At the get-together (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations on November 15 hosted a get-together to celebrate the 101st anniversary of Poland’s Independence Day (November 11). Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Vietnam-Poland Friendship Association Nguyen Dang Cuong said Vietnam and Poland have many similarities in the history of struggle for independence and national sovereignty. Poland was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam, and always supported Vietnam in its resistance wars for national independence and territorial integrity. People of Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular always want and will do their best to further develop the traditional relationship between the two nations, he said. For his part, Vice Ambassador of Poland to Vietnam Maciej Doszynski said Poland has been preparing many culture and art exchange programmes to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic … [Read more...] about Poland’s independence day marked in HCM City
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At the opening ceremony (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) - The 15th addition of the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition opened at Suoi Tien Theme Park, Ho Chi Minh City, on November 15. The event, to last until November 18, attracts the participation of more than 50 countries and territories. It expects to draw more than 50,000 visitors. The exhibition includes a Vietnamese Bonsai Exhibition showcasing nearly 1,000 ornamental art works from 40 localities across the country. The exhibition also introduces more than 250 Suiseki works, many of which are valued at nearly 10 billion VND (nearly 431,000 USD), along with more than 100 photos of ornamental creatures by Vietnamese and foreign artists. In opening the event, President of the Vietnam Ornamental Creature Association Nguyen Huu Van said the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition is a chance for Vietnam to promote the culture, tourism and people of Vietnam to foreign friends, and for the Vietnamese ornamental artists … [Read more...] about 15th Asia-Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition opens in HCM City
Soliciting divine counsel from picture cards is on the rise in Ho Chi Minh City Many coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City currently offer Tarot readings to satisfy the growing demand from young customers seeking guidance on personal issues. At a Tarot reading coffee shop in District 10, a crowd of young people eagerly await their turn with the reader, seemingly unconcerned with their usual weekday responsibilities. “For privacy reasons, only one customer is allowed to sit with the Tarot reader at a time. Friends have to wait outside,” a young employee explained. The first 30 minutes of Tarot reading costs VND150,000 (US$7). An additional VND20,000 ($1) is added to the bill for every 10 extra minutes the customer wishes to spend with the reader. Before entering the room, customers are reminded that they may ask any question except those related to death and fortune. The consultation then begins when the reader expertly spreads the 78-card Tarot deck into a perfect arch … [Read more...] about Vietnamese youths seek guidance through Tarot cards
The Pacific Partnership programme 2019 (PP19) kicked off in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, on May 6. Pacific Partnership programme 2019 opens The opening ceremony was attended by the leaders of Phu Yen provincial People’ Committee, UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward, and US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Mary Tarnowka. In addition, the event also features the participation of US military experts and experts from countries such as Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the UK and Thailand. PP19 is taking place in Phu Yen province from May 6 to 18, with 117 activities, such as medical examinations and treatment for local people, professional exchanges in health, building and repairing schools and hospitals, participating in community exchanges and co-organising workshops on disaster response. The PP19 aims to ensure that partner countries are well-prepared for effective and comprehensive responses to calamities. According to the US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Pacific Partnership programme 2019 opens
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?