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Tea producers honoured at Lam Dong Tea Festival

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:22 am

A ceremony to honour tea producers was the highlight of the opening ceremony of the third Lam Dong Tea Festival 2010 in Lam Dong Province on December 25.

Visitors at the Lam Dong Tea Festival 2010.

45 tea producers and processers spanning five generations were honoured at the opening ceremony. The festival had the highland town of Bao Loc pulsating with activity. There was a procession of flower-decked cars, a tea picking contest, an exhibition and a science seminar.


The event will organize a program to announce B’lao tea brand.

The organizers expected the event would encourage the tea industry of Vietnam and Lam Dong in particular to produce higher quality tea for export and also improve the living conditions of tea-producers.

The festival is on till December 27.

Source: SGGP

City opens New Year Greeting Festival

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:22 am

The Ho Chi Minh City authorities have offered a festival to people from December 26 to January 2 in order to celebrate the New Year 2011.

The opening ceremony of the New Year Greeting Festival is held at the 23/9 (September 23) Park on December 26. (Photo: Sggp)

The event themed ‘2011 the youth’s year – year for children’ aims to celebrate the upcoming 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.


The weeklong festival will bring free and interesting programs, which will include the HCM City’s socio-economic achievement exhibition and many musical performances. 


Special art performances will be held at industrial zones such as Tan Thuan, Linh Trung 1&2, Le Minh Xuan, Tan Binh, Tan Tao, Hiep Phuoc, Cultural Center of District 12, Ben Duoc and Nga Ba Giong Martyr Memorial Site in Chu Chi District and finally the National Historical Cultural Park in District 9. These performances will be held on December 31.


An international food festival, featuring special dishes from over 20 countries, is taking place on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh City.


The event will include a cooking contest, in which visitors are given the opportunity to taste these special Vietnamese and world dishes. In addition, there will be a giant banh xeo (Vietnamese rice pancake) and musical shows and folk games, for people to enjoy.



Related article:
City to host international food festival

Source: SGGP

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival will be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on January 12-16, 2011.

     Poster of the Japanese Cartoon Film Festival

Eight outstanding Japanese animations for 2000 will be screened with Vietnamese sub-titles.


The highlight of this event will be the movie entitled ‘Spirit away’, which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao in 2001. The film won the Golden Bear award in 2002, and was among the Oscar nominees for best-animated feature film, at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony.


’Spirit away’ tells about the adventures of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who is lost at an abandoned amusement park. Japanese directors, filmmakers and producers, including popular voice actress Mitsuki Saiga and guitarist Kazuya Nishikawa, will arrive in Hanoi for an exchange with Vietnamese audience.


The Japanese Culture Department, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Centre of Vietnam, the Cinematographic Department and the National Cinema Center are jointly holding the event.
Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange from 2 pm on January 5, 2011.

Source: SGGP

City hosts ASEAN Golden Voice Festival 2011

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:19 am

The 2nd ASEAN Golden Voice Festival will take place at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater on January 5, 7 and 8.

         Singers Thu Minh (L) and Kasim Hoang Vu

The contest has attracted nearly 20 singers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Special invitees from Japan will also join them.


Every country is allowed to send four participants. Representing Viet Nam will be singers Thu Minh, Kasim Hoang Vu, H’Zina Bya and Do Tung Lam.

They will go up against well-known singers including FIQ and Moon (Brunei); Plengpraphun Kingthong and Wongloung Sirilux (Thailand); Khim Su Su Naing and Mr.Kyaw Zin Min (Myanmar); Iqwal Hafiz and Katherine Chan (Malaysia); Netta Kusumah Dewi and Hershon (Indonesia); Uela Basco (Philippines); and finally, Samsann Annda and Vannika (Cambodia).


The competition consists of two categories — traditional and contemporary folk music, and pop. In the pop category, singers will have to perform in English, but folk songs can be in their mother tongues.

The jury will comprise famous Vietnamese musicians such as Tran Long An, Nguyen Ngoc Thien and Duong Thu; Japanese leading music producer Keitaro Kamo; Indonesian music teacher and choreographer Indira Sotyawati.


There will be two categories, each offering four gold medals, four silver medals, four bronze medals, and a prize nominated by audiences. 

The contest is jointly organized by Ho Chi Minh City Television and Cat Tien Sa Advertising Company. The contest will be broadcast live on HTV9 channel and other regional channels.

Vietnam hosted the ASEAN Golden Voice Festival for the first time in 2008.


 

Source: SGGP

National Sports Festival wraps up

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:14 am




National Sports Festival wraps up


QĐND – Saturday, January 01, 2011, 21:7 (GMT+7)

The sixth National Games wrapped up at the Tien Son Sports Palace in the coastal city of Danang on December 31.


The organising board presented VND2 million to each athlete who set a national record.


According to the board’s statistics, 102 athletes set national records at the festival.


The games were participated by 66 sports delegations comprising nearly 8,700 athletes competing in 12 sport disciplines and sub-categories.


At the closing ceremony, the organising board handed over the sports festival’s flag to Nam Dinh which will host the event in 2014.


Source: VOV


 


 


Source: QDND

Overseas students join new year festival

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

A Festival of Overseas Students to celebrate New Year 2011 opened in Hanoi on Dec. 29 with the participation of about 500 students.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan welcomes foreign students

The event, the ninth of its kind, was jointly organised by the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, the Vietnam Television, the Sinh Vien Viet Nam (Vietnamese Students) newspaper and the Quoc Anh International Education Consultancy (QA) company.


At the event, overseas students joined an incense-offering ceremony and an exchange programme to share experiences in study and career.


On the occasion, Nguyen Dac Vinh, chairman of the Vietnam Students’ Association and QA company presented certificates of merit and gifts to 30 outstanding students.


In the afternoon the same day, a delegation of 52 overseas students was received by Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan in Hanoi.


The students, coming from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Japan, China and Singapore among others, were also presented with gifts and letters wishing for a new year.


 

Source: SGGP

Spring Flower Festival 2011 to display 8,000 exhibits

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

The Spring Flower Festival for 2011 will be held at Tao Dan Park in HCM City from lunar December 25 to lunar January 6, 2011 (January 28 to February 8, 2011).

Spring Flower Festival will bring to visitors various types of bonsai trees. (Photo: KK)

The annual festival will feature around 8,000 exhibits including bonsai trees, ornamental plants, orchids, cacti, apricots and peach blossoms, ornamental birds, fruit arrangements and rock gardens from more than 600 Vietnamese and foreign artisans and flower clubs.


The annual festival is a traditional, cultural activity in Ho Chi Minh City. It is for the occasion of the Lunar New Year and attracts many people to the city.


Tourists and visitors will have a chance to enjoy many things such as: a bird singing competition, traditional music, folk games, a food fair, painting and a calligraphy exhibition.


Three special music performances will take place in the opening ceremony of the festival, which is the evening of lunar December 25.


The event aims to mark the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the 100th anniversary to the day late President Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam to seek a way for national salvation at Ben Nha Rong (Nha Rong Wharf) in 1911.


 

Source: SGGP

HCM City hosts 4th ornamental tree festival 2010

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:35 am

The fourth ornamental tree festival 2010 is being held in the Suoi Tien Tourist Area, Ho Chi Minh City from December 22 to January 3, 2011.

The ornamental tree festival showcases more than 5,000 exhibits of various varieties of ornamental trees and plants including bonsais, orchids and cacti. (Photo: KK)

The annual festival showcases more than 5,000 exhibits of various varieties of ornamental trees and plants including bonsais, orchids and cacti.

More than 50 artisans along with some flower clubs and companies from across the country will participate.

Over 160 booths will display exotic ornamental plants varieties and some will also display ornamental birds, decorative fruit arrangements and rock garden displays. 

The highlights of the festival will be the bird singing competition, dog show and exquisite ornamental fish.

The festival is expected to attract a large number of visitors and will also be an opportunity for artisans to exchange and share information on the methods of caring and collecting ornamental plants.

Source: SGGP

17th World Festival of Youth and Students closes

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:21 am




17th World Festival of Youth and Students closes


QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:28 (GMT+7)

A Vietnamese delegation led by Vo Van Thuong, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, has actively contributed to the success of the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) which closed in South Africa on December 21.


It highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to promote the world youth and students movement for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.


At the festival, the Vietnamese delegation held 39 bilateral meetings with leaders from youth organizations of many countries and delivered reports at 80 seminars, conferences and international solidarity forums.


One of the reports that drew loud applause from leaders of WFYS 17, is related to the international tribunal against the imperialist use of Agent Orange during the war in Vietnam and its severe and long-lasting consequences on civilians.


In his closing speech, the President of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Julius Malema emphasised the success of the WFYS 17 as part of the struggle to defeat imperialism for a world of peace, solidarity and social transformation.


Mr Melema said that the festival brought into play the active role of young generations in fighting imperialism and strengthening solidarity and friendship among the progressive youths in the world. He also voiced support for the Cuban people, peace on the Korean peninsula and peace for Zimbabwe and other African nations.


He called for co-ordinated efforts in the struggle against imperialism for a world of peace without nuclear weapons and an international system based on social justice, national sovereignty, independence, freedom, security, solidarity and international cooperation.


He spoke highly of the Vietnamese people’s victories in the past struggle against US imperialists and their socio-economic achievements in the current process of socialist construction, considering them as valuable lessons for progressive and revolutionary forces in the world.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

City to host “Welcome New Year 2011” festival

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Ho Chi Minh City Youth’s Cultural House has mapped out numerous cultural activities to welcome in the New Year from December 24 to 31, according to the head of the Event Planning Service Department of the Youth’s Cultural House, Nguyen Hong Phuc.

On the streets, the air of Christmas is boisterous. (Photo: KK)

The weeklong festival, which is called “Welcome New Year 2011”, will bring free and interesting programs for the youth. These will include fashion and music performances, singing contest, exciting games and other activities.


On December 24, it will be the “Christmas Gala 2010” and the “Dance of Hair-Spring fashion” will be on December 31. These will be the main highlights of the festival. 


Ho Chi Minh City Youth’s Cultural House received more than 30,000 visitors in the “Welcome New Year 2010” festival.


 

Source: SGGP