The 4.5m long and 1.1m wide painting, entitled “Tram Hoa Dua No” (A hundred flowers bloom), was drawn by 18 artists from District 5’s Fine Arts Club with the aim of praising the country’s sceneries.
The ink-and-wash technique of painting originated from China in which both watercolour and tempera are used to create the desired effect.
Illustrative image (Photo: internet)The Singaporean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City hosted a ceremony in the evening of July 31 to celebrate the country’s 50th National Day.Addressing the event, Consul General Leow Siu Lin recalled the 50-year tradition of Singapore’s Independence Day and reviewed the friendship and cooperative relations between Singapore and Vietnam, and HCM City in particular, in recent years. People-to-people exchanges have been bolstered as about 3,000 Singaporean citizens are living and working in HCM City and neighbouring localities, while many Vietnamese are also living in Singapore, she added. In return, HCM City People's Committee Chairman Le…... [read more]
La Quoc Khanh, vice director of HCM City Tourism Department said, the city’s inland waterway tourism is less developed as it lacks of a specific plan. The number of travel agents conducting river cruises dropped from 24 in 2014 to 19 in 2015 with around 72 cruise ships.The city is currently operating big tourist vessels like Elisa, Ben Nghe and Sai Gon. The biggest tourist vessel in HCM City, SaiGon Ship can accommodate 600 passengers at a time.Chiem Hoang Long, Director of Binh Quoi Tourism Village which owns SaiGon Ship, said traffic safety is the top priority. The ship is…... [read more]
Processing farm produce (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City held a dialogue with Singaporean businesses on September 27 to help them remove difficulties and promote investment in the city.Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem recognised the active contributions of the Singaporean Consulate General, Business Association and enterprises to the city’s socio-economic accomplishments over the past few years.HCM City hopes to welcome a new wave of foreign investment, especially from Singapore, in the context that both countries are members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).He confirmed that local authorities are ready to exchange…... [read more]
HCM CITY— As many as 130 artworks of Vietnamese and South Korea artists are on display at the Korea-Vietnam Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition that opened on Saturday in HCM City. The exhibition features a total of 100 water and ink paintings as well as ceramic, textile, paper, metal, and wooden crafts, and artworks of quilting and embroidery from Korean artists. There are also 30 paintings and carving works from Vietnamese artists. The Daegu Gyeongbuk Handcraft Cooperative, the Korea Fine Arts Association in Gyeongsangbuk-do, the Korea Fine Arts Association in Gyeongju, HCM City Fine Arts Association, the Korea Institute of Min-Hwa…... [read more]
by Anh Thư Drama clubs run by young artists and theatre students in HCM City are struggling under increasing financial strain. “We have young talent but we have many problems threatening our positions in the theatre business,” said Đoan Trang, director of the Chuồn Chuồn Giấy Drama Club, in an interview with Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper. “We have no financial support. We have to come up with the money ourselves and this limits our business and our creativity,” she said. Instead of staging theatre plays, Chuồn Chuồn Giấy mostly makes a living from comedies. The club…... [read more]
HCM CITY — The 10th Sunflower Charity Day hosted by Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper will take place in HCM City and Hà Nội on November 26. The annual event commemorates the death of Lê Thanh Thúy, a high school girl famous for her long fight against bone cancer before she died on November 2, 2007, as well as the establishment of the newspaper’s “Thúy’s Dream Foundation” to support children with cancer. The event features many activities such as blood donations, an exhibition to auction paintings by child patients, a flea market, traditional games, and music and dance performances among others.…... [read more]
The HCM City People’s Committee has announced a plan for firework displays to celebrate the New Year and Lunar New Year-Tet Holiday. HCM City announces firework displays on New Year and Tet The firework performance for the New Year will be organised at Thu Thiem Tunnel area and Dam Sen Cultural Park; meanwhile, for Tet, besides these two locations, the Cu Chi Tunnels in Cu Chi District, Lang Le-Bau Co Historical Site in Binh Chanh District, Rung Sac Square in Can Gio District, and Nga Ba Giong Memorial to Heroic Martyrs in Hoc Mon District will also host displays. The…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City and Military telecom group Viettel on Friday signed an agreement to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020.Under the agreement, Viettel will focus on building an operation centre to control and monitor all of the activities in the city by collecting and analysing data.The centre will include many sub-centres such as a surveillance camera control centre to monitor streets for crime and traffic violations, an emergency call centre -- similar to the American 911 centre -- for fire and rescue services, an information security operations centre, a public administration centre and an…... [read more]
Ho Chi Minh City and military telecom group Viettel signed an agreement on November 17 to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020. A view of HCM CityUnder the agreement, Viettel will focus on building an operation centre to control and monitor all of the activities in the city by collecting and analysing data.The centre will include many sub-centres such as a surveillance camera control centre to monitor streets for crime and traffic violations, an emergency call centre -- similar to the American 911 centre -- for fire and rescue services, an information security operations centre, a…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Le Van Viet remembers very clearly the day he was rushing his father to the Cho Ray Hospital in an ambulance.It was a medical emergency, but very close to the hospital, the ambulance was stuck because a taxi had stopped at a red light and did not move to one side although there was sufficient space to do so.Viet, a resident of HCM City’s District 5, told the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper that many people had to bang on the taxi’s doors and shout at the driver to move his car.“His attitude was very bad,” Viet…... [read more]