The rainy season is drawing to a close and it's time to start thinking of all those adventures waiting for you out there in Vietnam and beyond. Our outdoor sports market is the perfect place to get the gear and talk to the experts for inspiration to get out of the city and make the most of living in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
THE OUTDOOR GEAR MARKET
End of season specials, new products, and like minded outdoor sports enthusiasts await you at the outdoor gear market where you can pick up the latest and greatest and get your hands on that kit you've only heard about online.
Come grab a bargain and who knows if that purchase will be the first step to a new sport, a new personal best, or a new personal adventure.
DECATHLON S.A. IS A GIANT IN SPORTS GOODS AND FOR ROCKTOBERFEST THEY WILL BE SHOWING OFF THEIR LATEST, PLUS END OF LINE DEALS TO SNAP UP QUICKLY.
For Rocktoberfest 2019 our partners Decathlon are offering a number of special opportunities. They’ve opened their flagship store in Saigon but they still offer Click and Collect from Push Climbing and with stands at the open air outdoor market they give D2 dwellers a chance to get their hands on sports goods to try for size without hauling across town to Aeon Mall.
Try climbing gear directly on our wall, seize the end of line bargains, and get a taste for what one of the biggest outdoor goods retailers in the world has to offer.
TA LAI IS A WORLD OF ADVENTURE ALL IN ONE LOCATION. GLORIOUS JUNGLE, TRADITIONAL LONG HOUSE, ADVENTURE, TEAM BUILDING AND WILD ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS.
Ta Lai is several unforgettable experiences all rolled into one. Camping, kayaking, biking, and trekking fill the days while a return to the languid calm of the longhouse and the lake are your reward for the adrenaline and excitement. Working for sustainable tourism in harmony with local ethnic groups the Ta Lai team know how to put together a personalised activity schedule for you for your pleasure, your team building, or your kids/school outings. They’re nice people too - so drop by for a coffee and a chat while you’re at the market.
As well as all the outdoor sports there are cooking classes, yoga, traditional dance, and even an animal rescue centre to support - all part of the Ta Lai adventure ecosystem. So there really is something for everyone and every occasion.
Rainbow Divers are the premier PADI Scuba Diving company in Vietnam. We offer the full range of PADI courses and daily diving opportunities which are available in the follow locations
Founder, Owner and Pioneer of Viet Nam’s diving industry, Jeremy P. Stein, saw the future and persevered through the early years to create a lasting and quality presence. Rainbow Divers has come to mean many things. As an industry leader and top level PADI representative Rainbow continue to pioneer/invent and lead the industry in Viet Nam. Our brand name is synonymous with: Professionalism, Safety, versatility and development.
Rainbow are the only true Multi centre dive business in the country with 5 PADI Ocean centres and our Saigon training/referral centre. From daily dive trips and PADI training through to junior education programs and ex-pat/tourist travel services, in Viet Nam Rainbow CAN!
MAKING FOOD FUN; CARIBE, FOR FUSION BURGERS WITH A CARIBBEAN TWIST.
Food should be fun, and Caribe sounds like a blast.
A partnership of Trinidadian backgrounds bringing Caribbean food with a twist to Saigon, Caribe is pop-up cuisine at it's best.
“Right now it's just two guys doing pop-ups featuring food from across the Caribbean islands with the menu changing from one pop-up to the next. The idea is to give people a taste of the Caribbean region - beyond the usual jerk chicken and rice & peas.
For Rocktober, we're featuring two of our fusion burgers. They have completely different taste profiles but are still both representative of flavours popular in the region. They're a safe jump off point for anyone unfamiliar with Caribbean food.”
Burgers, asHayden drily points out himself, are not a Caribbean food so how are Caribe's burgers Caribbean?
“Without giving it all away, our burgers have been given a Caribbean twist in both the seasoning and toppings. Right now we're having fun giving people a taste of our Trinidadian heritage.”
Sounds great. Who wants one?
Get in touch with Caribe and find out more about their unique fusion food on their Facebook page.
VIETCLIMB IS LIKE PUSH’S BOULDERING BROTHER IN HANOI. PLUS IT HAS OUTSTANDING CLIMBING TRIPS TO THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF HUU LUNG
If you’re looking for a bouldering gym and climbing hub in Hanoi then VietClimb, with its long established commitment to the Vietnamese climbing community is the Hanoi home you didn’t know you had.
VietClimb is down south in Saigon to play at Rocktoberfest, but also to promote its unbelievable climbing trips into Huu Lung - a reserve of karst peaks and natural serenity.
Located 110 kms North-East from Hanoi, Huu Lung is in a peaceful valley hosting breathtaking karst peaks near a natural reserve. Off the beaten path, 60 quality routes routes have been bolted and are accessible to beginners to experienced climbers. It features sport routes (up to 30m) // from 5c to 8a and VietClimb hosts one day (9am to 7pm) trips at VND 1,800,000/person for individuals and only VND 1,300,000/person for group trips, a fee that includes guide, climbing gear, private transportation (4 hour in total), lunch, access fees. Want an idea of what’s awaiting you? Check out this video.
You can follow VietClimb on Facebook for more details
Or call on 024 6682 4352
BREWBERRY IS MORE THAN A BESPOKE COFFEE DELIVERY SERVICE - THINK OF IT AS A COFFEE SHOP WHERE YOU ARE THE OWNER AND YOUR CLIENTS ARE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COLLEAGUES.
With Brewberry you order fresh, tasty coffee and brew it your way. The beans are chosen, roasted and ground the way you want them to and Brewberry's experts will take the time to discuss just what kind of coffee and roasting will suit you best. Just make an order or subscribe for a monthly or bi-weekly coffee delivery. You are free to cancel any time.
Founder Kate Jackson has coffee running in her veins and explains how Brewberry came to be;
“I'm a coffee lover and my friends just enjoyed the way I prepared the coffee for them when they came to see me at my place. Because there was a lack of Arabica coffee I started sourcing it from a roastery in Mui ne ( I lived in a village near Phan Thiet at that time) and soon my first small coffee shop appeared in the local market.”
Kate is also brilliant at suggesting new brews to tantalise your taste buds;
“If you're making coffee at home it's best to choose fresh beans roasted to light or medium dark and perhaps fresh Vietnamese Arabica - a clean decent cup of Catimor coffee with hints of spices and nuts. Or perhaps an Espresso blend (Catimor plus red bourbon blend) which will make you a sweet and strong cup with hints of lime, cashew, and cherry. Or your taste is old school then a good Arabica/Robusta blend (you can choose the ratio depending on how intense you like your coffee) has Robusta to add caffeine and wake you up while the Arabica fills your cup with aroma and makes the taste richer.”
And if that wasn’t enough they have cookies and cold brew too.
If all of that is making your mouth water then you can contact Brewberry on Instagram where they are @brewberry_coffee
At Rocktoberfest you are spoilt for choice when the munchies strike and Baradise Pizza is on hand to ease your cravings for genuine Italian crafted mini pizzas, pasta, and cold, cold drinks. Baradise itself in Thao Dien is much more than a pizza place. As well as a pizza restaurant servicing delicious thin crust pizzas from Leonardo’s oven it is also a cafe and a calm spot to chill with a glass of wine. Downstairs reveals a whole other dimension with an underground tavern available to rent. Have a chat while you grab a mini pizza at Rocktoberfest or get in touch via their facebook page to find out more.