Viet Nam becomes centre of Asia Book of Records
HCM CITY — The Viet Nam Records Book Centre is to be an official representative of the Asia Book of Records, following an agreement recently signed in India.
The co-operation will promote proposals from Viet Nam to the Asia Book of Records centre and exchange information between the two centres, the Viet Nam centre said.
The Asia centre is now processing the first Asia Book of Records, for which the Viet Nam centre submitted 20 records in the fields of culture and life.
The entries include the unique architecture of One-Pillar Pagoda in Ha Noi, the biggest bronze pagoda at Yen Tu Pagodas Complex in the northern province of Quang Ninh; the largest butterfly collection by Nguyen Viet Vui, and sound imitator Quach Ho Ninh.
Vietnamese entries will be a foundation for selecting new records created by Vietnamese.
The first meeting of Asian record makers and other record makers throughout the world will be held in November in Viet Nam's southern coastal city of Vung Tau.
Children express love through paintings
HA NOI — A national exhibition, including 299 paintings has made by children from around the country, opened in Ha Noi in celebration of the International Children's Day on June 1.
The works were selected from 20,238 entries in a painting contest launched for children. Le Nguyen Minh Quan, from the north-western province of Hoa Binh, won first prize for his Choi Trau (Buffalo Fighting) painting.
Made up out of crayons, pastels, watercolours and paper collage, the paintings display children's love for their parents, relatives, friends and homeland as well as their dreams of a brighter future.
The exhibition will run at the Exhibition House, 29 Hang Bai Street, Ha Noi, until next Monday.
Spratlys map made from coffee beans
KHANH HOA — An administrative map of the Truong Sa (Spratlys) Archipelago District, made from coffee beans, will be put on display for the first time during the upcoming Sea Festival.
Artists and students, under the leadership of painter Nguyen Duy Nhut, were responsible for putting the 18sq.m map together. "Different coloured and sized coffee beans were selected to make the map," Nhut said.
The map, as well as photos of the Spratlys Archipelago, will be exhibited during the festival held on June 10-15 at the Seaside Square, Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang city. — VNS