Phu yen boats shipped to Switzerland

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The Phu My trade village in central Phu Yen province's An Dan commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal presents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. … [Read more...]

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Basket boats shipped to Switzerland

The Phu My trade village in central Phu Yen province's An Dan commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. Basket boats intertwined with Ngan Ha village's historyThe modest deal presents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as Thuyen Thung, are typically usedfor tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported … [Read more...]

Phu Yen boats off to Switzerland

PHU YEN (VNS)— The trade village of Phu My in central Phu Yen Province's An Dan Commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal represents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as thuyen thung, are typically used for tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported basket boats are reasonable from … [Read more...]

Phu Yen’s coracle exported to Switzerland

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Ms. Truong Thi Bich Kieu, the owner of a coracle-making unit in An Dan commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, let known that her family has just received a 200-coracle order to export to Switzerland to provide tourism companies. According to Ms. Kieu, with sleek, durability and affordable prices (an average of 1.5 to 3 millions for one coracle), Phu Yen's coracles are popular with the nationwide customers, and now getting popular with foreign market. … [Read more...]

250 dancers verge on Opera House for Hoa Muon Sac

People's Artist Ung Duy Thinh and director of the concert Hoa Muon Sac discusses the event in District 3.

VietNamNet Bridge - Hoa Muon Sac (Multicolored Flowers), featuring 250 dancers, will take place at HCMC Opera House at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The concert will feature nice professional art troupes such as Bong Sen Theater, HCMC Dance School, HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera and other troupes from Phu Yen, An Giang and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces. Audiences will have a chance to enjoy many genres of dance in diverse themes and styles from folk to contemporary. Each work presents a point of … [Read more...]

Phu Yen boats off to Switzerland

PHU YEN (VNS)— The trade village of Phu My in central Phu Yen Province's An Dan Commune has won a contract to export the first batch of 200 basket boats to Switzerland. The modest deal represents a valuable opportunity for the village to advertise its traditional product. The small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as thuyen thung, are typically used for tuna fishing, especially in southern and central provinces. "Prices of the exported basket boats are reasonable from … [Read more...]

Hoi An old town to go eco

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a pilot project to develop ecofriendly business models in the historic town of Hoi An, Lao Dong newspaper reported. Foreign tourists row traditional Vietnamese fishing boats called thuyen thung (basket boats) on a river in Hoi An. … [Read more...]

A new day dawns on Cua Dai Beach

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As Cua Dai Beach near the ancient town of Hoi An is pretty quiet in the early morning, it is preferred by tourists who want to experience the fresh breeze of the ocean and take a stroll on smooth white-sand stretches when a new day begins. Tourists can come to the pristine Cua Dai Beach on foot or by cycling through four kilometers from the heart of Hoi An to the beach located on the outskirts of the city nestled by Hoai River and surrounded with rustic nature. A couple walks hand-in-hand on … [Read more...]

Creation of bamboo boats is a silent pleasure

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Most visitors go to Phan Thiet City's Thuy Tu Temple to witness the hundreds of whale skeletons but they forget there is also a lot of life in the nearby bamboo boat making craft village, the silent corner of sea life. Thuyen thung (bamboo boat) has been used by fishermen in the Quang region for over a century in central Vietnam. Due to the high demand of fishermen, the craft of making bamboo boats also developed, but these days just a few households preserve the craft. A worker in the … [Read more...]

Basket boat racing in Hoi An

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If you like boat racing with the excitement but not the danger, join the basket boat race on the Hoi An Eco-tour, organized by Khoa Tran Travel Company. The family-run tour company in the ancient town of Hoi An operates tours with local farmers and fishermen, for tourists to sample how they live and work and have a bit of fun on the way. Erica Tubbs' husband takes pictures of her and a fisherwoman in thuyen thung chai (basket boat) - Photo: Minh Duy … [Read more...]

Fish the day away

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Catch a breeze and some fish at the beach outside Hoi An. Tourists share a day with pineapple sellers at Cua Dai Beach just outside the historic port town of Hoi An … [Read more...]

Vietnamese vessels featured at Brest Maritime Festival

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Ship lovers have a chance to see a resplendent display of vessels at this year's Brest International Maritime Festival in the northwestern coastal city of Brest in France's Bretagne region. Tourists set off in a thuyen thung in central Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Hoi An Charms Miss Universe Contestants

Beauties on Cua Dai Beach

Hoi An, a quiet ancient town in the central province of Quang Ninh, was jubilant when 80 Miss Universe contestants arrived Wednesday. The sunny day was made hotter when long legs and the world's best figures arrived in the Palm Garden, a five-star resort on Cua Dai Beach. The young women took part in sea sports and folk games including casting nets with fishermen, kite flying, beach volleyball, water-skiing, parachute jumping, bit mat dap nieu (where a blindfolded person tries to break a … [Read more...]

Basket boats intertwined with Ngan Ha village’s history

Ngan Ha villagers, both male and female, have got used to rowing the thuyen thung very early since childhood. Many still remember clearly the first day of learning how to row out from the shore without spinning around and around in a circle. Basket boats, locally called thuyen thung, dot the more than two-kilometre-long beach of Ngan Ha Village in Ninh Thuy district, south central Khanh Hoa province. The small, round bamboo boats put out to dry in the sun look like mushrooms growing on … [Read more...]

Where to ‘trick or treat’ in Ho Chi Minh City?

Halloween is just around the corner so Tuoi Tre News lists places you many want to consider when deciding where to celebrate it in Ho Chi Minh City. The occasion is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, and more and more Vietnamese have seen it as an opportunity to celebrate and have fun as well. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 18/9

Ho Ngoc Ha to represent Vietnam at MTV EMA 2014 Singer Ho Ngoc Ha will represent Vietnam in the Best Worldwide Act category at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. She has triumphed over competitors, including Son Tung MTP; Noo Phuoc Thinh; Trung Quan Idol; Dong Nhi and Bich Phuong, with a number of 246.289 votes. Accordingly, the selected singer will go on to compete at the Southeast Asia round before joining in the Best Worldwide Act nominee list. Last year, singer My Tam won the title of … [Read more...]

Charity run to be held in District 7

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HCM CITY (VNS) - The British Business Group Vietnam will host the 14th Annual Fun Run for Charity in District 7 on September 28. The organiser expects 9,000 participants in the 4km race this year. … [Read more...]

Land-use projects stuck in red tape

HA NOI (VNS)- Enterprises have not benefitted from the Government's Resolution 43/NQ-CP, issued more than two months ago to reform the administrative procedures for investment projects that involve land use. The resolution was issued in June, with focus on reforming administrative procedures for land-use projects, to improve the business environment by reducing the waiting time and costs for project investors. With the removal of 12 types of administrative procedures and simplification of many … [Read more...]

Southern seaports idle as HCM City port services most of the goods

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VietNamNet Bridge - While Cat Lai Port in HCM City is overloaded with goods and containers, other ports in the southern region have little business. Of 50 seaports, big and small, in HCM City and Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, only a few are capable of receiving big-tonnage container ships, while the others can only serve as inland container depots (ICD) that help importers and exporters handle their shipments near their location. … [Read more...]

Koreans living in Saigon – P1: Little Korea

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Nowadays, many young Vietnamese greet each other with "Annyeong-haseyo," instead of saying "hi or hello," as they did before. The Korean greeting is just one of the signs that Korean culture now has a strong influence on Vietnam society. The most specific example of this influence is the large Korean community that is growing in Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...]