Monday, 18/04/2011 09:32

Sculpture camp begins in central province of Ninh Thuan

NINH THUAN — An international sculpture camp has begun in the central province of Ninh Thuan, gathering 36 artists from 12 countries with the goal of creating a sculpture garden in the province.

Under the title of Ninh Thuan – A Destination for the Future, the event is timed to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the province's liberation day on April 16, 1975.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vo Dai, deputy chairman of the provincial People's Committee, stressed that the camp was not only a chance for cultural and professional exchange among artists but would leave a remarkable memorial of the artists' careers through their work there.

Dai hoped the sculptural garden, when completed, would be a unified artwork that impresses visitors.

The jury panel selected 50 proposals among 126 entries submitted by 24 Vietnamese and 16 foreign artists. By the opening ceremony of the camp on Saturday, all 50 of the works had been about 70-per-cent completed using mostly granite and marble materials.

The completed works will be displayed in parks, around the provincial museum and at the People's Committee's guest house, by April 30.

Viet Nam attends tourism expo in South Korea

SEOUL — A show of Vietnamese traditional ao dai (long robe) was part of activities to open the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour Expo 2011 in South Korea's Daegu city, one of the three largest tourism fairs in the East Asian country.
Viet Nam introduced the images of its landscape, people and information on tours and flights to the country at the expo which opened on Friday.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to South Korea Tran Trong Toan welcomed the organisation of cultural exchange activities between the Viet Nam and South Korea to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation in many fields, including culture and tourism.
Last year, 520,000 South Korean tourists visited Viet Nam.
The expo drew the participation of more than 200 businesses and organisations with 400 booths and is expected to attract 68,000 visitors.

InterContinental Asiana Saigon to hold wedding fair

HCM CITY — Gowns, floral services, and mock wedding parties will be on show at a "wedding fair" at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon this weekend.

Ten popular wedding-services suppliers, including Bliss Wedding Planner and photographer Quoc Huy, will showcase their wares.

At the Hotel's pillar-less grand ballroom, five different wedding themes will be displayed.

But the centre of attention will probably be 60 wedding dresses and ao dai (traditional long robe) from the latest bridal collections of famous designers like Thuan Viet, Vo Viet Chung, and Ha My.

The opening ceremony will be at 6.30pm on Saturday and the fashion shows at 7pm.

Admission to the two-day exhibition will cost VND50,000. — VNS

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