Heavy Rain, Heavy Hearts

2 Apr 2017 in Charities


Vietnam is Awesome is the premier group in Vietnam connecting expats, locals, and tourists together. The overall aim of the group is to create a positive experience for the members and help increase the popularity of tourism in Vietnam. We are now organizing events and want to support some really great charities and groups who help individuals and other issues in and around Vietnam.

SAIGON SOS x VIETNAM IS AWESOME was very excited to invite you to the LOVE VIETNAM ROOFTOP PARTY presented by MAGNERS at Cafe-Restaurant’s lovely rooftop terrace on Saturday 1st April, 7 pm until Midnight.

Even though there was a torrential rainstorm, the excitement of the event wasn’t dampened. We had over 160 guests show up to have the best time possible with chances to not only win up top 200,000,000vnd but also help a great cause.

The LOVE VIETNAM ROOFTOP PARTY supported the EARTH DAY CLEAN UP 2017: Join the wave event, where volunteers will be gathering in communities all around Vietnam on April 22nd, making a huge effort to pick up trash to help maintain the natural beauty of this awesome country!

At the April 1 Love Vietnam Rooftop Party, people experienced:

- Amazing prizes & giveaways from generous sponsors, worth more than $6,500 (150,000,000+ VND) (prize/sponsor list below)

- Fantastic food & drinks, views, and party-goers

- Top music & DJs all night

- MC & Magician Petey Majik Nguyen

- Exciting & fun activities for meeting new people

- A great way to support cleaning up beautiful Vietnam

At the Love Vietnam Rooftop Party, guests walked away with some brilliant giveaways, including beachside holidays, free English lessons, some of the best food in Saigon, and much more!

There were many fun ways to win prizes & giveaways during the event, including Blind Date, Magners Bean Bag Toss, Limbo, Hula Hoop, Prize Raffles, and Auctions!!

The fantastic folks at Magners Asia 邁格士蘋果酒 - were the main sponsors for the event and contributed their delicious products, essential items, and staff to support the party. Platinum Beer was THE exclusive draft beer provider for the night, as well as donating a FREE keg of Platinum Keller beer from 6-7pm!

This was the perfect chance to meet all the wonderful Vietnam Is Awesome members, Saigon SOS supporters, and support a great cause - helping to keep Vietnam's natural beauty. We are dedicated to bringing the best events in Ho Chi Minh City for all the members of the group and the community as well. Our next event will be in May, so make sure to continue to support the group and check for updates and details.

All of us at Saigon SOS and Vietnam Is Awesome would like to say a massive, loving thank you to everyone who didn't care about the awful weather and joined us for great times at Magners presents Love Vietnam Rooftop Party x SOS x VIA on Saturday!!

You guys and girls were all amazing and we truly appreciate your attendance and support! Thanks to you, we raised more than 14,000,000 VND for EARTH DAY CLEAN UP 2017: Join the wave (donations from bar sales still to be added), everyone who bought raffle tickets, drinks, played games, and joined in the fun!!

We have lots of people to thank for helping this event to happen!

Firstly, thank you so much to Magners Asia 邁格士蘋果酒 again for being our main sponsor - generously providing drinks and games, and working hard to support this Love Vietnam party!

Secondly, a big thank you to Platinum Beer for kindly being our exclusive draft beer provider for the night - thanks to Mark and Stephen for all their support!

Of course, we need to give a shout out to the party's venue - Café-Restaurant Ho Chi Minh City - their lovely terrace was a great backdrop to the event and we appreciate Martijn, Sander, and Mike for their hard work and that of their staff. Cheers guys!

Thanks to all of our hugely generous sponsors (more than 30!!) for being kind enough to support the community through fantastic prizes and giveaways! Please also support them through their social media pages and by using their great products! 

We also have to give enormous thanks to the inimitable Petey Majik Nguyen- our MC and magician for this Love Vietnam event. He brought amazing energy, vibes, and outrageous tricks that captivated our guests - we are so grateful for him giving his time and passion to us and we hope to work with him again very soon!

We had some fantastic photographers and videographers generously donating their time and skill for the night. Thank you to Sandro Chiu Photography, the CLB Nhiếp Ảnh HUFLIT crew, and

Da Giac JSC's team for their brilliant work. We can't wait to show the photos and videos for the night very soon!

Finally, of course, we would love to say thank you so much to everyone involved in the EARTH DAY CLEAN UP 2017: Join the wave - Steve, Peter, and all the people and volunteer teams who are passionately working to maintain the natural beauty in this amazing country of Vietnam. We were delighted to support this great community cause and are excited to take part in their national clean up event on Saturday, April 22nd - please come and join in and show your love for Vietnam!

To finish, we again want to say how grateful we are for all the wonderful people who joined the Love Vietnam party on April 1st - you braved the ridiculous weather (dry season, anyone?) to show your love and support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Special thanks to great sportsmanship showed by the lady who was the unfortunate beneficiary of our Vespa prank - we salute you and hope you will enjoy the alternative prize we gave you afterward!!

Stay tuned for pics, videos, and make sure to tag yourself if you find yourself!

With love from the Love Vietnam team


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  • DK Long
    DK Long
    20 Aug 2018 Reply

    congrats, VIA team

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