Press release - 20th International charity bazaar on 23/11/2013


23 NOVEMBER 2013, 9:30am to 2:00pm



Ho Chi Minh City – The Consular Club of HCMC’s 20th International Charity Bazaar will be held on November 23, 2013, at the White Palace Convention Centre, 194 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District.

The event begins at 9:30am and runs until 2pm.  In addition to purchasing from a wide range of international goods and food, visitors can also purchase tickets in the popular Grand Raffle.  Raffle tickets are available for 50,000 VND each, and prizes include one return airline ticket from HCMC to any destination operated by Vietnam Airlines, other return airlines tickets (to France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China, Philippines, Dubai, etc.), 5-star resort and hotel stays (in Da Nang, Nha Trang, Con Dao, Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, etc), spa packages, lunch or dinner vouchers in luxury restaurants in HCMC, and much more.  Every prize in the raffle is valued at more than $US100. 

Santa Claus will be there to breathe the festive atmosphere of Christmas into the event and to have his photo taken with children and adults alike.  Organizers expect this year’s Bazaar to attract crowds, both expatriates and Vietnamese, which should exceed last year’s 2,000 attendees.

Entry tickets cost 100,000 VND for adults, and children under 10 accompanied by an adult can enter free of charge.

This year’s event will continue in the tradition of past International Charity Bazaars’ – selling goods and foods from all over the world for a good cause.  Proceeds from the 20th International Charity Bazaar are redistributed to help those less fortunate in the community.  Projects supported by the Consular Club through funds generated from the International Charity Bazaar range from scholarships, to medical care, providing water wells, building bridges, schools and more.

The Consular Club is comprised of members from the various diplomatic missions in Ho Chi Minh City.  All Consular Club members volunteer their time to work towards improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged in Vietnam.

Come and celebrate the start of the holiday season by shopping for a good cause – “Shop to make a difference”.

For more information on the Charity Bazaar (including limited advanced ticket sales and grand raffle tickets), contact the Consular Club at or the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait at 24 Phung Khac Khoan Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, HCMC, phone: (84 8) 38270555.