Viet Nam News The gong is more than just a musical instrument. Some communities in the Central Highlands believe that a god lives in each gong. They believe that everything has a soul and only the sound of a gong can connect these souls. Having a gong is therefore a sign of wealth. Hồng Vân & Dư Toán The gong, a musical instrument native to the Central Highlands, is popular in the five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông, and Lâm Đồng. Realising that the key force in preserving this national heritage are young people, Gia Lai cultural authority has attached great importance to engaging children and teenagers in gong sessions, as well as traditional folk singing and dancing classes. Theo, a 12-year-old from Đak Đoa District, said she learnt about the traditional art forms of … [Read more...] about The value of the gong
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Talk Around Town (27-02-2005) For the love of the game, or money? "I have won a lot of money after Tet (lunar new year)," a fighting-cock raiser joyfully told me as the crowd around him surged and screamed at their chosen bird during a local cock fight. Dang "cock" has been in the game for 23 years and he is a sly old devil when it comes to understanding cocks and the tricks of the trade. Cock fighting used to be a traditional folk game, but today it is renowned for the large sums of money that are won and lost by spectators involved in gambling. The sport has consequently been outlawed by authorities and is considered illegal, but this has not daunted the crowd of young and old men who scream at two cocks viciously kicking at each other in the centre of a ring. All the men hold a pen and notebook as they make calculations on the betting ratio. In only three hours the sum of money they have bet has reached a massive VND100 million (US$6,300). But the two owners say very little as … [Read more...] about For the love of the game, or money?
By Quoc Hung in HCMC The most sought-after super sport car Gullwing SLS AMG and other spanking new cars such as the mysterious roadster SL Night Edition and the hedonistic open-top E-class Cabriolet will be displayed in a multi-theme exhibition for Mercedes lovers called the Mercedes Fascination Motor Show. This show will highlight Pure Luxury, Green Technology, Hedonism & Emotions, Infinite Freedom and Young Aspiration to reinforce Mercedes-Benz's domination in every respect via state-of-the-art car models like the S400 Hybrid, the SUV GL, the S-class and the GLK Deluxe. The event is also designed for a lifestyle-oriented experience, powered by premium partners Levi's, Nokia, FTV, Budweiser, Techcombank, Liberty Insurance, Chrome Hearts and TAG Heuer Eyewear. Mercedes-Benz will present the Young Aspiration collection as a revolution of the color red to set a new trend for young people who can afford a Mercedes. Udo Loersch, general director of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, said, … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz brings cars to the first Mercedes Fascination
Reaffirming the name of the leader Hung Le By Hung Le in HCMC Mercedes-Benz stands out in the automotive market via its aggressive approach in introducing a vast array of state-of-the-art products and services to consumers at the annual auto exhibition at Giang Vo Exhibition Center in Hanoi City, taking place from September 26 to 30. The name of luxury is again ascertained, as Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is boasting its quality excellence in every product and service introduced to consumers. A total of 10 models are displayed by Mercedes-Benz Vietnam at the exhibition center’s largest booth of 600 square meters underlining the leading position of the brand, showcasing the automaker’s top-notch outlook in Vietnam’s luxury car market. Young dynamism and efficiency are key factors of all the new Mercedes-Benz products and accessories on show. “Our presence at this year’s Motorshow is the clear interpretation of our brand style, young and dynamic, combining the … [Read more...] about Reaffirming the name of the leader
(Cinet) – Recently, the Ministry Office had a declaration No 2372/BVHTTDL, informing the instructing ideas of the Minister Hoang Tuan Anh at the meeting with agencies belonging to the Ministry on the project of meeting, parade to commemorate 1000 years old Thang Long-Hanoi on 5 July recently. After hearing the Ministry Office- Permanent Organization Board reported tasks which have been implemented, and tasks and plans need implementing in the next time, some proposals, petitions, and opinions of members attended the meeting, Minister Hoang Tuan Anh concluded: Ministry Office: praising the Ministry Office positively and actively for consulting the leadership of the Ministry, head of the Organization Board to implement the project per appointed; consulting, proposing the Minister, head of the organization board to appoint Deputy Ministers to be responsible, instructing, following tasks of the Ministry appointed at the project… ect Performing Arts Department: Continuing … [Read more...] about Informing the conclusion of the Minister Hoang Tuan Anh at the meeting with the project of meeting, parade to commemorate 1000 years old Thang Long-Hanoi