DINGO DELI

Restaurant & Fine Food Delicatessen

Expats Relocating to Hoi An

Expats Relocating to Hoi An

We get many people asking us about how they can live in Hoi An short or long term. 

Hopefully you will find your answers here, but if you have more questions please send us an email and we will try to answer them for you the other great way to connect online with expats already living here is to join the facebook pages  Danang Hoi An Expats   Hoi An Expats

Hoi An Now is Hoi An’s premier website and guide to Hoi An. Compiled by expats who know this town every which way, at hoiannow.com everyone from tourists, expats and back-packers to business people find what they’re looking for. Best tours, restaurants, Locals Top 10, What’s On and hidden gems on the one hand; best doctors and pharmacies, visa, schools and real estate information on the other – Hoi An Now covers it all.  And, if it isn’t there, ask Sharon or Stuart and they’ll find out – because that’s what they do.

Visa's  
If you don't already have a work visa arranged then you are best to arrive on a 3 month tourist visa and extend once here. Be aware the visa renewal rules do change.

 visa info links: 
Danang Today - Viet Nam likely to scrape visas for UK, France, Australia & more
 
Vietnam News - visa free travel for people from 5 countries soon
 

 
 
Job's
If you don't already have a contract job arranged then you may find work or volunteer jobs when over here. It is all about word of mouth and being here. There is also a facebook page Danang Expats Jobs 

Retired or Semi Retired 
This is becoming a popular trend in Hoi An.

Foreigners buying land in Vietnam - New Land Laws on Residential Housing    this is the lastest news that we have found as of the last week in June 2015.. We'll update as we learn more.

Renting
People ask, how hard is it to move to Hoi An, rent a house and settle in?  

This is not difficult, you do need a minimum of a 3 month visa and your landlord will need to register the paper work with you present at the registration office in the old town and show your passports and rental documents at your local police station. 

You may be asked to pay anywhere from 1 month to many years in advance.. One year rent in advance is most common.

We recommend the following real estate agency because they speak good english, are very helpful and understand western requirements.
Alex  info@hoianhouse.com 0126 277 4421   http://www.hoianhouse.com

Choosing a house 

Hoi An doesn't really have good or bad areas. Most expats seem to be livng in An Bang Beach, Cam Thanh and Cam Chau.

Do you like the beach, close to town or on a river view, do you want to be submerged in a neighbourhood or over look rice paddy fields?  If you want to have a huge house for less money you might want to rent inland out of town about 10 or 15 minutes..

What you might want in a rental house
good breezes and lots of windows & fans
air conditioning, at least in the bedrooms
a safe to put your valuable in
security bars on windows (metal, not wooden)
a soft couch
a safe big enough for your valuables and electronics

What you might want to avoid when renting a house
mouldy walls
neighbours with lots of chickens, ducks or pigs ( can be very smelly and noisy)
neighbours who hammer tin all day for a living
family shrines in your house that need tending to (it is good to ask if they need to visit the shrine regularly)
wedding halls, karaoke, coffee and beer venues
loud speakers in the vicinity... You might want to visit early in the morning 5am-7am is the most annoying hours that the loud speakers like to torment us.

Flooding

Flooding may occur for just a few days a year. It is not dangerous, infact the town gets a party vibe about it because the kids are off school and families are taking people for boat rides around the ancient town... If you rent a house that floods, your land lord will probably show up in the middle of the night to start scrubbing down the walls as the mud and water level drops, it should only flood on the first floor. It is very tempting to rent in the flood zone as there are many nice neighbourhoods and homes in these areas

There are also many areas that are not in the flood zone. The real estate guys can tell you if it is flood zone or not… It only floods when we get alot of rain and then they open the dam and we also get warning that it is happening.  
 
Staying Safe 
Hoi An is a very safe town to live but it is always imporant to understand that others may only dream to possess what you have. Don't flaunt your wares, don't invite everyone in to see your stuff and use a safe to lock up valuables. Also make sure you have good security bars on your windows and good locking doors. Never leave your scooter or bicycles out, we all lock them up inside at night.

hiring help

Hoi An has 0 - very little unemployment as Hoi An is a rapidly emerging tourist town, some foreigners are paying house help way too much money for cleaners with no skills and no english. Even my Vietnamese friends who use hired help, are being now held to ransom over their cleaners salary. Because of this problem we as a family now clean our own house and though I hire 34 staff in my business, cleaners are too difficult with demands so I struggle to hire them.. The last one left because she wouldnt clean pots and pans.. She was about 50 years old.. The 20-30 years are proving to be the harder workers! Go figure!!!

Renting/Owning/Driving a Vehicle
Foreigners need to own a company before they can buy a car. It is not practical to own a car especially if you live in a laneway. People don't have garages attached to their houses here... We all drive scooters and bicycles. 
You can rent a scooter for about 100,000 - 140,000 vnd ($5-$7) a day - you can rent a bicycle for about 20,000vnd ($1) a day.

You can buy second hand scooters and brand new bicycles easy enough.

Drivers license?  International drivers licenses don't seem to be valid here. Yes you should have a license  (but the law is not enforced yet) to drive a motor scooter and you can do this easily at the driving license office, where you will need to take your valid driving license from your country and you will be asked to do a small driving test.  

If you need to take a day and go to say Danang, you can hire a car with a driver. A full day driving around Danang might cost you about $40 max . prices are increasing in Vietnam quite quickly

Postal
The post office in town is where you send your mail. But if you are worried about receiving mail (i waited a year for a parcel that they had the whole time but denied it) and you don't have an address, you can use us to receive your mail. 
Your Hoi An Postal address
Your Name - C/0 Dingo Deli, 277 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam

Shopping 
The markets are where everyone shops daily and you will want to form relationships with certain sellers. The earlier you can get to the market the fresher the produce will be. When planning your shopping remember the market will close from 11am till 2pm and then reopen till 5pm.

There are also many small stores opening around Hoi An for bits and pieces.

Dingo Deli is your delicatessen - where you come for your western & european groceries and ingredients such as bakery breads, cheeses, hams, salami's, antipasti's, Aussie steaks, British sausages, bacon, salmon, ground beef, sauces, pasta's, grains, nuts, herbs, spices, and heaps more 

You can get great prices (many even cheaper than Metro) by buying from our pantry's homemade and bulk supplies such as herbs, baking supplies, nuts and seeds, butter, cream, cream cheese, tahini, peanut butter, jalapenos and lots more. 

We make many products in house to bring you the best quality and prices - many quality and grain flour breads, hummus, sundried tomatoes, pestos, yoghurt, sour cream, salad dressings, chutney's fresh pasta's, flaky pastry, big roast chicken dinners, or our own branded fresh ingredient frozen instant meals for lazy nights in and heaps more... check out our menu page.   We also take delivery orders from 8am - 9:00pm

When you need to buy all your house hold goods and other groceries you need to hire a car and go to Danang where you can visit,
Metro - Cach Mang Thang Tam, Da Nang
Big C shopping Mall - Corner of Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khiem St, Da Nang.
Lotto Mart... Nai Nam street off of Tien Son street, Danang
Co-Op Mart - Dien Bien Phu Street, Thanh Khê, Danang

Family Entertainment
In Danang you will also find really good cinemas in english at Big C and Lotto Mart..
Bowling Alley's are at Lotto Mart and Co-op Mart
Paint ball in Danang

Son Tra Peninsular

Marble Mountain

Asia Park

Ba Na Hills is a little costly to visit, but you have great views going up the hill and for families there is small but growing indoor amusement part.

Medical 

Health Insurance.. You should be able to get a year or 2 travel health insurance. After that you will need to buy expat health insurance.. There are many options out there and you can google them easily enough.

Hoan My Hospital in Danang is our #1 pick - 161 Nguyen Van Linh St, Thanh Khe Dist, Da Nang 
English speaking contact: Mr Hung PH: 0169 616 7172
Family Medical Practice in Danang 

50 Nguyễn Văn Linh, Dương Nam, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng     PH:0511 3582 699
Hoi An Hospital - is one block from the post office on Tran Hung Dao st and is cheap but more dirty than most, but they are excellent for stitching people up, xrays, scans & blood test
Pacific Private Hospital 6 Phan Đình Phùng st. Hội An - they are good at the same things as the Hoi An Hospital and have a foreign ward and an english interpeter. They really like to charge Health insurance plans
There are a few independant medical centres opening in Hoi an. However we have not had sufficent contact with them to form an opinion.
Hair Dresser - Most of us expats go to Ba Le Well Beauty Salon. at 45 Trần Hưng Đạo, then down the little alley. PH: 090 522 69 74  - Nguyet & Nick do a great job at delivering consistant service and train their staff well. Nguyet can cut and colour hair and she does waxing, facials, massage, medi's and pedi's very well.. 

Fitness

There are some arobic, salsa and zumba classes happening now. more details to come.

Yoga Classes  Nomad Yoga
Gym Memberships -  Palm Garden's Resort Victoria Resort, Sunrise Resort & Almanity Hotel all have gym memberships. There are also a few local gyms if you are happy to rough it in the non airconditioned local scene. 
Vietnamese Lessons with Ty - 0905 504 007

Want a pet or want to just pet sit while you are here?  Vietnam Animal Rescue & Care
like their facebook page and see what cute pets they have that need love and a home
They need volunteers, so if you don't mind pooping and scooping and cuddling pets then this is the volunteer position for you....

Power off schedule: you will need a vietnamese translator the first time you do this and put in the number for your area on your power bill 

 

 

Visa's  
If you don't already have a work visa arranged then you are best to arrive on a 3 month tourist visa and extend once here. Be aware the visa renewal rules do change.

 visa info links: 
Danang Today - Viet Nam likely to scrape visas for UK, France, Australia & more
 
Vietnam News - visa free travel for people from 5 countries soon
 

 
 
Job's
If you don't already have a contract job arranged then you may find work or volunteer jobs when over here. It is all about word of mouth and being here. There is also a facebook page Danang Expats Jobs 

Retired or Semi Retired 
This is becoming a popular trend in Hoi An.

Foreigners buying land in Vietnam - New Land Laws on Residential Housing    this is the lastest news that we have found as of the last week in June 2015.. We'll update as we learn more.

Renting
People ask, how hard is it to move to Hoi An, rent a house and settle in?  

This is not difficult, you do need a minimum of a 3 month visa and your landlord will need to register the paper work with you present at the registration office in the old town and show your passports and rental documents at your local police station. 

You may be asked to pay anywhere from 1 month to many years in advance.. One year rent in advance is most common.

We recommend the following real estate agency because they speak good english, are very helpful and understand western requirements.
Alex  info@hoianhouse.com 0126 277 4421   http://www.hoianhouse.com

Choosing a house 

Hoi An doesn't really have good or bad areas. Most expats seem to be livng in An Bang Beach, Cam Thanh and Cam Chau.

Do you like the beach, close to town or on a river view, do you want to be submerged in a neighbourhood or over look rice paddy fields?  If you want to have a huge house for less money you might want to rent inland out of town about 10 or 15 minutes..

What you might want in a rental house
good breezes and lots of windows & fans
air conditioning, at least in the bedrooms
a safe to put your valuable in
security bars on windows (metal, not wooden)
a soft couch
a safe big enough for your valuables and electronics

What you might want to avoid when renting a house
mouldy walls
neighbours with lots of chickens, ducks or pigs ( can be very smelly and noisy)
neighbours who hammer tin all day for a living
family shrines in your house that need tending to (it is good to ask if they need to visit the shrine regularly)
wedding halls, karaoke, coffee and beer venues
loud speakers in the vicinity... You might want to visit early in the morning 5am-7am is the most annoying hours that the loud speakers like to torment us.

Flooding

Flooding may occur for just a few days a year. It is not dangerous, infact the town gets a party vibe about it because the kids are off school and families are taking people for boat rides around the ancient town... If you rent a house that floods, your land lord will probably show up in the middle of the night to start scrubbing down the walls as the mud and water level drops, it should only flood on the first floor. It is very tempting to rent in the flood zone as there are many nice neighbourhoods and homes in these areas

There are also many areas that are not in the flood zone. The real estate guys can tell you if it is flood zone or not… It only floods when we get alot of rain and then they open the dam and we also get warning that it is happening.  
 
Staying Safe 
Hoi An is a very safe town to live but it is always imporant to understand that others may only dream to possess what you have. Don't flaunt your wares, don't invite everyone in to see your stuff and use a safe to lock up valuables. Also make sure you have good security bars on your windows and good locking doors. Never leave your scooter or bicycles out, we all lock them up inside at night.

hiring help

Hoi An has 0 - very little unemployment as Hoi An is a rapidly emerging tourist town, some foreigners are paying house help way too much money for cleaners with no skills and no english. Even my Vietnamese friends who use hired help, are being now held to ransom over their cleaners salary. Because of this problem we as a family now clean our own house and though I hire 34 staff in my business, cleaners are too difficult with demands so I struggle to hire them.. The last one left because she wouldnt clean pots and pans.. She was about 50 years old.. The 20-30 years are proving to be the harder workers! Go figure!!!

Renting/Owning/Driving a Vehicle
Foreigners need to own a company before they can buy a car. It is not practical to own a car especially if you live in a laneway. People don't have garages attached to their houses here... We all drive scooters and bicycles. 
You can rent a scooter for about 100,000 - 140,000 vnd ($5-$7) a day - you can rent a bicycle for about 20,000vnd ($1) a day.

You can buy second hand scooters and brand new bicycles easy enough.

Drivers license?  International drivers licenses don't seem to be valid here. Yes you should have a license  (but the law is not enforced yet) to drive a motor scooter and you can do this easily at the driving license office, where you will need to take your valid driving license from your country and you will be asked to do a small driving test.  

If you need to take a day and go to say Danang, you can hire a car with a driver. A full day driving around Danang might cost you about $40 max . prices are increasing in Vietnam quite quickly

Postal
The post office in town is where you send your mail. But if you are worried about receiving mail (i waited a year for a parcel that they had the whole time but denied it) and you don't have an address, you can use us to receive your mail. 
Your Hoi An Postal address
Your Name - C/0 Dingo Deli, 277 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam

Shopping 
The markets are where everyone shops daily and you will want to form relationships with certain sellers. The earlier you can get to the market the fresher the produce will be. When planning your shopping remember the market will close from 11am till 2pm and then reopen till 5pm.

There are also many small stores opening around Hoi An for bits and pieces.

Dingo Deli is your delicatessen - where you come for your western & european groceries and ingredients such as bakery breads, cheeses, hams, salami's, antipasti's, Aussie steaks, British sausages, bacon, salmon, ground beef, sauces, pasta's, grains, nuts, herbs, spices, and heaps more 

You can get great prices (many even cheaper than Metro) by buying from our pantry's homemade and bulk supplies such as herbs, baking supplies, nuts and seeds, butter, cream, cream cheese, tahini, peanut butter, jalapenos and lots more. 

We make many products in house to bring you the best quality and prices - many quality and grain flour breads, hummus, sundried tomatoes, pestos, yoghurt, sour cream, salad dressings, chutney's fresh pasta's, flaky pastry, big roast chicken dinners, or our own branded fresh ingredient frozen instant meals for lazy nights in and heaps more... check out our menu page.   We also take delivery orders from 8am - 9:00pm

When you need to buy all your house hold goods and other groceries you need to hire a car and go to Danang where you can visit,
Metro - Cach Mang Thang Tam, Da Nang
Big C shopping Mall - Corner of Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khiem St, Da Nang.
Lotto Mart... Nai Nam street off of Tien Son street, Danang
Co-Op Mart - Dien Bien Phu Street, Thanh Khê, Danang

Family Entertainment
In Danang you will also find really good cinemas in english at Big C and Lotto Mart..
Bowling Alley's are at Lotto Mart and Co-op Mart
Paint ball in Danang

Son Tra Peninsular

Marble Mountain

Asia Park

Ba Na Hills is a little costly to visit, but you have great views going up the hill and for families there is small but growing indoor amusement part.

Medical 

Health Insurance.. You should be able to get a year or 2 travel health insurance. After that you will need to buy expat health insurance.. There are many options out there and you can google them easily enough.

Hoan My Hospital in Danang is our #1 pick - 161 Nguyen Van Linh St, Thanh Khe Dist, Da Nang 
English speaking contact: Mr Hung PH: 0169 616 7172
Family Medical Practice in Danang 

50 Nguyễn Văn Linh, Dương Nam, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng     PH:0511 3582 699
Hoi An Hospital - is one block from the post office on Tran Hung Dao st and is cheap but more dirty than most, but they are excellent for stitching people up, xrays, scans & blood test
Pacific Private Hospital 6 Phan Đình Phùng st. Hội An - they are good at the same things as the Hoi An Hospital and have a foreign ward and an english interpeter. They really like to charge Health insurance plans
There are a few independant medical centres opening in Hoi an. However we have not had sufficent contact with them to form an opinion.
Hair Dresser - Most of us expats go to Ba Le Well Beauty Salon. at 45 Trần Hưng Đạo, then down the little alley. PH: 090 522 69 74  - Nguyet & Nick do a great job at delivering consistant service and train their staff well. Nguyet can cut and colour hair and she does waxing, facials, massage, medi's and pedi's very well.. 

Fitness

There are some arobic, salsa and zumba classes happening now. more details to come.

Yoga Classes  Nomad Yoga
Gym Memberships -  Palm Garden's Resort Victoria Resort, Sunrise Resort & Almanity Hotel all have gym memberships. There are also a few local gyms if you are happy to rough it in the non airconditioned local scene. 
Vietnamese Lessons with Ty - 0905 504 007

Want a pet or want to just pet sit while you are here?  Vietnam Animal Rescue & Care
like their facebook page and see what cute pets they have that need love and a home
They need volunteers, so if you don't mind pooping and scooping and cuddling pets then this is the volunteer position for you....

Power off schedule: you will need a vietnamese translator the first time you do this and put in the number for your area on your power bill 

 

277 Cua Dai Road
Hoi An, Quang Nam Delivery & Bookings: 0120 600 9300

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We are located
JUST 20 DOORS UP THE ROAD FROM THE OLD LOCATION, TOWARDS THE ANCIENT TOWN
You will find us 1/2 way between
the beach & Ancient Town

Delicatessen & Restaurant
Hearty Western Meals
Italy's Favorite Lavazza Coffee
Gourmet Fine Food
Air Conditioned

Adventure Play Ground
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All prices in
Vietnamese Dong (VND) 

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No Cards Accepted

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MondaySunday: 7:30am9:30pm