the first floor or Fivimart supermarket on the second floor, where high quality food productsand other necessities for daily life are available.Meanwhile, the appearance of prestigious fashion brands such as United Colors of Benetton, Anamai, L&D, Ogawa, or Laoyechesurely satisfy any stylish shopper.

Leisure

Nestled on the shore of Hanoi’s largest lake, Syrena is not only a place for shopping but relaxation also. After intense working time, one can have relaxing moments when enjoying coffee with friends in the Highlands or dining with family in the Zpizza restaurant. For those who love healthful physical activities or beauty care, Elite Fitness & Spa is perfect place for them. Moreover, there is a play ground called Tini World with many toys, modern games and exciting activities on the second floor that can satisfy any hyperactive kid. Just come here, leave all burdens behind and enjoy the life!

Other services

A Dental Clinic and agency of Air Mekong on the first floor add more convenience for customers who shop in Syrena. Customers, especially, tourists can easily get useful tourism information or book a flight at Air Mekong agency.
Besides, two ATMs of HSBC and Vietcombank which are put at two sides of Syrena’s main door facilitate well for customers’ shopping.

Dining:

> Sushi Bar - 1st Floor
> My Way Beer house - 1st Floor
> Z Pizza - 1st Floor
> Highlands Coffee - 1st Floor

Location:

Syrena Shopping center, no. 51 XuanDieu road, Tay Ho district, Hanoi.
Tel: (84 4) 7197214; Fax: (84 4) 7197215;
Syrena is approximately 10 minutes from the Hanoi Old Quarter, and 30 minutes from the Hanoi International airport. One can get there easily by taxi or xe-om.
Thuan Thanh Supermarket
Address: 92 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hue City
Tel: (+84-54) 3 520 099

Description:

Even though this supermarket does not have the large space, it is the place of different kinds of products from various producers. The place also fascinates the consumers by its good quality of products and the competitive price.
Green Mart
Address: No.2 Le Loi, Hue city

Description:

This supermarket is located in a convenient shopping place for local costumers and tourists in Hue City. This supermarket attracts the costumers by not only wide range of high quality products with reasonable price, but also the young and professional staff team.
Big C Hue
Address: Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue city
Tel: (+84-54) 3 936 900/ 3 936 930           
Fax: (+84-54) 3936 928/ 3936 929

Description:

This is one of the most famous supermarkets in not only Hue City but also in the whole Vietnam. The products in Big C is much various in types, guaranteed in quality and reasonable in prices so that it has become a popular place for shopping in this city.
CoopMart Hue
Address: 06 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa, Hue City
Tel: (+84-54) 3 588 555
Fax: (+84-54 3 572 000

Description:

This is a shopping complex with a super market and many additional services around it. The supermarket in this place not only attracts the consumers by the good quality and diverse products, but also the highly available of these stores and their outstanding service.
Hue Plaza Supermarket
Address: 2nd floor, Hue Plaza, 38 Pham Van Dong, Vy Da, Hue City
Tel: (+84-54) 2 250 123

Description:

This supermarket is located in the second floor of Hue Plaza, one of the most crowded shopping center in Hue City. You can find here almost any kind of convenient products such as foods and clothes with reasonable price and great quality.
Nha Trang Market
Nha Trang Market locates right at the center of Nha Trang and is a treasure trove of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and squid from the sea, raw products, footwear, textiles and trinkets. Bargain is nearly a must here; don’t ever pay the asking price, even if you think it's already a snip, instead, strive toward half of the stated price.
Bac Ha Market
Bac Ha Market is a active and busy bazaar which is the main market in Bac Ha proper. The sellers here largely are the H’mong minor from the surrounding hills wearing colorful skirts with elaborate floral decorations. Items on sale are from wide range from animals like water buffaloes, pigs, horses, dogs and chickens to tourist handicrafts, textiles and firewater. The market opens only on Sunday and it is highly recommended to get here early.
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