Ho Chi Minh City · Hobby · Vietnam

Art Supplies Store in Saigon

Are you a foreigner and having trouble in finding art or craft stuff here? I was too! I like coloring and was having trouble to find some stuff because I don’t know where to get them and language barrier is real. After a few searching on google and asking my friends, I found some good places that sell art supplies. So I’m gonna list the stores I know and visited already.

  • Fahasa Bookstore &  Art Stores in Le Loi street

They have several branches in Saigon but I only visited 2 of them. The one in Nguyen Hue street is very big. That makes it harder to find something, at least for me. The other one I visited is in Le Loi street. This one is my favorite. The location is really nice and it is easy to find coloring book, pens, pencils, crayons, pastels, etc. Another plus thing about this Fahasa Le Loi branch is I can walk to its neighbors where they are mostly selling art stuff. Please be warned though that they can’t speak English and not as friendly. The most famous one is number 54 Le Loi street (but it also famous for its rudeness lol). I don’t take it personally when they do that. Not all of them are like that.

  • PNC Bookstore (Nha Sach Phuong Nam)
Soft Pastels

This store also have several branches, mostly inside a mall. I usually visited the one in vincom mall, but the small branch in thao dien D2 is better for coloring. They have more collection of coloring book for adult. And I found a cheap soft pastels as well, with good quality. It is located on 2nd floor of AnPhu Supermarket.

  • Taipoz

I found this place when I was searching on google about where to buy for art supplies. They have website  as well but everything is in Vietnamese and no option for English. Their location is a bit far from the center (150/7/2 Nguyễn Trãi, Q.1, TP.HCM) , but it’s worth the trip. They have MANY art supplies, and most of them are the best one in their job. They have faber castell polychromos, prismacolor, copic, water brush pentel, prismacolor blender and many more! I love this store. Not good for my wallet though…

  • Vinspace


Vinspace is an art gallery in D2 (6 Le Van Mien). My friend told me about this place. She said it is a gallery but they are selling stuff as well. I was looking for paper to print out a drawing to color. They also have watercolor paper. I bought the normal paper (Daler Rowney) A4 size 130 g/m2. It works really well to print a drawing then to color it.


  • Nguyen Dinh Chieu street

This one is a big discovery as well! The best shop there for me would be 134 Nguyen Dinh Chieu. They have vast range of items, including craft supplies. No artist pencil colored though, only marco, faber castell classic, stabilo, and caran. They also have a cheaper version of copic. I bought a pencil case, but it can only fit 36 pencils. Not bad though. After to finish shopping here, just continue with the street, they are all art supplies store. Last store I visited was 144 Nguyen Dinh Chieu. No more store beyond that one.

  • Art Friend
Derwent Inktense set of 12

Art Friend is an art supply store chain. They are also available in Singapore and Malaysia. This is the only store that I found derwent pencils. I bought Derwent Inktense in this store. They also have Derwent Studio. The shop is small but the stuff is a good one. They have copic pen as well. It is located at 24 Lê Thị Riêng, Bến Thành, Hồ Chí Minh. There is a banh mi shop next to it, and it is very good, especially for meat lovers.

Do you know any other art supplies store in Saigon? Please let me know in comment!




Hobby · Vietnam

List of Pet Shops in Saigon

As a new pet owner, I have a new thing to do since several months ago, which is finding a good pet shop 😀 There are many pet shops in Ho Chi Minh City but not all of them listed on Google. Therefore I will share the pet shop I’ve known so far and I’ve visited as well.

1. Saigon Pet Clinic

Address : Street 41 Number 33, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC
Phone : 0835194182
Website : http://www.saigonpethospital.com
Email : saigonpetclinic@yahoo.com

Remark : I always buy Royal Canin here, it’s cheapest so far. They have their own pet shop now. It has many pet supplies.

2. Pet center

Address : 50 Cach Mang Thang 8, P.6, District 3, HCMC
Phone : 0839304193
Website : http://www.petcenter.vn
Email : petcenter.vn@gmail.com

Remark : They have dog goggles, medicines, soft carriers, beds, dog diapers, etc. You can check on their website. They provide delivery as well upon certain purchase amount.

3. Little Dogs

Address : 523 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 28 3835 5550
Website : http://littledog.com.vn/
Email : littledogpetshopvn@gmail.com

Remark : Their store is the biggest so far. They have grooming service, but expensive compared to other places. 600k vnd for 5kg dog. Read about other grooming services here.

4. Family Pet

Address : 149 Street 5, AP-AK, Binh An Ward, District 2
Phone : 0862532727
Website : http://www.familyvet.com.vn
Email : familyvet.vn@gmail.com

Remark : Small store but has many accesories for dogs. Price are slightly higher than Saigon Pet Clinic, but many items you can find here and not in Saigon Pet Clinic.

5. New Pet Hospital

Address : 53 Dang Dung, Tân Định, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 28 6269 3939
Website : http://newpethospital.com.vn/en
Email : –

Remark : I went here for pet grooming but found out that they have pet shop as well.

6. Dog Paradise

Address : 155 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật, 1, 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Phone : +84 92 233 31 11
Website : http://dogparadise.com.vn/
Email : –

Remark : This shop sells clicker. It has many cute stuff, pet clothes, medicine, treats, bags, beds. etc. Really feel like paradise, even for me lol.

7. Unknown name

Address : at the corner of Mac Dinh Chi street and Cao Van street.
Phone : –
Website : –
Email : –

Remark : They have some chewy treats that my dog loves. I bought Ganador dog food there for 18k vnd (the smallest package).

8. Phong Kham Thu Y K-9

Address : 319-321 Le Van Luong, P.Tan Quy, District 7
Phone : 090 951 6989
Website : http://phongkhamthuyk9.com/
Email :

Remark : I saw their branch at District 4 on the way home. They seem to have a lot of stuff there. Leashes and collar, dog clothes, food, medicine, and all other things. They are an animal hospital as well (the one in D7). Although I don’t have any experience with their grooming service and medical treatment, I think it is worth to check for buying stuff if you are in District 7.

9. Pet Lovers Center

Address : 189 Tôn Dật Tiên, Khu phố Panorama, Phường Tân Phong

Phone : 028 6683 4643

Website : www.petloverscentre.vn/

Opening hour : 8 am – 10 pm
Remark : I haven’t visited this one yet. But they are a chain from Singapore. They have different kind of brands than other pet shop and also selling a nice equipment and toys for small animals such as hamster. If you’re looking for a premium dog food or cat food, you can check it here.

10. Pet Lovers Center Thao Dien Pearl

Address : 12 Quoc Huong, P. Thao Dien, District 2, Thao Dien Pearl

Phone : (028) -6686-2323

Website : www.petloverscentre.vn/

Opening hour : 8 am – 10 pm
Remark : This branch of Pet Lovers Center is smaller than the one in District 7, but it is closer to me since I visited D2 often. They have leashes, collars and harnesses from rogz which I love. I also found a wide variety of dog muzzle protection. Many toys for cats and dogs. Food and equipment for fishes and hamsters. Of course, they also have food, snack and equipment for dogs and cats as well.


I will update this if I found another pet shop worth to visit. Hope this list helps you and your pet! Have a nice day 😉

If you have a suggestion for a pet shop I should visit, do let me know in the comment below. Ciao!