- Btaskee — One difficult part of being an expat in Saigon that is not really mentioned elsewhere in this guide is obtaining services for around the house. Things like hiring a maid or a nanny can be extremely difficult for an expat, especially because very few service workers speak English. The app Btaskee allows users to find and hire such workers and lets them leave reviews and recommendations for future searchers. Its English portal allows you to work in a language you’re comfortable with. Even without the language barrier, though, this would be a useful app.