Located 24 km to the south-east of Quy Nhơn, the small island of Cù Lao Xanh has an area of around 5 sq.km, which is 4km in length and the largest part of which is just 1.2km. Despite its impressively blue charm as its name and picturesque landscapes, the island has long been an unrecognized destination on Việt Nam's tourism map, and is now still considered "the island of the old and the children." Although the island is surrounded by the sea on all sides, its people are not able to make their living from the sea. According to the People's Committee of Nhơn Châu Commune, the highest annual fishery production in Cù Lao Xanh is less than 1,000 tons and that is plummeting, once reported less than 400 tons. The average monthly income of people could not even reach VNĐ1 million (US$45) and the average population once dropped to only 2,000 people. Expect the prosperity There have been marked signs of change since 2016. Along with the impressive growth of … [Read more...] about Who Is Investing in Cù Lao Xanh?
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The gallery yesterday was full of art lovers, both locals and foreigners, at the exhibition, Dialogue from One Half of the World, which featured six contemporary female artists at Au Co Gallery in Tay Ho District, Ha Noi.Common themes among the pieces included the love of living, maternal passions, concerns about the human condition, the loneliness of women, and the desire to move ahead.The featured artists included Le Thi Hien, Dang Thi Khue, Dinh Y Nhi, Mai Thu Van, Ly Tran Quynh Giang and Nguyen Thi Chau Giang. According to art collector Pham Tran Le, they are among the leading contemporary artists of Viet Nam.Six unique artists, concepts and methods coalesced into one harmonious exhibition, which provided the audience with a "full party", he says.Sixty-three-year-old Khue has been a dominant figure that has helped shape the Vietnamese contemporary art scene for decades. Her works tend to focus on displaying ideas and perspectives on relationships among the systems of social … [Read more...] about New art exhibition puts women first
An exhibition entitled Home-made, Primitive Weapons – Special Vietnamese Military Cultural Heritage has opened at Viet Nam Military History Museum in Ha Noi.It was held on the 64th anniversary of the National Day (September 2) and 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam People’s Army.The exhibition will display 716 weapons made by Vietnamese soldiers and citizens dating back to 1930. The exhibit includes a variety of firearms and explosives that vary in design, features and size. The modest weapons helped contribute to the victories in wars with France and the US that led to the liberation of the country.Each displayed weapon is provided with supplemental materials, eye-witness accounts, and instructions for use.An exhibition area of 1,000sq.m will be constructed to display more than 50,000 home-made weapons, said Major-General Le Ma Luong, director of the museum.When the exhibition wraps up, the museum will co-operate with local museums in different regions … [Read more...] about Display of military heritage, weapons opens