GREAT ORGANIC FRUITS!
For western visitors, especially those from cold climates, one of the great joys of being in Vietnam is the ready availability of exotic tropical fruits. Mango, mangosteen, jackfruit, durian, lychee and many others can be found, many all year round. Of course more easily recognized fruit such as banana, pineapple, grapes, apple, and citrus are also on offer. Prices in comparison to the west are incredibly low and the quality good.
Many people are now always on the lookout for organic produce, and this being a developing country means it is not always easy to find. However, Mr. Thanh Hai has set up a small business to fill this void. At the moment he is in the small market at 2 Hoang Dieu St., just 1.5km south of the tourist district. He sources his fruit from
organic producers from across the country. Local, Dalat, Mekong Delta and other regions provide the best available fruit when in season. While prices may be a little higher than the average street stall, it is worth remembering the old adage “you get what you pay for”! He is also planning to open a new outlet on Nguyen Thien Thuat St., in the heart of town in August, so watch out for it.
Now, it is easy to get ones hands on genuine, high quality organic fruit without having to search high and low. Mr. Hai is very helpful and will explain the secrets of these rarely seen fruit varieties with great passion!
Add: 2 Hoang Dieu St. Tel: 094 8397317
KHOA LEATHER NT
Over recent years, Nha Trang has developed a well earned reputation for providing exceptionally high quality exotic leather wear at more than competitive prices. New to the scene is Khoa Leather NT at 08 Nguyen Thien Thuat St., conveniently located adjacent to the tourist hub. While only small in area, the shop has super high grade crocodile, ostrich and snake skin goods. This includes hand bags, clutch bags, purses, wallets, belts and novelty items in a range of styles and colors. There is even a range of cow hide wallets for those with a penchant for the more traditional. With the leather sourced from local farms and tanneries, Khoa Leather NT can offer their wares at a fraction of the price one might expect in the west. Take a few moments, drop in and admire their range. They make the perfect exotic gift for friends and family that will stand the test of time and changing fashion trends. You will be impressed!
Khoa Leather NT
Add: 08 Nguyen Thien Thuat St.
BLUE FOX SPORTS BAR AND GRILL
New on the bar scene, the Blue Fox Bar and Grill is a great little watering hole “hidden in full sight” on Nguyen Thien Thuat St. A little difficult to find at first, its entrance is around the back of the lane near where Nguyen Thien Thuat ends and Tran Quang Khai St. begins on the corner. Look for the sign and bright yellow stairs. Run by soccer tragic Paul MacArthur, it is named after the logo of his team, Leicester City and offers the coldest of beers, great ‘pub grub’ and a bright and convivial atmosphere. The menu has breakfasts, burgers, salads, pasta and sandwiches, with the Honey Roasted Ham Sandwich a specialty. Aussie pies and pasties are a welcome sight for those who are looking for some home style comfort food while watching the rugby or Australian football. There are regular happy hours and patrons can sit and watch the ebb and flow of street life below from the 1st floor outlook. There are 4 big screens to watch whatever worldwide sport is hot at the minute and with a strong expat clientele it is a great place to find out what is happening around town.
Blue Fox Sports Bar and Grill
120/108 Nguyen Thien Thuat St.
Riding the crest of the new wave of development in Nha Trang, Nagar Hotel opened its doors on the 15th June this year. A classy, 4 star establishment, it has a total of 171 rooms and is a welcome addition to the upscale end of the market.
There are 6 room classes ranging from Deluxe City View to the super luxurious President’s Suite and so caters to most budgets. Many of the rooms also boast ocean vistas. Situated just off the busy Hung Vuong St., it is quiet, convenient, being only 150m to the beach and in the center of the tourist district. It has a gym, steam room and sauna, all on the 22nd floor and on level 2 their new International restaurant can be found. The Grand Ballroom is ideal for meetings and special occasions and for a relaxed drink, the lobby bar is the perfect place to entertain friends. Led by the alluring Miss Han, receptionist extraordinaire, the staff are all very friendly and clearly enjoy working at the Nagar Hotel which is a bonus for the guests.
So, if you are considering where to stay on your next trip to Nha Trang, or perhaps are looking to upgrade your accommodation, then the Nagar Hotel will delight!
Add: 1i Quan Tran St. – Tel: (+84) 898 369 779
For centuries, Nha Trang’s lifeblood has been the sea, its economy reliant upon boats, fishing and shipping. Hence, it is logical that Norwegian company, Karmsund Maritime should opt to open their SE Asian operation here. Its main market is servicing the oil and gas industry, but it also has a recreational boating arm. High on the list are kayaks, stand up paddleboards and small runabouts. They are made of composite fibreglass to international standards, purpose built, rugged and beautifully finished. Standouts are the 1 person fishing kayak and family 3 person model. They are perfect for use around Nha Trang and are sure to be a hit with resort guests and adventure seekers. Small power boats are also being supplied to local tourist operations and are ideal for work on the Cai River or close to shore in the bay.
Keep an eye out for Karmsund Maritime craft around the region.
“Coming to a resort near you”!
Kermsund Maritime – www.kamviet.no – Tel: +84 258 3744207