Archives for the month of: April, 2014

Responsible Tourism Product coverU Cafe Hoi An listed as Good Practice in report by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, ESRT Programme funded by the EU, in the categories Attractive for Tourists, Environmentally Responsible, and Socially Responsible.

You can find us in page 15 with an article of Live Hoi An Magazine. Or, where we are on the Hoai riverfront!


Poster-SWith Le Ly Hayslip, the Global Foundation and Hoi An Silk Village we’re organising a fundraiser for orphaned children living at Quang Chau Pagoda. There’re over 100 children there and with 3 to 5 new infants being dropped off weekly the pagoda is struggling to provide adequate care.

The event includes networking reception for NGOs and guests, entertainment and dinner, and a guided-tour of Hoi An Silk Village. Tickets are 500,000đ each.

Organisations can sponsor seats or tables for their friends. We also appreciate contributions such as vouchers towards raffles at the event.

Please contact us if you’d like to attend the event, distribute flyers or help in any other way.

Bikes arrive // 自転車が到着

Many many thanks for those who took part in supporting the bike donation program! Bicycles shipped off by the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Kawasaki have arrived in Da Nang and were unloaded today. These bikes will be donated to school kids who live over 10 kms away from their schools and those in difficult circumstances, providing them opportunities to attend schools.

Bây giờ. Now.Sunset over the River Hoai and Hoi An.

New U Cafe HQ Plan nominated for Green Skyscraper Award

A rotating skyscraper that is to be built in Da Nang and powered by a series of 79 horizontal wind turbines could change Hoi An riverside view, but residents welcome the plan for green and inexpensive electricity.